I caught this in the Sydney Morning Herald earlier today:
A survey of 1019 teenagers reported last week that only one in 10 of them wrote a diary compared with the 47 per cent who blog. Could there have been, in the seven or eight years since the arrival of the blog and online diary, a cultural shift of such a size that the privacy of the bound diary is now regarded as some quaint, predigital relic, as derisory to young people as some Victorian ideas about modesty now appear to us.
I wonder how many blogs (and bloggers) will stand the test of time.
The stats quoted here would seem to match what I know from helping amongst the youth in the Pendle Hill / Toongabbie area but most of their blogs are fairly ephemeral.