I said before that there may be a move afoot to block Xanga. I heard some loud complaints and some understanding. Here is the question that I have for those who have bothered to check my new blog. Is Xanga a worse place of blogging? I think the answer to that is sort of. Xanga does seem to me to be a worse sort of blog. My theme from it hints at what I think about it, I state boldly at the top of the page that I wont talk about deep inner feelings and hot girls friend and parent hate. Why does Xanga foster this?
You cannot search it without paying. This makes it a fine form of entertainment, but a bad place to have public discourse. Public discource needs to be in front of the whole world. The school should be about encouraging all sorts of public discourse and not block it in general. But Xanga makes for institutional gossip. That is something school should not encourage. That is why I think that it is OK to block Xanga, and not other blogging sites that are ore public.