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Once upon a time, it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, or Blogspot, or TypePad, or WordPress, or ahem, Xanga. Then came the evolutions of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr which took the focus away from the blog post and emphasised the sharing of short thoughts, links, photos and whatever else. Nowadays, it seems that nless you’re a writer or some sort of public personality, you probably don’t have a personal blog full of “entries”.
Arguments are raging worldwide about whether media organisations, including newspapers and television stations, should be more tightly regulated. An independent assessment of Australia’s media argues that newspapers need much more effective regulation than currently exists and that a new body should handle this, but also suggest bloggers should be included. That’s a reasonable suggestion for large blogs, I reckon, but it could be fiddly to implement.
There’s a strange quirk in US carrier Verizon’s text messaging system. When entering a recipient, if their phone number doesn’t pop up with their name and you send it anyway, it may go to someone else. That someone else is often Leila.
In just four years, Tumblr has overtaken the eight-year-old WordPress as the blogging platform du jour. Tumblr now has over 20,870,000 blogs. Mostly about cats and gifs, from what I can see. [Mashable]
Does being on the internet ever make you feel like you’re alone in the world? It should! Because this is basically how we live now: more and more ways to shout into the void, fewer and fewer people listening. Unless you’ve got, like, a kickass podcast, maybe?