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December 12, 2010

Around 3 months to go before I say bye to this blog

I recently received an email from the IT services saying that my account will expire in a month's time. I informed them that my study had been extended till March next year. Soon, I received a response saying that my account has been extended till March next year in line with my student ID number. 

I was quite surprised as I had thought that all the information would have been automatically updated.

Anyway, that was not what this post was about but the fact that I will have access to my account till March and would be able to blog here till then. So what happens after that?

I don't think IT services deletes any of the blogs because some blogs of guys who have since left the University are still online but not updated. 

I know that my account will be deleted which means that I won't be able to post or edit my posts on this blog or any other blog which I am a member of. Of course, I never expected this to last forever but kind of makes me wonder whether the time and effort you have put into this blog was worth it when in the end, the blog doesn't even actually belong to you. It may be hugely popular with thousands of hits but then in the end it doesn't matter.

Is it even your intellectual property?

So if you want ownership of a blog, a place where you can continue ranting or sharing your intimate thoughts, even after you complete your studies at Warwick or in case you are an employee, happen to get employment somewhere else, it might be better off to blog in Blogger or Typepad or Wordpress.


March 07, 2009

Why do you visit blogs?

My research looks at Blogs as a model of consumer collaboration. More specifically I plan to emperically test a conceptual model which I developed.

This model seeks to describe the social, technological, and individual factors that influence consumers to  blogs. Furthermore, I plan to study consumers' attitude towards sponsored posts in blogs. 

I though that Warwick blogs might be the best place to test out some of my concepts and would be highly obliged if you could spare some minutes to think about the reasons you visit blog.

  1. What motivates you to visit blogs?
  2. Why do you like some blogs more than others?
  3. What do you feel about advertising on blogs?

Thanks.


Dilip Mutum

This blog records some of the thoughts and experiences of Dilip Mutum at the University of Warwick. He has been blogging since 2003 and this is but one of his many blogs.

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