India, the world’s largest democracy is the third country after Brazil and Germany expecting that Twitter, Facebook and Google will block objectionable content or Government will take action on it. Indian regulations oblige Internet companies to remove material that is “grossly harmful” or “ethnically objectionable”. Some web giants may be allegedly committing the offence punishable under section 292 (sale of obscene books etc), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person etc) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. Continue reading
Though May bring will bring the showers and flowers that mark new beginnings Yahoo has announced they are pulling the plug on MyBlogLog as of May 24, 2011. I wasn’t surprised and don’t think many other members are surprised either. The site simply did not prove to be an effective one for making connections and social networking for many of us.
Dear MyBlogLog Customer,
You have been identified as a customer of Yahoo! MyBlogLog. We will officially discontinue Yahoo! MyBlogLog effective May 24, 2011. Your agreement with Yahoo!, to the extent that it applies to the Yahoo! MyBlogLog, will terminate on May 24, 2011.
After May 24, 2011 your credit card will no longer be charged for premium services on MyBlogLog. We will refund you the unused portion of your subscription, if any. The refund will appear as a credit via the billing method we have on file for you. To make sure that your billing information is correct and up to date, visit https://billing.yahoo.com.
If you have questions about these changes, please visit the Yahoo! MyBlogLog help pages.
We thank you for being a customer on Yahoo! MyBlogLog.
The Yahoo! My BlogLog Team
I did use the widgets on my sites for a long time but noted there was little incoming traffic form MyBloLog and when I cehecked out the sites of members who did visit I wasn’t indtersted in their content so not connection took place and no relationship was formed. Most of my blogging buddies there were folks I had already connected with on other sites. During the last couple of years I noticed an influx of marketers and spammers and removed the widgets.
Are you a MyBlogLog members? If so, will you be crying a river when the plug is pulled?
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