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Damn Internet

August 26th, 2006
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Just when I thought I was out, they keep pulling me back in.

I really think I should just cease using the internet, particularly my website. I try… but I’m living in Deep Bay and looking for a job primarily online, I’m too reliant on it. I’m also too honest. If I could just lie to the world and pretend like nothing affects me… I’d still be unhappy.

The reason for this blog posting, is I got a Vox invitation. No real person invited me, but I filled out a form online after repeatedly being referred to it by Kevin Burton’s blog. I’ve only just started to explore it, but it seems well done, Kevin’s praise was not unjustified. One thing I noticed was it has good integration with third party photo sharing sites. In addition to uploading pictures to Vox.com it has tabs for Photobucket and Flickr. I tend to only put lower bandwidth photos online, I don’t have the highest resolution camera anyway, but this is still well done.

I’ve only quickly poked around, but I too like it better than MySpace. It doesn’t have the music angle that MySpace originally launched with, however it looks like it was more well thought out, less thrown together. Everything seems cleaner and more professional. I customized my blog, there are 30+ themes to choose from but many are variations of each other with a different color or image. They are cute or white washed, there certainly isn’t any that are evil.

I also joined Zorpia. I never did hear back from the person who invited me. Not answering emails has become an epidemic. I’ve been deeply hurt by people who didn’t see fit to answer my emails.

Zorpia has more ads than Vox and it didn’t work so well in Opera on my Powerbook at least tonight. I never did make a blog posting in it. Zorpia has a Chinese version. On Vox I saw a lot of Japanese blog postings. One of Vox’s big selling points is the ability to control who sees individual posts. This feature is not without merit but it is the abundance of user created content open to the search engines that lead to MySpace’s huge increase in bandwidth usage.

If I blog it will likely be here on Muskblog not at:

or any of the other ‘home pages‘ I’ve acquired recently as the online social networking boom, booms. If anyone wants a Vox invite I have all mine still, that said I prefer to invite people I actually know well.


  • Zorpia.com definitely doesn’t work well in Opera. Someone saw fit to send me a private message, even though my profile is minimal and I think incomplete. When I attempted to reply it just sat there. Logging in via Firefox I was able to reply. I think the problem is likely with a javascript used to submit a form using an image instead of a form button.

  • Zorpia.com definitely doesn’t work well in Opera. Someone saw fit to send me a private message, even though my profile is minimal and I think incomplete. When I attempted to reply it just sat there. Logging in via Firefox I was able to reply. I think the problem is likely with a javascript used to submit a form using an image instead of a form button.

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