My blog has moved into Beta!

Please note that my blog has changed addresses! It's all new and improved. Hence this old friend of mine had to be left alone. You can visit me at The Last Word (beta). It's all warmed up for you! :)

I had mentioned this in the past, and I'm going to confirm it today. I am going into a little hibernation of sorts. College starts for me in about 5 days, and I will be very busy to be able to find time. However, you can be sure to see me around since I'll be monitoring the developments, especially with Blogger beta :) But I'll not be active, or well, as active as I was recently.

I'll be back once everything is settled and kicking, however it might take some time! So, I'll see you around! :) I'll take a page out of Kirk's book, and leave you with a song! :) Tata!

Estranged (Guns 'N Roses)

When you're talkin to yourself
And nobody's home
You can fool yourself
You came in this world alone

So nobody ever told you baby
How it was gonna be
So what'll happen to you baby
Guess we'll have to wait and see
One, two

Old at heart but I'm only 28
And I'm much too young
To let love break my heart
Young at heart but it's getting much too late
To find ourselves so far apart

I don't know how you're s'posed
To find me lately
An what more could you ask from me
How could you say that I never needed you
When you took everything
Said you took everything from me

Young at heart an it gets so hard to wait
When no one I know can seem to help me now
Old at heart but I musn't hesitate
If I'm to find my own way out

Still talkin' to myself and nobody's home

So nobody ever told us baby
How it was gonna be
So what'll happen to us baby
Guess we'll have to wait and see

When I find out all the reasons
Maybe I'll find another way
Find another day
With all the changing seasons of my life
Maybe I'll get it right next time
An now that you've been broken down
Got your head out of the clouds
You're back down on the ground
And you don't talk so loud
An you don't walk so proud
Any more, and what for

Well I jumped into the river too many times
to make it home
I'm out here on my own, an drifting all alone
If it doesn't show give it time
To read between the lines
'Cause I see the storm getting closer
And the waves they get so high
Seems everything We've ever known's here
Why must it drift away and die

I'll never find anyone to replace you
Guess I'll have to make it thru, this time
Oh this time
Without you

I knew the storm was getting closer
And all my friends said I was high
But everything we've ever known's here
I never wanted it to die

Please note that comments made here will no longer be answered. If you would like answers, you can either mail me, or visit my new blog at The Last Word (beta)
Sorry for the inconvenience! :(

Good luck at Uni, and most of all have fun!

See ya around when you get the time. And I fixed your link, sorta. :-)

    Anonymous phydeaux3, on Wed Aug 23, 10:26:00 PM  

there is not much i could say that i haven´t already, so farewell my friend.


Ve con dios.

Adi, hope there's a post coming about the Edit HTML feature on Beta!

Cool design. Impressive.
    Anonymous Anonymous, on Fri Sep 29, 11:22:00 AM  

Add A Comment? Its Nice To Get A Feedback! :)

It has become commonplace for people to see a new Google service being launched in Beta, with minimalistic features, and hordes of people rushing to signup (whether or not they'll use it) to make it on the user list before the signups are closed off. Google is probably as synonymous with minimalism as it is with search, and that is the simple reason why Google has reached where it has, and will continue to go furthur :)

Simple is goog, err... good!

Every Google service has basic features. But if you look closely, they are the features that you usually use. Take Google Talk for example. It started out absolutely naked, with nothing but instant messaging and voice features. The client was small, but it got its purpose done beautifully - offering you an effective way to communicate. It doesn't matter if they don't have environments and winks/nudges. Nor does it matter that you don't have a snazzy glassy interface with rows of shortcuts on your left which you'll never use. Google gave you what it thought you needed the most, and slowly, the more you asked them, the more they added.

GMail, is fabulous. It does exactly what mail should do. Leave the junk out, be fast, be searchable, and be able to store loads of it. It doesn't need tons of flashing blimping ads, or 10 different folders. It doesn't need a calendar and a notepad integrated with it. A webmail should remain just that, a web-mail. My father recently switched over from Yahoo! to GMail, having switched to Yahoo! from Hotmail about a year back.

Its so simple to have 5 different services, and connect them via little threads, that it makes you think why in the world couldn't companies get it right before Google did. You use what you want to use, and if you don't, you just have a link to see for it. It's that simple!

Google listens

Google has an amazing track record of listening to its users. Unlike others, it seems Google has an internal voting system where every request gets piled onto its list, and every now and then, the leading request is implemented. GMail got POP (no other service offers it for free), GTalk got file-transfer, (don't flame me :-P) Blogger got labels, and so on...

The only thing that bothers me is that Google pushes out features which are incomplete, with the beta tag and continues working on it. But there is a hint of cleverness there too. You can get a feature that way which you know is constantly being improved, even if it is behind the scenes. Some get impatient, but most welcome the changes when they arrive.

You might not notice, but its easier to work on a clean sheet rather than an already used one. And Google offers that clean sheet. Although none but the real power users can truly take advantage of it. Hence, Google draws a little on it so that you have something to start with while others work on it. Back to the basics, comes to mind. And believe it or not, but its the simpler things which really appeal to the masses for their ease of use and less 'overwhelming' first impressions :)

Please note that comments made here will no longer be answered. If you would like answers, you can either mail me, or visit my new blog at The Last Word (beta)
Sorry for the inconvenience! :(

yeah.... Google is a good company... and you do wonder why other companies couldn't get it right all this time... and another wicked thing about Google is their sense of humor... every year, for April Fool's, Google comes up with something... i always look forward to that every year!

but one thing, on a personal note, it always seems better to me to get messages in Hotmail for some strange reason, rather than GMail... maybe it's just because i am so used to it, i don't know. it just 'feels nicer'... uff, am i making sense? it's like receiving handwritten letters is nicer than receiving emails... :S

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All (or most) of the ruckus, tensions, nail-biting scenarios and curiosities are now slowly dying down. It seems Google still has the ability to excite with new releases :) That is good news, because if Avatar gets it right (again), we have a few more surprises to come. Thats a good thing also, because there are quite a few still niggling things which are just beginning to come up to my throat.

Also, this sudden unforeseen update is forcing me to put a hold to my hacks which I was going to release. I want to see exactly how they finally shape their page structure, the code adding and page loading algorithms. Avatar rightly said that the update killed off an amazing categories hack that I was about to release via Bloggeratto. But I guess its better this way, with the native categories. However, I shall continue to stick with my ABCI till they release category feeds. Not to mention the pain of categorising all the posts again! Kirk has managed to make the cut and the transition to the new system. He's the only one who I know has done so from the mainstream blogs. Avatar, John, I and a few others are still waiting for that golden link to appear.

I hope they release their new raw template editing tools soon enough, because their Google Pages layout editor (which they've transported here) is really bad. To the basic user, it'll be optimum, but for serious template modders ... it's far from adequate. You can see for yourself by getting a Beta Blogger Blog ;) and going to the template editor (the layout link from the new dashboard). See what I mean?

That being the state of things... all I have to say is, 'C'mon guys!! Stop teasing us!'

Please note that comments made here will no longer be answered. If you would like answers, you can either mail me, or visit my new blog at The Last Word (beta)
Sorry for the inconvenience! :(

test a comment

//Kirk has managed to make the cut and the transition to the new system. He's the only one who I know has done so from the mainstream blogs.//

So you don't consider me as mainstream blogger? Ok fair enough :))) just kidding.

I haven't made the transition because I don't have my invite yet! We're a team blog & they haven't worked out how to move those.

That said, I want to wait 'til the HTML template editor is up, so that I can see how the template migration holds up, and manually restore any custom widgets that get broken! The "golden link" indeed!

@Ramani: I don't consider you a mainstream blogger because you don't have a link to me! Hehe! Just kidding ;) Good to see you've made the switch! That template you use, is it a blogger template? Or a custom made one?

@John: Yes, I apparently forgot that little detail about the team blog. Also, as Avatar points out in the latest post, the reasons might be furthur than lack of technical know how! Let's hope we all get to switch sooner than later!

Aditya, I added the feed link which I forgot to add after migration. Thanks for pointing out with a punch. And I added a link to you too :) My template is straight from Blogger. It's called Scribe!

did anyone make the blogger beta = myspace joke jet?
    Anonymous Anonymous, on Sun Aug 20, 09:31:00 PM  

did anyone make the blogger beta = myspace joke jet?

I believe those have gotten old and stale. Can't be digested even with ketchup! :P

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So, the previous post was done up with a lot of excitement, hence I didn't get to play around much. Many of the features have been listed out by the big blogs itself, so I am not going to dwell on them. However, being of the hacker vein, I went straight to where I saw my business. The template editor. Immediately I saw the difference. Some of them are listed here, and the updates with time are listed here :)

The template

There is a new template editor in the works, as I was greeted to it the moment I stepped in. Currently its not out, and you can revert back to the classic editor look. They are furthur tweaking the way we edit our templates! :) Going from old to new needs a change, and Blogger offers to back your template for you. Are we looking at a possible template backing system, a la Wordpress?

As far as the new features go, there have to be new tags with them too now, isn't it? So, I went looking for them! And I found them in plenty. You see, I noticed that when you're signed in to Blogger beta, and you'll looking at your blog, you'll see many small editing icons pop up, and your archives show in a different way too...

So, the template tags that I found new, had a curious I18N prepended to their name. [Update]: As pointed out by Anonymous commenter, the prefix is for internationalisation of certain text. These will change depending on the language selection of the viewer of the blog. Here they are:

Post Footer Tags

  • <$I18NPostedByAuthorNickname$>
  • <$I18NAtTimeWithPermalink$>
  • <$I18NLinksToThisPost$>

Comments/Backlinks Tags

  • <$I18NNumComments$>
  • <$I18NLinksToThisPost$>
  • <$I18NPostedByBacklinkAuthor$>
  • <$I18NHome$>

Sidebar Tags (seem like titles to each section in the sidebar)

  • <$I18NHome$>
  • <$I18NPreviousPosts$>
  • <$I18NArchives$>
  • <$BlogFeedsVertical$> - not working as of 16/08

The conclusion

Though I'll keep this post updated as more and more things keep showing up, what is bothering me is that most of the things that we spent learning and understanding might slowly get faded out as Blogger starts to adopt new naming (hopefully not) and new page structures. This could be a pain for people like me who've taken a few things for granted. Let's see what turns out. Blogger has officially not defined those tags, so if anyone out there knows (or thinks they know) what these tags do, don't hesitate to leave a comment with your thoughts, I'll update the post with them!

Regular Updates

(Updates Feed)
  • As many of us have been complaining about the lack of an HTML editor with the new Blogger, they have now posted their reply on their Buzz blog. The update is only days away, as they put it. Straight from the horses mouth:
    Fortunately, it's always been part of our plan to introduce a new Edit HTML system for Blogger in beta. This system will not only let folks have the degree of customizability they desire, but it will let you create templates that are customizable with the Layouts system. Right now we are finishing the first version of this system and will be introducing in the "days not weeks" timeframe.
    This is really getting exciting.
  • They have improved their spell check. It uses the same engine as the one GMail uses! Finally, deliverance for the post editor! :)
  • Venkataramani has made a post about small squiggles that Blogger has quietly added in. Do check them out, they'll surely make your hour! :)
  • Completely forgot to mention this. Blogger has upped their navbar search to now show results as proper posts in your main posts column. Discovered by Kirk, it sure does threaten to outrun my hack! But Arr! If its a fight ye want laddies, then its a fight yer gonna get! Yo ho ho!
  • I don't know how important this is, but the comments page is served over encrypted and secure pages! Check it out! Go to any comment page of a blog which has made the switch, and you'll see the all to familiar https:// in your address bar. I wonder how and why this is so!
  • Kirk (Phydeaux3) has noticed that the Blogger sign has undergone a slight change. We are still trying to figure out what its about, but if you have any theories, leave a comment at his post, or here! [-] It now seems like Blogger is celebrating its birthday.
  • [Exclusive Update]: It seems like post permalinks no longer change with the title. It stays constant at what it was when created initially. Hence, if your title was 'Crazy', then your permalink will remain 'blog/year/month/crazy.html', even if you change the title to 'Crazy Dog'. Thats cool! It'll let people change titles if they feel like doing so later on! Cool! :)
  • As Goldman points out, Blogger now allows removal of pictures from the servers. When you go to delete a post with pictures, Blogger will give you a list of the pictures uploaded in relation to that post, so that you can remove them! :)
- This post will not be furthur updated. I was away for too long, and have lost track. Please keep track of Freshblog and Bloggeratto for the latest updates -

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Adi, I experimented with Blogger Beta as well. When I enable all 3 types of feeds, I see post feed in main page and per-post comment feed in post pages (at the bottom, there's a "Subscribe to" link). But I don't see the entire blog's comment feed anywhere. Did you manage to find it?

<$BlogFeedsVertical$> didn't seem to work as well when I placed it in sidebar.


Really waiting for 'em to enable the raw editing of template..
Can't live without hacks, can we? ;)

@Venkataramani: <$BlogFeedsVertical$> is supposed to be the smart tag which lists out the feeds on the main page of all your posts and/or all your comments, based on the settings you've selected. This info is from the help documentation.

However, I will confirm that I've seen nothing of whole blog comment feed. I will continue looking into and keep a look at this space for updates!

"I18N" is a prefix for "internationalization". These new tags display some English strings, as "POSTED BY" or "PREVIOUS POSTS". I suppose the aim is, when the internationalization feature is completed, to make these strings change depending on the language that we set; for example, the same tags will display in Spanish blogs "ESCRITO POR" or "ENTRADAS ANTERIORES".

But, in my opinion, this brings a lack of usability: We can't change the wording of these expressions, for example. I hope this will change, or I'll have to revert to the classic Blogger templates...

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    Anonymous Anonymous, on Thu Aug 17, 08:49:00 AM  

Great catch! Thanks for the info! The post has been updated.
Keep 'em coming! :D

Adi, I have discovered some more easter eggs in Blogger Beta. Check this out:

"# I don't know how important this is, but the comments page is served over encrypted and secure pages! Check it out! Go to any comment page of a blog which has made the switch, and you'll see the all to familiar https:// in your address bar. I wonder how and why this is so!"

1.- it prevents the most rudimentary forms of automated spamming
2.-It allows for easier data recoledtion for google.
3.-in full force makes the database more stable.

Comments over https is to protect users' usernames and passwords when they log in. You'll notice that all login pages on the beta are served over https.


I can't see the whole blog comment feed either. What's up with that?

So why wait till the Beta to make things secure? What were they waiting for all this time?

I can understand the spam protection thing, and yes, this will help better than other methods around. But is it because of the Google Accounts transition only? As a side effect?

@John: The feed workaround has just one fundamental problem. It's not straight from Blogger. So if they change anything in the way the feed URLs are dished out, you might never realise until some time later.

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Haha! Google is doing is again, and this time, its got me laughing all the way into the sunset! :) When was the last time you saw a product go into Beta after being launched, twice! :-P But heck, I'm really not complaining!

I have been out the whole day today because of Independence Day (happy I-Day to my Indian readers), and when I checked my mails about 10 mins back, I was bombarded by the news! Blogger has gone back to Beta, and they're pipelining many features which I'm dying to tell you about. Chances are you've already read them either on Bloggeratto or Freshblog, but I'm just going to get my excitement out here! :)

The features cometh

So, the new features that Blogger is now offering in limited release are as follows:

  • THE BIG KAHUNA!!: Yes! The categories are finally here!! Wohoo! Ofcourse, they're called labels. I'm sure Avatar is fuming somewhere in his house right about now! Hehe! But atleast now we have native categories. No more hacking for categories!

  • Drag and Drop Template editor: Now you see where the Google Pages trick comes in. People who've been using it will be familiar with this new way of designing your template, and new comers will be surprised at the simplicity by which they can now design their templates.

  • Privatise your blog: You can now seriously limit who can see your blog. Earlier privatising methods could fail, but now there is little chance that they will! Yay for private blog owners! (like me! :D) You can add members the normal way, and also decide your viewers by their e-mail address.

  • Feeded the future: Take a hike all you coComments and the likes, Blogger now offers native feeds of all comments on a blog, or comments per posts. This should also remove a few hacks that people have been coming up with.

  • Dashboard revamp: The dashboard is now going to look sleeker and more attractive. Thats good, because people will atleast not cringe everytime they have to look at it! :) The most used commands are now a click away!

  • No more spinning: I'm tired of seeing the spinner every time something is loading, so now Blogger has removed it. Not saying they removed it for me! :) I've yet to test it out, but I hope they've managed to AJAXify it!

The martyrs

Ofcourse, as I predicted, this would mean the death of countless hacks. Comment Feeds and Categories are ones I can mention off the top of my head. The new template editor now takes Psycho Template Editor out of the equation. How's that for picking off services Google style! ;)

Ok, so now I'm off to try out the new Blogger, and don't worry. As they say, everybody will get it soon enough. I guess we now know exactly what Blogger had been doing with the downtimes and the server crashes. Enjoy yourself guys, the revolution has begun! Happy Independence Day!

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Going through the newspaper this morning, I came across this article which said that Google might set up a server farm in the country soon. This would be Google's 7th server farm worldwide, and 2nd in Asia (the first one being in Taiwan, after a deal with India didn't fall through). It's a good thing that Google is finally looking at India as a potential market, especially after the Google China fiasco. As the article states, Google has been very 'cagey' about its deals and plans. There is no photography allowed in their farms. It's because of this nature of Google that its hard to confirm anything until the first brick is laid. The approximate cost of the data centre will be 1 Billion US dollars.

This ofcourse does mean that searches will become faster for us. Not that they weren't fast before, but it'll reduce Google's costs as well :P Also, this might be the initial scent of things to come for India, like extending Google Local to Indian territories, and probably allow India to browse through Google Proxies? There are a lot of possibilities when there is a native server farm in the country. This move comes hot on the heels of a sudden boom in the rise of the number of internet users in the country. With big and small players alike, the costs have come down significantly and hence, many more people can afford it now.

Google has had a presence in the market as much as organising annual code making/breaking competitions in Bangalore, in which thousands of hopefuls participate. The winner is given an opportunity to join Google and work for them. Google has been synonymous with search mainly in our country, since none of the other features have managed to get localised. In fact, Yahoo! has managed to enter the markets Google should have, by offering services through mobile phones, in a tie up with Nokia. Microsoft has only had a mild promotion of their Windows XP Media Centre edition.

This step in by Google will surely alert the other players, and push them that much closer to moving here. This is only better and better for India, as the world recognises India as a market just waiting to be tapped. :)

And yes, happy anniversary to the PC. It was today, in 1981/82 that the first PC was unveiled by IBM! :)


Google will set up server farm in India

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well, as i said i knew google had bought a new sever farm (hope you remember that i said that like more than a week ago), but i didn´t know where it was going to be.

good news for all asia

Haha! Well, the last deal they made with India didn't fall through because India is pretty weird when it comes to foreign investments which need land. So we shouldn't be confirming and accepting anything until, like I said, the first brick is laid!

But yes, if it goes through, this'll be a good thing for all Asia, especially India. And moreover, where I go for college in 2 weeks, is right in the middle of the IT hub of the country, so Google's farm might be there and I might get to go pay it a visit if they allow! :D

this is OOT: ;) enjoy ^^
p.s: feel free to delete this comment :P

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Web development has been a hot area for quite a while now. Slowly and steadily, there are people coming from all parts of society to try their hand at it to suit their individual needs. For example, us bloggers are constantly on the lookout for an idea or an application which would help us extend the threshold of limitations we face due to various reasons. Web Applications have become as integral to our daily internet experience as the Web browser. Anything that is programmed to do a certain thing is an App! Think, how many of those today!

Why aren't there more?

The biggest problem is resources. There are many people I know who are as talented as heck, but don't have enough resources to show off their skills and develop what they have in mind. Take Stephen here for example. He's today easily at the forefront of lightweight application development, and was recently acknowledged for the same. If you read that interview, you'd see how important the fact that Ning was free, was. If it was like other services, and charged from the ground up, we would probably have never seen a Stephen. Well, not until he got enough resources at least!

So, why should only people with the money be allowed to be counted among the cream of web developers? Any serious developer takes pains to learn their language and then apply it. That should be reason enough for them to be given the suitable conditions and resources to allow them to write and program the way they want to.

The helping hand

We need more services like Ning, which tackle various aspects of Web Development, and offer everything which a prospective developer might need. All the person now needs to bring, is the knowledge and skills. Thats not such a small thing to bring, but atleast a person like that won't be hardpressed for resources to make what they want to.

Even if the developer just has one thing to contribute, there's nothing to say that someone else won't use that to start something new. This is where Ning excels, by offering the ability to clone apps and use them. Ofcourse, Ning hasn't been utilised properly ever since its entered the market except by a few handful of people. But its those handfuls who might make tomorrow's next killer application, with the skills they develop and gain by working on small apps at Ning.

A playground of geeks

A repository of modules, ready to use widgets, blocks of code, classes, methods ... in short all the resources that a developer could need is what is going to be probably the next big area for companies to tackle. An Integrated Development Environment for the web will be the next bookmarking/tagging phenomenon. Atleast, it should be. There is nothing to lose from this, only lots and lots of gains.

The only resources that a service like this needs is lots and lots of space and a decent amount of bandwidth. We know that Yahoo! and Google are both in the best spot to launch a service like this of their own, or probably acquire one and give it the boost it needs.

Create the ultimate playground for geeks to thrash about in, and they'll come aplenty. There are ideas just waiting for a stage with the right equipment. One of them, might revolutionise the internet again, who knows!


A Chat with Stephen Paul Weber

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Thanks for the links, Aditya! Glad you enjoyed the interview with Stephen - it was a lot of fun to do. As you say, providing an accessible and easy playground for new code and ideas is Ning's purpose. We already have many of the building blocks that you talk about; the built-in search engine, authentication system and tagging capabilities are just three of the many features that Stephen's used to get his code up and running fast, meaning that he can spend less time on them and more on the new ideas that make his apps so great. If you have any ideas about Ning features you'd like to see that would help make us more accessible to people, do let me know.

-- Yoz Grahame, Ning Developer Advocate (yoz(at)

The thing is I'm pretty new to Ning myself, only begun using it like its meant to be, in the past month and have one app credited to my name! :) So I'm not a good judge of what Ning has to offer. What I know is from what Stephen drops through me every now and then when I ask him.

I'll make it a point to know more and use it more, and I shall drop by suggestions and feedback through you! Thanks for dropping by! :)

Yes, you are right. I liked Ning as well.

Btw, everything in your blog seems to be AJAXified. cool! It is one thing that I haven't tried learning yet.

Haha! Not everything is AJAX-ified, as you put it. Yes, they are asynchronous, and dynamic, but they hardly use AJAX. My backlinks are the only thing here which uses AJAX. Native search (with suggestions) uses AJAJ, and so does my categories.

I believe AJAX is a slow technology. But AJAJ is, though no visibily, but considerably faster and easier to work with. Hence wherever possible, I convert XML to JSON(P) and then use it. :)

Hi I would like to know how I can get this template. I am a bloggger and want to borrow the template from you.

Thanks and Regards
Balachandar Ganesan.
    Anonymous Balachander Ganesan, on Thu Aug 17, 08:54:00 AM  

I'm sorry Balachander, but this template is my hard work of 6 months and counting!

However, it'll be of no use to you anyways since once you transition over to the new Beta, you'll have to get rid of it if you want to use their new features.

Sorry again! Take care!

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I remember once someone said, 'The beast is waking', talking about Microsoft and sudden spat of changes that have undergone. I'm being very optimistic when I try to say something like that for our very dear and beloved Blogger. It all started with a series of upgrades as pointed out by the Blogger Status blog. We knew something was happening, but couldn't point to anything except them trying to upgrade it from ageing servers.

But with the latest development, the signs are too many to ignore! As I said in my comment over at Phydeaux3, I really do think the plans have started, or are very close to begin rolling. As Avatar points out in his post:

Because a lot of creativity is put at work when thinking about categories that is still the number one feature that blogger lacks and cannot provide at this time because not having enough server power at the disposal of the blogger platform so it can get upgraded as it should. the Blogger System it is now in constant upgrading and tweaking, some features come and go without no one noticing them, and other are still waiting their moment.

I am keeping that belief that soon we'll be seeing back to back launches of features within Blogger. My theory is that Google realizes that its neglected its most widely used service for too long, and others have overtaken it long back. With MSN Spaces Live going, well, live today; Google is going to begin upping the pace of upgrades, while trying to keep a low profile (like it always has) until the day of launch!

Keep your eyes peeled to the horizon! You won't wanna miss the new dawn!

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Yes i think this is it. this signal must be taken seriously, i mean, have you tried live spaces already?, way way better than before. this is finally the thing to battle myspace.

So, yeah Blogger need to put its act together right away. i feel that we will have the some kind of updates in septemeber at most.


probing comments!

Wait for the Blogger update. If they change the look again to something better than this... man! I'll start promoting it too!

If you ask me the competition should only be between Wordpress and Blogger, Spaces shouldn't be counted as a competitor because its clearly not a blogging platform. But someone explain the advantages of having Blogger/Wordpress blogs to the common man ... I dare you!

Sheesh! Anyway, if you say September, I'll look out in September, but for now, Blogger is quite good! It allows people to think and come up with their own stuff! Thats all I need.

Well the revolution has started. We don't have to rely on guessing anymore, it's here.
Beta Blogger

    Anonymous phydeaux3, on Mon Aug 14, 06:10:00 PM  

Indeed kirk... indeed.. and who... ah forget it, i wil not stqte obvious..


This is awesome! The news has been in the offing for way too long! And a what a strong set of features they launch with? Haha! Awesomeness! :-D

I know the features are industry standard now, but This is just a time for celebration that we shouldn't miss out on! Its not everyday something as close to us as Blogger undergoes such a big revamp! :)

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