Lost Remote, the prolific future-of-television group blog which originated the space that NewTeeVee lives in, has effectively shut down, with founder Cory Bergman turning the site into a personal Tumblr. Lost Remote’s archives appear to have all been taken offline, and the new layout has no ad units, where in the past, Lost Remote had been a flagship site of Federated Media.
Bergman, who leads business development at MSNBC.com and is also working on a local news startup, explains,
A decade ago, I started Lost Remote with the slogan, “The TV Revolution is Coming. Are You Ready?” It’s safe to say the revolution has arrived, and that explains why I’ve been neglecting Lost Remote over the last few months.
Bergman said the change was also due to his desire to talk more about his own projects, and to become a more active social media participant by sharing links and his quick comments on them — building “followers” rather than readers.
We can’t say the change wasn’t telegraphed by Lost Remote’s slowed publishing in recent months, but we’re sad to see them go.
Update: Bergman says via email, “This is not the end of Lost Remote, it’s a new beginning that adopts a shorter-form, distributed publishing approach and a more personal, business-oriented look at the tremendous changes facing media today.”