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skindeep's picture

flip side

while i do agree that postings things online isnt comparable to writing in a journal, i do think that online blogs/forums are revolutionizing the manner in which we deal with issues concerning self expression and communication. i know a lot of people who actively maintain blogs and have friends that they have made through these sites - for them blogs like tumblr and blogger are outlets for their thoughts and ideas, and a space to share things they are interested in and find other people, (potentially countries away) that are interested in the same stuff. none of them use it as a space to vent/talk about their latest emotional breakdown. so while i do recognize that there are tons of people who do use blogs as a method of 'letter writing' as lynn aptly calls it, i still see the possibility that these sites could be used as a way to bring people together and expand ones ability to express themselves.

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