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What is Sparkpod?
Sparkpod blogs have several automated features built into every account such as:
1. Inline editing- write your posts
in the same visual environment as the front end
The technology behind blogs are now becoming easier and easier to use. In the past, you would have needed to have your own web server or known web programming to have your own blog, but now, online tools that makes this extremely easy are starting to appear. One of the newest tools, Sparkpod (http://www.sparkpod.com/), is unique in that you actually write your content in the same visual environment as the page your readers read, a blogging first.
You can customize your page with a color scheme and design, and Sparkpod takes care of the rest, such as automatically archiving older posts. Readers can also send you feedback through a commenting feature on your page, which can spark discussion. The real benefit is being able to post from any computer with world wide web access, from anywhere in the world.
"Sparkpod was developed because we saw the beauty that blogging brings to the world. People everywhere can now share themselves to a huge audience, and learn from themselves and from others. Sparkpod makes the entire process even easier, and let's people focus on expressing themselves, rather than learning web programming or computer terms," notes Scott Lopatin, founder of Sparkpod.
"The name was created to be organically derived, from growth, from people, and from nature. The interaction and comments between writers and posters provide support, knowledge, guidance, and true positivity. This is what Sparkpod really is about."
The service was developed using Macintosh technology, according to Scott Lopatin -- Sparkpod was programmed using Apple's own WebObjects software, designed using Macs and is hosted on Apple Xserves. Sparkpod is available to anyone with web access on any computer anywhere in the world.
Users can sign up for a free 60 day
trial; after that, it's US$24.99 per year. http://www.sparkpod.com/
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