The Reliability of Blogging Platforms

[Royal Pingdom has the results]( of their monitoring of five popular blogging platforms: Blogger,, TypePad, Posterous, Tumblr (spoler alert: listed in order of reliability). Ordinarily I would let this pass, but I am considering using a publicly available blogging platform for my digital humanities seminar. Why a public service? I want students to have something that can continue beyond their years at university: using our Moodle installation can’t do this. I am currently leaning towards []( because

1. I use it and am familiar with it
2. It’s open source
3. A number of digital humanities projects, e.g. CUNY’s [Academic Commons](, are built on it — or the other open source CMS, [Drupal]( (CUNY’s effort should not be confused with the other [Academic Commons](, which is equally interesting, but I don’t know if it’s built on WordPress CMS.)