Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Weblogs - What's A Blog?

Another blog-history essay. Contains some fun links to very early pages that are historical for the WWW itself, not just blogs.

Attributes a lot of information to Dave Winer, but doesn't provide deep links (that I can find) to any references, just a top-level link to Scripting News.
Dave Winer claims that the first weblog appeared in 1992. It also happened to be the first website, which was built by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN. It was really just a pointer to new sites as they came online. The content of this first website has been archived at the World Wide Web Consortium. According to Winer, the other two very early weblogs were NCSA's What's New page, and Netscape's What's New page.