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Benjamin Franklin…The Blogger

by Paul Wilson

Benjamin Franklin…The Blogger

In 2005 I heard Paul Allen (the lesser) state that he believed Benjamin Franklin would be a blogger if he lived in our time. Over the years as I have become more enchanted with the blogosphere I have come to believe this more and more.

At the age of 15 “Ben” wrote under the pen name of “Mrs. Silence Dogood,” who Ben painted, through his words, as an opinionated middle-aged widow. The letters were published in his brother’s newspaper, the New England Courant, and became a subject of conversation throughout the town.

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