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Do you really keep a diary?

ALGERNON Do you really keep a diary? I’d give anything to look at it. May I? CECILY Oh no. [Puts her hand over it.] You see, it is simply a very young girl’s record of her own thoughts and impressions, and consequently meant for publication. When it appears in volume form I hope you will order a copy. –Oscar WildeDo you really keep a diary? (The Importance of Being Earnest) When…

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Blogs help students think for themselves

She says one of the most powerful facilities in weblogs is pinging, which involves a person posting a comment about someone else’s work on their own blog. They use the ‘TrackBack’ tool to notify the author when they have published the comment, basically inviting them to discuss it. “It alerts the original author that someone has written about them. That’s powerful.” Bartlett-Bragg says while not everyone responds to comments on…