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Xanga
URL http://www.xanga.com/
Commercial? Free/Subscription
Type of site Blog
Registration Required to blog
Owner Xanga.com, Inc.
Created by Marc Ginsburg, Dan Huddle, John Hiler
Launched 1998

Xanga (IPA: [zæŋgə]) is a website that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, and social networking profiles. It is operated by Xanga.com, Inc., based in New York City, USA. Image File history File links Nuvola_apps_important. ... Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... Shortcut: WP:NPOV Wikipedia policy is that all articles should be written from a neutral point of view. ... Shortcut: WP:RULES Wikipedia is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have a common goal: Wikipedia has some policies and guidelines that help us to work toward that common goal. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Xanga. ... // Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: In popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) — many popular and technical texts will use the term URL when referring to URI; Strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... A blog hosting service is a service that hosts blogs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A social network service is social software specifically focused on the building and verifying of social networks for whatever purpose. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

Contents

Overview

Xanga is a free Web-based service that hosts weblogs, photoblogs, videoblogs, audioblogs, and social networking profiles. WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ... A blog hosting service is a service that hosts blogs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about a type of web application. ... An MP3 blog is a type of weblog in which the creator makes music files, normally in the MP3 format, available for download. ... A social network service is social software specifically focused on the building and verifying of social networks for whatever purpose. ...


Each site is officially called a "Xanga Site," commonly referred to as a "Xanga". The Xanga users themselves are often referred to as "Xangans." The sites are used largely by teenagers. Users are allowed to post any number of weblog entries per day, and may also customize how their Xanga looks using pre-made templates or custom HTML. Xanga sites are most commonly used as personal journals. The Adolescents were a punk band in the 1980s. ... Look up template in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... HTML, short for Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. ...


Origins

Xanga's origins can be traced back to 1998, when it began as a site for sharing book and music reviews.[1] It now has an estimated 40 million users worldwide. As of March 29, 2007, Alexa Internet ranked Xanga as the 60th most visited site on the internet. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (89th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Core features

All Xanga members receive a "Xanga Site," a website made up of a weblog, a photoblog, a videoblog, an audioblog, a "Pulse" (mini-blog), and a social networking profile. You also have the option of joining or making blogrings "groups".


Weblog

Xanga first added weblogs to all Xanga Sites on November 5, 2000. Comments were added shortly later, on December 8, 2000, along with the concept of "eProps." eProps are what a user can give to another user's entry as a sign of how much he or she has enjoyed the entry, with 2 being the maximum amount that can be given. (By default, "2 eProps" is selected on the comment page.) Comment Tracking followed on January 18, 2001. is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


A core part of Xanga is the ability to subscribe to other Xangas. Subscriptions allow Xangans to stay up-to-date on other Xangas to whom they're "subscribed", without having the user manually visit each site. Xanga first added an email subscriptions feature on November 30, 2000.[2] On January 0000000000, 2001, this was followed by the ability to subscribe to a site using a web-based reader (and the ability to display your subscriptions on one's site). is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Initially, Xanga allowed members to subscribe to each others' sites anonymously. Some users were troubled by anonymous subscriptions, and so during the week of July 15, 2003, support for this feature was discontinued. Since some users had been using anonymous subscriptions to try out subscriptions to other sites, on July 21, 2003, Xanga added a feature that allow members to sample a Trial Subscription to another site. This update also allowed member to hide individual subscriptions from public display.[3] is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Subscriptions were originally called "Sites I Read," so some older users sometimes refer to them as "SIR".


Photoblog

That said, until the spring of 2006, Xanga's photo features were focused on enabling photo uploads within weblog posts. Xanga first started offering photo uploading on May 1, 2001. Originally, photo uploading was available only to premium members, and was limited to 20 MB of storage (although this was not enforced). Then on April 7, 2005, Xanga overhauled its photo system to increase picture quality and picture size, as well as to increase capacity for the system overall.[4] This was followed in August 5, 2005, with the beta release of a new Photo Manager that allowed users to more easily edit and view their photos.[5] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 30, 2005, Xanga announced that all premium members would now get a gigabyte of photo storage.[6] On September 9, 2005, web-based batch uploading of photos was added; on September 26, 2005, all Xanga Classic members were given 200 MB of free photo storage (and Premium members were increased to two gigabytes of storage).[7] On September 28, 2005, moblogging support was added.[8] is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Xanga released its photoblog offering on April 6, 2006;[9] the ability to comment on photoblog posts followed shortly later on April 28, 2006.[10] On May 18, 2006, Xanga introduced new tools that streamlined batch publishing to a photoblog.[11] is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... May 18 is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Some members also chooses to post their entries entirely with pictures and photos, this has been made possible after the introduction to photoblogging.


Videoblog

Xanga Videoblogs were officially launched on August 9, 2006[12] with a video featuring Xanga employee Chris Choi's dog Gromit. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Audioblog

On September 29, 2006, Xanga launched Audio Blogs[13] after about a month of beta testing.


Pulse

On February 22, 2007,[14] Xanga introduced "Pulse," which was described as a "carefree miniblog." A Pulse message can also be uploaded by cell phone. Motorola T2288 mobile phone A mobile phone is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ...


Profile

Xanga supported limited profiles as early as its launch in 2000. Profiles were revamped on February 1, 2004 to hold more information and offer better email security and control. Each member was allowed to upload one profile picture. On April 30, 2004, Xanga upgraded its profile image uploading to offer better quality images.[15] Then on July 27, 2004, Xanga followed up with multiple profile pics; classic members were allowed to upload up to 3 profile pics, while Premium members were allowed to upload up to 99 profile pics. Xangans were allowed to set a default pic which would appear next to their username, as well as choose between their profile pics in each entry. Then on November 19, 2004, Xanga extended its support of multiple profile pics to comment icons; now Xangans could choose which profile pic they wanted to appear next to each of their comments.[16] 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Then on April 6, 2006, Xanga upgraded its profiles to offer traditional social networking features - including the ability to connect with friends, to search for friends, and to fill out profile fields.[17] On June 6, 2006, a link to each users' Profile was added to the standard Xanga navigation at the top of every Xanga site (along with Photos).[18] is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Xanga profiles also include Memories, Nudge, and a Chatboard.


Other features

Private Messaging

Since August 17, 2006, Xanga users can send each other messages.[19]


Tags

Users are now able to tag a post with keywords, making it searchable by subject matter.


Languages

Xanga's pages can be displayed in some languages other than English. Currently, there are Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. Other languages may be added in the future.


Privacy and safety

Privacy

Xanga supports several privacy features which allow users to restrict or control access to their sites.

  • Protected Posting allow users to restrict access of each post to a list of specified friends. Xanga Classic protected lists can hold only up to 10 members; you must obtain Xanga Premium in order to get a protected list of unlimited size.
  • User Blocking allows users to block certain people from commenting or subscribing to their sites.

On April 26, 2006, Xanga launched Xanga Lock, a feature which restricted access to a given site to only other Xanga members.[20] If a casual web browser who is not logged in to a Xanga wished to view someone's Xanga, he or she would first have to log in to a registered account, or else he or she would only see a page indicating that that user has chosen to "lock" their Xanga. Xanga Lock also prevents the site from being indexed by Search Engines. Members can combine Xanga Lock with the Footprints feature to create a means of controlling and monitoring access to a given site. is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


On October 20, 2006, Xanga launched Friends Lock. This feature is similar to Xanga lock, however it provides even more privacy by allowing a user to lock out everyone who is not on his/her friends list. This feature is very similar to protected posting in many ways However, unlike protected posting, a user can have as many friends as he/she wants without having to purchase Xanga Premium. Furthermore, a user can have friends that may or may not be on their Protected Post list. October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Tracking

With Xanga Footprints, participating Xanga users can see the usernames of signed-in visitors to their site. If visitors are not signed in, then the Country or State is shown instead. Xanga supports an opt out for this feature,


Flags

Xanga developed a flagging system that allow users to easily report sites that violate Xanga’s terms of use (such as sites that contain Threats of Physical Harm or Underage Nudity). Flagged sites are reviewed by Xanga’s employees and shut down as appropriate.


The flagging system was first proposed on the doggy April 19, 2006,[21] and subsequently launched on May 1, 2006.[22] April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Ratings

To address the issue of clean content, Xanga has created a rating system that, among other things, limits access to age-inappropriate material. Xanga SafeBrowse, also known as Xanga Ratings, allows people to set their Xanga sites to one of five levels. A Xanga site set at the highest level (Explicit Content) can only be viewed after credit card verification.[23] The system is modeled after the movie ratings system. The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and territories and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ...


Safety

On June 8, 2006, Xanga launched safety.xanga.com, a site with links to tips for parents, youth, and law enforcement.[24] Links to these safety tips were added to the bottom of every page on Xanga. is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Reporting Inappropriate Content

A "Report Inappropriate Content" link is also found at the bottom of every page.


Design

Xanga has two primary ways that users can control the design of their Xanga Sites: Skins and Layouts.


Skins

Xanga Premium allows for complete customization of a user's page using its Xanga Skins feature.


A Skin is a CSS stylesheet paired with HTML and Xanga's own language. This is differentiated from the templates used by Classic users, often referred to as "layouts" (but often confused with Premium skins). There is a specific page for adding skins, and some inexperienced users mistake this for the "Custom Header" and "Website Stats" for which Classic users can access. Xanga Skins and Xanga Layouts are not interchangeable. Others have created layout sites for others to access.


Layouts

In recent years, a cottage industry of layout design community sites has emerged. The large design communities are blogring.net and createblog.com(formerly xangans.com). Submitting to either one of the above sites exposes users to constructive criticism from other experienced users. There have also been the creation of guilds (more commonly called "collaborations") where veteran designers form a team to create layouts using each member's specialty. These collaborations involve small-scale message boards where they can receive feedback and a server host to host accessories such as banners and music. The use of the term has expanded, and is used to refer to any event which allows a large number of people to lalalawork part time. ...


Aside from layouts, Xanga users have access to almost unlimited design capabilities. Xanga Classic users can use all HTML properties, excepting only the <META> tag (which Xanga banned in 2004 for being associated with advertisement removal). <META> tags is one of the tags that page transitions can be made from. At the time of the ban, page transitions were at the peak of popularity.


A controversial issue among the layout community is the use of HTML encoders to scramble their codes. Since most Xanga users are Classic users, they feel that all scripts should be public domain. Xanga is one of the few blog/profile sites that allows the encoding property to work. The encoding property is not bound by Xanga's Javascript blocks, so a user may encode a <META> tag and place the encoded script into his/her blog and "trick" Xanga into thinking that it is a safe script. Thus being said, Xanga blogs have an infinite number of customizations, and this has led to a sense of uniqueness within the community. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge&#8212;writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others&#8212;in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


Revenue

Premium subscriptions

Xanga also offers two levels of premium subscriptions: Premium and Premium Plus. Members who subscribe to either service receive additional features, including additional photo storage and monthly uploads.


The Premium plan provides 2 GB of photo storage and 100 MB of monthly uploads while the Premium Plus plan provides unlimited photo storage and 1GB of monthly uploads. Premium members on both plans may also fully customize their site using skins, post entries to their site via electronic mail, and download archives of their entries. Pages of Premium members also do not contain web banners. Some other Premium features include a higher limit on profile pictures, a custom sidebar, and specialized page skins.[25] In computing, skins and themes are custom graphical appearances (GUIs) that can be applied to certain software and websites in order to suit the different tastes of different users. ... Electronic mail, abbreviated e-mail or email, is a method of composing, sending, and receiving messages over electronic communication systems. ...


Xanga Premium was first launched on May 1, 2001, largely consisting of 20 MB of photo hosting (although limits on photos were not enforced). A downloadable archive of entries and comments was added to the premium offering on May 10, 2001, while customizable Skins were added on February 15, 2002.[26] is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Payment options for Premium have grown over time. When Premium first launched on May 1, 2001, Xangans could only pay for Premium with a credit card. Support for check payments was added on April 15, 2002, while support for PayPal was added on May 13, 2002. Support for gifting of Premium was added on December 23, 2001.[27] The Premium Plus plan was added on November 8, 2005.[28] is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... Example of a Canadian cheque. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... eBay North First Street satellite office campus (home to PayPal) PayPal is an e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Over time, several Xanga features that were originally available to Premium members have become available to Classic members as well. These features include rich text editing of weblog entries, photo uploading, user blocking, and search. Xanga's classic members have applauded these moves; meanwhile, Xanga's premium members have expressed distress that previously paid features have become available for free.


Advertising

Xanga is largely supported by advertising, in the form of banner ads that appear on the top of most pages on Xanga.


Xanga ads first appeared on the site on May 30, 2001. On September 21, 2005, the ads were changed to a larger leaderboard format.[29] is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The word "Xanga"

The word "Xanga" has also become a sort of vernacular for people who use it. Look up Vernacular in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


People will refer to their weblog as a "Xanga". The word "Xanga" is also used as a verb. (For example: "I'm going to xanga later tonight." or "Oh, I haven't had time to xanga today.") In addition, the term "Xangaholics" will sometimes be used to refer to Xanga addicts.


The FAQ section of the official site states that Xanga staff pronounce it "ZANG-uh."[30] Other pronunciations include:

  • zahn-guh
  • zayn-guh
  • zan-guh
  • ex-an-guh
  • [ˈsɛŋga] (commonly used in Hong Kong, the [s] being due to the lack of [z] in Cantonese)

Cantonese is a major dialect group or language of the Chinese language, a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ...

History of Xanga

  • October 1998, Xanga starts up in a form that would be barely identifiable today. Jewel is the first initially identifiable user (Member since October 1, 1998).
  • November 1999, Xanga Alpha (not public).
  • March 2000, The first alphabetical list of Xangans is formed. Go to web.archive.com and access the xanga.com archive for March 4, 2000 archive. [1] From the archive, click "join Xanga today" then "find a member", and you will access the original Xanga membership list. [2]. Jewel is not listed among the original Xangans despite having the oldest member since date.
  • May 2000, Beta Xanga (still not public) defines itself as a site for small online entrepreneurs to become affiliates (think: Amazon.com) and to write/share views.
  • November 5, 2000, First Xanga post with a link in it. (...by John, Xanga CEO-type).
  • November 29, 2000, The infamous 'Bianca' ("Bianca Broussard") is conceived and created, allegedly developed for PR purposes; there are "bloggers", in addition to "Bianca", but they are now speculated as merely insiders/invited guests from the Xanga Enterprise or fictional personalities created by the corporation to shake out the testbed and to falsify a pre-public sense of community.
  • December 18, 2000 - December 19, 2000, Xanga goes hugely public as the first wave of GeoCities members respond to a spam email recruitment from Bianca Broussard, an allegedly fictional PR personality of Xanga.
  • December 30, 2000, Membership climbs approx. 1,595 to 1,734 from December 28 to December 29 -- incredibly it amounts to a one day increase of 9%.
  • March 7, 2001, Blogrings are introduced.
  • March 19, 2001, Angelfire spam recruitment is underway as Bianca returns after 1-2 month hiatus. More users are introduced.
  • April 28, 2001, Bianca is deactivated due to much controversy and severe violation of terms of use.
  • May 2001, Many structural changes to popularity and ranking metrics; Premium ($$) appears.
  • October 22, 2001, "nfp, I think we have close to 40k members now... that alphabetical list started to be too much of a strain on our servers."
    Posted October 22, 2001 at 1:50 p.m. by john.
  • October 30, 2001, Genius, aka Biz Stone, the former Creative Director (and alleged creator of Bianca) leaves Xanga. He eventually goes on to become part of the Blogger team at Google, and then to work at a new internet startup, Odeo.com
  • Winter 2002, "Xangalympics" is aggressively marketed by Xanga to its members, with the winner to get Lifetime membership, and the winning ‘Team’ to get other prizes. Winners are never announced. This is again viewed as a demonstration of the various contemptible techniques in which Xanga attempts to recruit new users, as well as a direct result of the resignation of Biz Stone, alleged creator of "Bianca", from the Xanga Enterprise.
  • February 2, 2002, The first mobile blog webcam in the world is featured on Xanga. Xanga streams live video into a user's blog post while he's driving down the highway and toreibjo, a blogger from Norway, comments live: "I can see the road from the inside of a car. You the movie! This is way way cool!"
  • March 5, 2002, The prolific Xanga coder, seanmeister creates a code that allows the insertion of graphical comments (i.e., pictures, avatars, animated gifs, backgrounds, etc. along with words - see associated 'code' link for examples of what it looked like) on posts. Thus begins the short-lived "Komment Revolution." Xanga would later "tighten up" the code to prevent such comments.
  • June 22, 2002, Membership is estimated at 100,000 bloggers and traffic at a million hits a day.
  • July 2002, Xanga Store announced (never launches, now defunct). Xanga Personals (date and mate-matching) started (defunct as of February 26, 2004).
  • August 6, 2002, The first Xanga Blogchat is hosted. It finally brings assorted Xangans together for the first group interactive chat.
  • August 20, 2002, Blocked Users feature is introduced for Premium users. CEO John toys with advertising Xanga's 10 Most Wanted (most often blocked) list, but the list never surfaces. Free Blocking (for non-Premium users) is made available on October 17, 2002.
  • September 7, 2002, Featured Content is divided into Premium and Classic views with Premium as the default. John believes this will guarantee "No more social propping - just stories, musings, pictures, fiction...."
  • October 15, 2002, "International Xanga Meetup Day" is sniffed out and scoopedbefore an official Xanga announcement is made. Monsur, a Xangan admin, concedes that the scoop forces their hand and so Xanga Meetups finally birth:
    "Heh, John set that up a while ago, but the original date wasn't convenient, so we held off on announcing it until it was all set... I was never aware that they rescheduled it... A weekend might be better, what with all the school kids on Xanga; and a lot of the venues (at least the NYC venues) seem like over-21 places. But now that you've scooped it, it looks like we'll have to go through with it!"
    Posted October 15, 2002 at 1:13 p.m. by monsur.
  • August 25, 2003, Xanga introduces Protected Postings.
  • October 10, 2004, Xanga Metros launched.
  • October 22, 2004, Featured Content gets filtered to bar Adult Content.
  • December 30, 2004, Attack of the Killer Xanga.
  • Various dates, 2005, Xanga bloggers start appearing in news stories with references to their blogging activities. See Notable News section above.
  • August 23, 2005, Xanga finally develops a powerful Search that works. Out of a privacy concern, it lets Xangans opt out of its spidering.
  • December 12, 2005, Xanga hosts an estimated 21 million blogs.
  • December 22, 2005, Xanga introduces 'Xanga Dash', a new user interface that provides real-time feedback and permits statistical comparisons (for eProps, comments, subscribers, and guestbook) between one's own and Xanga's daily and weekly 'bests'.
May 11, 2006- Xanga is down
  • December 31, 2005, Lifetime Premium is withdrawn as Xanga introduces Premium Plus.
  • March 2006, Xanga adds new profile features such as friends, "nudges", and chatboards which resemble Facebook.
  • April 19, 2006, Feedback on new flagging system. The new flagging system will potentially facilitate in reporting inappropriate content of member’s Xanga sites. These flags are categorized into three groups: fraud, offensive content, and safety.
  • May 11, 2006, Xanga's servers are down from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. EST in order to facilitate its relocation of servers to New Jersey.
  • May 17, 2006, Xanga introduces visitor logging to the user feedback page, as "footprints".
  • August 9, 2006, Xanga launches Xanga Video.
  • August 17, 2006, Xanga launches private messaging.
  • September 7, 2006, Xanga is fined $1,000,000 by the FTC for violations of COPPA (The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), the stiffest penalty for a COPPA violation on record.
  • September 29, 2006, Xanga launches Xanga Audio.
  • February 22, 2007 Xanga introduced "Pulse."
  • March 2, 2007, Xanga creates new a frontpage to complement the many new features.
  • April 3, 2007, Xanga Themes is launched as a beta for Premium users.
  • April 16, 2007, Xanga plans to open up comments to non-Xangans, and other non-bloggers.
  • April 19, 2007, Xanga add stars to posts - a new way of encouraging more props, and the alike.
  • April 24, 2007, Xanga opens up comments to non-Xangans, and other non-bloggers.
  • May 10, 2007, Xanga adds Photo and Video Pooling to blogrings, much like Weblog Pooling, which was added earlier.
  • May 31, 2007, Due to popular demand, Xanga brings Lifetime Premium back.
  • June 20, 2007, Xanga suffered from a denial-of-service attack. [31]
  • July 26, 2007, Xanga launches Featured Questions.

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Inappropriate usage

Many sites have been created solely to express dislike or animosity towards others. These sites tend to attract retaliation in the form of negative or offensive comments, promoting hate-speak within Xanga. The Xanga Team has attempted to close such "hate sites" down, along with restricting members who misuse Xanga.


Although it is briefly mentioned in its About page, many users play copyrighted material without permission. This has not sparked investigation by the RIAA yet, but widespread playing of music can end this. It is also stated that "distribution" of copyrighted material is not allowed without permission; however, slews of Xanga users specialize in finding uploaded audio other users may hotlink to. The copyright symbol is used to give notice that a work is covered by copyright. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Some users who have mastered basic HTML and CSS create more advanced and eye-pleasing templates for those who are less apt. These users are called "designers" or "layout coders." Xanga has not yet solved the problem of copyrighted images. Most of the designers use a generic search engine (such as Google Image Search) to find a picture of the defined theme (such as video games, music artists, athletes, etc) and merely add text or other embellishments. The designers then stamp the image (banners, backgrounds, avatars) as their own copyrighted image. HTML, short for Hypertext Markup Language, is the predominant markup language for the creation of web pages. ... In web development, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language used to describe the presentation of a document written in a markup language. ... Wikibooks How to search has more about this subject: Google // Google offers a variety of services and tools besides its basic web search. ...


Some Xanga pages are entirely for the use of pornography. These sites display naked pictures of the owner or others. Porn redirects here. ...


Dangerous scripts

Xanga currently allows users to use JavaScript to customize their pages. Server side word filtering is used to detect dangerous scripts. It is claimed that the filtering can be bypassed by escaping the filtered text into Unicode and outputting the now scrambled script using javascript.[citation needed] A series of filtering is recently implemented. Some functions such as setTimeout(), which many people were using to remove the advertisements, are overridden. JavaScript is a scripting language most often used for client-side web development. ... In computing and telecommunication, an escape character is one which has a special meaning in a sequence of characters. ... Unicode is an industry standard designed to allow text and symbols from all of the writing systems of the world to be consistently represented and manipulated by computers. ...


Incidents

Xanga users still in elementary or junior high school have been punished upon discovery of their personal pages. Usually, a threat against a teacher or classmate is made. Also, posters of Xanga may post photos of themselves, or others, performing illegal activity relative to their age (i.e. drinking, pornography).

  • May 20, 2007 - In Hong Kong, a 14-year-old boy is arrested after professing that he was involved in the Sun Yee On triad society gang fighting on his Xanga site.[32]
  • September 7, 2006 - The Federal Trade Commission fines Xanga $1 million for allowing children under 13 to use the service without their parents' consent, thus violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.[33] Xanga admins close down all Xanga sites whose users signed up with birthdates that signified they were under 13, sparking much discussion among legitimate users for various reasons (ex: User was under 13 when page was created, but not any longer, the page was created for a pet, the birthdate that was given is actually an anniversary, etc).
  • February 26, 2006 - A Michigan high school student faces three felony charges for allegedly taking photographs of two juveniles having sex, posting them from the Internet and linking to them from the popular Xanga web site, allegedly prompting a student in the photos to attempt suicide.
  • February 8, 2006 - Fifteen to twenty students at a Michigan high school face possible disciplinary action by the school after parents reported seeing Internet photos of them drinking alcohol at parties.[34][35]
  • January 2006 - Twin sisters received probation for making death threats on their Xanga blog against some of their Newark High School, Ohio classmates.[36]
  • December 2005 - Police in Dublin, Ohio, United States arrested a 14 year old boy for posting death threats on his Xanga site, threatening to kill classmates and teachers.
  • December 8, 2005 - Students of Taft High School of Chicago, Illinois have been suspended for posting threats about teachers and students.
  • September 2005 - Our Lady Of Peace Middle School in Columbus, Ohio expelled a student for insulting both teachers and students on her Xanga. Similar cases happened in Taipei American School in 2004.
  • July 2005 - In Lincoln, Nebraska, several students at Lincoln Southeast High School were suspended from basketball after a teacher had stumbled upon Xanga photos of the athletes drinking.
  • May 17, 2005 - Police used a murder victim's last Xanga entry to identify his and his sister's killer.[37]
  • May 2005 - Multiple students at a Pennsylvania elementary school are suspended after their Xanga sites were reported to the principal. Only one site posted 'illegal' content, threats against teachers. That student was suspended for three days and questioned by detective. The remaining students were punished with suspensions for using profanity.
  • April 2005 - Students at Buchanan High School in Clovis, California used Xanga to insult and threaten their classmates.Cyber-bullying of classmates and family members was reported.[38]
  • March 2005 - Two students at Grand Ledge High School used Xanga and MySpace to post entries which included death threats against a teacher.
  • March 2005 - "In a posting on the online journal site Xanga.com, a pupil at Trailridge Middle School allegedly threatened to kill a teacher over a grade."[39]

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Criticisms

Some users find the default Xanga interface rather regimented, and something of a sandbox environment. The interface does not parse some HTML code, and default site customization is essentially limited to editing content in pre-defined areas. Xanga users frustrated by this lack of options may decide their needs are better addressed by a site that uses software such as Movable Type or WordPress. Other Xanga users, however, overcome many of the default limitations through creative use of numerous available skins and layouts. // Computer users most often have to choose between functionality and security, but recent technology is changing this. ... A case of cast metal type pieces and typeset matter in a composing stick Movable type is the system of printing and typography using movable pieces of metal type, made by casting from matrices struck by letterpunches. ... WordPress is a blog publishing system written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. ...


Xanga has been criticized for giving its users too much flexibility, including the use of arbitrary JavaScript. This feature was used to mount a denial-of-service attack on Slashdot's search page in late 2004, causing intermittent errors.[40] A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users. ... Slashdot, often abbreviated as /., is a science, science fiction, and technology-related news website owned by SourceForge, Inc. ...


See also

Piczo is an online photo website builder and community, where people can sign up for free to make their own advertising-supported websites. ... Friendster is an Internet social network service. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Hi5 or Hi-5 may be: Hi-5 (Australian kids band), an Australian childrens band and television program Hi-5 (American kids band), an American childrens band and television program, a spinoff from the Australian version Hi-5 (South-African Boy Band), Hi-5 website Hi-5 (Greek... AsianAve was formerly called AsianAvenue. ... Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto Facebook is a social networking website which was launched on February 4, 2004. ...

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  8. ^ http://www.xanga.com/Chris/357460207/item.html
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  13. ^ http://www.xanga.com/Chris/533705071/official-launch-of-xanga-audio.html
  14. ^ http://www.xanga.com/Michael/572248028/introducing-pulse.html
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