Monday, January 03, 2005

Have Blogs taken over the world

Several searches on Google returns some surprising MONSTER results!
  • "Blog" yields 154,000,000 results in 0.19 seconds !
  • "weblog" yields 40,200,000 results in 0.15 seconds.
  • "Blogging" yields 9,560,000 results in 0.14 seconds.
  • " 'web log' " yields 4,140,000 results in 0.12 seconds.
  • "blogosphere" yields 1,380,000 results in 0.15 seconds.
  • "blogrolling" yields 655,000 results in 0.19 seconds.
  • "blogsphere" yields 122,000 results in 0.23 seconds.
Additional Google searches yields some EMERGING terminology.
  • "Blogophile" yields 385 results in 0.09 seconds.
  • "Blogphile" yields 156 results in 0.15 seconds.
  • "Bloggerphile" yields just 5 results in 0.24 seconds.
What is the history of blogs? They aren't as new as you would think!

Mallory Jensen writes,

"They have actually been around since the early days of the Internet. In the strictest sense, a blog is someone's online record of the Web sites he or she visits. Today's blogs, of course, are much more than that. In 1999 there were dozens of blogs. Now there are millions. What happened?

Simply put, some of the blogging pioneers — in an effort to make their own work easier — built tools that allow anyone, no matter how little Internet savvy he or she possesses, to create and maintain a blog. All you need to get started is a name, a password, and an e-mail address. The most popular of these tools is the aptly named Blogger.com, which was launched in August 1999 by Evan Williams, Paul Bausch, and Meg Hourihan and quickly became the largest and best-known of its kind.

Part of Blogger.com's appeal is that it lets people store blogs on their own servers, rather than on a remote base. This allows them to have a personalized address (like www.yourname.com), whereas with other blogging tools your address starts at the remote server."
CAPTIONLESS. Title: "BLOG BREAKDOWN" On graph: "1/3 Crap somebody cooked, …" - New Yorker Cartoon

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