Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog:
This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open…

Freedom of Speech at WordPress.com

The folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) publish reports evaluating the privacy practices of various internet companies. WordPress.com received a perfect 5 on 5 score in their annual Who Has Your Back report as well as a perfect 5 on 5 score on the Intellectual Property Who Has Your Back report. We also note that some services have gone above and beyond the evaluation […]

Love blogging? Look behind the curtain.

Originally posted on NaptimeWriting:
I attended and spoke at WordCamp San Francisco this year, and the experience, community, content, and implications blew my mind. Holy moly, did I ever. I attended the technical sessions and understood, genuinely, 20% of what I heard in the weekend’s presentations. Okay, maybe 15%. I don’t know the acronyms, I…