MenaOctober 31, 2008 at 4:20 pm | Posted in Blogs, Internet, Media, Online services, Web Apps | Leave a comment
Ever heard of Mena Trott? Perhaps you’ve heard of Movable Type, TypePad, or LiveJournal, some of the main blogging platforms? Blogging was developed as a way to journal online without being held back by technology. They bring a timeliness to information not as possible on a standard web site. Less than a decade later, we see people all over the world taking up blogs to communicate many different ideas. Many of those blogs interlink in communities around a common focus. WordPress.com, my free blog host now hosts over 4 and a half million blogs. And it’s only one of many platforms.
Myself, I migrated from web sites to blogs over a year ago. It was long overdue.
The Movable Type platform was developed for Mena’s personal use but soon became a business unto itself. Recently, TED released her talk on blogging from 2006. “…giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.” She mentions giving voice to China and kids with $100 computers. Also, documenting a life in ways not possible before.
As a comment mentions: “I blog, therefore I am.”