Bloggers and biographies.
I just thought of something. In maybe twenty-five or thirty years, we’ll start seeing scholarly biographies of people who at one time maintained or contributed to a blog. Assuming archive.org or something like it is still around, biographers will be digging into what their subject’s old posts. Isn’t it going to be weird when some major flame war makes it into the definitive biography? Or when a troll is immortalized because he once argued with a girl who later became a famous philosopher or something? When interlocutors have to be put into the index under their web pseudonym because nobody knows who they really are?
This makes me want to comment more on the blogs of people I think will do something important.