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USA Today: WordPress creator Mullenweg is many bloggers’ best friend

Great Interview with Matt today in the USA Today:

WordPress has become so entrenched on the Web that many of the biggest names use it now — a roster that includes CNN, Fox News and The New York Times, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Coca-Cola and General Electric, along with millions of ordinary bloggers.

“People might start with LiveJournal or Blogger, but if they get serious, they’ll graduate to WordPress. We try to cater to the more powerful users,” says Mullenweg, 25.

I especially like the comment made by Dermot over at CNN.com:

CNN runs 30 blogs, and they’re all created the same way the general consumer does it: Programmers go to WordPress.com, sign up and create.

CNN programmers tweak the basic templates afterward to CNN’s needs, so that a CNN blog looks nothing like, say, a blog from Time magazine or Fox News. “It looks like a website that would have taken six to nine months to create, but it’s a blog we made in just a few hours,” says Dermot Waters, a senior producer for CNN.

Here is a short video interview as well:

The full article is here.