The Apple Core: 10th Anniversary of Blogging? Try 12th…

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Date: Monday, July 16th, 2007, 08:25
Category: The Apple Core

The Wall Street Journal published a story this weekend about how blogging just turned 10 years old in which they give credit to Jorn Barger for starting the first blog in 1997. WSJ also mentions David Winer, father of Dave’s Scripting News, and Cameron Barrett, who started CamWorld saying “by widespread consensus, 1997 is a reasonable point at which to mark the emergence of the blog as a distinct life-form.”
Duncan Riley’s notes that Justin Hall began an online journal with dated daily entries on January 10, 1996 (which Wikipedia agrees with) and that both Hall and Dave Winer started in 1996.
I take issue with both of their reports because there were a number of people blogging before this and I’m one of them.
Read more about it in my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


The Wall Street Journal published a story this weekend about how blogging just turned 10 years old in which they give credit to Jorn Barger for starting the first blog in 1997. WSJ also mentions David Winer, father of Dave’s Scripting News, and Cameron Barrett, who started CamWorld saying “by widespread consensus, 1997 is a reasonable point at which to mark the emergence of the blog as a distinct life-form.”
Duncan Riley’s notes that Justin Hall began an online journal with dated daily entries on January 10, 1996 (which Wikipedia agrees with) and that both Hall and Dave Winer started in 1996.
I take issue with both of their reports because there were a number of people blogging before this and I’m one of them.
Read more about it in my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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One Response to “The Apple Core: 10th Anniversary of Blogging? Try 12th…”

  1. Can’t argue with the truth. Plus you can’t believe everything the WSJ puts into print anyway.
    My first Powerpage experience was in 96 also, on a Performa 575. It led to a slightly used Powerbook 520c by the end of the year – and about $300 for 16mb of RAM. Ever since then it’s been the poorhouse for me.
    Thanks for supplying me with the Apple news/rumor fix that I crave.