Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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Pulls the Plug

            Pulls the Plug

Sources tell Advocate.com that word
came down Friday afternoon that OurChart.com will be
shutting off all content effective immediately. The
social networking site launched in 2006 and was born
out of the hugely successful Showtime series The L Word.

Editor Grace Moon
notified the staff of contributors and bloggers via
e-mail on Friday afternoon.

Moon said in the
e-mail that the entire staff had been let go and that
Friday would be her last day.

According to the
e-mail, the site will remain online but no new editorial
content will be posted.

The site was the
brainchild of L Word creator Ilene Chaiken and
the Showtime network, and it figured prominently in
several episodes. According to sources, the announcement
came as a complete surprise to the staff.

The site sought
to compete with the Logo-run AfterEllen.com and the
just-launched SheWired.com,
Advocate.com’s sister site.

Staff members at
OurChart.com could not be reached for comment late
Friday afternoon. (Ross von Metzke, The

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