Le Monde just relaunched their blogging services. Their several thousand blogs are now powered by WordPress (they used to be on TypePad). Lots of new WordPress blogs get created every day, but this installation is significant for a number of reasons. First off, Le Monde is the best known newspaper in France, they are highly respected and we are very happy to have them on our platform. They are also the first major WordPress MU (Multi-User) deployment since MU was officially released last week. In addition to MU, Le Monde is also using our Akismet service to keep spam off their blogs and they are the first licensee of the stats package we developed for WordPress.com.
Le Monde joins an impressive list of media publishers who have chosen WordPress as their blog publishing platform of choice, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and many others.
PS: each Le Monde blog will have a powered by WordPress link that points to fr.wordpress.com, our emerging wordpress.com community for French bloggers.