On Fire, originally uploaded by Annelogue.

You may have noticed that my writing here on Annelogue for the most part is rather cryptic and there are far between the posts. The main reason is that I feel I can’t write as freely as I really would like to. I’m sad that the days when personal blogging was a mean to communicate openly are over. I do also recognise the reasons why I can’t say whatever I like on my blog, so that’s all clear. Last week Petite Anglaise lost her job, because her employer discovered her anonymised blog and by carefully reading through her posts, in their opinion the company found that she mentioned her work too much and therefore decided to fire her. In other words, she got dooced. My blog is also anonymised, but for some stinky reason that I can’t phantom the blog is googlable from my name, so therefore I have to be careful. However, as if reading my mind, Six Apart has just launched Vox, a new blogging service where it’s much easier to control who can read your rants. There are 3 privacy levels, 1. public, 2. friends and 3. family. So I’ve split my post into 1. stuff even my boss can read, 2. stuff that any of my friends can read and 3. the most emotional blabber that only my family or most close friends can handle. Sweet as cherry pie! The first blogging tool I utilised was Movable Type by Six Apart and I’ve always loved their community building skills and now they have been inventive again with this new Vox service. I hope it’s all I hope it is. It’s still by invitation only, but it’s possible to sign up saying you are interested in joining Vox. It’s free, for now, at least. Hopefully levels of blog post visibility will become a standard feature in most blogging tools in near future. Until then, for all my emotional gore and meltdowns, Vox it is! Annelogue will continue to be as it is today, maybe I’ll write more about technology, if I feel like it. Crazier things have happened. I’m supplied with Vox invites every now and then, so if you want in, let me know!


3 thoughts on “Vox

  1. I am not sure I have understood how Vox works, it doesn’t matter. I understood very well that the blog isn’t any more, at least in your country, a kind of journal where you can speak up your mind. If it’s true what you write in your post we should find the way to have our freedom back and not to hide beyond new technology.

  2. I am sorry for le Petite Anglaise. Her story it’s one of the many proving we are going to face a world without freedom.

  3. To be honest, I don’t feel it’s a nation specific problem. This happens all over the world. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of Petite Anglaise’s court case will be.

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