Bloggers & Sex Go Dark
A recent Brazilian YouTube sex scandal threatened to close down every WordPress blog around the world.
Did you hear about it? It’s already called “YouTube Gate” — apparently a spicy sex scene was posted on YouTube and someone discussed it on a WordPress-hosted blog.
The problem is the Brazillian courts placed a ban on viewing the IP address of the entire WordPress website…
… And that means potentially thousands of bloggers can’t have their content shown in their country.
Even worse, this isn’t the first time a violation like this closed down an entire network of blogs.
But the bottom line is this should be a wakeup call for those who rely on hosted blogs (like WordPress) to tweak their strategy and avoid getting their own blogs banned.
The good news is the fix is simple… just host WordPress on your own server (rather than hosting it on the WordPress site).
Getting WordPress installed on your own site is now a snap… just take advantage of John Saya’s FREE WordPress autoinstaller.
Any questions, shoot me an e-mail.
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P.S. This blog is currently hosted on Google’s Blogger, however, I’ve tweaked it so that the URL shows MY domain (coolsite.com) rather than the common ‘blogspot.whatever.com’. Regardless, I’ll probably graduate to WordPress soon and will certainly lean on John and his autoinstaller for help.
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