technogran November 30th, 2010 at 5:45 am
I am so glad that you bods at WordPress are reaping all the benefits from the move here by ex Spacers. Yes its a different environment over here compared to the features we were all used to on Spaces but WordPress has some wonderful features that were lacking on Spaces as well such as Pages and Menus.
I am sure that all ex Spacers who have moved here and settled into their new blogging home have found it a wrench (we did not request the closing down of Spaces after all is said and done!) will agree that you guys really care about this blogging site and all of your blogging residents, it shows in the constant new features being added and the wonderful themes!
Thanks as well for the ‘heads up’ on my tutorial about moving your photos over here.
In China, there were 20,000,000 Live Space users. On 28th Sep. when Space was down, half of the users moved to WordPress. However as WordPress has a lot of so-called spiritual practicer who are against Chinese law (look at them, always appear onhot posts page singing high praise for somebody and call him the living god of the world, gee….), China government banned people from your service on 9th Nov. In first week of Nov, a Chinese local provider (Nasdaq: IXIC) took over Microsoft Spaces in China and became “official” (rumors say that there were “affairs” between Microsoft China and ). Sina’s service in actual fact really sucks, ppl are not happy with it. But there was no choice then. It is now hard to login WordPress.
It is hard to say who’s right or wrong. Chinese people do have a dumb government who knows right or wrong but always chooses silly ways and performs like an old fuzzy man. On the contrary, there are a lot of so-called free societies who in actual fact are not very suitable for China’s situation. In my personal opinion, WordPress should learn from Microsoft’s past experience that you should corporate with local government to become more successful. Of course to stand for who marked themselves as freedom representatives (or maybe not) or to stand for those who are majority middle class (I mean ten million users) and wish to join you, the representative of free world, and use your service, it really relies on your own decision.
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