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Lisa Lazareck ; City e-Health Research Center (CeRC), City University London, U.K.

Blogging. Yes, people are still blogging, expounding upon their feelings daily to a friendly and receptive audience, sharing jokes, and exchanging thoughts. My question is: out of the zillion of blogs online (a slight exaggeration, perhaps), how do people find these fabulous blogs that enthrall them on a continual and regular basis? Personally, I have yet to discover a blog that can hold my attention for more than a few weeks. I have never created my own cyber diary, although perhaps the columns I write for this magazine could be seen as a blogging variant (Mag-blogging? Magging? Ag-ging?). I would cherish a new online haunt to while away the hours-on a topic I am interested in-reading, perusing, clicking, laughing at, laughing with, and contributing to. The new Web 2.0 sites including Facebook and Twitter are great for socializing when time permits, but I lose interest when my academic side twinges for intellectual fodder. Already, I spend many honest hours a week reading the IEEE Engineering and Biology Society (EMBS)-related e-mails, e-journals, e-magazines, e-newsletters, and more traditional and inkfilled sections of newspapers (shocking, I know). There are times when I wish I could visit just one Web site and get my fill of EMB news-past, present, and future-with a smattering of entertainment, advertisements, and a chance to interact with peers. Do you see where I am headed with all of this?

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 2 )