SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2002--Salon Media Group (Nasdaq:SALNc - News), in partnership with UserLand Software, today announced the launch of Salon Blogs, a new service that will allow Salon's users to publish their own weblogs through Salon.
"Blogs are a dynamic new only-on-the-Web phenomenon, and we're delighted to offer our readers the chance to publish their own through Salon," said David Talbot, Salon's founder and chairman.
Salon Blogs will be powered by UserLand's Radio UserLand tool. The service will cost users $39.95 a year after a 30-day free trial. Information is available at http://www.salon.com/blogs/.
"Dave Winer's Radio UserLand is a great piece of software that's unbelievably easy to get up and running, but that also offers users tons of flexibility," said Scott Rosenberg, Salon's senior vice president for Editorial Operations and Managing Editor. "We're very excited about introducing it to our articulate, outspoken community of users." Rosenberg will produce his own blog to anchor the new service.
"Radio weblogs are an excellent way to tap into the power, creativity, and intelligence of a community," said John Robb, president and COO of UserLand. "We are extremely pleased to be working with Salon, a leading innovator in online journalism, to bring weblogging to their readers."
Founded in 1995, Salon Media Group (Nasdaq:SALNc - News) is a leading new media company that produces an award-winning Internet site, Salon.com, as well as two subscription-based online communities, The Well and Table Talk. Salon logged 3.8 million unique visitors in July 2001, as audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Companies that have advertised on Salon include IBM, Lexus, PBS, Porsche, Universal Studios, Hewlett-Packard, Ford, Sprint, Microsoft, Absolut, ING, Powell's Books, Discover Card and Intel.
UserLand Software, http://www.userland.com/ develops affordable workgroup content management software (Manila) as well as personal weblogging and newsreading software (Radio UserLand). The company has over 2,500 corporations and educational institutions as customers. UserLand's CEO Dave Winer was recognized as one of the top ten technology innovators by InfoWorld; and as the Tech Renegade for 2001 by Wired. UserLand is a privately held company based in Woodside, Calif.