First let me say, one of the best ways to get authority links is to help people, or be the first to notify people about a possible problem. Thus a big thanks to James at Online IT Guide for sending me an email to let me know of a potential hack of my Twitter account.
As the Alpha of One True Fan currently stands it is just a fun game – a little like Foursquare where you can become the “One True Fan” of websites based upon a number of factors. I say that having never used Foursquare or any kind of location based social network. For me locations are the web pages I visit :)
It has been announced today that 30M (million) live spaces blogs will soon be migrated over to WordPress.com in a “partnership” between Microsoft (MSFT) and Automattic.
Microsoft is dumping these blogs anyway, and maybe gaining some other value from giving 30M users to Automattic.
It seems Cuil.com is dead.
Michael Arrington’s sources suggest this is permanent.
That is $33 Million down the drain in research, development, infrastructure for the search engine crawlers etc.
But that is a fair investment… the investors new there was a significant risk, and based on the Crunchbase profile there were a whole load of smart people involved.