This failed attempt at a blog timeline (please notice the bias in what is linked and what is not), via Doc Searls:
Swarthmore student Justin Hall creates first blog ever, Links.net.
Online diarist Jorn Barger coins the term “Weblog” for “logging the Web.”
Programmer Peter Merholz shortens “Weblog” to “blog.”
Blogger rolls out the first popular, free blog-creation service.
Boing Boing is born.
Heather Armstrong is fired for discussing her job on her blog, Dooce. “Dooced” becomes a verb: “Fired for blogging.”
Nick Denton launches Gizmodo, the first in what will become a blog empire. Blogads launches, the first broker of blog advertising.
Talking Points Memo highlights Trent Lott’s racially charged comments; thirteen days later, Lott resigns from his post as Senate majority leader.
Gawker launches, igniting the gossip-blog boom.
“Salam Pax,” an anonymous Iraqi blogger, gains worldwide audience during the Iraq war.
Google launches AdSense, matching ads to blog content.
The first avalanche of ads on political blogs.
Jason Calacanis founds Weblogs, Inc., which eventually grows into a portfolio of 85 blogs.
Denton launches Wonkette.
Calacanis poaches Gizmodo writer Peter Rojas from Denton. Denton proclaims himself “royally shafted” on his personal blog.
Merriam-Webster declares “blog” the “Word of the Year.”
Study finds that 32 million Americans read blogs.
The Huffington Post launches.
Calacanis sells his blogs to AOL for $25 million.
An estimated $100 million worth of blog ads are sold this year.
Time leases Andrew Sullivan’s blog, adding it to its Website.
The Huffington Post surges to become fourth most-linked-to blog.
Notice the extreme bias displayed here toward MSM type blogs?
The tech blogs, which started the Blog Revolution, are slighted in favor of fuss and fury blogs.
WRONG: They say Justin Hall had the first ever blog, but Doc Searls says it was Tim Berners-Lee in his "History of Weblogs".
Where is Dave Winer?
Where is Scobleizer?
Where is Slashdot?
Where is any mention of the MSM icons that were devastated by the bloggers, Trent Lott, Dan Rather, etc.?
Where is any mention of Freedom Bloggers and Islamic Reformist Blogs of Iran, Malaysia, etc.?
Where is any mention of how the vast majority of blogs are NOT in English?
Where is any mention of Technorati?
Bob Lutz FastLane GM blog?
Blogs as online predator zones?
Why didn't they link to Jorn Barger's Robot Wisdom blog, Peter Merholz, Boing Boing, Blogger, Weblogs, Inc., Dooce, Talking Points, etc.?
Do you see the blatant prejudice in not embedding links to these pioneering, though rather technical, sites?
What major events in blogging do you see missing here?