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My name is Marko Mrdjenovič. I’m a web developer, manager and an entrepreneur from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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I like solving problems. I do that by writing code, managing projects and people. I like creating good experiences. And going to conferences.

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I work full time on Klevio so I'm currently not available for freelance work (UX, frontend, backend).

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Democratic web?

I’ve been neglecting this place for the last month. The problem is of course time, or to be exact, the lacking of it. I’ve been working a lot, resting a lot and working some more. Most of my ‘spare’ time went into a personal project of mine that I’ll be releasing to a public beta soon hopefully.

What got me writing again was a thing that happened to me a few days ago. As a proud owner of a Feed Demon license I also have a synchronized account on NewsGator Online. As I was reading the news at work I saw an interesting post on a certain Slovenian blog whose author is a respected columnist. I thought he made a good point but was missing something – he was ignoring some things that happened recently. I posted a comment. It had two links in it. One of them was Guba, a site offering legal video downloads, the other a local company similar to Netflix. The comment appeared when I posted it but when I came back to the post (Slovenian only) my comment was gone. The good news is that it was obviously noticed by the company and inspired a comment from them.

What I’m questioning here is the democratization that was supposed to happen with blogs. Yes, everyone can express their opinion. The question is will it be deleted by others who don’t share the opinion but have the power to do it. Years ago it was the oppressive government. Then it was the oppressive companies. Is tomorrow filled with oppressive opinion makers?

This also makes me wonder how many of the mainstream blogs are poised by this. It seems logical though – nothing lasts, money corrupts everything and everyone.

Maybe it’s not all bad and it was just a slip of the author. In that case forget this post, you can still belive anything you read on blogs, wikipedia, and other similar media.

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  1. Marko

    My blog, my call.

    Post replies to your blog, if you want to keep control of them.

  2. Marko Mrdjenovic

    Would you really go down that lane? I know some people would. And that’s when my respect for them plunges down to about 0. I finally see why so many blog conversation take place through trackbacks instead of comments…

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