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Transcript of Brad's Interview

SD: ...a few still believe that the Internet's promise is still as strong as ever, and another great example of the personal appeal of the web is LiveJournal.com, a site that allows individuals to create their own online memoir, and with me is Brad Fitzpatrick, of LiveJournal.com, a write-in nominee for the People's Voice awards in two categories: Personal and Services, and Brad, I can confirm for you right now that you have won in both of the categories, so take a bow will you?

BF: Thanks.

SD: Thank you, now, without a New York publisher, and all of that, how can people think they can just come on with their personal journals?

BF: Um, they just... it's addictive, you know... their friends do it, and everyone starts doing it... it's fun!

SD: Give us some examples, what do people write? Do they really let their hair down, or not?

BF: Some people blurt out everything, you know, everything they'd write in a personal diary. A lot of people just write their daily routines, what they're doing, and let their friends keep track of them, so they can hang out and keep track of who's doing what.

SD: You know we've seen in the new reality craze on television, real life with real people seems to attract everyone.

BF: Yeah, there's a lot of exhibitionists on LiveJournal and it also has a lot of voyeurs, so it works out well.

SD: So, who logs on to read all of this?

BF: People with a lot of time, *chuckle* you know... people who are bored and just wanna... look at that, as I say, there's a lot of voyeurs on there who just wonder what other people are doing, people who wanna keep track of their friends.

SD: How many times have you had people say "I don't wanna just write a journal of today, or even this month, I'd like to write my whole life!" You don't have the space for that!

BF: Well, I mean, It doesn't take too much space, people have been doing it for three or four years already, and we're just buying more space, if they need it.

SD: Well Brad, congratulations on winning in both categories.

BF: Oh, thank you.

SD: Good to talk to you. Let's go back to Simone now.....
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