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post #1 of 44
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Do people here keep one, or do you ever read them? Sort of an interesting phenomenon. I can't decide if they're bad or good for the internet. Seems like they might just be taking up a lot of space. On the other hand, I guess they're like living footprints on the cyber landscape -- interesting in that way. How do you search them? Say, if you wanted to find someone with similar interests like, er, headphone?
post #2 of 44
I have a blog that I don't update regularly. I sometimes read other people's blogs but I don't make much of a habit of it.
post #3 of 44
i had two aborted attemps at blogs - one on xoom and one on some other website that died. yep - everything was lost. twice. forget it, i'm not wasting time on any other site, blogspot or otherwise. who knows when those servers are going to close shop. i was too lazy to save my page on my comp and look what happened.
post #4 of 44
I have no idea what is blog, I see it here and there but never look into it. Can someone enlight me
post #5 of 44
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Originally Posted by DanT
I have no idea what is blog, I see it here and there but never look into it. Can someone enlight me
Blog is short for Web Log. You make a page on the web, and you use it like a Diary. Some folks just write text, others get really into it and put up pics too, and music, and animation, polls, forums, guestbooks, you name it. But basically it's a running journal of whatever you want to talk about - politics, you personal life, anything.
post #6 of 44
Live journal is really popular at my school, but I have never really gotten into it. Writing stuff about myself for anyone to read seems kind of weird.
post #7 of 44
I do check and read couple of blogs

Brad Setser's Web Log, great economic info and discussions in the comments sections. Learned quite a bit from it.

http://www.roubiniglobal.com/setser/

this one has some interesting articles as well but not as frequent as the first one
http://www.thescarecrowslament.blogspot.com/
post #8 of 44
I submit this on the subject of blogs. Enjoy

That being said, I'm not a huge fan myself. I think of them as a good content delivery system that allows you to update your website without having access to your original code and an FTP client. I don't want to get into the "Today I went to the mall, and..." rut. I don't want to read about my life, so why on earth would anyone else?

Dariusf, yeah, forgot that. Some blogs I don't mind reading, but again, they're not of the personal variety. Kevin Rose (and pretty much everyone from TechTV, well, at least the good 'uns...) is one such example.
post #9 of 44
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Originally Posted by Jahn
i had two aborted attemps at blogs - one on xoom and one on some other website that died. yep - everything was lost. twice. forget it, i'm not wasting time on any other site, blogspot or otherwise. who knows when those servers are going to close shop. i was too lazy to save my page on my comp and look what happened.
Oh, that's painful.
post #10 of 44
I joined MySpace to keep in touch with some of my family and a few people from school. Nice setup, but it's really easy to hack (just go to the profile of the wrong person and your settings are changed).
post #11 of 44
Before the US elections I was hitting blogs like crack cocaine. Thank God that's over. I couldn't work, carry on a conversation, do much of anything but read them. There's a fine graphic arts blog that I still read regularly. He always has links to cool things.
post #12 of 44
Yeah, blogs are interesting. I have one, but it's link is only given out to close friends. I guess some people regard the as ego-trips though
post #13 of 44
xangas are everywhere where i live.
post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by fr4c
xangas are everywhere where i live.
I assume that it is related to manga, but what exactly is xanga?
post #15 of 44
online blogging tool.

http://www.xanga.com
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