Its just like almost casual and nothing too much extraordinary considering you dont use this free service just like Yahoo 360, Geocities , Briefcase , SpotM and so on which are no more . However, Yahoo has its own strategy but there is no official announcement yet.
The time 2006 when MyBlogLog was arguably one of the hottest social networking tool online certainly . Bloggers everywhere had installed mybloglog widget and tracks of most popular link just like blogcatalog .
If Mybloglog is closed down , still Blogcatalog is there which has same functions and features but not better than Yahoo MyBlogLog .
ReadWriteWeb reported from “sources close to the project” that Yahoo will shut down MyBloglog next month.
MyBlogLog doesn’t hold the blogging community’s attention today the way it did a few years ago, but if the report is true, it will disappoint many who continue to use the service.Yahoo bought MyBloglog in early 2007 and expanded with many new improvements like basic analytics data just like google analytics but not better than google .
One of the best feature was that MyBlogLog let users add information from their social streams like facebook , yelp , blogger ,myspace , twitter and many many more .
In their post, ReadWriteWeb talks to MyBlogLog co-founder Eric Marcoullier, who offered this perspective on what happened after the Yahoo acquisition:
“So much of your company’s long term sucess when it’s acquired is based on the amount of executive juice it has. The only way it survives and flourishes is if you have an executive champion who promotes it internally. Shortly after we were acquired we were transfered away from our champion and under someone who didn’t feel the same way about MyBlogLog. In those circumstances, things simply slow down.”
Then immediately this was posted in Yahoo! Developer Network Blog
Yesterday, rumors surfaced around Yahoo!’s imminent shutdown of its MyBlogLog service. Frankly, it’s no secret within Yahoo! that we’re actively discussing the future of MyBlogLog. However, it’s also true that we have not made any final decisions at this point. Is a shutdown on the table? Sure, that’s an option. But there are other options as well. We know this creates some uncertainty for current MyBlogLog users. While we aren't quite ready to share more details, we promise to keep you posted.
Yahoo had acquired many other networks and similarly killed many of em !
Though i surely hope Yahoo messenger will never die with its many applications and plugins like pingbox which even gtalk doesn't have , also the infamous Yahoo 360 similarly Yahoo meme which ultimately created a hell lot of buzz with nice method of " By invitations only " which never proved a twitter killer .
What do you think about this? Where would you go?
Lets hope Yahoo ! this time don't succeed :D