Russian bloggers are claiming that blogging was predicted in the 19th century by a Russian Prince in a book titled ‘€œYear 4338’€?, written in 1837.
According to Mosnews, the Prince wrote:
‘€œHouses are connected by means of magnetic telegraphs that allow people who live far from each other to communicate,’€? Odoevsky wrote.
Even more interestingly, Odoevsky suggested every household would publish a kind of daily journal or newsletter and distribute it among selected acquaintances, a habit which Russian bloggers immediately recognized as blogging.
‘€œWe received a household journal from the local prime minister, which among other things invited us to his place for a reception,’€? one of Odoevsky’€™s characters tells a friend.
‘€œThe thing is that many households here publish such journals that replace common correspondence. Such journals usually provide information about the hosts’€™ good or bad health, family news, different thoughts and comments, small inventions, invitations to receptions.’€?
(via Steve Rubel)