Saturday, 25th of April 2015, 10 am CET:
since several hours all blogs hosted at Wordpress.com are down.
Andreas Moser's "Publish or Perish"
Golnoosh' "High on Words"
Radius' "Broken Radius"
Banooye Sabz' "Iranian Opposition Site"
and I guess a lot of others. I am curious to see if Wordpress.com, who turned the original open-source and free Wordpress CMS into a money-making machine, have employed stuff who works on a Saturday to repair this technical problem.
But the error message that is displayed when trying to open any of the above blogs looks suspicious.
Maybe Wordpress.com has been hacked. Maybe some blog activists did not liked their business concept of exploiting a community open-source code for commercial purposes. I was also a bid disappointed to see, that in order to keep my Wordpress.com hosted site (brokenradius.com) free from banner adverts, they want to charge me 99 $ per year. Is is a ridiculous price for some Mb of server space.
So for today, I hope people have a backup blog server such as blogspot. But for the longterm, I wish that Wordpress.com is warned that users are not completely passive when it comes to refuse and fight money-making offers of web hosters.
It appeared that not only the customers blogs hosted by Wordpress.com are unaccessible, but Wordpress.com own homepage as well.