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skippy the bush kangaroo

Monday, July 21, 2003

dear bloggy

you know blogs have made it into the mainstream when...dear abby gives some advice to a young blogger in her regular column.

a reader writes to ms. van buren:

dear abby: i am a 14-year-old girl about to start my freshman year in high school. most of my friends (including myself) have web logs -- or "blogs."

...i have several friends who have stopped speaking to each other after reading not-so-nice things about themselves in the blogs. i speak from experience, because i've been repeatedly bashed for my anti-war views, among other things.

[ed. note: join the club, kid!]

in spite of this, the web log trend continues to be popular. what's your opinion on this? -- bloggin' and lovin' it in new jersey

abby, who is nothing if not on top of what the kids are into these days, responds:

dear bloggin': the written word takes on a life of its own and never dies -- particularly in cyberspace. that is why it's important that a person carefully consider what he or she is posting before making it public. i cannot urge people strongly enough to remember that on the internet there is no such thing as an eraser. the messages live on and on for all to see.

but there is a delete button, abby. look into it.

however, we began to wonder if this would start a trend, with other bloggers writing to the venerable advice columnist. hmmmmm (screen goes all wavy, indicating a fantasy sequence)...

dear abby:

eugene volokh caught the left in another lie with damningly accurate criticism, yet they refuse to acquiesce and let bush be bush. what gives?

signed, ticked off in tennessee

dear ticked off:

wake up and smell the coffee! your so-called "friends" on the left are not going to change their minds or their blogs. it's better to be yourself on your own blog, than to try to convince the whole world that you are right. remember, you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar!

posted by skippy at 4:32 PM |


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