Over the last month I discovered the following interesting facts that may or may not be of interest to you. I thought this would be perfect for my ‘Thursday Thirteen.’
Did you know?
- Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 coined the phrase ‘World Wide Web.’
- The first domain name ever registered was symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.
- The term “weblog” was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997.”
- Bob Metcalfe is credited for coining the phrase the web might be better than sex in 1995.
- The term “Blog” was coined by Peter Merholz in 1999.
- Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan (Pyra Labs) launched blogger.com in August 1999.
- Google purchased Blogger in February 2003.
- Over 12 million American adults currently maintain a blog.
- The highest amount of blog readers are Canadian.
- 46% of bloggers are women.
- 54 % of bloggers are men.
- 80% of all livejournal users are from the United States of America.
- The most popular blog in the world is that of Chinese actress Xu Jinglei.