History of blogging
What is a blog exactly?
Well, the blog is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of most early blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media. More about these later.
The term "blog" is a blend of the words web and log (Web log). "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
When everything has begn
Chronicles, commonplaces, diaries, and perzines can all be seen as predecessors of blogs.
Before blogging became popular, digital communities took many forms, including Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, BiX and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists and bulletin board systems (BBS). In the 1990s, Internet forum software, such as WebEx, created running conversations with "threads". Threads are topical connections between messages on a metaphorical "corkboard". Some have likened blogging to the mass-observation movement of the mid-20th century.
Between these years Usenet was the primary serial medium and was included in the original definition of the World Wide Web. It featured the Moderated Newsgroup which means a number of individuals or small groups checked the posts first. So mainly they controlled it what is readable by the bigger audience. The only exception which was not under the control of these groups was mod.ber which was named after an individual: Brian E. Redman. Regularly, Redman and a few associates posted summaries of interesting postings and threads taking place elsewhere on the net. With its serial journal publishing style, presence on the pre-HTTP web and strong similarity to the common blog form which features links to interesting and cool places on the net chosen by the blogger, mod.ber had many of the characteristics commonly associated with the term Blog. It ceased operation after approximately 8 months.
After 11. September 2001. many blog with topic „War against the terrorism” became popular, and many new blog was made in this genre. These „warlike bloggers” was primarily right but not excusively. The concept was expanded to all blogs which handled with Iraq, what widened the users to the whole political spectrum. Since 2003, the blogs have had more attention mainly in this concept. There are as many left as many right bloggers who write about it. The blogging had become popular between the soldiers who were in Iraq. These military blogs gave us new perspective about the warlike reality. The blog often used to leed the attention to information sources, for example with links to the cameras of Madrid, when the antiterrorism demonstration filled up the streets after the trainblast at 11. March 2004. The blogs often offer us immediate commentator about tv events, which become the secondary meaning of blogging.
By 2001, blogging was enough of a phenomenon that how-to manuals began to appear, primarily focusing on technique. The importance of the blogging community (and its relationship to larger society) increased rapidly. Established schools of journalism began researching blogging and noting the differences between journalism and blogging.
Blogs have gained increasing notice and coverage for their role in breaking, shaping, and spinning news stories.
Bloggers began to provide nearly-instant commentary on televised events, creating a secondary meaning of the word "blogging": to simultaneously transcribe and editorialize speeches and events shown on television. Real-time commentary is sometimes referred to as "liveblogging."
In 2004, the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream. Political consultants, news services and candidates began using them as tools for opinion forming. Even UK's Labour Party's MP Tom Watson began to blog. Although, it is not typical of them.
Even mass-media personalities took part in blogging.
In the United Kingdom, The Guardian newspaper launched a redesign in September 2005, which included a daily digest of blogs on page 2. Also in June 2006, BBC News launched a weblog for its editors, following other news companies.
In November 2006, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 57 million blogs.
Well yeah... Mainly this is all you have to know about the history of blogging. As you can see this is a complex and long process. We can't see the end of the evolution. But as well as we can we try and predict it within this page.
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