We Blogs

The conversation about weblogs.com service has started at Doc Searls IT Garage. This from the comments… (you have to go through a quick registration to comment):

One outcome of the way the plug was pulled at weblogs.com was that other people who considered themselves stakeholders emerged. It almost looks like an information supply chain model: Weblogs hosts the sites. The site owners sign up subscribers. The subscribers are stakeholders vested in their use of the information coming from the sites. And a second order customer exists… the people who get information from the subscribers. Sorting out who the legitimate stakeholders are in this very public proposition was one of the challenges that emerged. Weblogs found itself facing criticism from people it hadn’t considered as stakeholders.

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5 comments on “We Blogs
  1. Shelley says:

    So Frank, any women involved in IT Garage, or is it a guy thing?

  2. fp says:


    Haven’t seen any women over there that I can recall. You could lead the charge. People who dig tech are totally welcome. What’s sex got to do with it? Take you for example… your input on the technical and systems management issues weblogs.com might have considered as they (he) generated a plan to bring the service down would sure be welcome!

  3. Shelley says:

    I thought about it — but it’s just a wee bit too macho manly a place for me. Just a feel about the place.

  4. Shelley says:

    Now if both misbehaving.net and IT garage were somehow smooshed together, and open to contributors and without registration to do comments, then you’d have something.

  5. fp says:

    Well, if we cap the beers, eliminate most of the gol-danged profanity and extinguish the cigars for the duration of this one discussion, would you feel comfortable joining in?



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