Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mainstream Media Discovers Elders Online

Without ever having produced a podcast or vlog (yet), I somehow got myself quoted in The New York Times this morning in a story by Keith Schneider about how elders are using audio and video to tell their stories online.

Media and cultural assumptions notwithstanding, elders are here by the millions doing everything younger people do online and telling the stories – great and small - of our lives, creating a rich archive of what life was like during the second half of the 20th century on into the 21st.

Which is a nice lead-in to the new Elder Storytelling Place blog. Today’s entry is from Mick Brady about his childhood in upstate New York. We eagerly await your story submissions too. They can be about yesteryear or yesterday. Fact or fiction. Real or almost real. Funny, serious, happy or sad. Tell us your stories.

abridged read the entire article by Ronni Bennett here >>

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