Blogging. Is that really a word?. A short history. It began as WEB LOG Two professors from Bond University in Australia introduced the term in 1995 at a conference introducing their paper “Exploiting the World-Wide Web for Electronic Meeting Document Analysis and Management””.
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Is that really a word?
the paper itself was aimed at the recording of electronic meetings, but the processes described what eventually turned into todays blogs.
The origins of modern blogging are argued about almost as much as the question….What is blogging?
In November 1998, Cameron Barrett published the first list of blog sites on Camworld.
In early 1999 Peter Merholz coins the term blog after announcing he was going to pronounce web blogs as “wee-blog”, that was then shortened to blog.
As blogging started to grow in 1999, the first portal dedicated to listing blogs was launched, Brigitte Eaton launched the Eatonweb Portal. Eaton evaluated all submissions by a simple assessment that the site consist of dated entries, one of the criteria used today when identifying a blog.
In May 1999, Scott Rosenberg at Salon.com writes one of the first media articles on the emergence of weblogs and refers to the growing number of “Web Journalists”.
In August 1999, Pyra Labs, today owned by Google, launches the free Blogger blogging service, that for the first time provides an easy set of tools for anyone to set up a blog. Other services launched around the same time include Pitas and Groksoup.
Why people write blogs …….well for anything:
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