Sharing and discovery platform Bagcheck is now in the bag at Twitter, as the microblogging service announced its acquisition of the company and the addition of Bagcheck co-founder Sam Pullara to its engineering team.
Bagcheck allows users to share common interests with other users and see the related content they have shared, and the network will continue to exist after the Twitter acquisition. Twitter did not specify plans for Bagcheck.
Prior to co-founding Bagcheck, Pullara served as an engineer in residence at Benchmark, chief technologist and head of application platform at Yahoo!, and CEO of Gauntlet Systems, TechCrunch reported, adding that Bagcheck’s other co-founder, Luke Wroblewski, posted on his blog that he will not join Twitter. He wrote, “As far as me… only time will tell what’s next. If you’re interested in finding out, you should follow me on Twitter.”
From a post on the Bagcheck Blog:
Bagcheck started out of a passion for connecting people to their interests, allowing people to have a place to discover and share the “bags” of items they are most passionate about, whether it’s a collection of photography gear or an arsenal of cooking tools. Now, Sam will bring his passion for connecting people to what interests them to his new role at Twitter.
Bagcheck will continue to be available. That means all the great content you’ve made is staying online at the same URLs and will still be searchable, sharable, and lovable. But as with any acquisition, things may change at some point in the future, so if you’re worried about your content, we’ve also created an instant export feature that will wrap all the bags you’ve made into a tidy set of HTML and JSON files. You can export all your content using this feature on your profile page and post or save your bags anywhere you like.