Having trouble keeping track of the zillions of layoffs hitting the economy every day? So are we. Luckily, the ten resourceful sites below–many recently created–will give you up-to-the-minute headlines, rumors, and tweets about the grave state of the employed world:
1. It Died: Editor Glenn Fleishman describes this new hit as “keeping track of hosted services as they lay dying.” The blog does exactly that, potentially protecting people with precious goods in those services from rude discoveries. The commentary is also good.
2. F*ckedStartups: Reminiscent of the dot-com era’s fabled F*edCompany.com, this snarky blog covers rumors, insider tips, and companies MIA as well as standard layoffs.
3. The Wired.com Tech Layoff Tracker: Real-time headlines, plus a comprehensive tally make this one of the Web’s best go-to resources.
4. TechCrunch’s Deadpool : This oldie-but-goodie covers key tech demises as well as product deaths, such as Google’s Lively.
4. The Media is Dying (Twitter feed): A self-explanatory, handy feed.
5. Timely Demise: This blog covers retailers, parts suppliers, and other terminally ill companies that sell tangible stuff.
6. Layoff Blog: Useful, newsy, mainstream coverage.
7. Screwdd: Very readable media headline and blog coverage. Lots of quoted material, aggregated into a one-stop shop.
8. Gawker.com’s new Layoff Daily: Another media death tracker. Will there be any media left after the layoffs are done?
9. ClickZ’s Digital Marketing Layoff Tracker: This complete chart covers the digital ad-driven niche. Wait…isn’t that our niche?
10. Layoff News: This blog has been covering major layoff headlines since October of this year.