Blogs are a familiar feature on the internet - where users post content in an accumulating manner, with comments, and search options, etc. They facilitate expression and exploration, and via attached comments, also debate and synthesis.
Reading and Navigating Blogs
Our blogs are quite powerful. Each writer can post, as is typically the case. Sustainers who have the option can also post, however. All Blogs appear in the blog system, and sometimes also in content boxes the top page of ZNet - and always via the left menu of the top page - and can be found via searches, etc.
Commenting on blogs follows the blogs, attached at the bottom, and blog comments, like all others, are also visible in many places that show comments including in the forum system. In addition, the entire blog system gathers content for everyone - but one can look at the accumulating content in many ways.
For example one can look at one writer's efforts - so one is seeing what is effectively a blog system for that one writer, or Sustainer.
One can also look at the content by topic, seeing blogs that are tagged as being about a certain topic - or place, as well. Thus, when doing that, it is a blog system about a topic, or a place, with many contributors.
One can look at only writer blogs, or only sustainer blogs, as well.
One can look at blogs for particular Groups, too.
All this is easily done using the left menu. Searches allow even more variables and refinements.
Creating Blog Posts
If you are a Sustainer with permission, and are logged in, you will see a link in the left menu for you to post a blog - and you can use that to post one, and then tag it various ways (such as with a topic or place, or a group tag), and once you do, it is in the system with you as the author.
You can also use the console button to the left to post a blog - anytime and from anywhere in the site, as long as you are logged in.
Meanwhile, enjoy the blogs - and, by the way, if you are a Free Member or a Sustainer with a ZSpace page, of course you can put one or more content boxes on it, pulling blog links of any sort you may want to filter for, for example, by you or by your friends or by others - and by topic, about places, for groups, etc.
Quick note from Corporate World about one politician's seamless transition into the drug world. It doesn't get more slimy than this folks. It's quite an endearing tale, actually; one that will surely reverberate in the halls of infamy:
It's a story about Billy Tauzin, a Louisiana Republican, who spent 12 terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Much of Billy boy's time in office was spent tirelessly defending the rights of Big Pharma - that underrepresented, underpaid group. He headed the House Energy and Commerce Committee - which (laxly) regulates the pharmaceutical industry - and was instrumental in the Medicare drug-benefit law.
But Billy Bob's time in the hallowed halls of Congress came to a close earlier this year and we have learned now that he is moving on to MUCH greener pastures. (By green I mean profitable, slimy and envied)
You guessed it dear reader. Tauzin - after retiring as the head government regulator of the pharmaceutical industry - is about to become the head of the pharmaceutical industry. Billy man was just hired as chief executive of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America - the very very powerful drug lobby representing Big Pharma.
From drug regulator to drug lobbyist - what career change could be more fluid?