I have a desire to not be exploited. So, I created this website. The door is open for other people to use this safe communication tool. All that is required is registration. What makes Blognasium different, is there is no commercial marketing of any kind. It’s a private community that doesn’t try to profit from selling the secrets, identities and souls of the members.
Blognasium contains an open blog area as well as an open discussion area. Primarily because they are part of the same system that provides the community operation. Members are welcome to post in all the areas.
Presently (Oct 2017), the site contains mostly one-way communication, short status posts from me. My primary intent is the storage and sharing of old family pictures in a semi-private (family only) space in the Community tab. For that use it works well. Blognasium has unlimited, low cost, and secure, Amazon cloud (S3) storage of files. More backup security than I could ever manage or afford on a home system.
As a web site, Blognasium provides a much better communication presentation opportunity than just dumping and sharing files in an Internet photo site or a storage like a Dropbox.
I have total private server control. That storage is not subject to data mining and exploitation by others. ALL the commercial internet services used by millions of subscribers, exploit the data they are holding. It’s called data mining and is one of the ways "free use" commercial sites make their creators extremely wealthy. Pure invasion of privacy for which the (far from private) users have technically agreed. The other revenue source is derived from providing (for a fee) extreme targeted marketing space to commercial advertisers.
Blognasium is far too small to profit from data mining. It’s not the purpose for this website. All communication is encoded both directions between the website and the user. No one in the middle can monitor the information. All that can be seen is what the users reveals on the website.
I don’t expect Blognasium to ever contain and store valuable top-secret records and data. Blognasium is intended to be a communication tool. Not a lock box of secrets in a private vault. What is stored here is intended to be shared and seen by others. That is what communication means. If you can’t share it with your mother or kids, it doesn’t belong here.
Perhaps my altruistic intentions sound suspicious. It’s good to be cautious. Everyone who knows me knows I am sincere. My intention is a small community of friends, exercising several forms of safe communication without Big Brother exploitation. It works for me.
Try it, you might like the lack of commercial marketing,
Blognasium is a website where every member can have a place to say what they want. Well, publish what they want. I have published a dozen separate blogs about the things that interest me. Blognasium is where I open the door for anyone else to do the same. The infrastructure is here and free for just joining.
The Community is designed to share current personal activity with short posts and pictures. Private groups can have their private space if they desire. The Blog is where you might want to write a detailed story, more like an article. Then provide for comment. Blogs usually are not private. Discussions are where two or more people can join in open public discussion, much looser than a blog but more organized than posting in the Community.
About the Registration
Registration is required to contribute. You enter some basic personal information. You then have control over what is shown publicly for some of that information like age, gender, phone, and location. It’s up to you, after you are registered. The community is intended for us to get to know each other and not hide behind a “handle”. A “username” is welcome (I use RamblinDan) but it’s no secret identity.
I have resigned from the Facebook site. Ransomware tried to capture my computer while I was using Facebook. No advertising or tracking links are permitted here. No data is shared other than what you make public. I installed HTTPS security, so everything sent to and from this website is encrypted.
Blognasium is designed to be a safe community.
I am pleased you found us.
Blognasium provides a selection of visitor communication services.
A Social Community space under the COMMUNITY
Operation is similar to the Facebook® community but with a smaller, private audience and with no user tracking, data mining, and crass commercialization. Information stored here is shared only with those who come and look and have member access rights. Members have control over who sees their personal information.
A Social Community is for, well… a gathering of identified friends. Not a rough and woolly open dating chat room. You can’t go off in a corner and have an instant real-time private conversation with a stranger. Status posts are more like twitter messages.
Blognasium Community is not for promoting causes or saving the world. That can be done in the Blog area
Posts can vary as there in no requirement to stay on topic (like a Forum)
Private areas called Groups are available, where community members create their own small special interest areas to store and share information. Great for a club or family activity center. Membership is usually by invitation or request which is managed by the group creator. The group can publicly share their posts or keep them private to group members only. Fully “open” groups can be created.
A multi-user Blog format under a tab labeled BLOGS.
Blogs are much like an open personal diary. Blog content is used for more detailed content than a Community space discussion. Blogs are a deeper personal expression of ideas and thoughts and generally much more than a few words or a single line. Sometimes a post can be a rant-like where the author just wants to make a public statement. Some tell a story. Pictures are usually included. Blogs are short articles about anything and everything.
Groups can have a blog, called a “Group Blog”.
Comments from readers are usually solicited.
A Forum discussion area called FORUMS
This is a question and answer type forum, less social and more direct and formal than the Community and not intended to be a Blog. Originally the format was called a Bulletin Board. Often used to provide technical (how-to) support in a question and answer format on specific topics.
The topic areas are created to keep posts “threaded” together on the designated topic. The intent of a Forum is active user interaction, opinions, solutions, suggestions that stay on the topic.
Topical “experts” sometimes hang out on their favorite subjects and help answer questions for the less experienced.
Blognasium is not open to everyone. Please register and join Blognasium to participate. Access is not immediate as registration is a request to join that is reviewed by the administration. You can explore a few public areas without registering, but most sections and services are not available or visible to non-members.
Blognasium and the Community are brand new and evolving. I am eager to freely share the communication services provided and help others enjoy the experience. Be a participant! No cost. No risk.
See you inside! ~ Dan