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TypePad Goes Down, Bloggers Bothered

Popular blogging service TypePad went offline late Thursday night as Six Apart was increasing disk storage redundancy, and as a result users were unable to post new stories - and posts written uploaded last week disappeared, writes Six Apart said no posts had been permanently lost, but some bloggers' ire was raised, as might be expected, with many threatening to jump ship. Others, however, took the outage in stride, with Steve Rubel, for example, citing a bit of internet history to provide perspective.

Six Apart also operates the free LiveJournal and sells the Movable Type blogging software that companies and individuals can install on their own servers. Neither service was affected by the outage.

On Monday, Six Apart and Yahoo announced a deal, under which Yahoo Web Hosting will offer Movable Type software.


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