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"Blogging" Popular on College Campuses and Beyond

There's a new substance to which students are becoming addicted. Thankfully it's not a drug, but Web logging, or "blogging" for short. You might just think of it as a high-tech journal with a few more perks.

Mallory Davis, an FSU cheerleader, says, "I started doing it in the summer, but when I got here, I'm on it all of the time. All the time. You get to know what parties are going on, what groups are going on."

Since almost everyone seems to have his or her own "blog" on popular Web sites such as Facebook, Xanga, or Myspace, it's easy for students to find old friends.

James Coleman, an FSU football player, says, "I started off looking at my high school friends and I see people from my class. They start sending messages. The next thing you know, you're on it every time you get on the computer."

And it's just not students who are hooked. Even young professionals do it, like radio deejay Brian O'Conner, but for a different reason.

Brian says, "Kinda to keep up with what I do on a daily basis, as much as, for like, my friends online. Telling them what I'm doing, kind of provides for me a way that I can look back and kind of see what I accomplish on a daily basis."

"Bloggers" can also share photos, play their favorite music, and sometimes get a date or two in their online voyage.


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