Youtwo.net: Say it ain’t so

Youtwo.net is calling it a day. Prarit, who has run the site for seven years, writes about his decision on the Youtwo.net homepage: “I know a lot of you are wondering exactly why this site is going down. I suppose it would be easy to say I’m bored of the band (which isn’t true), or that I’m broke (which isn’t true), or make up a plethora of excuses. There isn’t a simple explanation other than I’m sick of working on this website. It takes roughly 2 (sometimes 4-5!) hours a day, $300-$500 a month, and countless emails to keep this site running.”

U2log.com would like to thank the staff of Youtwo.net for their exhaustive work on this great resource over the years.

Now who else are we going to pilfer links from?

136 thoughts on “Youtwo.net: Say it ain’t so

  1. well, i guess it’s up to U2log to manage the bandwidth it takes for me to hit refresh a million times hoping the Beat On Brat mp3 is up…. Youtwo.net had a good run….and i guess it’s better to die young than fade away.

  2. well, i guess it’s up to U2log to manage the bandwidth it takes for me to hit refresh a million times hoping the Beat On Brat mp3 is up…. Youtwo.net had a good run….and i guess it’s better to die young than fade away.

  3. honestly, can we all do something for them? what an incredible loss to the U2 online community. they deserve more than a medal; they deserve an outpouring of love.

  4. honestly, can we all do something for them? what an incredible loss to the U2 online community. they deserve more than a medal; they deserve an outpouring of love.

  5. Other than a handful of websites, like youtwo.net and this one, I don’t think there are many websites out there that provide intersting U2 news on a daily basis. At least it doesn’t sound like it will become another cobweb of the internet.

    Youtwo.net will be missed.

  6. Other than a handful of websites, like youtwo.net and this one, I don’t think there are many websites out there that provide intersting U2 news on a daily basis. At least it doesn’t sound like it will become another cobweb of the internet.

    Youtwo.net will be missed.

  7. That was a shocker to see Prarit’s note up there today. It was a great site, the class of the field and now it’s gone. I do understand Prarit’s feelings about it though. It will be a shame not only to not have it on a daily basis but also all those archived articles…sort of a history of the past seven years at least. Hopefully maybe somebody will archive those archives and make it accessible again. Bravo Prarit, Cindy, and the rest of the crew.

  8. That was a shocker to see Prarit’s note up there today. It was a great site, the class of the field and now it’s gone. I do understand Prarit’s feelings about it though. It will be a shame not only to not have it on a daily basis but also all those archived articles…sort of a history of the past seven years at least. Hopefully maybe somebody will archive those archives and make it accessible again. Bravo Prarit, Cindy, and the rest of the crew.

  9. I am seriously bummed!! This site and youtwo.net are the two I visit everyday! It will be seriously missed!

  10. I am seriously bummed!! This site and youtwo.net are the two I visit everyday! It will be seriously missed!

  11. WOW! There were two sites I would always check each and every day for new U2 news: U2log.com & Youtwo.net. These were the two best fan created sites with the freshest content – period. I am going to miss youtwo.net but a very big thank you to the entire staff for all the hard work you’ve always done. Your site will be sorely missed….vonb, looks like it’s up to you now……

  12. WOW! There were two sites I would always check each and every day for new U2 news: U2log.com & Youtwo.net. These were the two best fan created sites with the freshest content – period. I am going to miss youtwo.net but a very big thank you to the entire staff for all the hard work you’ve always done. Your site will be sorely missed….vonb, looks like it’s up to you now……

  13. WHY????????????=`( IT’S A DARK DAY FOR ALL U2 FANS AROUND THE WORLD. GOODBYE YOUTWO.NET. YOU WILL BE MISSED MORE THAN YOU KNOW. FIRST STRAIGHT EDGE, THE ONLY ALL EDGE WEBSITE STOPS WITH THE UPDATES, AND NOW THIS. WHAT WILL BE NEXT….

  14. WHY????????????=`( IT’S A DARK DAY FOR ALL U2 FANS AROUND THE WORLD. GOODBYE YOUTWO.NET. YOU WILL BE MISSED MORE THAN YOU KNOW. FIRST STRAIGHT EDGE, THE ONLY ALL EDGE WEBSITE STOPS WITH THE UPDATES, AND NOW THIS. WHAT WILL BE NEXT….

  15. I commend Prarit on a great job done, and on the difficult job of saying enough’s enough. Youtwo.net was always the top source for the latest most up-to-date U2 news. I will miss his website, but I can always come to this one or @U2.com. Maybe not always as thorough at Youtwo.net, but great none-the-less.

  16. I commend Prarit on a great job done, and on the difficult job of saying enough’s enough. Youtwo.net was always the top source for the latest most up-to-date U2 news. I will miss his website, but I can always come to this one or @U2.com. Maybe not always as thorough at Youtwo.net, but great none-the-less.

  17. I betcha it’ll be back. I think they’re pulling one of those “dream it all up again” publicity stunts…..i hope..

  18. I betcha it’ll be back. I think they’re pulling one of those “dream it all up again” publicity stunts…..i hope..

  19. There were two sites I’d always check every day for the latest U2 news: @U2 & YouTwo.net. I already miss you, but it’s your choice, and we’ve got to respect it, even if it sucks to lose one of the best U2 site ever.
    Thank you for your hard work and for all that you gave us during all those years.
    Hope to see you sometimes on alt.fan.u2 !

  20. There were two sites I’d always check every day for the latest U2 news: @U2 & YouTwo.net. I already miss you, but it’s your choice, and we’ve got to respect it, even if it sucks to lose one of the best U2 site ever.
    Thank you for your hard work and for all that you gave us during all those years.
    Hope to see you sometimes on alt.fan.u2 !

  21. Yeah this is a real shame, it’s definately been the best U2 news website I have seen on the net.. along with U2log.com hahaha
    but yeah I will miss it, thankyou Prarit!

  22. Yeah this is a real shame, it’s definately been the best U2 news website I have seen on the net.. along with U2log.com hahaha
    but yeah I will miss it, thankyou Prarit!

  23. a sad sad loss to the community – can’t they just do it on a smaller scale – or couldn’t someone take over from them? thanks anyway Prarit – you will be missed

  24. a sad sad loss to the community – can’t they just do it on a smaller scale – or couldn’t someone take over from them? thanks anyway Prarit – you will be missed

  25. Everyday for the past two years, i would check four sites in this order, u2log.com, youtwo.net, atu2.com, then cinecon.com (i am a film student after all), whenever i was bored and surfin’ the net, i would go to those sites over and over, now, no more youtwo.net, that site amazed me, because they gathered anything u2 related in the news, not just online, but in papers and magazines, so that was quite a task, and i remember i was actually honored when i got something i submitted on the wichita eagle, sorry about any mispellings but i’ve been filming until now, and just finalyl got online to check my e-mail, and check my usual sites, and find this out, :*-( its a very sad day for the u2 online fan community, i say we do something great for them, god bless, one love, one life, but we’re not the same we’ve got to carry each other, one, i can’t live with or without you, it takes a second to say goodbye (but why is it so hard?), your in my mind, all the time, i know thats not enough, well if the sky can crack there must be someway back, to love and only love. anyone have the e-mail address for prarit’s e-mail address?

  26. Everyday for the past two years, i would check four sites in this order, u2log.com, youtwo.net, atu2.com, then cinecon.com (i am a film student after all), whenever i was bored and surfin’ the net, i would go to those sites over and over, now, no more youtwo.net, that site amazed me, because they gathered anything u2 related in the news, not just online, but in papers and magazines, so that was quite a task, and i remember i was actually honored when i got something i submitted on the wichita eagle, sorry about any mispellings but i’ve been filming until now, and just finalyl got online to check my e-mail, and check my usual sites, and find this out, :*-( its a very sad day for the u2 online fan community, i say we do something great for them, god bless, one love, one life, but we’re not the same we’ve got to carry each other, one, i can’t live with or without you, it takes a second to say goodbye (but why is it so hard?), your in my mind, all the time, i know thats not enough, well if the sky can crack there must be someway back, to love and only love. anyone have the e-mail address for prarit’s e-mail address?

  27. I’m trying to be mature abou this and feel good for the site-owners who’ve been slave to this task for 7 yrs. But the truth is I’m wailing inside for my own selfish reasons. Youtwo.net were some of my heroes. But don’t worry I won’t break out into a Mariah Carey song. Unless of course I could use that as a torture device to make you break down and change your minds? LOL Thanks for the great years full of news. They could take down U2.com and no one would give a shit compared to losing YouTwo.net.

  28. I’m trying to be mature abou this and feel good for the site-owners who’ve been slave to this task for 7 yrs. But the truth is I’m wailing inside for my own selfish reasons. Youtwo.net were some of my heroes. But don’t worry I won’t break out into a Mariah Carey song. Unless of course I could use that as a torture device to make you break down and change your minds? LOL Thanks for the great years full of news. They could take down U2.com and no one would give a shit compared to losing YouTwo.net.

  29. I’ll Miss this site!
    Really! It’s a loss for u2 community!
    Can we help in any way?
    Thanks to Prarit and friends for the service they provided!

  30. I’ll Miss this site!
    Really! It’s a loss for u2 community!
    Can we help in any way?
    Thanks to Prarit and friends for the service they provided!

  31. the other remarkable thing about youtwo.net was that it just recently began writing a considerable amount of original news items – and very well, at that. I had thought it was an indication of the site becoming even more professional and thorough. but no, it was just the last throes. 🙁 oh well – God bless.

  32. the other remarkable thing about youtwo.net was that it just recently began writing a considerable amount of original news items – and very well, at that. I had thought it was an indication of the site becoming even more professional and thorough. but no, it was just the last throes. 🙁 oh well – God bless.

  33. I know, guys. This is such a bummer. But Prarit and co. TOTALLY deserve The Wave for their dedication over the years. I’ll start. WWWWWWwwwwwwAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaVVVVvvvvvvvEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!

  34. I know, guys. This is such a bummer. But Prarit and co. TOTALLY deserve The Wave for their dedication over the years. I’ll start. WWWWWWwwwwwwAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaVVVVvvvvvvvEEEEEeeeeeeeee!!!

  35. You know what is really sad…. EXIT council (and other similar groups). youtwo.net was an amazing news source for the band. There will never be another resource like it again. In fact, no other band has a fan site like youtwo.net. That

  36. You know what is really sad…. EXIT council (and other similar groups). youtwo.net was an amazing news source for the band. There will never be another resource like it again. In fact, no other band has a fan site like youtwo.net. That

  37. QUESTION——what is the EXIT council Retro is talking about? Prarit mentioned it in his letter but I didn’t understand what he meant.

  38. QUESTION——what is the EXIT council Retro is talking about? Prarit mentioned it in his letter but I didn’t understand what he meant.

  39. I’m sure someone will jump in and fill the news gap – unfortunately for U2 fans it’ll probably be Joel Tanner…

  40. I’m sure someone will jump in and fill the news gap – unfortunately for U2 fans it’ll probably be Joel Tanner…

  41. As one sad: is a dark day for u2 fan over the world…
    I’m from Barzil and i can beleive that my days will not begin anymore with the page of youtwo.net.
    The guys who ran the site deserve a place in heaven…

  42. As one sad: is a dark day for u2 fan over the world…
    I’m from Barzil and i can beleive that my days will not begin anymore with the page of youtwo.net.
    The guys who ran the site deserve a place in heaven…

  43. I respect Prarit’s decision to take down the site. It takes a lot of time and commitment to run a website of that caliber which is why I could never run one cause i’m just not a commitment guy. His work was appreciated and will be missed. But as long as u2log stays up i’m a happy man. Maybe i’ll take this opportunity to thank VonB, Chris, Rosco and nothedge for a job well done your work is appreciated.

  44. I respect Prarit’s decision to take down the site. It takes a lot of time and commitment to run a website of that caliber which is why I could never run one cause i’m just not a commitment guy. His work was appreciated and will be missed. But as long as u2log stays up i’m a happy man. Maybe i’ll take this opportunity to thank VonB, Chris, Rosco and nothedge for a job well done your work is appreciated.

  45. YouTwo.Net was my favorite site (sorry u2log). Big thanks to Prarit and Cindy and crew for providing such a great news service to fans over the past 7 years. It will be missed.

  46. YouTwo.Net was my favorite site (sorry u2log). Big thanks to Prarit and Cindy and crew for providing such a great news service to fans over the past 7 years. It will be missed.

  47. YouTwo was the first site to visite, read the news, for year’s!

    Will there be (is there?) any other site (beside U2log) that does have good info and news?

  48. YouTwo was the first site to visite, read the news, for year’s!

    Will there be (is there?) any other site (beside U2log) that does have good info and news?

  49. I’m very saddened by this news. Youtwo.net was always the first site I checked to find out whats going on. My sincere thanks to Prarit & co for keeping the site going for so long, despite the obvious cost & hard work.

  50. I’m very saddened by this news. Youtwo.net was always the first site I checked to find out whats going on. My sincere thanks to Prarit & co for keeping the site going for so long, despite the obvious cost & hard work.

  51. Charge us!!~~
    $20 per year per fan?

    …was that a light going on in some dark area of the now closed youtwo.net virtual office where Mr. Prarit says…”hmm…”

  52. Charge us!!~~
    $20 per year per fan?

    …was that a light going on in some dark area of the now closed youtwo.net virtual office where Mr. Prarit says…”hmm…”

  53. Charge us!!~~
    $20 per year per fan?

    …was that a light going on in some dark area of the now closed youtwo.net virtual office where Mr. Prarit says…”hmm…”

  54. Charge us!!~~
    $20 per year per fan?

    …was that a light going on in some dark area of the now closed youtwo.net virtual office where Mr. Prarit says…”hmm…”

  55. wow! a sad sad day. thanks to cindy and her crew, she did a fantastic job and looked after us, the fans – and providing one of the finest examples of what the internet is all about – bringing people together and educating. thank you and i wish you the very best in what ever you do! – just remember karma & fluffy sheeps baby!

  56. wow! a sad sad day. thanks to cindy and her crew, she did a fantastic job and looked after us, the fans – and providing one of the finest examples of what the internet is all about – bringing people together and educating. thank you and i wish you the very best in what ever you do! – just remember karma & fluffy sheeps baby!

  57. dude, i would pay a $20 access fee for youtwo.net in a heartbeat…and if he once got 1million different hits in one week…that’s like a lot of money…you could buy your very own mirror-ball lemon and trabant prarit

  58. dude, i would pay a $20 access fee for youtwo.net in a heartbeat…and if he once got 1million different hits in one week…that’s like a lot of money…you could buy your very own mirror-ball lemon and trabant prarit

  59. I can’t believe the news today, I can’t believe youtwo.net is gone!, I can understand yes it costs a lot of money and time to build such a site. I can really see how hard it can was to do and keeping track of reports and even updating more then once a day, I give youtwo.net a applouse. I’d also like to publicly thank Parit for linking and crediting us one of many small multimedia sites U2star, u2star.com from our earliest days from back when we were u2.it and other nice things he did for me personally, anyways I hope after a long break he and his team can come back for a reunion and come up with some way to dream it out loud, thanks again and good luck in the future not from me but all U2 fans alone!

  60. I can’t believe the news today, I can’t believe youtwo.net is gone!, I can understand yes it costs a lot of money and time to build such a site. I can really see how hard it can was to do and keeping track of reports and even updating more then once a day, I give youtwo.net a applouse. I’d also like to publicly thank Parit for linking and crediting us one of many small multimedia sites U2star, u2star.com from our earliest days from back when we were u2.it and other nice things he did for me personally, anyways I hope after a long break he and his team can come back for a reunion and come up with some way to dream it out loud, thanks again and good luck in the future not from me but all U2 fans alone!

  61. Big props to Cindy and crew for all of the work that went into that site. It was a great mix of the hard news right down to the fluffy little mentions along the way. Definitely gonna miss it.

  62. Big props to Cindy and crew for all of the work that went into that site. It was a great mix of the hard news right down to the fluffy little mentions along the way. Definitely gonna miss it.

  63. Wow, I ran the U2station radio show for a while, and trust me… close to 95% of my info came from youtwo.net, we’ll miss you guys. I really hope someone picks up the ball on this, maybe even take up youtwo.net and start incurring their costs… I don’t know, thanks for all your hard work guys!!

  64. Wow, I ran the U2station radio show for a while, and trust me… close to 95% of my info came from youtwo.net, we’ll miss you guys. I really hope someone picks up the ball on this, maybe even take up youtwo.net and start incurring their costs… I don’t know, thanks for all your hard work guys!!

  65. this is very very bad news…..just added youtwonet to my homepage for the news….and now it’s over….but parit and all the others..thanks for the great years and the great news

  66. this is very very bad news…..just added youtwonet to my homepage for the news….and now it’s over….but parit and all the others..thanks for the great years and the great news

  67. This makes me so sad… youtwo.net was hands down the best site for u2 news on the net. Thanks to Prarit and Cindy and the crew for all the hard work over the years, and for the news feed that pumped up my site for so long. (what’ll I do now? 😉 aaaaaaaa)
    You’ll be missed.

  68. This makes me so sad… youtwo.net was hands down the best site for u2 news on the net. Thanks to Prarit and Cindy and the crew for all the hard work over the years, and for the news feed that pumped up my site for so long. (what’ll I do now? 😉 aaaaaaaa)
    You’ll be missed.

  69. Have to agree this is a great loss for the U2 community. Youtwo.net was an awesome site, gonna miss it very much.
    Thanks Prarit and Cindy for all your hard work.

  70. Have to agree this is a great loss for the U2 community. Youtwo.net was an awesome site, gonna miss it very much.
    Thanks Prarit and Cindy for all your hard work.

  71. The greatest U2 information site on the Web is gone & it will be missed. So long & farewell. Thanks for all the information.

  72. The greatest U2 information site on the Web is gone & it will be missed. So long & farewell. Thanks for all the information.

  73. This is SOO strange and SOO sad! I mean we all used to know what Bono got for breakfast, the quickest reviews, links to mp3’s before U2 even recorded them and so much, much more…

    Deepest respect to the incredible team behind http://www.youtwo.net. Don’t believe a news site will ever match this one

  74. This is SOO strange and SOO sad! I mean we all used to know what Bono got for breakfast, the quickest reviews, links to mp3’s before U2 even recorded them and so much, much more…

    Deepest respect to the incredible team behind http://www.youtwo.net. Don’t believe a news site will ever match this one

  75. This is SOO strange and SOO sad! I mean we all used to know what Bono got for breakfast, the quickest reviews, links to mp3’s before U2 even recorded them and so much, much more…

    Deepest respect to the incredible team behind http://www.youtwo.net. Don’t believe a news site will ever match this one

  76. This is SOO strange and SOO sad! I mean we all used to know what Bono got for breakfast, the quickest reviews, links to mp3’s before U2 even recorded them and so much, much more…

    Deepest respect to the incredible team behind http://www.youtwo.net. Don’t believe a news site will ever match this one

  77. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all the comments — I didn’t really know how big of a deal it was going to be to take the site down.

    Like I said at the website, the truth of the matter is that I’m just sick of working on it right now. And right now is a good time to take some time off while the band are in hiatus …

    I’ve recieved well over 1000 pieces of email from fans around the world in the past few days — if you’ve bounced an email message it’s because my mailbox has filled up a few times :o), so feel free to resend your messages.

    I’m going to respond to each and every one of them, although it may take some time. (And I thought bring the site down was supposed to increase my free time? 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

    Thanks again for all of your kind thoughts,

    Prarit.

  78. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all the comments — I didn’t really know how big of a deal it was going to be to take the site down.

    Like I said at the website, the truth of the matter is that I’m just sick of working on it right now. And right now is a good time to take some time off while the band are in hiatus …

    I’ve recieved well over 1000 pieces of email from fans around the world in the past few days — if you’ve bounced an email message it’s because my mailbox has filled up a few times :o), so feel free to resend your messages.

    I’m going to respond to each and every one of them, although it may take some time. (And I thought bring the site down was supposed to increase my free time? 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

    Thanks again for all of your kind thoughts,

    Prarit.

  79. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words about YouTwo.net. Unfortunately, I am here to say that what was posted at YouTwo.net does not accurately explain why the site has ended. It has nothing to do with money or time. YouTwo.net has ended because I have chosen to direct my time and efforts elsewhere. I’m very pleased to announce that I will now be contributing unique news and original features at U2log.com. Look at it this way: Now you only have to visit one site. 🙂

  80. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words about YouTwo.net. Unfortunately, I am here to say that what was posted at YouTwo.net does not accurately explain why the site has ended. It has nothing to do with money or time. YouTwo.net has ended because I have chosen to direct my time and efforts elsewhere. I’m very pleased to announce that I will now be contributing unique news and original features at U2log.com. Look at it this way: Now you only have to visit one site. 🙂

  81. As I ruminated on the loss of this MASSIVE resource for us U2 fans, these words popped into my head “I can’t believe the news today, Can’t close my eyes and make it go away” The thing I will miss most is the links to magazine and newspaper articles and PICTURES. The latest pictures from everywhere were on Youtwo.net. Thanks for all the great news. Am VERY sorry to see you go.

  82. As I ruminated on the loss of this MASSIVE resource for us U2 fans, these words popped into my head “I can’t believe the news today, Can’t close my eyes and make it go away” The thing I will miss most is the links to magazine and newspaper articles and PICTURES. The latest pictures from everywhere were on Youtwo.net. Thanks for all the great news. Am VERY sorry to see you go.

  83. I still have YouTwo.net listed on my favorites page. With great hope I check it everyday to see if I was just dreaming. I feel a great sense of loss not having that site anymore. Unfortunately there isn’t another site that provided as much for U2 fans as that site did. I miss it. I want it to come back. U2 is my absolute favorite thing in the world. They keep me safe and YouTwo.net just helped to confirm on a daily basis why I love this band as much as I do.

  84. I still have YouTwo.net listed on my favorites page. With great hope I check it everyday to see if I was just dreaming. I feel a great sense of loss not having that site anymore. Unfortunately there isn’t another site that provided as much for U2 fans as that site did. I miss it. I want it to come back. U2 is my absolute favorite thing in the world. They keep me safe and YouTwo.net just helped to confirm on a daily basis why I love this band as much as I do.

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