The tr.im URL shortening service has shortened its lifespan: The service will no guarantee redirects for URLs starting 31-Dec-2009, and has disclaimed the reliability of its statistics from this point on.
Tr.im, like other URL shorteners, generates a short unique code that someone can use in place of a full URL. Full URLs often have long sets of words in them for search engine optimization and human readability. These long URLs fall afoul of social media sites which either break these strings funny or, like Twitter, limit text.
Microsoft is shutting down its Soapbox video service that no one knew existed: Soapbox allowed users to upload videos, which appeared on MSN Video, a service that will remain, but which doesn't (seemingly) allow amateur/personal contributions.
Soapbox will stop allowing uploads on 29-July, and shut down entirely on 31-August.
CompuServe Classic finally succumbs: CompuServe was one of the very earliest commercial dial-up bulletin board systems, well known for its "CB radio" chat program, which worked much like IRC. I was a CompuServe user back in 1979, with a 9 digit (70000,0000 format) ID. Exciting, heady days when one stuck a phone handset into an acoustic coupled 110-baud modem connected to your character-based 1 MHz computer.
IF you were still a classic user, you can convert your email over.
The site devoted to helping create guided presentations is shutting down on 30-June-2009: Flowgram said in email to users that it couldn't figure out a financial model to continue. While Flowgram presentations won't be playable after 30-June or editable, they can be exported as videos. The company provided instructions: "...You can export them to video by clicking 'share' from the website or 'more sharing options' from the Flowgram player and scrolling down to the export to video section."
The Yahoo 360° social networking blog thing, which has been under a death watch for two years, finally dives 13-July-2009: The service is notable for combining blogging and a host of other things, but Yahoo couldn't either figure out how to capitalize it or develop a new service to move content to, despite such a general promise two years ago. Now the service is slated to shut down, and you can migrate any remaining content out. (Thanks, Aristotle!)
Video content sharing site Jumpcut is closing its virtual doors 15-June-2009: I wasn't aware of this site, but it appears to be a place where you can upload video, share it with others, edit together your own and other segments, and publish videos for public consumption. All uploaded content can be downloaded.