Jul 6, 2003
AOL Blogs Almost Ready: "Now, let me explain something. AOL Journals is different. No one thinks of blogging as a new space to conquer. Most of the people involved in the project realize that AOL's coming into an established meta-community who are wary of any large corporate involvement in their space. I think we did a good job of explaining to the folks there, and explaining to people at AOL, that we're here with a great measure of humility (I know, it's rare for AOL, but it's true). We're trying to play nice with the larger blogging community by supporting open standards like RSS feeds for blogs. We're trying to talk to folks in the community to see where we should work with them. It's unique in my involvement in AOL products, which is a great step in the right direction as far as I'm concerned."