Those of you who are using Spreecast need to prepare to say goodbye to it. CEO of Spreecast, Jeff Fluhr, announced on June 15, 2016, that he has “made the difficult decision to shut down the Spreecast product.”. The reason Spreecast is shutting down is because they were unable to make it a viable business.
In his post, he points out that Spreecast was launched in late 2011 “as a destination for people all over the world to connect and converse about shared interests, current events, and educational topics.” The Spreecast community included a diverse group of users including life coaches, podcasters, media companies, think tanks, social groups, religious groups, and celebrities.
The Spreecast site will be shutting down, forever, on July 14, 2016. Some changes have already taken place in preparation for the shutdown. For example, you can no longer create new Spreecast events. All events that were scheduled to occur after July 14, 2016, will be canceled. If you have events already scheduled between now and July 13, 2016, you will still be able to use Spreecast for those events.
Those who used Spreecast can download all of their archived events free of charge. (Directions for how to do that are explained in Jeff Fluhr’s post). People who are subscribers of Spreecast, and who do not have any events scheduled, are asked to log into Spreecast and cancel their subscription. All subscriptions will be canceled on June 14, 2016.