Archive for September, 2015

New online participatory archive and some thoughts about virtual archives

The launch of a new website The Times of My Life has just been announced.

Its claims are grandiose (and not just in the tag lineā€¦):

The Times of My Life is a ground-breaking website which is set to create a revolution in the way we record our historical past. It will be one of the first ever websites specifically designed to allow users to record first hand accounts of their lives through text, images and video.

Social networking sites have become common place and eight out of ten people who are members of these sites go directly to them when turning on their computers. The Times of My Life is a social networking site and historical reference library rolled into one. read more