Whither Winer’s Weblogs

Dave Winer suddenly and abruptly shut down all blogs hosted on weblogs.com.

I agree with Michele Catalano that, while he had every right to stop giving away free hosting, it would have been decent of him to give notice ahead of time to allow people to back up their sites and restart them elsewhere.

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Comments

  1. joy says:

    He has the right to do it, but jeez, this just adds to his already infamous reputation online.

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