Given that students have access to the Internet, weblogs can easily replace traditional classroom uses of the private print journal. While weblogs are normally public, free tools such as Blogger can be used for private, expressive writing. Students need only choose “no” when Blogger asks if they want a public blog site, keep their site’s location on the web secret, and exchange the URL only with the teacher, resulting in a private electronic writing space where they can be free to express the personal.
Is this true? I thought it only kept your weblog from being published in the list of recently updated weblogs generated by blogger, but the moment you started linking to others and they linked back to you, your private blog would be public? Does anybody know?