# Blogging by the Students

By Murray Bourne, 01 Mar 2005

There is explosive growth in the 'blogosphere'. Can blogs be used effectively as learning tools or will that just ruin the students' enjoyment of them? We struggle with this notion - same thing with instant messaging.

I came across an interesting bunch of inter-linked blogs by students from a certain Singaporean polytechnic (studying mass communication). Some points I noted:

• Some are quite creative.
• Most appear to be quite open and honest with their feelings.
• There are quite a few religious souls amongst them (and some not). And they all happily swear...
• Some are very unhappy at school.

Here is a sample (they all appear to link to each others' blogs):

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