Some good news and some bad news

Dear OC Metblogs readers and writers,

As this sites captain, I have some good news and some bad news to share with you. First, the good news. This morning, Sean announced that Yahoo! has bought a 45% stake in Metroblogging. For our network of cities, this is a great thing. It will allow Jason to higher some help, so he can implement all the cool ideas he has, and as Sean says, it will allow Metblogs to grow to 300 cities.

However, one of the changes Yahoo! wanted to make was to merge and oc.metblogs. Undoubtedly since they are the bigger site, we will just move over there, so this is really disappointing. I know we aren’t LA, and LA knows we aren’t LA, but the folks at Yahoo! see LA as stretching from the grapevine down to Camp Pendleton. But what can you do? They are the ones with the bags of money, and how can you compete with that in our fine capitalist system?

So we won’t be shutting down just yet, I’ll let you know when and how this will work later. Until then, just keep posting, maybe we can show them how different LA and OC really are.

Thank you, everybody!


3 Comments so far

  1. Michael Doss (unregistered) on April 1st, 2005 @ 8:27 am

    Wow, that’s going to be quite the adjustment, but we’ll get it done, I guess. At least we’re all going on Yahoo’s payroll now.

  2. DanGarion (unregistered) on April 1st, 2005 @ 9:09 am

    Uh huh Yeah….

    April Fools… :D

  3. Michael Randall (unregistered) on April 1st, 2005 @ 10:30 am

    Gee, I wonder if the pay will be based on location? I would love some yahoo stock options and a 401k.

    Anybody have the number for Human Resources?

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