Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Interesting observation

Cabinet of Wonders posts a summary of the recent Bigfoot hoax fiasco, and concludes with this interesting observation:
So who came out of it well?

As you can probably guess from the name checks throughout, it was Blogsquatcher, who have have done sterling work keeping everyone updated with a storm of blog postings (sacrificing sleep in the process) as examined all the angles and the developing shitstorm, with a suitably critical eye. Also thanks to being hosted by Blogger they seemed to suffer very little from the vastly increased traffic (even as bemused bystanders we got a big spike in folks coming from Google), which meant they could keep going while all around them were falling over due to hacking and server overloads.
Blogger takes a lot of **** for being a free blog service, but there's something to be said about a free service that thus far apparently has no bandwidth limit. That was a big problem I had with Eponym. Ten dollars a month and I really only got 3 weeks of service per month because the last week I was over the bandwidth limit and got shut down. If I accidentally made a popular post I might be online for only half the month.

By the way, Cryptomundo had to be rebuilt, and the RSS feed is now different. Just figured that out today.

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