SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Freewebs, a free, do-it- yourself online web publishing system, announces its newest feature -- rich media blogs with threaded commenting.
"The online community demands blog capability, but Freewebs is going a step further and offering a better blog," says Haroon Mokhtarzada, chief executive officer and co-founder. "The new blog service embodies our vision of empowering users to converge all of their web publishing needs into one easy-to-use platform. Whether it's an online photo album, chat room, traditional webpage, or now a blog, we believe users should be free to consolidate their web presence into a single unified website."
The new blog service works with the robust and popular Freewebs web editor and enables users to go beyond simple text blogging and incorporate audio, video, and pictures into their blogs. In addition, users can choose between standard or threaded commenting features. These features combined with the additional suite of web publishing tools Freewebs already offers gives Freewebs a distinct edge over competitor sites and users have already begun to notice.
"I left Xanga, BlogSpot, and MySpace for Freewebs Blog. And, I'm telling all my friends to check it out. Freewebs freakin' rocks!" said Freewebs user Yasmina Khan after discovering the new service.
"It's great to see that kind of response," said Mokhtarzada. "Freewebs looks forward to continually empowering our users with additional valuable services in the future."
The Freewebs web publishing system enables people to create rich websites free of charge, without any need for technical skills, training, or special software. Since its launch in 2001, Freewebs has received more than 15 million member sign-ups and according to web traffic authority MediaMetrix, ranks among the top 200 most trafficked websites in the United States.
"What's amazing about having such a large community of users is that new products and services are quickly adopted after we release them," continued Mokhtarzada. "Within days of the launch we were serving up over 10,000 blogs."
Subscribers use Freewebs sites for just about everything, but the most popular applications include music and fan sites, community sites like churches, sports teams, scout troops, and homeowner associations; collector sites; family-oriented sites for sharing wedding and new baby photos; and sites about schools, classes, teachers and more.
Freewebs was recently awarded the Standard of Excellence WebAward in the 2005 WebAward Competition, sponsored by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). According to the WMA, this award "recognizes the standard of excellence for which all corporate web sites should strive."
Freewebs is a free, do-it-yourself online web publishing system that allows subscribers to create and host their own websites without any technical skills, training or special software. Subscribers use Freewebs sites for just about everything from school, church and community sites, to family photo albums and wedding websites. Freewebs also offers its users rich media blogging capabilities. Since its launch in 2001, Freewebs has experienced tremendous growth and the company has convened a corporate advisory board to support new product development and industry activities. For more information or to get a free website of your own go to http://www.freewebs.com/.