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Backfence acquires Dan Gillmor’s Bayosphere

Backfence acquires Dan Gillmor’s Bayosphere

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It was a few years back that Dan Gillmor, one of the early proponents of blogging and online media, left his career as a print journalist to launch a Citizens Media service, which over time became Bayosphere.

Today, Dan announces that Bayosphere

By now you may have heard about the new direction that Bayosphere is about to take. The folks at Backfence, a community information network based in the Washington, D.C., area, are expanding and have offered to continue our operations here under their wing. My business partner, Michael Goff, and I made the decision with our investors. We all agreed that this was the best possible outcome of several alternatives.

Blogging as a whole represents citizen’s media – it’s the only place I’m aware of where a relatively unknown Navy Lt. can become an influential milblogger. Or a place where a completely unknown Army soldier can become a bestselling author after returning from Iraq – or where a fat balding guy like me in Minnesota can write seriously about blog networks and a blogger from Biziki in the Phillipines can opine about small business & business leadership.

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It will be interesting to see where Dan and his team go in the future with Bayosphere as a part of Backfence.

Other coverage: Business Week Online

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