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Bye button

Steve Herrmann Steve Herrmann | 12:31 UK time, Monday, 9 July 2007

Many thanks to those of you who put our Alan Johnston button on your blogs, websites and web pages. We estimate that it was used at about a thousand places around the web - it was a new and effective tool for highlighting Alan's situation and no doubt helped keep him in the public eye.

johnstonbloggerheadsbutton.jpgBut now, as of this morning we're retiring the button from our own blogs, and invite you to do the same. It's simple to do - just remove the code from your page and it will disappear. Alan, now back with his family, has said his intention is to return to ordinary life. In due course, when he's ready, he'll return to work at the BBC in London - and so it's time for us to regain a bit of normality.

I will, however, let blogger Tim Ireland of Bloggerheads have the final word with this nicely doctored image.


Thanks, Steve. Most gracious of you.

I plan on keeping my replacement button in place for a while... it's not often one gets to do a purely joyful victory dance.

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