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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

The blogosphere

Since I've been really, really, really wanting to work for this company, whose Movable Type is described by Salon.com as "widely considered to be the world's most powerful blogging tool, the system that sits at the heart of the Web's busiest blogs," I was intrigued to see this story today at Salon [day-pass access requires watching a very short commercial].

Also of note was a good article at MSNBC on the blogging trend as it pertains to the mostly younger LiveJournal set (hi Ynnej, Yuliya, et al). Here's an excerpt that rings with truth:

"...If this new technology has provided a million ways to stay in touch, it has also acted as both an amplifier and a distortion device for human intimacy. The new forms of communication are madly contradictory: anonymous, but traceable; instantaneous, then saved forever (unless deleted in a snit). In such an unstable environment, it's no wonder that distinctions between healthy candor and 'too much information' are in flux and that so many find themselves helplessly confessing, as if a generation were given a massive technological truth serum..."

3 Comments

Blogger ynnej said...

Crazy fuckin kids.

8/11/2004 11:53:00 PM

 
Blogger anil said...

Well, there's good news... we're hiring. :) Email me at anil at sixapart dot com if you want to talk about whether there's a fit for you at our company!

8/13/2004 12:47:00 AM

 
Blogger espd said...

Well, goshbedarn, I went to Six Apart's Sneak Peek of Movable Type 3.1 tonight (last night; crap, it got late again while I wasn't looking) and I didn't even meet Anil. But I met Mena. She was a little tipsy, so maybe she won't remember how I embarassingly and awkwardly gushed, "I really, really want to work for you guys."

More about this is tomorrow's (today's, dammit) post...

8/13/2004 01:12:00 AM

 

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