Yahoo pulls plug on MyBlogLog

mybloglog logoThough May bring will bring the showers and flowers that mark new beginnings  Yahoo has announced they are pulling the plug on MyBlogLog as of May 24, 2011.  I wasn’t surprised and don’t think many other members are surprised either. The site simply did not prove to be an effective one for making connections and social networking for many of us.

Dear MyBlogLog Customer,

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.

After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.

Questions?
If you have questions about these changes, please visit the Yahoo! MyBlogLog help pages.

We thank you for being a customer on Yahoo! MyBlogLog.

Sincerely,

The Yahoo! My BlogLog Team

I did use the widgets on my sites for a long time but noted there was little incoming traffic form MyBloLog and when I cehecked out the sites of members who did visit I wasn’t indtersted in their content so not connection took place and no relationship was formed. Most of my blogging buddies there were folks I had already connected with on other sites.  During the last couple of years I noticed an influx of marketers and spammers and removed the widgets.

Are you a MyBlogLog members? If so, will you be crying a river when the plug is pulled?

10 thoughts on “Yahoo pulls plug on MyBlogLog

  1. My guess-hope is we will see a major shakeout in various forms continuing for while and hopefully the tech industry will turn their efforts upon upgrading infrastructure and bandwidth which is getting worse rather then better. Other then that I won’t miss content mills and the rest of all the nuisance “properties” going away, but we still need more artistic vision-merit gaining ground and re-claiming the Internet from the all the gaudy commercialism out there.

  2. I am not but I have some friends who have been using this. I don’t think there would be much uproar with this being pulled. Yahoo must have had done the survey on stats before they took this decision. Yahoo is one of the most reliable service providers of our age..

    1. Indeed it did. This experience mirrored what I also witnessed ie. the invasion of MyBlogLog by spammers, sploggers and flash peddlars

      “Yahoo states quite clearly that “spam” in their opinion is solely tied to email messaging. It is not tied to profile pictures. So what does a smart spammer do? Create a robot that while active in MBL visits several hundred blogs. Thus their promotional picture shows up on the MBL widget for that community as a “reader”.” — Angel Djambazov

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