Aunque la noticia es vieja, yo la acabo de leer. En su novela utópica inacabada Year 4338, escrita en 1837 pero publicada por primera vez en 1926, el escritor ruso Vladimir Odoevsky escribio:
Finally, today we received a household journal from the prime minister, where we, among others, were invited to a soiree. You need to know that in many houses, especially those well connected, such journals are published, having replaced regular correspondence. < ...> The journals usually provide information about the hosts??? good or bad health, family news, various thoughts and comments, small inventions, as well as invitations; in case of a dinner invitation, also the menu. Besides, for communicating in emergency, friends’ houses are connected by means of magnetic telegraphs that allow people who live far from each other to talk to each other.
Lo cual se parece mucho a los blogs y a internet, aunque él los llama diarios y las casas se conectan mediante telégrafos magnéticos. Curioso.