🔗 No Joke, Yahoo Buys Artifact — spyglass.org

Ultimately, what killed Artifact was the fact that the founders just thought there were probably better problems on which to spend their time. […] But Artifact also filled a void left by Twitter. Unfortunately, they probably filled it a bit too much, as the app went from early but compelling to sort of a bloated mismatch of features. A lot of them were compelling on their own, but as a part of one app and vision, they were just too much, too soon. Yahoo, as a large company, is necessarily going to slow that roll. So again, maybe this makes sense.