Movable Type Articles

Movable Type Goes To Japan

Six Apart, now a member of Say Media, is breaking up the band, at least to a degree.  The developers of the Movable Type social media platform have permitted Infocom to gain control of Six Apart KK, their Japanese subsidiary.

Part of the deal includes Six Apart KK gaining responsibility for the Movable Type service, a move that puzzled some members.

TypePad Connects You Via Google, Yahoo, AOL, WordPress, Etc.
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Six Apart has made it simple for nearly anyone to sign in to TypePad Connect with other existing accounts via OpenID. If you have an account with Google, Yahoo, Blogger, Vox, LiveJournal, Wordpress.com, or AOL, you can easily sign in.

Six Apart Reveals the Laws of Motion
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Six Apart, the company behind the popular Movable Type blogging platform recently introduced a free social application for use with that platform. Now, they have posted the "laws" of this application. Those are:

Facebook Connect Plugin for WordPress Glimpsed
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Lately, we’ve been seeing blog platforms making moves to become more social. Movable Type started incorporating the ability to set up social networks apart from the Facebook Connect plugin that is available. Blogger discussed adding new features including integrating Google Friend Connect into it.

Movable Type: Blogs Not Social Enough
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Moveable Type from Six Apart has a new incarnation out that aims to take blogging in a more social direction.

As Om malik points out, blogging has always been a social form of media. On the flipside, sites like MySpace incorporate blogs into their profile pages.

But where platforms like Wordpress miss the boat, this new Movable Type incorporates the ability to set-up networks into it.

Learning About Movable Type On Twitter

If you’re like me, all you’ve heard about in blogging software the last couple of years is WordPress. But as a long-time blogger using Movable Type, I wondered what they have been up to. And then Twitter brought me together with Byrne Reese, Product Manager of Movable Type and Community Leader of MTOS at Six Apart, maker of Movable Type and other offerings.

WordPress VS Moveable Type

I have never used Moveable Type as a blogging platform. I found Wordpress to be better than Blogger in many ways, and moved a large number of my sites over to Wordpress (but only on my own domains). That being said, I am frequently asked what are the differences between Wordpress and Moveable Type, especially for a business blogger who might experience high traffic load.

I couldn’t honestly answer that question, because I haven’t experienced the problems first hand.