In 2013, Xanga “upgraded” its website blogging service to the WordPress format and promised its users an improved user experience on the modern blogging platform.
Since that time, I’ve reviewed its progress, and not much has changed:
This year is no different- at the 4 year mark since the move to WordPress, the following Community Killers are still in effect:
- No front page of latest blogs
- No way to search for active users
- Closed to new users (not that anyone is likely breaking down the door to join)
- Blocked off from all other social network sites including other WordPress networks.
- No new status updates since 2015
Also the same is the yearly $48 fee, that supposedly pays for all these “improvements”.
Also, no new “Official Updates” to pass on either from the Xanga Official “Liaison”, who can often be mistaken for Xanga PR even though he’s not an employee.
The “liaison” did offer to have his June blog comments section be a way for current Xangans to post their contact/blog info to share with others. This, at the 4 year mark with no updates to pass on from TheXangaTeam…..right. He is also suggesting that folks start sharing their posts on the Facebook site to “help keep Xangan’s connected”. Of course if Xanga were actually functional, Facebook wouldn’t be needed/suggested. Seems very BIZARRE for people to be paying $48/yr to blog on a site that promoted community, but needs FREE Facebook to actually create it…..???
Oh yeah, the “liaison” hasn’t updated his site since early July, another sign of service decay.
I think this will be the last “review” barring some breakthrough changes since everything remains the same.
Okay, I do have a Xanga, “non Xanga” update…..
A current search under “Xanga” on YouTube has turned up a Brazilian party music band who now goes by this name.
So here’s the TRUE latest from Xanga:
Not bad…maybe I should move to reviewing these guys instead.