When were you first exposed to a foreign language? Was it at home, or school? Does it offend you when people speak a language you don't understand in your presence? Today, Hispanics are the fastest growing (and largest) minority group in America. Given places like my neighborhood, The South Bronx, this is clearly a fact. I remember feeling like the odd girl out whenever my Spanish speaking classmates would utter their native language, leaving me without any clue of as to what they were talking about. My teachers always appreciated their presence in class, as they offered a lot more to our Spanish classes. They'd never consider suspending them for doing what we have the privelge of doing every time we open our mouths - speaking in our native language.
Have you ever been so addicted to one activity that you find yourself uncontrollably partaking in it daily? You waste so much time in front of it that sometimes you nearly forget to eat, to sleep, to even use the bathroom? Hmm... maybe you've been so addicted to something that its killed you? Didn't think so.
So you're a freshman in college. You've been exposed to tons of things by now including drugs, drinks, and the like. You spend evenings with your friends having fun, the kind you don't want your parents to find out about. You just so happen to have a blog, one with which you post your deepest darkest secrets. No one will ever know about this except the people you tell about it, right?
Well, let's say your parents find your blog one night. They won't tell you how or why. They just call you up and start hinting about things they have no business knowing about. And then it hits you - you're in BIG trouble.
It's the end of the world as we know it...and I don't feel fine. :( (Corny, I know.)
I appologize if it bugs you for bringing this up again, but I just thought this was interesting, that they're getting a step closer to putting a number on the blogs out there. Check this out.
While it is probably virtually impossible to put a cap on just how massive the blogosphere is, it certainly is mind boggling to wonder. Hundreds of blogs might be published by the second. Weblogs.com is certainly proof of that. For every minute or so that you refresh the page, a number of blogs appear on the screen. It's kind of amazing to watch.
Did you know that kid? You know, the one that was bigger and stronger than you and struck fear into your little heart? That kid that might've been prettier, more popular, richer, or none of the above - didn't they always have something mean to say? Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The bully.
Maybe you never knew that kid, but I'm sure you can sympathize with the relief the underdog would feel to finally be at home when the day was through, safe from the bully's antics. But what if school were not the only front for the bully to reign over? What if that miserable little boy or girl could get at the underdog from another haven - the Internet?
Is any else a little freaked out? You know, about the girls, girls, girls? I'm starting to feel it. It's just too damned weird. It's, like, too... perfect here.
Once upon a time, I typed a blog entry. A friend of mine left a comment, and left an interesting and familiar link in his wake, "The Best Page in the Universe". I clicked, remembering how amused I'd been the first time I'd encountered the link when I saw the words, "If these words were people, I would embrace their genocide."
So I added some stuff to the aggregator. And I'm like.. OMIGOSH! This isn't very important, now, is it? But I really could think of no other worthy news blog. I think we've added more than enough. So I didn't really bother. I added The Superficial, a little blog about celebs and all the silly mistakes they make that remind you that they're human too. Or just stupid. And I think that's important, because making idols out of these people...
I'm a little late with this due to my inability to fall asleep the night before which caused me to oversleep, but at least it's getting done. It was kind of weird for me, reading this book. It kind of opened my eyes to how quickly the blog world has changed and evolved even since 2002. While some of the popular blogs mentioned in the book remain popular today for certain reasons, I've noticed that a new wave has emerged in terms of popularity.
First of all, it seems to me like young females anywhere from 13 to 25 have claimed the title of majority in the blogging world. Everywhere I look, some girl is writing about school, boys,trips to the mall, and everything in between. Another large community I've noticed is young women with babies. And what makes some of these people popular?
Wow... I find it quite amusing that people are still fussing over this issue. C'mon ladies, is it really that big of a deal? I think we've got enough blog posts to cover up the issue already. I'm sure Glamourous is WELL aware of what she's done by now. Let's not have everyone post on it, 'kay? You're starting to repeat each other.
I hope all you lovely ladies have a splendid weekend. :)
Oh and as a suggestion, maybe the moderators of this blog could reduce the number of blogs that are visible on the front page at a time. That way, the infamous post will disappear in a jumping flash.
Well, let me start off by saying, hello everyone! I'm very excited about this CSEM course. I've been writing a personal (boring) blog for about three years now, so it's nice to know that I can get points for doing it. I generally upkeep it for the web design aspect, but it is definitely a very cathartic hobby as well. If anyone's interested in viewing my personal blog, feel free to leave comments here, and I'll consider it. <3
Ok now... communities... Well, I'll warn you, I can be QUITE a bit longwinded when it comes to these things. I guess I belong to quite a few communities, although now I that I think about it, during the bulk of my adolescence, it hadn't always felt that way. You know the story, the whole, "no one understands me."