At the end of the article, the times defines what a blog is and lists some of the popular blogging sites with some descriptions. Honestly, I think the reporter could have done a better job describing LiveJournal! I mean, she did describe Xanga right on the money!
A blog, or Web log, is an online diary or journal. They are posted at dozens of Web sites, each of which attracts specific teen audiences:
• MySpace: More of a social networking site a la Friendster and Tribe, MySpace is popular among teens who want to meet friends of friends, view photos and learn about
Indie or underground music.
• Xanga: Attracts a large Asian population.
• LiveJournal: With its long, introspective blogs, LiveJournal is big among the artsy or emo crowd (a genre of music that also describes the sensitive, introspective types
who listen to it).
• Blogger: Formerly Blogspot, the site has a feature called AudioBlogger, which lets you call Blogger from any phone and leave a message that is immediately posted to your site as an MP3 audio file. "Fun at parties," the site proclaims.
• Blurty: Like most sites, Blurty offers blog rings, or communities that blog on similar issues. The site's most popular rings: "emolyrics," "debatereligion" and "cutmeintopieces."