Most Webloggers and Weblog historians agree that the first Weblog was
created by Tim Berners-Lee. Dave
Winer,who has developed software programs popular with bloggers,
has said that the first Web site was also the first Weblog because it
"pointed to all the new sites as they came online." That means
the first Weblog was http://info.cern.ch/.
From there, as more and more sites came online, Weblogs continued to
track the new Web sites and eventually their purpose began to change.
Initially link-driven sites, as the Web grew Weblogs changed. When
the Web exploded in the mid-90s Web sites became so numerous that Weblogs
started to track Web sites of interest to the bloggers. In addition,
bloggers started writing personal thoughts, and comments about news
Today many blogs are less link-driven and more commentary driven. The
ease of Weblog tools has attracted many would-be online journalers to
create a Weblog rather than a Web site, which would require Web site
creating knowledge. Hence, most people new to the Weblog community think
of them as online journals which are updated frequently.
For in-depth information on Weblog history, visit these sites: