since 1998

personal website: joe crawford. code. occasional comics. toy robots. bodysurfing. san diego. california. say hi.

A fine remembrance of the web as it was; and is

ReadWriteWeb Turns 20 by Richard MacManus.

Take blogging itself. People don’t have blogs anymore, now they have email newsletters. People used to read blogs in their RSS Readers, and you would visit the website to leave a comment — or write your own blog post in reply, which would show up as a trackback link on the original. The “blogosphere” was truly a marvel of the distributed web; and, not coincidentally, it was run mostly on open source software.

Admittedly, some folks still blog. We even do it on the indieweb. I think the blogosphere still exists, it’s just that a giant megalopolis was developed around it.

Keep writing, keep sharing, I say.

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