"...digital tools have created a renaissance in the written word."
Clive Thompson starts off chapter three by talking about Ory Okolloh and her blog. This got me thinking about how the new literacy relates to blogging even though this wasn't in the New Literacies chapter. Before computers and the internet, everything was read in print. This is not the case anymore, not by a long shot. With the technological revolution that came with the internet, blogging was created. Blogging is done solely on the web which makes it a new literacy. Most of us have blogs that we read daily or weekly. some of us even have blogs! Here is a link to my Clemson sponsored blog. Check it out!
This blog that I follow has become a full time job for its blogger, Carly! How cool is that?
I also thought that it was so cool how Clive Thompson brought it back to the basics to print publishing when he told the story of Ory Okolloh being given all of her blog posts on paper and it was huge and looked like a book...FULL CIRCLE. This, I can relate to. I have this huge stack of papers in my room that keeps accumulating from my years here at Clemson.
(Also, print will never die) (Well, I like to think that it won't)