Amy Hoy writes so effortlessly about the web and websites as the internet around was changing. With one plaint to end with.
There are no more quirky homepages.
There are no more amateur research librarians.
It is good premis to explore, but wit such a shitty, linkbaity headline - “How blogs broke the internet”.
All thanks to a quirky bit of software produced to alleviate the pain of a tiny subset of a very small audience.
Blogs didn’t break the internet, it made the internet mainstream.
Not every user is a tinkerer — early natives of the web may have liked the web controlled that way. But most users have stories to tell. Blogs, might be quirky for some, gave them voice. And that’s no “tiny subset”.