Bloglines Shutting Down
friday, 01 October 2010 hours: 00:00 - http://www.bloglines.com
Popular amongst many yet unknown by few is Bloglines. A blogging service that included a Feed Reader, Clippings, and a Playlist. Bloglines is owned and operated by the good people at Ask.com. And on October 1st 2010, Ask.com will shut Bloglines down. I'm sure this was carefully thought out before the decision was made, but like most choices to shut down a website, I'm sure it's because it no longer financially benefits Ask.com.
I personally did use Bloglines for some blogging, and I also used the Feed Reader for a about a year or so until I switched to Google Reader. And, upon switching my Feed Reader, I also stopped using Bloglines for my blogging. It's really a no-brainer as to where I chose to continue my blogging. I know that no longer supporting Bloglines was probably a very minuscule contributing factor in their decision to shut it down, but I do not regret doing it, nor will I miss Bloglines, or any of it's features.
To be blunt, Bloglines lacked a lot of wanted features for Blogging and Feed Readers that most people in the Blogophere now receive on other more popular blogging platforms. If Ask.com would have kept up with the latest changes and features offered in other blogging platforms, then perhaps Bloglines would be a lot more popular and flourishing. And Ask.com would not be shutting it down. But, the decision is theirs. And as I have mentioned in my previous post, it's the way of the world. When one door closes, a better one opens. R.I.P. Bloglines
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