Friday, January 30, 2009

Twitter Diary

I love this idea. Chris Dunham blogged about this on The Genealogue. It seems that blogger David Grinner came across his great aunt, Genny Spencer's diary. The diary was one of those ones that you basically write a line a day. It doesn't give you a lot of room to go into detail. Just enough to share the highlights of the day. David made the observation that it reminded him of Twitter, the social networking site where you basically write about a sentence showing what you are doing at that moment. So with that he started placing a line from the diary each day on a Twitter site. You can read the diary at http://twitter.com/genny_spencer. As of today there are 117 followers of this Twitter site.

This is a great way to share with others your ancestor's life. What a great idea-maybe you have a diary of your ancestors that you could Twitter or blog about?

1 comment:

Becky Jamison said...

That's a wonderful idea. I'm following it now and am so glad you brought it to my attention! Thank you!