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

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