[ExI] Blogging platforms

Mark S Bilk mark at cosmicpenguin.com
Thu May 7 21:01:46 UTC 2009

Youtube (run by Google) has begun removing entire channels 
(some with thousands of videos) objected to by the ADL and/or 
SPLC, i.e., 9/11-truth, anti-war, and anti-NWO material.  
Blogger is starting to censor entire blogs either on the same
basis or on objections from fundamentalist "christians".  
The corporations running these sites have little respect for 
fairness, justice, or freedom of speech.

The best thing to do is to get your own domain ($15/yr) and have 
it hosted by a web-hosting company ($10/month).  You can run a 
free blogging program (in perl, python, or ruby) on the server 
and create a blog under your control that way.  Retain the text, 
pictures, etc., for each entry on your own computer.  Keep 
backups in secure locations.  If the web-hosting company takes 
your website down, you can get it hosted elsewhere (currently 
Russia, Sweden, and the Netherlands are said to be free of 
censorship) and reload it with the files from your computer.

On Thu, May 07, 2009 at 06:22:15PM +0200, Eschatoon Magic wrote:
>If you do not have really special requirements, staying with Blogger
>is a safe bet. Google is not going down anytime soon. Also, it is
>evident that Google is implementing all the separate pieces of the
>ultimate social network, and they could announce their final
>integration any day now. At that point Blogger would be automatically
>integrated in the Google de-facto monopoly on the Internet.
>On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Max More <max at maxmore.com> wrote:
>> Since I'm planning to re-launch my blog, I'd like to also decide whether to
>> stick with Blogger or move to a different platform. If you have any opinions
>> about the relative merits of Blogger, Wordpress, Metacafe, etc., I'd like to
>> hear them.
>> I'm looking for a modest degree of customization, perhaps the ability to
>> share the blog with one or two other people, and (very importantly)
>> longevity in the platform -- I don't want to have to move everything a
>> couple of years from now because the organization supporting the platform
>> has gone away.
>> Thanks,
>> Max

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