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Engadget
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Technorati
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Gawker
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NDTV
(Media and Entertainment)
Google
(Tech)
Xu Jinglei
(Movies & TV)
 

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Blog

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Blog

Discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries typically displayed in reverse chronological order add

Category: Civil society (10)

Launched in 1999.

Countries: United States (50%), United Kingdom (19%), (15%)

Main connections: Engadget, Technorati, Gawker

Linked to: Twitter, Tumblr, International Communication Association, Labour Party

 

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1999

Blog usage spread during 1999 and the years following, being further popularized by the near-simultaneous arrival of the first hosted blog tools: add something

 

The short form, "blog", was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word "weblog" into the phrase "we blog" in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999 add something


2002

An early milestone in the rise in importance of blogs came in 2002, when many bloggers focused on comments by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott add something


2004

By 2004, the role of blogs became increasingly mainstream, as political consultants, news services, and candidates began using them as tools for outreach and opinion forming add something

 

Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, May, 2004, New Orleans, LA. add something

 

Engadget - Engadget has been nominated for numerous awards, including a 2004 Bloggie for Best Technology Weblog, and 2005 Bloggies for Best Computers or Technology Weblog and Best Group Weblog; Engadget won Best Tech Blog in the 2004 and 2005 Weblog Awards


2005

A prize for the best blog-based book was initiated in 2005, the Lulu Blooker Prize add something

 

In the United States, blogger Aaron Wall was sued by Traffic Power for defamation and publication of trade secrets in 2005 add something

 

Mark Jen was terminated in 2005 after 10 days of employment as an Assistant Product Manager at Google for discussing corporate secrets on his personal blog, called 99zeros and hosted on the Google-owned Blogger service add something

 

Firedoglake - "Firedoglake" won a 2005 Koufax Award for "Best Series" for its detailed coverage of the Plame affair, while being in close contention for "Best New Blog" and "Best Group Blog"

 

In January 2005, "Fortune" magazine listed eight bloggers whom business people "could not ignore": Peter Rojas, Xeni Jardin, Ben Trott, Mena Trott, Jonathan Schwartz, Jason Goldman, Robert Scoble, and Jason Calacanis add something


2006

Bloggers and other contributors to user-generated content are behind "Time" magazine naming their 2006 person of the year as "You" add something

 

In early 2006, Erik Ringmar, a tenured senior lecturer at the London School of Economics, was ordered by the convenor of his department to "take down and destroy" his blog in which he discussed the quality of education at the school add something

 

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, was fined during the 2006 NBA playoffs for criticizing NBA officials on the court and in his blog add something

 

On the other hand, Penelope Trunk wrote an upbeat article in the "Boston Globe" back in 2006, entitled "Blogs 'essential' to a good career" add something

 

IvyGate - It was a nominee for the 2006 Weblog Award for "Best Educational Blog"

 

In August 2006, Technorati found that the most linked-to blog on the internet was that of Chinese actress Xu Jinglei add something


2007

Gartner forecasts that blogging will peak in 2007, leveling off when the number of writers who maintain a personal Web site reaches 100 million add something

 

The code was proposed in 2007 due to threats made to blogger Kathy Sierra add something

 

In January 2007, two prominent Malaysian political bloggers, Jeff Ooi and Ahirudin Attan, were sued by a pro-government newspaper, The New Straits Times Press Berhad, Kalimullah bin Masheerul Hassan, Hishamuddin bin Aun and Brenden John a/l John Pereira over an alleged defamation add something

 

Egyptian blogger Abdel Monem Mahmoud was arrested in April 2007 for anti-government writings in his blog add something


2008

Geekologie - It has been nominated for "Best Computer or Technology Weblog" from Weblogs, Inc. in 2008 where it competed with Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and Engadget

 

Harold Pinter and academia - The work of cataloguing the full archive, a process documented in the BL's official " Harold Pinter Archive Blog", was completed in December 2008 , the description of its contents was uploaded to the BL "Additional Manuscripts Online Catalogue" on 2 February 2009, and the archive was re-opened to qualified researchers and scholars


2009

In 2009, NDTV issued a legal notice to Indian blogger Kunte for a blog post criticizing their coverage of the Mumbai attacks add something

 

In 2009, a controversial and landmark decision by The Hon. Mr Justice Eady refused to grant an order to protect the anonymity of Richard Horton add something

 

In 2009, the presence of the American journalism industry had declined to the point that several newspaper corporations were filing for bankruptcy, resulting in less direct competition between newspapers within the same circulation area add something

 

Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject add something

 

Gawker - In December 2009, Nick Denton was nominated for "Media Entrepreneur of the Decade" by "Adweek" and Gawker was named "Blog of the Decade" by the advertising trade


2011

Liberal Conspiracy - Blog - Content has been produced by about 250 contributors, and at its peak the blog recorded 180,000 unique visitors in July 2011, as reported by Hundal to website journalism


2012

The research community is working on going beyond simple keyword search, by inventing new ways to navigate through huge amounts of information present in the blogosphere, as demonstrated by projects like BlogScope, which was shut down in 2012 add something


2014

On 20 February 2014, there were around 172 million Tumblr and 75,8 million WordPress blogs in existence worldwide add something

 

Technorati has 1,3 million blogs as of February 22, 2014 add something

 

Technorati was one of the more popular blog search engines, but the website stopped indexing blogs and assigning authority scores in May 2014 add something


2016

Gawker - Blog - On August 18, 2016, Gawker Media announced that its flagship blog, gawker.com, would be ceasing operations the week after