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
"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!