Bebo to relaunch with fewer pics of crudely-drawn penises

Did AOL balls it up for good?

Last month Michael Birch, the founder of social network Bebo, used some of the $850m he made from selling the site in 2008 to buy back the site. After five years in the management of its new owners, AOL, it was worth just $1m.

When the sale was made, James Evans looked for five ways the site could make a comeback. But Birch seems to have a different plan: shut the site and start again. The New Bebo doesn't yet exist, but what we do know is that it's getting rid of one of the biggest resources old Bebo laid claim to. The vast repository of crudely drawn pictures of cocks-and-balls is no more. Birch explains:

Bebo. Photo: Getty

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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The section on climate change has already disappeared from the White House website

As soon as Trump was president, the page on climate change started showing an error message.

Melting sea ice, sad photographs of polar bears, scientists' warnings on the Guardian homepage. . . these days, it's hard to avoid the question of climate change. This mole's anxiety levels are rising faster than the sea (and that, unfortunately, is saying something).

But there is one place you can go for a bit of respite: the White House website.

Now that Donald Trump is president of the United States, we can all scroll through the online home of the highest office in the land without any niggling worries about that troublesome old man-made existential threat. That's because the minute that Trump finished his inauguration speech, the White House website's page about climate change went offline.

Here's what the page looked like on January 1st:

And here's what it looks like now that Donald Trump is president:

The perfect summary of Trump's attitude to global warming.

Now, the only references to climate on the website is Trump's promise to repeal "burdensome regulations on our energy industry", such as, er. . . the Climate Action Plan.

This mole tries to avoid dramatics, but really: are we all doomed?

I'm a mole, innit.