SYS-CON Media, a leading i-technology media company, announced today that its first branded blogging community, www.blog-n-play.com, will go beta on February 15, 2005, to coincide with the opening day of the Web Services Edge 2005 East International Web Services Conference & Expo.
SYS-CON will announce the news to its subscribers and registered readers before the beta date, allowing them to pick their blog names. SYS-CON’s new blog-n-play site will offer branded blogs to its 16 leading i-technology magazines. SYS-CON’s fully customized branded blogs will be powered by Blog-City, and directly integrated into SYS-CON’s Web site. Interestingly, the company is planning to publish all of its reader blogs in addition to the columns of its regular contributing writers and editors.
“We recently shared blog-n-play internally with our family of writers and editors with a sign-up count of more than 1,000 new blog sites within the first 24 hours,” said Fuat Kircaali, founder and CEO of SYS-CON Media. “SYS-CON is pleased to introduce the branded blog concept to the i-technology community, and we anticipate the concept of getting published, let’s say on the pages of JDJ will be an attractive blogging option to many of our readers.”
With SYS-CON’s branded blogs, the readers of the company’s 16 leading magazines can now eaily setup their free blogs and start using them within minutes. Many experienced bloggers already started to register aliases at blog-n-play where they mirror the content of their existing blogs to a new SYS-CON branded address. This gives the users of SYS-CON’s branded blogs instant access to up to two million readers per month, which no other blog site can offer.