Skyblog is a weblog service was lauched in December 2002 by Skyrock (a French youth-oriented radio station). It is contested that this service cannot be considered as a real weblog because Skyblog users (“Skybloggers”) often use their account to publish photos without any accompanying articles. With over 6 million members, it can be considered the French version of MySpace, LiveJournal or Xanga. The majority of Skybloggers use the SMS language in their entries.
Political resourcefulness in major events
Due to Skyblog’s reach to the young society in France, Skyblog has been utilized as a common source of online rallying and communication during the Paris Riots of 2005 . It has also been used in the organisation of underground political demonstrations and movements, similar to the 2006 U.S. immigration reform protests.