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Bloglines Shutdown Avoided

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the safe-for-now dept.

The Internet 24

angry tapir writes "Pioneer RSS feed manager Bloglines will continue operating thanks to a last-minute agreement for MerchantCircle to take over operation of the service from Ask.com. Ask.com, which announced it would shut down Bloglines by Oct. 1 and then postponed the closure several times, said that MerchantCircle, an online network for local business owners, will manage Bloglines starting in December."

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24 comments

Thank god for that (0, Flamebait)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160180)

There aren't enough blog sites.

Re:Thank god for that (1)

mr_mischief (456295) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160236)

Just think: the raving madness and blatant inaccuracies of Bloglines now brought to you by the folks who bring you the raving madness and blatant inaccuracies at MerchantCircle!

Re:Thank god for that (3, Informative)

Shmoe (17051) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160344)

Never mind the fact that bloglines is an rss aggregator much like google reader. How bout some rtfa'ing up in this piece?

Re:Thank god for that (2, Funny)

Jurily (900488) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160414)

How bout some rtfa'ing up in this piece?

You must be new here.

Re:Thank god for that (1)

Shmoe (17051) | more than 3 years ago | (#34168308)

I've always been more of a lurker, but if you'd like to get into a uid war -- let's rumble :)

Re:Thank god for that (1)

davester666 (731373) | more than 3 years ago | (#34169022)

So you're not new. You're obviously just a slow learner...

Re:Thank god for that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160492)

And Merchantcircle.com is pure scum...anyone remember their massive phone spam campaigns? They'd call businesses and say that a negative review was posted to generate traffic. Then when enough people complained, they changed their ways...by robocalling to say that a positive review was posted!! The arseholes did it for years (literally).

And forget about trying to get your company delisted from the site. I tried at least 8 times to no avail. They can't die quick enough in my book.

http://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=merchantcircle+phone+spam&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 [google.com]

Whop-di-fing-do. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160182)

Yea, who cares?

Yay !! MORE CRAP ENSURED !! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160212)

I can't wait for more of the same crap !!

Gawd I Wuv Bwogs !!

Angry Tapir (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160240)

Can we ban him from submitting stories, hes the one who posted this story and all of the related stories, which are ALL worthless, as no one gives a flying f*ck.

frist 4sot... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160266)

One mans truth is another mans lies (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160272)

Modern day book burning in a digital sense.

Freedom of speech, whether it suits your point of view / values or not.

If you feel the need to take that or other liberties away from those you disagree with, then you become the oppressor.

It is that simple folks.

The most effective, passive non controlling way to minimize the impact of someone else's beliefs is to ignore it.

It sounds simple and boring, however it is far more a challenge in life to control ones self than to control someone else.

But none of you care, cause you see, you know it all.
Who gives a damn about those who come (are born) after you and all the information they should have a right to sift through just like you did.

Re:One mans truth is another mans lies (2, Insightful)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160308)

Oh for Christ's sake. A website going out of business for lack of income is hardly evidence of "them" censoring or oppressing you. The world does not owe you a forum in perpetuity for your rambling musings. If they're actually interesting, someone will keep them alive. 99.999% of all blogs are egotistical bullshit, They just have a larger vocabulary (and LOTS and LOTS more words) than your average tweet.

Re:One mans truth is another mans lies (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160512)

YHBT.

HTH, HAND.

With that said: if you want a perpetual forum for rambling musings, there is web hosting. It comes with a bill, but it's like eight bucks a month and it has so many uses.

Re:One mans truth is another mans lies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34161018)

A website going out of business for lack of income is hardly evidence of "them" censoring or oppressing you.

Oh yeah? Then who exactly is censoring or oppressing me? It's certainly not "us". Therefore it has to be "them"!

Re:One mans truth is another mans lies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160526)

Lol, time to up your meds, AC.

>Who gives a damn about those who come (are born) after you and all the information
> they should have a right to sift through just like you did.

Yeah, they're really gonna miss all that mindless self-centered drivel and those pictures of random people and their cats. It's like a vital part of history is being erased!

MerchantsCircle, eh? (1)

ThatsNotPudding (1045640) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160442)

Note to self: delete Bloglines account before the data harvest begins.

Re:MerchantsCircle, eh? (1)

alen (225700) | more than 3 years ago | (#34160572)

just use Google, they won't harvest your data

Re:MerchantsCircle, eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34162070)

MerchantsCircle probably wants the press and goodwill more than anything. And
secondarily the eyeballs. The data for a failing service (= pretty low userbase I'm
guessing) probably isn't worth much at all.

Too Little, Too Late (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34160682)

Of course, the problem here is that once I heard they were shutting down, I found a new RSS feed reader. And guess what? I'm not switching back. And I'm pretty confident I'm not alone on this one.

to big to fail! (1)

Combatso (1793216) | more than 3 years ago | (#34161680)

Thank god bloglines remains.. there were 10's of dollars at stake

Too late - I switched to my own aggregator (1)

Call Me Black Cloud (616282) | more than 3 years ago | (#34162838)


When Bloglines first annouced the shutdown I looked for a good replacment (didn't like Google Reader) and found an open source solution. I installed Tiny Tiny RSS on a shared hosting account and it's as good as Bloglines, better, actually because the uptime is greater. http://tt-rss.org/redmine/ [tt-rss.org]

Too late - I switched to Google Reader (1)

danheretic (689990) | more than 3 years ago | (#34165122)

Out of laziness I switched to Google Reader. Now out of laziness I don't feel like switching back. I'll bet most people are in this boat (switched already.) So much for a last-minute save for Bloglines.

Re:Too late - I switched to Google Reader (1)

Perky_Goth (594327) | more than 3 years ago | (#34171960)

Pretty much. Especially with Bloglines problems at updating feeds.
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