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Blogging. My blogs are a mix of personal theories I write to discover others' beliefs and to debate the differences between our beliefs, as well as an online diary. I also have many friends who blog for critiques of their writings and as an online diary.

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A.N. Oh, how old this is. Myspace... "Why is it that Pride and Prejudice is probably the most popular love theme of all time?" "Virtual culture has become an integral part of our lives through the use of technology." "The government, military, and economic forces have always been one bureaucratic unit, and will forever exist as a single, intertwined unit." "So I am feeling a very abnormal urge...the need to make LISTS." "We become what others believe us to be." These are only a few excerpts of blogs I have posted on Myspace, a website that allows people to message each other, load pictures, customize a page, and post one's thoughts. Any writing that involves updated online personal writing such as diaries, commentaries, recommendations, opinions, or news that interests the writer can be categorized as a blog. My blogs are a mix of personal theories I write to discover others' beliefs and to debate the differences between our beliefs, as well as an online diary. I also have many friends who blog for critiques of their writings and as an online diary. Why has blogging become so popular? ...read more.

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They have as long as they would like to send a well thought out response, and there is no threat of someone reading facial expressions or hearing vocal tones, which might allow others unwanted insights. This safety net applies to all emotions: depression, love, anger, and sheer boredom. One can babble on about nothing online, and people will still read it. When one speaks nonsense out loud, they are either ignored or quickly shut up. As a close friend of mine said, although people often say they are "fine" and they "don't want to talk about it" - quite often they do. They do not know how to say it and do not want to burden anyone, but inside, there is often a burning desire to bare his or her pain to the world. So they blog. This sense of security has not just manifested itself in blogging: it has shown in the increased use of instant messaging, email, comments, and texting. Not so long ago, cell phones had the capabilities to text, but it was much too expensive for most people to use. ...read more.

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This is the perfect place to receive constructive criticism - friends have the opportunity to compliment, disagree, and suggest alterations to the writer's creation. It is a forum for intellectual collaboration. Many people use this system for an online diary. A large aspect of this is most likely due to typing's ease. Most teenagers have grown up around technology, making it much easier to type than to actually write things down. Typing allows a person to maintain a constant flow of words similar to a stream of consciousness. Writing words down on paper requires a level of thought that many people find taxing. Online diaries allow people to effortlessly express important events and feelings in their life, while giving others insights into the writer's life. This is especially important to those who can only connect to friends, due to displacement, through the Internet. Blogging has evolved from the public's need to express itself - yet still have a protective wall. It has evolved from the need to communicate feelings and ideas - at any time of day, month, or year. It has evolved from convenience, but most of all, it has evolved from each person's innate desire to connect with others. ...read more.

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