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Computerised memory: digital devices and writing the self

Keywords: diary , Facebook , memory , weblog , writing the self

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Based on the analysis of the diary’s textual form, this paper examines the way the latter is quoted and transformed with digital devices. Reviewing handwritten or digitised diaries, weblogs and Facebook, we observe the transformations of this textual form as well as the values invested by its users, devices and media.We compare the link with memory in each medium and the way it can – or cannot – be analysed in terms of writing the self, according to Foucault.

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