25 February 2011

Dead: social blogrolling

Yet another Yahoo! service bites the dust.

I received the following e-mail from Yahoo!

We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.

The other social blogrolling service, BlogCatalog, became quite unusable about 5-6 months ago, so that's the end of that. I wonder if it's a sign that blogging itself is in decline?

Yahoo! has a long history of taking over useful online services and then abandoning them. First it was Webring, then Geocities, and now MyBlogLog. That means that the last useful service they maintain is their listserver, Yahoogroups. It's also something they took over from someone else, an outfit called e-Groups. If they abandon that, there'll be nothing left that will make it worth remaining a member of Yahoo!


CherryPie said...

Yahoo also own Flickr where my photos area uploaded to...

PuzzlingChristian said...

I don't think blogging is in decline, maybe in domains like religion. I saw a lot of inactivity on them. But I just created mine. I think Yahoo! itself is in decline, probably because of the competitive services out there.

jams o donnell said...

Yahoo certainly have a less than glorious track record closing things. My first taste of that was when they shit user defined chatrooms back in 205

Melisende said...

Will try and add you through their new "Pulse" thingie.


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