The question of whether digital communication via blogging is making old forms of communication disappear is an interesting topic. Since it is a striking issue out here in Korea where many expats blog about their life I think it is important that you too take part in this research.
I haven't given my full response yet, but hope that it materializes soon. I would like to shortly say that I feel blogging is the stepping stone for people to gather together in the future. As I know by experience meeting most of the other expats out here by first finding them on the Internet.
To get your mind started I copied the following from this person's blog.
So go to their website and take the survey, for I am sure they will appreciate it.
Today’s archives are rife with personal diaries and papers which allow us a glimpse into the past. But, what of the archives of the future? How many people today actually keep a pen and paper journal or write letters home? In the future, what will the ‘foreigner’ community in Korea look like… when a foreigner meets another foreigner will they still experience ’should I wave and say hello or should I not’ awkwardness? will foreigners still be greeted wtih random ‘HELLOs!’ from strangers as they walk down the street? will foreigners still be helping each other to track down ‘good’ cheese? These are just a few of the issues that have been discussed in numerous Korea-related blogs and they have helped to shape the expat community, composed mainly of native English teachers, in Korea. How will future generations of expats living in Korea reflect upon these issues unless Korea-related blogs are archived in some manner? A failure to preserve blogs may create a black hole of information for future generations of archives users.