Dirk Deppey gets to the bottom of what’s happened to the invaluable Comic Weblog Updates page, which has been out of service for more than a week now. It seems Yahoo!, which owns the blog-tracking Blo.gs, has changed how that site functions.
I don’t pretend understand the ins and outs of it, but judging from what Deppey’s learned, it looks like the Updates page — and others like it — has gone the way of the dodo, at least for now. Dirk has a fuller, and more informed, explanation.
The Comic Weblog Updates page has been an important part of the comics blogosphere for more than three years now, and is at least partly responsible for its growth, as it allowed readers and other bloggers to discover new sites and, obviously, see when those sites have been updated.
I wonder how the Updates page’s absence has affected traffic for those blogs listed? I finally shifted to Bloglines a month or so ago, so I don’t use the page like I used to, but I imagine its absence has left more than a few readers adrift, or at least inconvenienced.