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A slideshow based on The early years - A timeline of blogging (February 20, 2006) and the history of blogs (October 14, 2006).

A slideshow based on The early years - A timeline of blogging (February 20, 2006) and the history of blogs (October 14, 2006).

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  • 1. Blogs
    • The history so far…
  • 2.
    • January 1994
    • December 1997
    • April 1999
    • August 1999
    • January 2000
    • July 2000
    • February 2002
    • August 2002
    • December 2002
    • March 2003
    • June 2003
    • September 2003
    • January 2004
    • March 2004
    • December 2004
    • January 2005
    • May 2005
    • October 2005
    • December 2005
    • August 2006
    Timeline
  • 3. Erno audio blogs blogging ClaimID Doetinchem enthousiasmeren enthousiast entrepreneur Erno Hannink home-theater marketing LinkedIn OpenBC sales self-employed sensetive-for-gadgets trends video
  • 4. January 1994 Swarthmore student Justin Hall first blog, Links.net .
  • 5. December 1997 Jorn Barger coins term “ Weblog ” for “logging the Web.”
  • 6. April 1999 Programmer Peter Merholz shortens “Weblog” to “blog.”
  • 7. August 1999 Blogger rolls out first popular, free blog-creation service.
  • 8. January 2000 Boing Boing is born.
  • 9. July 2000 AndrewSullivan.com launches.
  • 10. February 2002 Heather Armstrong fired for discussing job on blog, Dooce . “Dooced” becomes a verb: “Fired for blogging.”
  • 11. August 2002 Nick Denton launches Gizmodo , first in what will become a blog empire.
  • 12. August 2002 Blogads launches, the first broker of blog advertising.
  • 13. December 2002 Gawker launches, igniting the gossip-blog boom.
  • 14. March 2003 “ Salam Pax ,” an anonymous Iraqi blogger, gains worldwide audience during the Iraq war.
  • 15. June 2003 Google launches AdSense , ads match blog content.
  • 16. September 2003 Jason Calacanis founds Weblogs , Inc . , which eventually grows into a portfolio of 85 blogs .
  • 17. January 2004 Nick Denton launches Wonkette .
  • 18. March 2004 Calacanis poaches Gizmodo writer Peter Rojas from Denton.
  • 19. December 2004 Merriam-Webster declares “blog” the “Word of the Year.”
  • 20. January 2005 Study finds that 32 million Americans read blogs.
  • 21. May 2005 The Huffington Post launches .
  • 22. October 2005 Calacanis sells his blogs to AOL for $25 million.
  • 23. December 2005 Estimated $100 million worth of blog ads sold 2005 .
  • 24. August 2006
    • Technorati is now tracking over 50 Million Blogs.
    • 175,000 new weblogs created each day,
    • on average, more than 2 blogs created each second.
    • Total posting volume about 1.6 Million postings per day, or 18.6 posts per second.
  • 25. August 2006
  • 26. Credits
    • The Early Years - A timeline of blogging at The New York Magazine by Clive Thompson
    • Dave Sifry , CEO of Technorati ( State of the Blogosphere , August 2006 ).
    • De ontwikkeling van het blog by Erno Hannink at enthousiasmeren.nl