"One of the most interesting things to come out of the secret sites discussion
is that people are keeping their private journals on the web instead of in a
paper journal under their mattress or in a Word document on their computer. This
sounds surprising, but there’s a couple of good reasons for it:
written with Typepad or LiveJournal are superior to those for writing a paper
journal or an electronic diary (in Word or text format) stored locally.
Hyperlinks, entries organized by date, mood, category, if you’re used to using
these things writing a public site, you might have trouble going back to just
text in a Word document for your important innermost thoughts.
password protected online journal is more difficult for a parent, significant
other, or parole officer to stumble upon and read than a document sitting on a
hard drive of a shared computer or hidden on the top shelf of a closet,
especially if you’re careful with your cookies, browser history, choose a good
password, and are more computer savvy than said parent/S.O./P.O."
"Under the Digital Mattress"
Image: "Be Seeing You"
By Olivander @ Moleskinerie/FLICKR.
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