You’ve Got Blog (+ Backlash)

In November of 2000, Rebecca Mead’s essay, You’ve
Got Blog
, was published in The New Yorker this was one of the first
times the mainstream pressed noticed the blooming blogging subculture.

Then the backlash began: Deconstructing
“You’ve Got Blog”

And then the rebuttal to the backlash on

Metafilter: Deconstructing
"You’ve Got Blog"
as well as PlasticBag:
On Deconstructing "You’ve Got Blog"

This back and forth illustrates the ultimate goal of weblogs as an interlinked
conversation as well as the tendency of webloggers to navel-gaze. Definitely a part of weblogging’s short history!