AOL Shutting Down TUAW ➝

Micah Singleton, reporting for The Verge:

AOL is shutting down The Unofficial Apple Weblog, better known as TUAW, sources familiar with the situation tell The Verge. The company — which is also shutting down its gaming site Joystiq — is in the midst of a major reorganization, and is cutting back on media properties it deems as underperforming. TUAW’s run comes to an end on February 2nd.

It’s always sad when writers lose their jobs, but I can’t say I’m surprised. TUAW hasn’t been on my radar for several years and I haven’t read it regularly since 2010.

The good news is that anyone losing their job from this will have an incredible opportunity to build something new — just as Jason Snell did with Six Colors when IDG ceased production of the print edition of Macworld.

There’s always a silver lining, even if it’s not immediately apparent.