Tuesday, October 17, 2006

One Day in History

David called my attention to a mega action/project initiated by the British Library. 'One Day in History' is the name of this project. Everyone is asked to take part in the biggest blog in history by writing a blog diary about what s/he has done on 17 October 2006. The diary will then be stored by the British Library as a historical record.
The British Library states "We want to people to reflect how history impacted on them that day – by simply commuting through an historic environment, or how business history influenced their decision-making, or merely that they looked up some old sports statistics or listened to some pop music from the 1960s. We want to record the ordinary lives of citizens. By doing so in vast numbers, everyone should feel that they are contributing something permanent and valuable to the historic record with material that could be used by historians and researchers for centuries to come". Spiegel Online has also pointed to this big project.

Again a sign that blogs are becoming more and more popular every day...

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