Beautiful infographic of The Evolution of The Blogger by Flowtown – Social Media Marketing Application. There’s one thing that bugs me though: It presents three types of blog formats (the photoblog, the vlog and the linklog) as ‘new blog forms’ that came out of the above mentioned type of bloggers. However, the linklog is one of… Read more The Evolution of The Blogger Visualization, but what happened to the history of the linklog?
In my 2008 thesis on ‘Blogging for Engines. Blogs under the Influence of Software-Engine Relations‘ in the chapter on the History of Blog Software and Blog Engines I wrote about Dave Winer’s role within the pre-blog BBS-scene and his DaveNet (1994) and Scripting News (1997). Back then I used the Internet Archive to track down… Read more History of Winer’s Blogging points to October 7, 1994
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the word weblog as coined on December 17, 1997 by Jorn Barger. In another two years we can celebrate the coinage of the word blog but in the meanwhile let’s focus on creating new pathways into the history of blogging. Instead of arguing about definitions and dates we… Read more Happy Birthday to Me and You and Everyone We Know!