My ankle is still not quite as good as it's supposed to be. Therefore I am still spending more time in front of my computer than I would like to. And with time distribution when studying, no not procrastinating, I got to visit more blogs than usually. Two important questions came to my mind.
The first one: Are blog writers with black blogs better people? I have to disappoint you: no not in general. Someone apparently suggested that at nOnoscience. The idea was that people should use Blackle instead of google. Showing a black screen should take up less energy than a white screen. But this is apparently only true for CRT screens, not for LCDs. So black bloggers: you are only better people if your readers have CRTs, not in general.
I guess a better approach would be just turning your screen brightness down.
The second question is even more important: Should I keep reading R-rated blogs? I found this important tool on a blog that is itself R-rated. It tells you what audiences your blog is appropriate for. The disturbing truth: most of the blogs I read are R-rated. It was no wonder with Ψ*Ψ/Excimer and Kyle. But even Mitch who I thought was responsible couldn't keep himself and his co-bloggers down. Even worse: I need parental guidance to read Albert's posts. And don't tell me words aren't as important as content. I am already disenchanted.
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