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2014-01-29 07:52:47 PM
yours still sucks

Hey! It plainly says "under construction" with the animated icon and everything. Next you'll be telling me that you don't like the convenient frames layout.
 
2014-01-29 09:17:19 PM
Yes... Yes it does
 
2014-01-29 09:26:56 PM
It had a nice run there from about '00 to '08... Maybe '09 or so at best
 
2014-01-29 09:43:28 PM
womenonthefence.com
www.websitetemplates.bz
 
2014-01-29 10:34:30 PM
They're claiming blogging is 20 years old, but the oldest one they could come up with was 1997, most of them were 2000s.

If we're going to all claim a web log, or blog, is 20 years old, we should also come up with someone's home page on a compuserve, aol, or geocities site where they're biatching about their cat as "the first."

A .edu home page could also be accepted, but only if it has at least one "this page is best viewed in Mosaic" notices.
 
2014-01-29 10:53:24 PM
And Robot Wisdom is off the air again.

I hope Jorn gets help.
 
2014-01-29 11:02:59 PM

Cagey B: Hey! It plainly says "under construction" with the animated icon and everything. Next you'll be telling me that you don't like the convenient frames layout.


Needs more <BLINK>.
 
2014-01-29 11:04:56 PM
They're playing so fast and loose with the definition of "blog", that they might as well include Gopher pages.
 
2014-01-29 11:16:06 PM

Nightjars: They're playing so fast and loose with the definition of "blog", that they might as well include Gopher pages.


Well it is "weblog", so it has to a least be http(s). I suspect people using the Web as a diary has been around about as long as the Web.
 
2014-01-29 11:25:29 PM
I'm sure it does suck, but I'm plugging it anyway. Wrestling Out of Context (Tumblr, SFW)
 
2014-01-29 11:34:56 PM

real_kibo: Needs more <BLINK>.


Kibo, can you think of anybody who was talking about themselves on the internet before 1994? This claim that blogging is exactly 20 years old seems suspect to me.
 
2014-01-29 11:38:24 PM

Generation_D: They're claiming blogging is 20 years old, but the oldest one they could come up with was 1997, most of them were 2000s.

If we're going to all claim a web log, or blog, is 20 years old, we should also come up with someone's home page on a compuserve, aol, or geocities site where they're biatching about their cat as "the first."

A .edu home page could also be accepted, but only if it has at least one "this page is best viewed in Mosaic" notices.


I remember bbs's that were blogs for their owners in the early 1980s...
 
2014-01-29 11:39:45 PM

poot_rootbeer: Kibo, can you think of anybody who was talking about themselves on the internet before 1994?


No, because, as you know, the Internet did not exist until 1996 when the first WebTV was sold.

Someday maybe they'll sell a second one.
 
2014-01-30 12:16:19 AM
I was blogging back when they were .plans.
 
2014-01-30 12:34:25 AM
Yet Ric Romero discovered it nearly 10 years too late
 
2014-01-30 05:45:45 AM
Back then we called them e/n sites (for everything/nothing) and you had to know some html and a little graphic design to make a decent one. It was a good thing because the barrier to entry stopped unintelligent people from participating and that kept the level of discourse and discussion at a fairly high level.

But, as with most things, the more people that got involved, the slower and stupider everything became...
 
2014-01-30 06:15:03 AM
Post I:  Welcome to my blog.  I will be posting a couple of times a week.

[time passes, a lot of time passes]

Post II: Sorry I haven't posted lately but I have a bunch of new posts soon.

Fin

/blogs are a metaphor for life. visions of greatness, futile attempt to regain lost dreams, ending forgotten.
 
2014-01-30 06:50:38 AM

theflatline: Generation_D: They're claiming blogging is 20 years old, but the oldest one they could come up with was 1997, most of them were 2000s.

If we're going to all claim a web log, or blog, is 20 years old, we should also come up with someone's home page on a compuserve, aol, or geocities site where they're biatching about their cat as "the first."

A .edu home page could also be accepted, but only if it has at least one "this page is best viewed in Mosaic" notices.

I remember bbs's that were blogs for their owners in the early 1980s...


I remember The PLATO Network in the 1970s. First on-line community. We had "blogs" back then, known as "notesfiles." Trust me, plenty were exactly what blogs would be 20 years later. Everything, nothing, and a whole lot of snark.
 
2014-01-30 06:55:43 AM

Ishkur: Back then we called them e/n sites (for everything/nothing) and you had to know some html and a little graphic design to make a decent one. It was a good thing because the barrier to entry stopped unintelligent people from participating and that kept the level of discourse and discussion at a fairly high level.

But, as with most things, the more people that got involved, the slower and stupider everything became...


hahahahahahaha

oh wait, you're serious

hahahaahahahah

Dude. Plenty of blithering idiots can close an html tag. In fact, considering by the mid 1990s a majority of home pages were found on university servers, you can take it as given quite a few were just random comments about random stupid stuff.

Nostalgia runneth over. I was there too, yes, some E/N's were great. But others were Geocities homepages, flaming spinning skulls, and loads of derp.

Please do not assert because someone had to find their way onto a server, how to ftp upload, how to write a homepage in Netscape or Mosaic, and how to link an image that it somehow gave us literary or philosophical acumen.

We might have thought it did, but come on. Same stuff different decade.

Just like that PLATO stuff I linked up thread - shoot, we were commenting all day long about things like what kinds of Pizza on campus was best or did anyone want to meet up to go see Pink Floyd The Wall when it first opened. And much notes about computer gaming. Always computer gaming.
 
2014-01-30 09:35:02 AM
I ran a blog on a niche topic for a couple of years, but I had to stop because of my profession.  I had quite a few loyal followers who I still talk to.
 
2014-01-30 09:51:08 AM
I read a blog that didn't suck once.

/True story.
 
2014-01-30 09:59:43 AM

Generation_D: Please do not assert because someone had to find their way onto a server, how to ftp upload, how to write a homepage in Netscape or Mosaic, and how to link an image that it somehow gave us literary or philosophical acumen.


Literary or philosophical acumen, no; if anything, the first bloggers were often downright terrible writers.  However, there was a distinct difference between a hand-maintained blog and an open forum like Usenet in the 1990s, let alone today's free speech hellholes like YouTube.  It took some technical savvy (more than a layman's anyway) and effort to actually say anything, so while the content could be anything from frivolous to downright nonsensical, there was little in the way of "trolling" because the technical barrier kept out the adolescent & geriatric riff-raff while the effort discouraged single-minded disruption of discourse.  If you were publishing your own content in hand-coded HTML, odds are it was something you actually gave a shiat about (even if it was some bad sci-fi crossover fanfic).
 
2014-01-30 12:30:04 PM

Generation_D: Please do not assert because someone had to find their way onto a server, how to ftp upload, how to write a homepage in Netscape or Mosaic, and how to link an image that it somehow gave us literary or philosophical acumen.


I wasn't asserting that. You're taking my point and exaggerating it. The level of intelligence wasn't John Stuart Mill, but it wasn't Youtube commenters either. Communities were dominated by newsgroups and mailing lists, and you needed to know something about TCP/IP to access them.

Oh, and then there was AOL, but we all made fun of them. Now everywhere is AOL.
 
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