Blogs

Web logs ? called 'blogs' for short ? have been something of an online sensation.


| March 2006


Older generation takes to sharing writing with world via Internet

Web logs - called 'blogs' for short, have been something of an online sensation. In 2004, 'blog' was the most looked up word on Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, by a wide margin. By now, it's hard not to run into the word, even if you don't spend any time on the Internet.

Blogs are online journals that can be set up with little effort by anyone searching for their own platform. People from all walks of life have embraced them. One recent survey found that one in five teens have their own blog, about 7 percent of adults create them, and that 26% of adults read them.

The journals are now gaining a foothold with those in their golden years. Among them: 'Dad's Tomato Garden Journal,' where Ray White, 92, gives updates about the weather, his love of tomatoes and his day; 'My Mom's Blog,' in which Millie Garfield, 80, provides her musings on a variety of topics (recent entries included a recipe for Apple Crisp, a video report on packages that are difficult to open, and a link to a jingle sung by Bing Crosby); and 'Oldest Living Blogger,' in which Ray Sutton, 73, expresses his views from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Here are some links to just a few blogs:

Dad's Tomato Garden Journal: http://journals.aol.com/white6416r/DadsTomatoGardenJournal;



My Mom's Blog: http://mymomsblog.blogspot.com;

Oldest Living Blogger: http://www.urbanvancouver.com/blog/ray;






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