In recent years, Twitter and much of the rest of the internet have been getting hotter, more reflexively outraged, less fun. Venturing onto social media these days, I often feel like a cat burglar stepping through a field of upturned rakes. I remembered I was supposed to be spending a nice weekend in the woods with my family; why risk days of online drama for a stupid tweet? And so, instead of sharing the silly lampshade joke, I journaled it in Day One , a magnificent digital diary app that has transformed my relationship with my phone, improved my memory, and given me a deeper perspective on my life than the one I was getting through the black mirror of social media.
Think of Day One as a private social network for an audience of one: yourself. You post updates to it just as you might on Instagram or Facebook. The app — which runs on Macs, iPhones and iPads, syncing your entries between your devices — can handle long text journals, short picture-focused status updates, and pretty much anything else that comes across the digital transom. Nothing about the app is meant to be shared — it is protected with your Apple security credentials and backs up its data to the cloud using end-to-end encryption, so that the only way someone can get into your diary is by getting hold of your device and your system passcode.
Office Hours With Farhad Manjoo
Day One creates something so rare it feels almost sacred: A completely private digital space. The best way to describe this feeling is to liken it to friendship. I feel comfortable dishing to Day One the way I would to a close friend I trust completely. What I write there I hope no one alive today will ever read.
What is a Diary and Why Should I Keep One?
However, there are ways to pass on your passcode to your heirs, so that someone may read your journal in, say, 50 years; your entire diary can be exported as a PDF file or printed as a book. The practice of posthumous publication of diaries of literary and other notables began in the 19th century. As examples, the Grasmere Journal of Dorothy Wordsworth — was published in ; the Journals of Fanny Burney — were published in ; the diaries of Henry Crabb Robinson — were published in Among important U. Since the 19th century the publication of diaries by their authors has become commonplace — notably amongst politicians seeking justification but also amongst artists and litterateurs of all descriptions.
Amongst late 20th-century British published political diaries, those of Richard Crossman , Tony Benn and Alan Clark are representative, the latter being more indiscreet in the tradition of the diaries of Chips Channon. Harold Nicolson in the midth century covered both politics and the arts.
One of the most famous modern diaries, widely read and translated, is the posthumously published The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank , who wrote it while in hiding during the German occupation of Amsterdam in the s. Otto Frank edited his daughter's diary and arranged for its publication after the War. Many edits were made before the diary was published in other countries.
- Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms.
- The Diary: Three Centuries of Private Lives | The Morgan Library & Museum;
- Navigation menu!
- New to Diary? Join today.
- At the Dragons Gate: With the OSS in the Far East.
- All the Sinners, Saints.
This was due to the sexually explicit material, which also led to some libraries banning the book. A strong psychological effect may arise from having an audience for one's self-expression, even if this is the book one writes in, only read by oneself — particularly in adversity.
Anne Frank went so far as to address her diary as "Kitty. Victor Klemperer was similarly concerned with recording for the future the tyrannies and hypocrisies of Nazi Germany and of its East German successor state in his diaries. In none of these cases, however, did the authors anticipate early — or indeed any — publication. As internet access became commonly available, many people adopted it as another medium in which to chronicle their lives with the added dimension of an audience. The internet has also served as a way to bring previously unpublished diaries to the attention of historians and other readers, such as the diary of Michael Shiner , a 19th-century slave who documented his life in Washington, D.
Web-based services such as Open Diary started in October and LiveJournal January soon appeared to streamline and automate online publishing , but growth in personal storytelling came with the emergence of blogs. While the format first focused on external links and topical commentary, widespread blogging tools were quickly used to create web journals. Recent advances have also been made to enable the privacy of internet diary entries.
Diaries & Planners
For example, some diary software now stores entries in an encrypted format, such as bit AES Advanced Encryption Standard encryption, and others only permit access to the diary after correct PIN entry on a secure USB device. With the popularization of mobile apps , diary or journaling apps have become available for iOS and Android. Proponents cite the following as primary reasons for journaling with digital applications: Ease and speed of typing; mobile portability; search capabilities; entry location, date, and other metadata from mobile phones; and, tags and other organizational features.
A personal organizer is a form of diary to list actions and tasks for the day, which are recorded in a log, often using symbols to differentiate and categorize items. A diet journal or food diary is a daily record of all food and beverage consumed as a means of tracking calorie consumption for the purpose of weight loss or other nutritional monitoring.
Diary - definition of diary by The Free Dictionary
A gardening journal helps gardeners improve their efforts over time by providing a historical record of actions taken, the weather and other elements and the results. A sleep diary or sleep log is a tool used in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders or to keep track of dreams had in order to gain insight to the subconscious or for other further contemplating. The German Tagebuch "day-book" is normally rendered as "diary" in English, but the term encompasses workbooks or working journals as well as diaries proper.
A travel journal, travel diary, or road journal, is the documentation of a journey or series of journeys. Send me Diary. Remember me. Sign up Forgot your password? Sign up, it's free.
- Web 2.0. Mythos oder Realität? (German Edition)!
- Backyard Bird Guide: Attracting Wild Birds to Your Yard.
- That Which Way;
- Diary | Definition of Diary by Merriam-Webster.
- What is a Diary and Why Should I Keep One?.
- Diaries & Notebooks | Claire's US.
- Colet, Louise, femme de lettres contemporaine, née à Aix, en Provence, le 25 août 1808, (French Edition).
Get inspired and create your own Diary. Browse new Public Pages. It's intimate and fun. My Region. Thiago Almeida dos Santos Hey estou com sua conta escrevendo um diario, a senha e a mesma. The time has come. Regular Day. Missing him So i know that i shouldn't miss him but i still do I ask myself why??? Is being single What's next A constant mind battle I Feel everything Too deep! Letting Go.
I Never Thought. En el palacio de los recuerdos, existen puertas que deben de permanecer cerradas. Same Girl.