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While everybody else is posting about the politica…

Posted by titusferguson on June 4, 2004

While everybody else is posting about the political scene in Canada, I’m going to take a more light-hearted look at the history of blogging.

The word blog is actually a contraction of two words, web and log. Obviously blog sounds a lot more interesting.

I personally have eight different blogs that I read, some of the people I know personally, others I don’t. I’ve found over the years that blogs have become a form of entertainment, a way to keep up on the day-to-day lives of perfect strangers, as well as educational, a way of broadening my intellectual horizons.

Who was the first person to start blogging? As you might expect the first blog was penned, (or keyed), by one of the inventors of the Internet. No not Al Gore, rather Tim Berners-Lee. His first blog has been kindly archived at the World Wide Web Consortium. Following Berners-Lee several other big names on the Internet began blogging, including; The National Center for Supercomputing Applications’ and Netscape.

By this time the net was becoming accessible to a greater number of people so blogs started popping up all over the place. Today blogging has become a cultural norm and grown to the point where there are whole conferences devoted to it.

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