Howard Sherman, former SVP of Content for About.com, notes that the company has moved its Guides to blogs:
About.com, a network of more than 400 sites and one of the largest producers of original content on the Web, just relaunched those sites as Weblogs. ..This development is significant for a few reasons:
*It’s probably the single largest addition of content to the blogosphere to date.
*All of these sites are advertiser supported so it should help give credence to blogs as a viable business model.
*The sites are using Moveable Type software which is a vote of confidence in Moveable Type’s technology.
I too know the About.com folks (though clearly not as well as Howard), and have been hearing about these plans for some time.
Here’s the big question: When do they add contextual search links to the pages using their Sprinks network?
And will they launch a blogging community? And resell Moveable Type blogs to their audience?
It will be great to see this effort evolve.

Howard Sherman, former SVP of Content for About.com, notes that the company has moved its Guides to blogs:
About.com, a network of more than 400 sites and one of the largest producers of original content on the Web, just relaunched those sites as Weblogs. ..This development is significant for a few reasons:
*It’s probably the single largest addition of content to the blogosphere to date.
*All of these sites are advertiser supported so it should help give credence to blogs as a viable business model.
*The sites are using Moveable Type software which is a vote of confidence in Moveable Type’s technology.
I too know the About.com folks (though clearly not as well as Howard), and have been hearing about these plans for some time.
Here’s the big question: When do they add contextual search links to the pages using their Sprinks network?
And will they launch a blogging community? And resell Moveable Type blogs to their audience?
It will be great to see this effort evolve.