More bloggers than traditional diary writers


Blogging, cartoonFrom daily The Age in Australia:

Blogging sounds death knell for diaries

March 6, 2007 – 2:24PM

Anne Frank, Samuel Pepys and Arctic explorer Captain Scott all lived on through their diaries, but new research suggests the art of diary-keeping is a dying art due to the power of internet blogging.

A survey of 1,000 British teenagers shows that fewer than one in 10 young people take the time to write a traditional diary, compared with 47 per cent who share their innermost thoughts by blogging online.

Blogs – short for web logs – are personal websites where people publish their diaries or thoughts, talk about current affairs or link to other stories or pictures on the internet.

Roger Morrice’s 17th century English diary: here.

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