An Overview of the History of Blogging
Do you know what blogging is? Well, if you still don’t know yet, blogging has
played a very important role in politics. And this is true to almost every
country around the world. If you're looking for news and information, blogs
are just the right source.
If you want to know more about blogging, you should look into its history.
Before blogs became popular online, digital communities had many forms
such as Usenet, commercial online services like BiX, Genie, CompuServe,
BBS, and email lists. By the 1990's, WebEx was able to create running
conversations. They used 'threads' which serve as topical connections. Some
say that blogging is just like the 20th century's project on Mass Observation.
Brian Redman managed mod.ber and it was created in 1983. He and some of
his associates posted interesting summaries of threads and postings that took
place somewhere on the internet. It was strongly likened to blogs because of
the style in journal publishing being used. The posted summaries also
contained links to cool places and other interesting places chosen by a
certain blogger. However, mod.ber no longer operated after about eight
Blogs are like online diaries because it tells about the personal lives of the
bloggers. The writers often call themselves journalers, journalists, or diarists,
and escribitionists. Journal communities are already present online especially
nowadays. One of the early bloggers known in history was Brad Fitzpatrick.
Jerry Pournelle and Justin Hall were also early bloggers. Way back in 1994,
there was an early blog which combines text, pictures, and video and it was
transmitted live using an EyeTap device and wearable computer.
The first ever hired blogger was Steve Gibson and his blogs together with that
of Stephen Heaslip which evolved from John Carmack plans. Carmack was a
game programmer who published a popular journal through 'finger protocol'.