Wednesday, December 23, 2009

RIP MyBlogLog

H/T Melrose, from ReadWriteWeb: "5 years to the month after it was founded, cross-blog social networking widget MyBlogLog will be closed down by Yahoo! in January, we're hearing from sources close to the project. MyBlogLog is a service that shows blog writers and readers the faces and profile information of other MyBlogLog users that visit their sites.

MyBlogLog was a wildly innovative service that grew fast after launching and was acquired in January 2007 by Yahoo! for $10 million. It made a deal with users: give us your personal information and we'll show you the faces of people who read your blog. That was a compelling offer and the resulting data amassed could have proven invaluable, had Yahoo! chosen to cultivate it and a developer ecosystem around it. That potential was so great, in fact, that sunset for MyBlogLog is downright tragic. It's also likely to anger bloggers all around the web."

It won't anger me. I really don't care. THIS IS WHY I ALWAYS TELL YOU -  DON'T GET TOO ATTACHED TO OR TO RELIANT ON ANY ONE GADGET, PRODUCT OR SERVICE.

How fast does YOUR BLOG LOAD?

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