Are we a nation of Pepys?
Who could say the same for the masses of tweeters, bloggers and self-promoters?
Nobody really knows why Pepys kept a diary – does anyone really know why they tweet and blog? Is it for themselves or is it for another reason?
Writing is a dying art and many could do well to take a look at Pepys. He kept his own counsel and did not see the need to broadcast to the masses.
A certain irony, I too am writing this with the intent of others seeing it.
In which case I would urge those reading to take the time to comment, to discuss and share opinions.
Are diaries supposed to be read, kept secret – or is the whole process of diarification the new gamification? Will we start to see businesses using diarification to leverage and obtain consumer insight? After all, diaries are more personal than surveys, more self-driven and more suited to today’s technology.
Diarification – a new concept?