MSN Tech & Gadgets: "Blogs turn 10--
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[Dave] Winer is a pioneer of Web syndication techniques and editor of Scripting News, which launched on April 1, 1997.He
boasts on his site that Scripting News "bootstrapped the blogging revolution"
and that it is the "longest
currently running Web log on the Internet." A decade ago, however, Winer
wasn't actually using the term "Web log," nor does he claim to have invented the
term. Winer did not respond to repeated requests for comment from CNET News.com
until after this article appeared. He replied in a post claiming "the first
blogs were inspired" by Scripting News.
[Jorn] Barger, a programmer, futurist and James Joyce scholar, is not
afraid to say, indeed, he's the guy who invented the term "Web log." In December
1997, he created RobotWisdom.com to
feature entirely bloggy collections of links to articles about politics,
culture, books and technology that he found interesting.
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