Official Google Blog: Lively no moreNow you understand data lock.
...we've decided to shut Lively down at the end of the year...
...We'd encourage all Lively users to capture your hard work by taking videos and screenshots of your rooms.
The lesson will serve you well the rest of your life. You will never look at The Cloud quite the same way.
Yahoo's coming user education will be even more brutal.
Anyone recall when Dave Winer shutdown his UserLand hosted blogs?
Update 11/20/08: In response to a request for more details, see Bradley's post.