In the land of online journals

Came across LiveJournal‘s birthday banner and realised that she turned 10 years old in November 2009. Fast rewind – LJ was launched a month before 2000 i.e. the demise of the computers and subsequently the end of the world. Heh. Since I was never an active user of LJ1, I immediately wondered about the online journal management that I did use – Diaryland. Guess what, it was introduced in 1999 as well! Unfortunately they have since deleted my account.

When I first started online journalling, it was my way of escaping the pen. I hate writing. Partly because I have really nasty handwriting. I hate the fact that I cannot read/understand my handwritten entries. But the funny thing is, I still have handwritten versions lying in the drawers.

But I digress. Online journalling is probably the best binary thing that I have ever ventured into.

In my search for the anniversary date of DL, came across this guy who thought that DL and ICQ should be among the pioneers of social networking sites. There. I don’t get it. Perhaps I am dense and not moving with the times. As far as terminology goes, Social networking really creeps under my skin. Why does everything on the web has to do with that? Still, I love the little timeline in the article. Not sure if he is the author of that chart, it brings a slight grin. Don’t know why.

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All these talk about past, present, and the potential reminds me of the streets of yesterday streaming within the modern days.

Tai Kang Lu, Shanghai

  1. account created on 2005-12-26, 2 entries in grand total []


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