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Etribes looks to popularise blogging in UK

A few days ago British software company etribes launched a secure, easy to use, online personal publishing and photo-sharing service for adults who are too busy to 'blog'.

etribes lets people create their own personal website at the push of a button, and update it regularly with news and photos.

It is designed for adults with busy social lives who do not want the hassle and technical challenge of maintaining a blog, but who do want to be able to share news and photos easily with friends and family.

Simon Grice, the founder of etribes, says there are millions of people in Britain who fall into this category.

Their research shows that there are about five million adults in the UK who are interested in finding easier and more convenient ways of communicating with their 'tribe' of friends, family and associates."

Grice believes that by 2008, 90 per cent of these - or 4.5 million people - will be using some kind of personal publishing or 'life management' tool to share news, photos and personal information and stay in touch with an increasingly geographically-dispersed network of friends, relatives, colleagues, club members and associates. etribes lets people do that in a safe, convenient and simple way.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.