This is currently the state of del.icio.us:
del.icio.us is down for emergency maintenance. we’ll be back as soon possible.
After being bought out by Yahoo. Similarly, as soon as Six Apart announced their deal with Yahoo, their Typepad service went down for 18 hours.
I don’t get the Typepad proposition, anyhow. Putting aside Mark Pilgrim’s contention (Freedom 0) that the utility of non-free software approaches zero, the pricing seems unattractive.
Currently, Typepad services are pitched at three levels, costing $4.95 per month for a single hosted blog with one author to $14.95 per month for ‘multiple’ authors and unlimited blogs.
My hosting – the excellent Dreamhost – costs $7.95 per month for unlimited domain names, unlimited WordPress blogs with single-click installs, unlimited MySQL databases, single-click install for phpBB, Gallery. MediaWiki, Mambo and other applications, support for Perl, PHP and Ruby on Rails, Telnet / SSH access to the server, free domain name registration and just about the best reputation for a low-cost hosting service I’ve come across. That’s Dreamhost. If you sign up to them, mention me – cloudsoup – it’ll take some money off my bill. Or sign up to them anyway, I can’t praise them enough.
I suppose Yahoo might buy Typepad. They’ve being making a few peculiar purchases and strange hirings recently.