History of Blogger – The free blogging platform

History of Blogger – The free blogging platform

 

One of the most popular free blogging platform is google’s blogger. Shall we dig into the history of blogger a little?

 

Blogger was originally an internal weblog used by the firm’s employees whose codebase was spun out with the aim of making it “easier for people to publish online no matter where one’s content was hosted.” Blogger’s rise wasn’t smooth. It ran out of money, shrank to the size of cofounder Evan Williams’ bedroom, grew again, until by 2002 it had several hundred thousand users — and six staff supported by a paid version of the software.
Then, in 2003, Google bought it. The sum that Google paid hasn’t been revealed but it was certainly a good deal for the cash-strapped company. It was also good for publishers. The kind of financial support that Google could supply meant that Blogger could be made free for everyone again. And it was good for Google too. Making it easy for everyone to create Web pages meant more spots and easier integration for AdSense. (Money aside, the deal was also pretty good for Evan Williams. He worked for Google for a while before leaving to form Obvious Corp., then podcasting company Odeo. There, he would go on to create Twitter with Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey.)
Simplicity remains Blogger’s greatest strength, but since Google’s acquisition, that simplicity has been enhanced by the ease with which it’s possible to integrate AdSense onto Blogger’s pages. Rather than think of a blog on Blogger as a website, it might be best to think that the blog is a record of our emotions , our views and ur channel for our freedom of expression.

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