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Giz Explains: How To Use Robots.txt To Hide Your Dumb Blog

Giz Explains: How To Use Robots.txt To Hide Your Dumb Blog

Completely deleting something from the internet is like corralling drunk, feral geese after setting them loose: damn near impossible. But there are ways to conceal the web content you don’t want anyone to lay eyes on. You can hide all sorts of web pages with what’s essentially a “Keep Out”…

The Word Weblog Was Born 15 Years Ago Today

The Word Weblog Was Born 15 Years Ago Today

You call this blog a blog because 15 years ago today, a guy named Jorn Barger coined the phrase “weblog”. The term wasn’t shortened to “blog” until two years later when another early online writer, Peter Merholz, jokingly listed it as “we blog” on the sidebar of his own site.

Why Dave Winer Invented The Blog

Why Dave Winer Invented The Blog

If you’re reading these lines it’s because of this man. He’s Dave Winer, the inventor of blogs and RSS syndication, two of the backbones of the web. Often controversial, always challenging, this is the story of what got him inspired to do it all.