the beta of Google Reader, their entry in the RSS/syndication feed reader sweepstakes. It looks fabulous, but it’s pretty blah overall. It offers no new features or innovations of any kind, that I can tell, and the usability is crap. Pretty much UNusable, overall. They break the browser and force you to use their crap navigation just so you can see their supposedly tasty Ajax goodness. Give me a nice interface, but don’t break my scroll wheel! What is it, 1996?
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that VeriSign has purchased weblogs.com. And now that it’s not just rumour anymore, it’s appropriate to comment.
What a bloody nightmare. VeriSign haven’t met a service they couldn’t screw up, a trust they couldn’t break, a marginally ethical lock-in they didn’t do everything in their power to try to gain over their own customers. I can’t imagine a worse option. Hope Dave’s happy with his money though – whatever your opinion of the guy, he has provided a fantastic service that was absolutely critical to the development of the world of blogs.
Update: Paidcontent.org has the details. There’s more all over the web. People seem a great deal more optimistic about VeriSign than I am – I guess that many lucky people have avoided being VeriSign customers.
that he’s heard from multiple sources that Weblogs.com has been sold to Verisign. Stranger things have happened I suppose.
Ethical Search Engine Optimization from The Return of Design.