Newscorp Buying Beliefnet?

Update: Well, it's official, Beliefnet has been acquired by "Fox Entertainment Group". Steve Waldman released [an announcement]( on Beliefnet via YouTube. Nothing about the price yet.

Apparently Beliefnet is being (or has been) purchased by Newscorp.

Beliefnet, for those who don’t know, is ”…the largest spiritual web site.”. And their social network is a place for people to gather and discuss religion. Since religion is something that people tend to be very passionate about, it’s a good basis for an online community.

This is relevant to me due to the fact that I worked on (and continue to work on, occasionally) Beliefnet’s recently-beta-launched social network.

I’m very much interested to see what becomes of this, since it may or may not have a direct (or indirect) impact on my work in the near (or not so near) future.

No, I don’t have any insider information, but I do see it as an interesting topic to talk about.

p.s. I apologise for the relatively content-less and off-topic-ish post, and I promise that I won’t make a habit of it. It’s just that it’s a bit exciting to be potentially involved in something as big as this potentially is. :)

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