In addition to the growing and popular social cyber communities such as myspace, facebook, xanga, friendster, bebo, and others, the following sites offer the ability to create a personal blog or journal. Many of these alternate blogging services are provided with little or no advertisements as part of personal spaces. Most offer a level of security settings that the user can control access and functionalty through. As with all cyber community systems, users should read the terms of useage and take full advantage of custom settings and privacy settings to provide optimum protection from inappropriate behavor or access. Common sense and a watchful eye is a must.

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