The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

It is really amazing how the blogger evolved from the early 90’s up until now. It’s astounding – sometimes – to look back at the manner people blogged back in the days when having a Geocities page meant making a statement and when it was a big deal compared to how now we make a public statement every few minutes.

So reading about this in a post on Tomorrow’s museum that gave a brief history of blogs since their inception reminded me of a cool infograph that I caught on Flowtown. Here is a little taste of the post followed by the infograph.

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Brief history of blogs:

Not Blogs
pre-2002: Geek notes, diaries, frequently updated zines. Things that looked like blogs but went by other names

Linkblogs
1999 – (2011?): Perhaps even earlier than 1999. Linkblogs were either quick links or a blockquote and a link. Nothing labor intensive about sharing cool stuff but some people have better taste than others. Are they dying? Maybe? Twitter seems to have taken over for directions on how get lost online

Warblogs
2001 – 2004: You know how everyone has something to say about Wikileaks? Imagine that times twenty and that was the post-9/11 blogosphere. Here’s all you need to know about this frenzied media landscape.

What’s Up Google? Latest News & Changes

One of Google's Doodles!

One of Google's Doodles!

For the past month, the internet has been really buzzing with various news headlines and articles related to Google! Apparently, Google is going through some major changes, mostly to the better, and everyone is excited about what’s next in line!

Therefore, I decided to dedicate this post to latest Google news that can change the way you deal with the internet in general and your view of Google in specific.

What’s Up Google? Latest News & Changes:

  • Google To Do More Piracy Fighting with Search:

Google, once considered by some media companies as a rogue actor on the issue of copyright, is stepping up antipiracy efforts, the company said today. (Read more at CNET)

  • Multiple Gmail Accounts Just Got A Lot Easier to Manage:

Google announced yet another awesome Gmail feature. Called e-mail delegation, the feature will allow you to easily manage multiple Gmail accounts without signing in and out of Gmail and switching accounts manually. (Read more at CNN)

Power of Annonymous: Wikileaks

One of the Pillars for the success of the internet has been the anonymity of interactions. The ability to take on a secret identity and go forth saying things and doing deeds that won’t be tied to your real life identity was the stuff of comics but with the internet every could be a superhero. While this sense of anonymity is being consistently chipped at by companies like Facebook and Google but it still exist on the web. Anonymity is still prominent on the web, and there is no better example of that than the site Wikileaks.com.

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