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.