TripleW.me self-titled as „The Middle East’s largest community“ are closing its virtual doors early September. They have been around since 2010 and the outlet was based in The Middle East. Their About Us page explains what TripleW.me tried to achieve:
We aim to raise awareness of the talent that exists in the region, but which – for many reasons – doesn’t get the exposure it deserves. Whether it’s through editorial coverage, through our Makshoof community, or through work from our parent company – branded content developer Digital Ape – we’re dedicated to giving independent artists in the Middle East the opportunity to progress in their chosen field.
Covering stories about the music, film and art scene, TripleW devoted its time to those artists that usually would not get the attention otherwise. The founder of TripleW.me Paul Kelly published today a note about the reasons behind the closing of TripleW.me.
Truth is, we’ve run triplew.me based on the smell of an oily rag, and the smell of an oily rag isn’t enough to make sure people are fed, watered and happy. We aren’t any less passionate, and we’re certainly not abandoning anything – it’s just that, at some point, things need to stack up for those who fund this.
Their facebook page has a following over 6,000 people.