Wednesday 23 January 2013

Yet, again looking for a free customisable blog

Looking for a platform that I can customise & use with my existing URL. I'm on Blogger now. It used to be Blogspot. It's now owned by Google. Hmm. So far it has proved quite easy to customise. It's looking pretty much the way that I want it to. Wondering about small print concerning copyright etc.

Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.
Ok. Sounds good.

When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.

You feckin' whaaat?Well opinions are divided on this issue. Some say, "Yeah this is Google giving itself carte blanche to do what it wants with your content (or any files you upload to their cloud, too) forever." Others are more sanguine & point out that most of this is  probably necessary to provide the service. So...

I must say that this was quick & easy to set up & to customise. I might give it a go. Maybe it's time to move away from paying for web hosting services of which I use only a small fraction to the more dynamic, interactive & contemporary feel of a blog.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Barry! Thanks for inviting us to see your new blog. Happy blogging.