As I mentioned in my post Micro-blogging: One Month Later, I hadn’t really used Pownce much at all. Even now, 4 months later, I haven’t touched it. In fact, ever since that post in August, I only used it once to transfer a file to my brother. I thought there wasn’t much room on the net for so many micro-blogging services. Most people, including CNN’s Rick Sanchez, use Twitter. And if you’re hard-core into libre software, there’s Identica. So I didn’t see why anyone would use Pownce. On top of that, Pownce was supposed to make money by getting people to pay for extra services. I just didn’t see any value in what they were charging for. So, I wasn’t too surprised when I got an email last Monday that Pownce was going to close shop.