Google began to redirect the blogspot.com traffic to specific national locations. So far, three nations are affected:
The purpose of these new domains is for Google to be able to impose legal restrictions of the content on a country-specific basis.
Just one chilling effect has been that comments left on any of the “Blogspots” don’t appear on the others. Which takes the “Inter” out of “Internet”. The fruits of potential conversations across borders and into the immediate Universe are left to rot on the ground. Unseen.