The folks over at MyBlogBlog have made some updates that will make it more difficult for spammers to game the system. This action is in response to an exploit taken advantage of over the weekend where a spammers sent multiple requests to join their communities as co-authors and then automatically approve the requests. Danny Sullivan and Shoemoney were just a couple of many impacted by this.
It was first rumored in November but never confirmed. Today it is a reality. Yahoo! has acquired MyBlogLog, a social network for bloggers and blog readers. MyBlogLog will be part of the Yahoo Developer Network. The size of the deal is not being confirmed, although rumors put it at around $10 – $12 million.