Outage Silences Blogger Blogs

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Bloggers at Google-owned blogger.com were locked out of their blogs for a number of hours overnight, apparently after a behind-the-scenes update that went awry.

Users were warned on Monday that there would be an hour-long outage on Wednesday, for maintenance. But according to Netcraft, the site went down on Thursday and has largely remained so ever since.

At the time of writing, the site is in read-only mode. Visitors can browse and read posts, but blog owners can’t add new content.

Furthermore, all content added since 7:37 am PDT on Wesnesday has been removed – it’s not clear yet whether that means temporarily removed, or permanently deleted.

We’ve asked Google for some more detail about the causes and effects of this outage – we’ll let you know as and when we hear anything.