Sorry no clever title. I’m not clever enough. I miss Xanga.com. It was a blogging site that was brilliantly laid out, highly addictive, your posts could gain traction easily and I met all KINDS of people. It was around pre-‘woke’ days, and before the internet was largely sanitised to the point of banality and mediocrity. This meant that you could find pretty much ANYTHING on there. Yes, you could find dumbarse racist accounts on there but guess what: YOU COULD JUST IGNORE THOSE ACCOUNTS. Imagine that as a concept. You know, the concept of “ignoring something I don’t like, moving on, and not shrieking on Twitter all day every day that it must be shut down because I don’t personally like it”. Of course the really bad ones were terminated – but there’s obvious levels of really bad on a blog site that is used by all ages from 13 on up.
But there was so much that the site owners let slide, and it was a massively richer experience because of this. I got talking to incredibly diverse, different and interesting people on there – lost touch with all of them once the original Xanga died.
Right now, it seems they tried to relaunch, but then stopped bothering again. The status is unclear. Whilst the login page is there, I’m not even sure if anyone can actually log back in. And that seems unlikely as that landing page has been sat there for at least 3 years now, and you can’t create a new account. Even if it did come back, you can imagine the hate-filled SJW mob infesting it like they have Twitter now, and making it an equally miserable experience. They’re basically like a form of cancer.
Xanga was the most accessible, interesting, varied, well populated social/blogging site out there. It will never be beaten by the glib, assimilated crap of Facebook, the autobot account closing trash fire that is Twitter, or the tedious anime infested Tumblr.
Xanga also represented the most interesting and enlightening times that you could, and will now EVER HAVE exploring people on the internet. And I miss it terribly.