Chris' album / MOBLOG

This is the more traditional, blog-oriented area of my UltraBlog 3000. Here I try to create a repository of ideas (my own and those of others as I see fit). The reason I'm doing this are not of a mere narcissist nature, but often writing about a topic makes me think about it in a manner I wouldn't do otherwise.

Please note that I still don't know if blogging is good or evil. If this bothers you, feel free to read my first post about this subject...

And a final warning: I won't stick to English. Ich schreibe auch auf Deutsch, und em Trend wo vo de SMS-Generation us chunt au uf Züritüütsch :)



The first anniversary of this blog's death.

It was inevitable. I have nothing to say to this world...
12.08.2004 18:42 Kommentar hinzufügen...



Blogs und Netiquette

Jetzt habe ich doch diesen Blog eröffnet und merke, dass ich eigentlich viel lieber Comments zu den Blogs anderer schreibe, als selbst was zu bloggen. Denn ich glaube ja eh nicht an Blogs :)

Nun stellt sich aber die Frage, wie weit man in solchen Comments gehen darf. Ich vergleiche Blogs gern mit den Newsgroups der frühen 90er, aber es gibt einen empfindlichen Unterschied: einen News-Artikel schicke ich einfach in die Welt hinaus, einen Comment platziere ich aber direkt auf der Seite des Bloggers. Dort hängt er dann, manchmal zustimmend oder ergänzend, manchmal aber wie ein Giftpfeil im Rücken. Das irritiert mich.

Bin ich einfach nur zu sensibel? Oder gibt es irgendwo eine Blogiquette, an der ich mich festhalten kann? Ich bin für jeden Comment dankbar :-)



Are Blogs doing to the web what spam did to newsgroups?

Okay, I've been thinking about the topic of my first blog entry for some time now. And along with that, I've been thinking about whether I should start a blog at all or not.

So I looked around. Some of my friends are active bloggers, and they even manage to post interesting and relevant entries. However, as soon as I start reading randomly selected blogs of people I don't know, the quality drops to levels way below my margin of interest.

The image, taken from the hilarious site, stresses my point. My MOBLOG (click the 'Top' category on the left to see it) is already full of stuff that nobody is interested in. But maybe that's the way it has to be. Like the e-mail and newsgroups systems are swamped by spam, the web is going to be swamped by irrelevant moblogs showing irrelevant episodes of the irrelevant lives of irrelevant people. On a rather irrelevant planet, that is. So everything's perfectly fine ...