What's Next for Weblogs?

Where is blogging headed? Is it going to die off or will it evolve? It just might have to if it wants to stick around

By Matt Lavrenz

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Mosaic Communications Corporation started their "What's New?" site considered to be the first blog-like website.

First "blog"

Mosaic Communications Corporation started the first blog-like website "What's New?"

Weblogs coined

Jorn Barger coined the term Weblogs when he was trying to say "We blog."

Rise of blogs part 1

Open Diary, a online diary with thousands of users went online. Readers could comment on other peoples diaries.

Rise of Blogs Part 2

Live journal went online.

Blogger.com started

Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan started Blogger.com.

Google steps in

Google buys blogger.com

Wordpress starts

Matt Starts Weblogs and Wikis

Ipad released

Apple Inc. made the internet more mobile

Facebook launched

No more long posts. Only short statuses.

Us gov't limits all online posts to 160 words

This amendment threatened to end blogs as we know them.

Amendment 160 repealed

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blogs slowly adapt

In a world of short statuses only the older generations seem to still use blogs.

Print Journalism nonexistant

The spark needed to get blogs back on track.

Newspaper companies cant support themselves

Pop up ads can't financially support news corporations.

Independent Journalists turn to blogging

With no news companies, freelance journalists turn to long forgotten blogging sites to get the news out to the world.

Facebook outlawed

The constant stream of useless information being posted proves to be to much for the world's servers and intelligence levels to handle.

Blogging on the rise

With limited social networking options many users turn to blogs to post info about their lives.

Facebook proven to be the death of blogs

Young generations shown that there was no time to write long wordy posts about their lives when Facebook encouraged short posts.

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