Wired News: "9/11: Birth of the Blog"
When the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001, the web changed with it.I agree--and in true Blogosphere style (Advantage: Ed!), I'll simply mention that I made many of the same points as this Wired story myself.
While phone networks and big news sites struggled to cope with heavy traffic, many survivors and spectators turned to online journals to share feelings, get information or detail their whereabouts. It was raw, emotional and new -- and many commentators now remember it as a key moment in the birth of the blog.
In an article I wrote four and a half years ago.