Baidu today announced the closure of its blogging service Baidu Space, after an eight year run. The site will be officially put to rest on April 21st, and posts on the site will be transferred to Baidu Cloud on May 7th. The posts will then be available to the original poster only.

Baidu made the announcement in a public release, and also released the information via Weibo and the Yueguang blog.

In 2008, the blog site was listed as Number 11 on the Top Social Media Sites of 2008 with 40 million unique worldwide visitors. The site opened in 2006 during a peak for Chinese long-form blogging sites, but has since declined.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com