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A Brief Timeline of Blogging Engines

 

October 1998: Open Diary begins and pioneers reader commenting

March 1999: LiveJournal started

July 1999: Pitas launches the first free build your own blog web tool.

August 1999: Pyra releases Blogger which becomes the most popular web based blogging tool to date, and popularizes blogging with mainstream internet users

June 2001: b2\Cafelog starts being built by a few unemployed hackers

October 2001: Movable Type released

August 2003: TypePad launches for the non-technical masses

May 2003: www.wordpress.org begins as a branch of the b2\Cafelog code, and quickly becomes the most popular self-hosted blogging engine

December 2005: www.wordpress.com launches

July 2006: Microblogging tool Twitter launched

October 2006: Vox Released by Six Apart

March 2007: Tumblr microblogging tool launches

 

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