"Trevor Hampel" <>, "Birding-Aus" <>
I and the Bird
"Peter Shute" <>
Sun, 16 Dec 2007 10:57:03 +1100
It's true about not being able to post photos. Photos are great. But if
people were to put them all in a central place, like
http://www.aviceda.org/abid they'd be more accessible and searchable. That's
only applicable to bird photos, of course.
As for birding-aus only being for subscribers, anyone can search the archives
with no more difficulty that searching a blog, probably less. Commenting is
harder, or course, if you aren't subscribed.
I also imagine that the birding-aus archives may be longer-lived than many
private blogs, expecially as it seems to be availiable at
http://groups.google.com.au/group/birding-aus?hl=en as well (not sure how far
I'm not saying that blogs are useless, they have their place and are
occasionally very useful. But I do find them to be a little overrated, and
I've always been puzzled that they suddenly seemed to be all the rage. Like
someone suddenly realised you can put a date at the top of an article - a great
idea that was always available.
From: Trevor Hampel
Sent: Sat 15/12/2007 10:08 PM
To: Peter Shute; Birding-Aus
Subject: I and the Bird
comment often. One special feature that sets a blog apart from a
newsgroup like Birding-Aus is the ability to post photos of birds (or
anything really) as a part of the web site itself. This can only be done
on Birding-Aus if there is a link to another site.
Birding-Aus is only sent to subscribers. This currently must be about
500-600 (not sure of actual number) mostly in Australia. A blog reaches
a world-wide audience.
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