Sunday, October 15, 2006

UK Mass Blog

"People throughout the country are being asked to contribute to a mass web log recording a day in the life of Britain.

Tuesday 17 October has been picked as an "ordinary day much like any other of no particular national significance".

The blogs will then be stored by the British Library and at other locations as a permanent record of everyday life."

from: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6048392.stm

As well as the British Library, the BBC and the National Trust and other official sounding people are involved. Apparently, the duller the better. They want real minutae. What you ate for dinner kind of stuff. Kind of exciting though :)

Of course, my housemate pointed out that we'll have consumed ourselves into extinction long before this stuff becomes historically exciting, but it's nice to feel part of something anyway.

Take part here: History Matters

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5 Comments:

Blogger PurpleSparkleBright said...

Am I excused this massive blogging event if something interesting is happening to me on Tuesday 17th? I'm being photographed for the first time in over a year by sharkinfestedwaters.net, aka Chris (the talented photographer) and Karen (his scrawny madam girlfriend) YIKES!!

15 October, 2006 23:52  
Blogger Jean said...

Hey, thanks! I didn't know about this.

16 October, 2006 17:05  
Blogger Mary said...

The duller the better. That's all right then ... :-)

16 October, 2006 21:02  
Blogger Stray said...

psb ... you're not excused altogether, just excused from having to write a mundane entry :)

jean - glad I posted then! I'm sure they'll be thrilled to have stuff of your quality of blogging ... no pressure!

mary - yes, I guess it kind of depends whether cat-blogging is viewed as the ultimate in irrelevance or an important sociological phenomenon :)

17 October, 2006 01:25  
Anonymous Natalie said...

I didn't know about the mass blogging until I read it here, Stray. Thanks for this. I had coincidentally written about my day on the 17th so I sent them an abbreviated version. I wonder if anyone in the far distant future will actually read all those reports?

20 October, 2006 03:41  

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