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19 | February | 2007 | Davidville. More than 100 million blogs will be online in 2007. The count continues to double every 5.5 months. About half of the blogs created are ever maintained after being created. And fewer than 15% of blogs are updated at least once a week. (Technorati) That’s still gobs of great blogs out there. Blogging is great. Our company has started blogging to communicate with our customers. But for so many of us, it’s work. It’s quite like editing your school newspaper. Last year, a site called showed us a completely different form.

Sharing. The long editorials with meticulously formatted links and images we were used to seeing on blogs seemed absent. The editors seemed to post with zero obligations. A tumblelog isn’t better than a blog. It’s something we knew we wanted the moment we laid eyes on it. Yeah, it’s still a blog. 3 Nov 2006 - @ | rsa: @ buzz - you broke your thumb... 2006 | The first-ever hashtag, @-reply and retweet, as Twitter users invented them. Twitter is pretty simple, but it started out even simpler.

The 140-character messaging service launched on March 21, 2006 with no way to send a reply or retweet someone. And it certainly didn’t have hashtags. Those peculiar conventions, which make Twitter both irresistible and confounding today, were invented by its users. After a while, the company picked up on each trend and adopted it as an official part of the service. Now, the @ and # symbols are among the most crucial elements of Twitter’s identity. Here are the stories of how replies, hashtags, and retweets came to be.

The first @-reply @ buzz – you broke your thumb and youre still twittering? The at symbol has a long history of indicating replies on the internet, from message boards to chat rooms. Anderson’s tweet was hardly the first to include an @, but the previous uses were mostly shorthand for the word “at,” usually in reference to a location. The emergence of @ to mean a reply was a crucial development in Twitter’s history. 2006 Silicon Valley’s All Twttr. Dodgeball is so New York! In Silicon Valley, its all Twttr! Twttr is a new mobile social networking application written by Noah Glass (and team), an Odeo-guy, a long time compadre of Blogger founder Ev Williams. (Twttr is a side project.) It is not a very complicated application – and which is what makes it so addictive and at the same time annoying.

Twttr has married Short Code Messaging, SMS with a way to create social groups. By sending a text message to a short code (for TWTTR) you can send your location information, your mood information or whatever and share it with people who are on your social-mob! Jason Goldman, Blogger product manager calls is presence tense blogging. While I was smoking/talking outside the Zoomr/Valleyschwag party last night, I was introduced to Glass by Nitin Borwankar, a good pal of mine. “Then it can also be adapted for keeping distributed teams in sync,” says Nitin, who is one sharp cookie., “Unlike, IM, text is lightweight, ubiquitous and viral.” 21 mars, 2006 jack : just setting up my twttr... 2004 (tbc) | Who Made Google's Map Pin? 2000 Google images | dazeddigital. You may think that the most important dress of the 21st century is that blue and black one we all lost our shit about in 2015, but it might actually be the green Versace number that Jennifer Lopez wore to the Grammys in 2000.

The ultra-revealing silk chiffon garment has gone down in fashion history – but it also, somewhat improbably, directly contributed to the birth of Google Images. In an article written for Project Syndicate, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said that the image search function was created after millions of people flocked to the internet to take a look at the Donatella-designed dress. "When Google was launched, people were amazed that they were able to find out about almost anything by typing just a few words into a computer," Schmidt said. "It was better than anything else, but not great by today's standards. So our co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin – like all other successful inventors – kept iterating. After all, people wanted more than just text. " 1998 Google! Searching the Web has increasingly become a two-stage process--execute a search, then wade through the results trying to find what you're actually looking for.

Google! , an ongoing research project at Stanford University, helps you access the most relevant finds more quickly, and rivals Yahoo! For finding that handful of key sites you may be looking for. The site's unique PageRank function indicates how many Web pages point to a particular document. Google! Uses PageRank to decide which documents in the result set you might want to see first. For example, when searching for the National Institutes of Health, we entered the acronym NIH, and the NIH home page appeared at the top of our list. Google! ' If you're used to performing complex Boolean searches, you'll find Google! ' 1994 comic sans | "People who don't like Comic Sans don't know anything about design" Interview: ahead of his talk at London's V&A museum on Friday, typographer Vincent Connare talks to Dezeen about creating the typeface that designers love to hate.

Vincent Connare was one of the early pioneers of digital typeface design, working on fonts for Agfa and Apple in the early 1990s before joining Microsoft, where he designed both the web-friendly Trebuchet font family and the now infamous Comic Sans MS. "It was important at Microsoft to show people how things could be done. The group back then were doing things five years or more ahead of everybody," Connare told Dezeen.

"We were addressing issues with various types of screens and devices. Today we are actually doing less internally in the code of fonts than we did 15 years ago. " "I was asked to comment on what I thought of the use of typography in this new application. In 1995 it was included in the company's standard font package for Windows, putting it in the hands of millions of computer users. What the Font? The first version of Google, Facebook, YouTube and more (and what they can teach us about starting small) 6.5K Flares 6.5K Flares × “The best things we know and love started as tiny things.” — Joel Gascoigne Buffer’s CEO, Joel, wrote a post not too long ago about the importance of starting small with new projects.

He makes some great points about how easy it is to see the finished product of someone else’s hard work and forget about how long it took them to get to that point: “It’s difficult to understand how the evolutionary process of products and brands contributes and is vital to what they are today.” Joel goes on to say that success is more likely when we execute on small projects. “Don’t even try to build startups. To give us a little insight into just how simple some of the today’s juggernaut web companies were when they started out, I thought it would be fun to do some time traveling in the Wayback Machine.

So let’s take a look at how these major companies evolved from their humble beginnings: Facebook — “Be in it for the long haul.” Google — “Do one thing well” Yahoo! Yahoo! 1992 | The First Photo on the Web. The first photographic image ever uploaded to the Web was a Photoshop disaster. It was created to sell something, and featured attractive women in a come-hither pose. In short, photo-uploading was born with some original sins that have never quite washed away. Here it is, in all its glory: Next Wednesday, July 18th, the photograph at the center of that image — a homemade promotional shot for Les Horribles Cernettes, a comedy band based at the CERN laboratory near Geneva — will turn 20 years old.

Despite the artifact’s world-historical significance, its full story has never been told. Few enthusiasts of art or photography or technology will be marking its 20th birthday, in no small part because it’s such an odd and un-artistic image. “It’s sort of terrible and charming,” said Lesley Martin, a photo scholar at the Aperture Foundation, after being shown the image for the first time. “They’re always semi-accidental and seemingly inconsequential at the time,” Martin told me. Call me on the Web. July 1992 | The Story of the First Photo on the Web. 1989 first website | Cern. 1987 GIF Creator, Steve Wilhite, Receives Lifetime Achievement Webby Award. 1982 Happy 30th birthday emoticon! :-) - News - Gadgets & Tech.

Regardless of your view, as emoticons celebrate their 30th anniversary this month, it is accepted that they are here stay. Their birth can be traced to the precise minute: 11:44am on 19 September 1982. At that moment, Professor Scott Fahlman, of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, sent an email on an online electronic bulletin board that included the first use of the sideways smiley face: "I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways. " More than anyone, he must take the credit – or the blame. The aim was simple: to allow those who posted on the university's bulletin board to distinguish between those attempting to write humorous emails and those who weren't.

Professor Fahlman had seen how simple jokes were often misunderstood and attempted to find a way around the problem. But once his initial email had been sent, it wasn't long before it spread to other universities and research labs via the primitive computer networks of the day. Minitel Research Lab, USA.