I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. My blog and my Facebook account are all permanent and, at times graphically detailed records, of my day to day life. My thoughts, emotions and opinions are inked into the code of history here, while my social interactions, relationships, even photographs are permanently glued to my Facebook.

Clearly, my kids will look at both these tools as passé , the artifacts of another generation. But what’s to prevent them from digging through those artificats. I wonder what I would find of my parents if they had Facebook when they were in college…nasty. So maybe my kids will be too disgusted to look.

For more on how social networking will change history check out this cool article on Mashable.

1 Comment
  1. November 19, 2008

    I’d really never thought of social media like that but you’re totally right. I can’t wait until someone writes an app that can consume all of my social networking histories and mash them together in some kind of visually interactive timeline thing. (Before they do that I really need to get a life so I’m not embarrassed by what it turns up!)

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