On Xanga, students make their life an open blog
Dear Diary moves online for students, who fill the Web site with the
highs and lows of their lives.
BY KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH
The Wichita Eagle
Posted on Sun, Apr. 10, 2005
After Morgan McCann was rejected by his top college choice, he didn't
pick up the phone and call his friends to vent. Instead, he headed for
his family's basement computer and logged onto his Web journal.
On his page, where Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" always plays
and Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra dance in a photo from "Anchors
Aweigh," he typed a depressed, profanity-laced post about being
rejected from the University of Michigan's musical theater program.