Interesting Dave Winer posts from 1994 into the early aughts.
Get to see how tech, politics, etc. changed through the years.
DaveNet was first http://scripting.com/davenet
then came Scripting http://scripting.com/archive.html
Some people say weblogs are just for teenagers to talk about cars, music and boyfriends and girlfriends. Well, they are good at that, for sure, but when a big story like HailStorm goes through the technology industry, you can see the instant publishing power of weblogs at work.
is every new publishing or content sharing app considered useful only for teenagers and young adults?
Most of the major news sites are inaccessible, but news and pictures are reaching us through email, webcams and the weblog community.
I think that it was CNN that created a "lite" version of its site to make it respond to readers.
But it's interesting what Dave said: email, webcams, and blogs.
Today, as over the two previous days with the truck terrorist attack in Nice, France and the failed military coup in Turkey, much of the "news and pictures are reaching us" occurred over Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Facebook Live and Twitter Periscope were used a lot in Turkey. For Turkey, I followed the culled posts at Reddit Live.
More from Dave's 9-11 post:
... we got first-hand reports from people who were there. There were real-time human touches that are hard to capture in a print pub with a lead time. There's power in the new communication and development medium we're mastering. Far from being dead, the Web is just getting started.
NY Times: Web Offers Both News and Comfort. "At www.scripting.com, a site normally devoted to technical discussion of Web programming, people sent in pictures of the World Trade Center buildings collapsing and reports."
For many Internet users, the medium simply provided an immediate way to share their own personal experience of a national tragedy in postings to chat rooms, Internet discussion forums and personal Web sites.
Both Yahoo and America Online said that use of their instant message systems was above average. And several people quickly set up e-mail discussion lists, such as "Sept11info" and "WTCattack."
"This unfathomable tragedy reminds me of the original reason the Internet was invented in 1969 — to serve as a decentralized network that couldn't be brought down by a military attack," said Rogers Cadenhead, who said he set up the WTCattack list because most of the Web sites reporting news had ground to a halt. "Amateur news reporters on weblogs are functioning as their own decentralized media today, and it's one of the only heartening things about this stomach-turning day."
Those email discussion list names are now hashtags on Twitter today.
Mozilla Firefox browser is losing users and who cares? - Mar 13, 2015
When did the Internet and the Web begin - Dec 05, 2013
History of Hypertext - Mar 27, 2014
Anti-blogger - March 2003 - Jul 24, 2014
February 2013 opinions about newspapers - Jun 27, 2013