Wednesday, October 10, 2012

R.I.P., Multiply

Multiply is closing down. Well, not entirely, but it is discontinuing its social networking thingees. Too bad, I only used it for social networking/virtual stalking.

my last Multiply post







Part of their announcement is a promise that they will provide tools to make users' migration to other online services easier. So far they have rolled out export tools to Blogger:

Hi All,

It's taken longer than we'd hoped but I'm pleased to inform you that the export tools are now up and running.

The export tools are available below your headshot on your Multiply site and enable you to do the following:
1. Download your content to your computer
2. Export to Blogger (a blogging platform owned by Google)
To use the export tools:
1. Visit your Multiply page (example: yourid.multiply.com)
2. Click one of the options available on your Multiply page (below your headshot):
a. Download Media: to download all media files
b. Export to Blogger: to transfer all compatible files to your Blogger page
i. Choose file you would like to download
ii. You will receive an email (via the email address registered to your Multiply account) containing a link to download all your Multiply files along with instructions on how to import then to Blogger:
These tools will be available until December 1, 2012 for you to migrate your content.
There efforts underway to offer ways to migrate your content to other platforms such as Tumblr (we had Tumblr working, but then they changed their API on September 1st) and Wordpress, and we will keep you posted as these options materialize.
For more information, please read the Export Tools section at the bottom of our Frequently Asked Questions . There are some restrictions (e.g. Blogger has a limitation that means photos must be downloaded and uploaded separately)
Should you have any questions regarding the export tool, please let us know by dropping an email to support@multiply.com
Update:
If you use custom CSS and the links are hidden, you can use these urls to access them directly (substituting your own id for 'yourid').
http://yourid.multiply.com/download-media
http://yourid.multiply.com/export-to-blogger
http://yourid.multiply.com/export-to-tumblr

So I have imported my Multiply stuff. It worked okay, journal comments were transferred too. Unfortunately, however, Blogger does not support photo/video importing -- it was only able to import the album covers and comments -- so this has to be done manually. Boo. Being the technoidiot that I am, I doubt if I will take the trouble of doing that.

Oh well. Bye-bye Multiply. It was fun while it lasted.




Monday, October 01, 2012