Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters

Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters

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by Scott Rosenberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0307451364

ISBN-13: 9780307451361

Pub. Date: 07/07/2009

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Blogs are everywhere. They have exposed truths and spread rumors. Made and lost fortunes. Toppled cabinet members and sparked grassroots movements. Immediate, intimate, and influential, they have put the power of personal publishing into everyone's hands and created a new public sphere-one in which we can think out loud together. In Say Everything, Scott Rosenberg

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Blogs are everywhere. They have exposed truths and spread rumors. Made and lost fortunes. Toppled cabinet members and sparked grassroots movements. Immediate, intimate, and influential, they have put the power of personal publishing into everyone's hands and created a new public sphere-one in which we can think out loud together. In Say Everything, Scott Rosenberg chronicles the birth of this new medium, tracing its impact on politics, business, media, and our personal lives. He offers close-ups of innovators such as Blogger founder Evan Williams, investigative journalist Josh Marshall, exhibitionist diarist Justin Hall, outspoken software developer Dave Winer, "mommyblogger" Heather Armstrong, and many others. These blogging pioneers were the first to face new dilemmas that have since become common in the era of Google and Facebook-and their stories offer vital insights and warnings as we navigate the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307451361
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.52(h) x 1.37(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: What's New 1

Part 1 Pioneers

Chapter 1 Putting Everything Out There Justin Hall 17

Chapter 2 The Unedited Voice of a Person Dave Winer 46

Chapter 3 They Shall Know You Through Your Links Jorn Barger 74

Part 2 Scaling Up

Chapter 4 The Blogger Catapult Evan Williams Meg Hourihan 101

Chapter 5 The Rise of Political Blogging Josh Marshall 131

Chapter 6 Blogging for Bucks Robert Scoble Nick Denton Jason Calacanis 165

Chapter 7 The Exploding Blogosphere Boing Boing 198

Chapter 8 The Perils of Keeping it Real Heather Armstrong 229

Part 3 What Have Blogs Wrought?

Chapter 9 Journalists vs. Bloggers 269

Chapter 10 When Everyone has a Blog 301

Chapter 11 Fragments for the Future 328

Epilogue: Twilight of the Cynics 352

Author's Note and Acknowledgments 361

Notes 363

Index 395

Pointer to the Online Postscript 405

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Say Everything: How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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The unvarnished history of who began the first blogs. Leaves out the I did it first you find in wikipedia. If you want to know what blogging is all about. And want to start a blog you need this book. Does not go far into the rss 2.0 vs atom as a format issue but thats the underlying part of blogging not the content. And as we know content is king.