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A random piece of news that I recently stumbled upon was the fact that Blogger recently removed their FTP support, essentially ending an era of "hosted" blogs (blogs which were generated through the Blogger.com service but served from the blog author's own hosting/server). This is just another reason why I am glad I never used their blogging service in the first place.
To be fair, google have provided a migration service for such users. However this news must be hard to take for all those people who have relied on Blogger's FTP service all these years. While the actual number of people who used the FTP service might be a miniscule fraction, I think that this just shows the arbitrariness of free services on the Internet and the implications of sudden policy changes on their part.
Posted on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 19:45 IST (last updated: Mon, May 3, 2010 @ 19:47 IST)