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Jorn Barger[9] created the term “weblog” on December 17, 1997. Peter Merholz, who playfully split the word weblog into the phrase we blog on the sidebar of his site Peterme.com in April or May 1999, invented the short form “blog.” [10] [11] [12] Shortly after, Pyra Labs’ Evan Williams popularized the terms “blog” and “blogger” by using “blog” as both a noun and a verb (“to blog,” meaning “to modify one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog”) in conjunction with Pyra Labs’ Blogger product. [13] [ ASIA USTAAD ]

Origins

Usenet, commercial online services such as GEnie, Byte Information Exchange (BIX), and the early CompuServe, e-mail lists, and Bulletin Board Systems were all popular before blogging became widespread (BBS). In the 1990s, Internet forum software developed “threads,” which were continuous chats. Topical links between messages on a virtual “corkboard” are called threads. Mosaic Communications Corporation’s “What’s New”[15] list of new websites has been updated daily and archived yearly since June 14, 1993. The page was accessed through the Mosaic web browser’s special “What’s New” button.

The first commercial blog appeared in 1995 on Ty, Inc.’s first business to consumer Web site, which included a blog in a section called “Online Diary.” Featured Beanie Babies were in charge of the entries, which were voted on monthly by Web site visitors. [16]

The current blog originated from the online journal, which allowed people to keep track of events in their personal life. The majority of these writers referred to themselves as diarists, journalists, or journalers. Justin Hall, a Swarthmore College student who began personal blogging in 1994, is widely regarded as one of the first bloggers, as is Jerry Pournelle. [18] Dave Winer’s Scripting News is said to be one of the first and longest-running weblogs. [19] [20] Since 1996, the Australian Netguide magazine has hosted the Daily Net News[21] on its website. Daily Net News published daily links and reviews of new websites, primarily from Australia. [ ASIA USTAAD ]