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Niall and I met with Matt Mullenweg, lead developer of open source project, WordPress, and founder of Automattic, this week and asked him about his experiences with starting, building and scaling WordPress.com and Akismet, the spam plug-in which is often coming to the rescue to most bloggers. Matt, outlined his way of doing things, and pointed out that WordPress.com now has 200,000 users.

You can hear it all here. Having a guest on our podsession is something we will do sporadically. Niall has his take here. Also, I forgot to blog about last week’s podsession, the International Next Net. Here is the link for the podsession.

5 Responses to “Photo Matt Shares His Wisdom”

  1. Who is Matt Mullenweg to decide what should and shouldn’t be listed in search results? Once you start making the decision on what to index or not you’ve lost it.

    Sure, searches may need to do a better job at not returning inappropriate results but as much info as possible needs to be indexed.

  2. WordPress is certainlly a better blog to use for those who don’t want to pay @ typepad. But to avail Akismet Anti-Spam services, one requires a API key which I believe is only available for blogs hosted on Worpress.com. OR Am I wrong? Please enlighten me on how to activate Akismet service without hosting on WP.com