“ ..for seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, TIME’s Person of the Year for 2006 is you .”
Blogs drive Web 2.0 and play a pivotal role in giving you the power of choice!
1999: Peter Merholz converted weblog into we-blog. The term blog was born!
First blogging services started
Bradley Fitzpatrick started LiveJournal in March ‘99.
Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) made ‘Blogger’ in August ’99. (Now Google owns Blogger)
2001: Popular blogs came into being, blogging started becoming a craze.
2002: Politicians, movie stars, everyone started embracing blogs.
2004: Tsunamis- Bloggers unite, making blogs a social movement!
The rest, as they say, is HISTORY…
Why do people blog? Meet Friends Meet Girlfriends Make New friends Express Likes Voice opinions Fight for a cause Worship Showcase talent Share Appreciate beauty Admire a hero Start a Band Support your team Get popular Win Competitions Oops! We just ran out of space! There are a million things that you can do with blogs!
an The internet accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner , you can be more alone . You can choose to express yourself and blog. ‘ Blogging makes the internet a better place.’