I picked up this item in my 'gator from Doc Searls
For those who thought that blogging was something new, ten years ago today, Dave Winer started blogging.
Despite the date today, I believe this is the real birthday of blogs.
Some will dispute this -- there's no acknowledgement of Dave Winer in the Wikipedia entry
, for example -- but the key element of modern blogging is the RSS feed. Without the feed, it's just another website. While there were other syndication formats, it seems clear that RSS was the catalyst and Winer was instrumental in developing the RSS specificiation.
So, thanks, Dave and happy birthday, blogs.
(I'd sing Happy Birthday, but it's copyrighted and I don't wanna pay the royalties on it.)
For extra credit points: What's the birthday of Podcasting?