Six Apart Kills Off Vox (Plus: Rumors Of A Merger?)


Today is a sad day for Vox fans. After having launched the social networking blog platform in 2006, it looks as if the Six Apart execs are shutting down Vox at the end of the month.

Vox has been a fun place to explore, create and connect with your friends. But Vox is closing its doors on September 30, 2010.

This doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your blog. We want you to make sure you can keep the great content you’ve shared on Vox, and continue to have a home for your blog. To help you make the transition off of Vox, we’ve added new export features that make it easy to move your blog to a free TypePad account, and your photos & videos to Flickr. (Official Vox Blog)

The few passionate users of the service are not thrilled with the news (as one can tell by the comment section) and many are already reporting errors when it comes to migrating to Typepad and Flickr. [Read more…]

Vox Turns 2 This Month

Vox, Six Apart’s free hosted blogging platform, is 2 years old this month. In fact, they’ve dedicated all of October as Vox’ birthday, with user testimonials and whatnot. A pretty good idea if you ask me.

Two years ago, we created Vox for the people who told us they wanted to connect with family and friends on their own terms. Today, Vox is a thriving community where people can safely and confidentially connect with whomever they choose. We’re delighted that so many people have made Vox their home online, and we can’t wait to see what the next two years hold.

Congratulations Vox!

Do we have any Vox users among our readership here? Tell us why you like or dislike Vox!

TypePad Outage, Back Up

Six Apart has reported some downtime to their TypePad service, including the TypeKey, and also to the Vox blogging service. The downtime was reported at 11:28 PM PDT, and all the services seems to be back up at 12:08 AM PDT. The status page reports:

Midnight: A bad power supply in one of our core routers is preventing some TypePad blogs from displaying. We are onsite working to resolve the problem.

Everything should be working now. Did the outage affect you?