Some Blogging History

This website is in part a blog. I blog on a number of other sites too. I started blogging in 2006 but the first blogging sites were emerging at the end of the 1990s.

Here is a brief chronology of some of those early sites that promoted blogging and its evolution and blending with social media.

Open Diary was launched in October 1998
LiveJournal in April 1999
Friendster in March 2003
LinkedIn in May 2003
MySpace in August 2003
Google’s Orkut in January 2004
Facebook in February 2004
YouTube in February 2005
Yahoo! 360° in March 2005
Bebo in July 2005
Twitter, in which posts (tweets) were limited to 140 characters, started a brevity trend in July 2006
Tumblr in February 2007
Instagram in July 2010
Google+ in July 2011

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