Thousands of Blogs Fall Silent
I noticed something going on here, but with no RSS reader I totally missed the boat: Sharpreader is back and Dave’s been upsetting people! Never a dull moment in the blogosphere! However if Dave is sick, as is suggested by this article, we do wish him well.
Wired> Blogging pioneer Dave Winer unexpectedly closed Weblogs.com, his free blog-hosting service, on Sunday, leaving thousands of bloggers without access to their blogs. Blogs affected by the shutdown now redirect to a generic message posted by Winer. Some bloggers are screaming that the shutdown is a serial “blog murder.” Other bloggers slammed the people whose blogs have vanished from the Internet, saying that no one should expect continuity from a free service. read more>
A portent reminder for those of us with free blogs to save our entries on a regular basis!