Bye MyBlogLog

I have some blog posts about Yahoo!’s MyBlogLog service. In December 2007, MyBlogLog introduced an integration with Yahoo! ID. In July 2008, MyBlogLog introduced its new design. But, I think I don’t have any “real” advantage having MyBlogLog installed on my blog. I can’t remember when I have it installed.
Maybe, you heard the news also that MyBlogLog will close its door on May 2011. I got an email from them.

You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. 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.

If you’re a paid costumer — I’m curious about how many paid customers, anyway — you’ll get refund for unused subscription period. Yahoo! offers another alternative called Yahoo! Pulse — it’s not a new service, by the way — which I don’t use it at this moment. So… good bye MyBlogLog.

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  1. Finally! Yahoo is realizing that they should acknowledge the fact that they do have responsibility to bloggers on their network.
    There was no mention of encouraging bloggers to do anything before bloggersunite.org and blogcatalog.com started pressuring Yahoo “to sit down at the table” and discuss a sale or some other transaction.
    The mybloglog page did not even thank bloggers for their participation in the network. Now Yahoo is backtracking with Yahoo 360 is replacing MyBlogLog. The fact is it is not.
    360 is their larger attempt at becoming a social media player. The blogging niche is seen as too small to them, from my perspective. Yet what they fail to realize is that according to a Blogger Study conducted by the head of New Media at George Washington University on behalf of blogcatalog.com, bloggers join 7.2 times more social networks than compared to the average user.
    I believe Yahoo’s actions are shameful, show lack of respect to bloggers whose information they have farmed for years, while giving the minimum amount of effort back, and they are shutting down MyBlogLog for 360. It’s good old fashioned spin and bloggers are much brighter than Yahoo gives them credit.
    Here’s the email that went out to all BloggersUnite.org members http://mim.io/5fe8f
    Read more: http://techsling.com/2011/03/facebook-beware-yahoo-pulse-to-replace-mybloglog/#ixzz1I1SDxDbz

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