Blogging as Popular History Making, Blogs as Public History: A Singapore Case Study

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Halstead Press
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Public History Review, 2007, 14 pp. 64 - 79
Issue Date:
2007-01
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Blogging is a twenty-first century phenomenon that has heralded an age where ordinary people can make their voices heard in the public sphere of the Internet. This article explores blogging as a form of popular history making; the blog as a public history document; and how blogging is transforming the nature of public history and practice of history making in Singapore. An analysis of two Singapore historical blogs illustrates how blogging is building a foundation for a more participatory historical society in the island nation. At the same time, the case studies also demonstrate the limitations of blogging and blogs in challenging official versions of history.
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