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weblogs.com falls silent

With a flick of a switch on Sunday, Dave Winer shutdown weblogs.com. This came as a surprise to people who had been using his free service.
In an audio message posted late Monday explaining his reasons for the shutdown, Winer cited the financial costs of hosting the sites, technical difficulties in moving the blogs to a new server, stress and personal health issues as the reasons for the sudden shutdown.
Winer, who has offered free hosting to bloggers for the past four years, has promised to make exportable copies of blog contents available to the blogs’ owners at their request. He says it will take at least two weeks to provide copies of the blogs’ contents.
Wired News: Thousands of Blogs Fall Silent