Well, You Get What You Pay For

“Blogging pioneer Dave Winer unexpectedly closed Weblogs.com, his free blog-hosting service, on Sunday, leaving thousands of bloggers without access to their blogs. Blogs affected by the shutdown now redirect to a generic message posted by Winer.” The Weblogs.com service was a free one, and Winer says that he simply could not afford the time and money necessary to keep it going. But many of his virtual tenants are furious at having been given no warning of the shutdown, especially since the content of their blogs is now inaccessible to them.