Monday, June 21, 2004

Plug pulled on

Dave Winer, back when he created Userland, also created a free hosting site for blogs on his own servers. He called the free hosting site which hosted about 3,000 blogs.

Yesterday, Dave pulled the plug on citing the amount of work he was expected to do for free and health problems. Still, users were very upset to find their blogs gone with no prior warning.

...bloggers who relied on were furious, saying they should have been warned about the cutoff. Their anger spread to other bloggers, too, including Elisabeth Riba of Melrose, Mass., who called Winer "an egomaniacal blowhard with his head in the clouds. So much for his vision of blogtopia."

Such slams had Winer shaking his head.

"This thing has been blown so far out of proportion," he said. "It's just unbelievable to me."
--Associated Press via wjla news.