A Short History of BloggingEarly Weblogs
The first weblog was the first website, http://info.cern.ch/, the site built by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. Luckily, the content of this site has been archived at the World Wide Web Consortium.
National Center for Supercomputing Applications' (University of Illinois) What's New page was next,
Netscape's What's New page in 1993-96. Then all hell broke loose.
The web exploded, and the weblog
idea grew along with it.
|Consider the emergence of a public sphere via the coffee houses and salons of the 18th century. Perhaps blogs will become the 21st
century's digital public sphere. Learn more in Marshall Soule's Jürgen Habermas
and the Public Sphere. Ask yourself what the extent
of access to blogs is, if there is any degree of autonomy, and if all can
participate on an equal footing. Then decide if the blogosphere could be
considered the modern-day public sphere.
Perhaps start your own blog on this topic!
At an October 2003 Association of Internet Researchers Conference in
Where is blogging heading?
Content author: tricia timmermans
Last updated: 17/04/04 17:01