Well, first things first. Bear with me on my first article. Anyway. I wanted to mention a few things that a recent article that I read left out and didn't mention.
In the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, during the scene where Harry Potter meets Draco's father Lucius, he slips the diary into Ginny's Cauldron. In which if you watch carefully Harry seems to notice. (I may be wrong)
But this article says that Harry Potter never ended up with the Diary. Well, I for one think this person didn't watch the movie because in fact he did.
In the Harry potter Wiki it states
"The diary. My diary. Little Ginny's been writing in it for months and months, telling me all her pitiful worries and woes — how her brothers tease her, how she had to come to school with secondhand robes and books, how — how she didn't think famous, good, great Harry Potter would ever like her… It's very boring, having to listen to the silly little troubles of an eleven-year-old girl. But I was patient. I wrote back. I was sympathetic, I was kind. Ginny simply loved me. "No one's ever understood me like you, Tom… I'm so glad I've got this diary to confide in… It's like having a friend I can carry around in my pocket…" […] So Ginny poured out her soul to me, and her soul happened to be exactly what I wanted… I grew stronger and stronger on a diet of her deepest fears, her darkest secrets."
—Tom Riddle to Harry Potter, referring to Ginny Weasley
He states in that passage that Tom Riddle didn't expect it to end up in her hands but it turned out to be a very good mistake making him more powerful.
The diary used its magical influence to possess and force Ginny to re-open the Chamber of Secrets, but it was destroyed by Harry Potter in 1993 with a basilisk's fang.
"The diary was proof that he was the heir of Slytherin; I am sure that Voldemort considered it of stupendous importance."
—Albus Dumbledore on the diary's importance to Voldemort.
When this passage is considered it brings up the fact that Hagrid was Framed and that puts the idea that Lucius Malfoys attempt was to try and frame Ginney Weasley as well.
After Myrtle's death, Professor Dumbledore, then professor of Transfiguration, began suspecting Riddle. Knowing it was no longer safe to open the Chamber, and that the school might be shut down if another student was harmed, Riddle framed Rubeus Hagrid and his pet Aragog for the crimes, earning himself an award for Special Services to the school.
Re-opening of the Chamber of Secrets
"I was patient. I wrote back. I was sympathetic, I was kind. Ginny simply loved me... No one's ever understood me like you, Tom... I'm so glad I've got this diary to confide in... It's like a friend I can carry around in my pocket... If I say it myself, Harry, I’ve always been able to charm the people I needed."
—Tom Riddle to Harry Potter on his manipulation of Ginny Weasley through the diary
Ginny Weasley writing in the diary furtively. Her emotional vulnerability allowed the fragment of Voldemort's soul within the diary to gain partial control of her mind and force her to re-open the Chamber of Secrets.
Harry heard strange voices in the walls of Hogwarts, which exhorted the urge to kill. Harry followed the voices through the Hogwarts corridors until he came upon the second floor girls' lavatory. It was here that he discovered the water-logged diary, which Ginny had discarded when she suspected that it was she who was petrifying the Muggle-borns, and that she finally realised that the diary was the cause.
And this is where I conclude my side of the argument. There really wasn't much to talk about but, I did shed a little light on some more information for Potter heads out there that probably already knew this. I just got the urge to correct the article on my own. And now I'm content.