Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Update aims for a friendlier Blogger

Update aims for a friendlier Blogger: "Blogger, a self-publishing platform owned by Google, released on Tuesday a beta with features such as tagging, friends-only posts, and templates designed to be easier to use.
The site has long been a fixture of the self-publishing world. But now that blogging has become a genuine cultural phenomenon, Blogger has had some catching up to do.
The beta, or test version, has three major components:
• Blogs now feature labeling, which is more generically known as tagging. This means people can categorize their posts with keywords in the same manner of Flickr or Delicious.
• Posts can be 'locked' and viewable only by readers whom the blog owner designates.
• Some drag-and-drop capabilities have been added to Blogger's template-editing functions--previously only controllable "

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