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 Bloglessness2004-09-20 23:11
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Hm, a whole week without saying anything. As usual it is then really hard to pick anything to write about.

This week I incidentally answered e-mails from three good friends in California who hadn't noticed I had moved to France. I guess I forgot to mention it. Well, really I didn't. But there are still lots of people who don't know what a blog is or what to do with it. The Blogital Divide. Should I have forwarded my blog postings to everybody in my address book? Probably not. But it might be worthwhile to think of overlapping the different media more. Lots of people I know are not going to read what I write here, even if my blog URL is in the signature of my e-mails and in my profile in various places. At least my mom has stopped asking for a printout of my blog, and resigned to reading it here.

But if a blog is a personal communication portal, it might of course do a better job at somehow reaching the people who aren't coming looking for it, because they don't have the idea that they're supposed to. And they aren't really supposed to, because there are different styles of communicating, and it probably doesn't work for everybody to go to a webpage and see what's new for somebody, or to run an aggregator that shows what's new for a bunch of people. Some of those probably would like getting an occasional summary of articles, even if they didn't ask for it. Like a mailing list reminder. "Remember Flemming? Well, this is where he is and what he's doing and what he's said and how you can reach him. And if you don't want to hear about this any longer, click here."

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21 Sep 2004 @ 13:43 by Christina @ : different styles of communicating
Thanks to repetition, most people in my family know what google and blogs are. But when I mention orkut, gmail, multiply -- all I get are blank stares, and a meaningful silence. - Which I can easily translate to: "There you go again!"

Still, I'm thankful for this kind of diversity, it creates new ways to consider old thought trends.  

29 Apr 2016 @ 03:28 by Karinthia @ : PyvOzGJixsDLKnIcbs
Un point pour vous _La_Mer et je suis bel et bien épatée. Oui mes vérifications furent sommaires (petit dico d’ordinateur Antidote, sans plus, qui n’acceptait que l’adjectif qualificatif &lbaqo; Ã©bauui »). Je note. Et j’apprécie. Merci camarasa et Siganus.L’autre je le connais bien et l’utilise avec le « s » comme antanaclase. Je le préfère ainsi. « esbaudir »  

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