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Weblogs.com Authors Gain Reprieve

After facing a virtual mob of outraged Webloggers following his abrupt shutdown of the weblogs.com service, Dave Winer says he has a transition plan for former users of the free Weblog site.

In an online posting Thursday, Winer said the weblogs.com sites will be transferred to a new domain, buzzword.com, which will be run by author Rogers Cadenhead. The sites will be hosted for free until mid-September, in what Winer calls a “90-day free evaluation period.”

After that “breathing room,” Winer said, customers can choose to continue with the buzzword.com service or pick an alternative. Several Manila-based services are preparing special offers, and members of the WordPress project are working on some translation process for the Manila-based sites, he added.

Read more at eWeek

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