WordPress is 10 years old today: Here’s how it’s changed the Web – thnxz @TheNextWeb


WordPress, the blogging and content management system, is 10-years old today.

The platform has evolved in the past decade from being a basic blogging service to something that has helped people and brands become more social and changed how we communicate on the Web.

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Started by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, WordPress is an open source service where anyone can make modifications to the code to improve their blog and make it something that works for them.

Bloggers who use WordPress are able to apply design themes to their sites while also integrating third-party plugins easily. Since it’s open source software, there isn’t a need for an approval process before someone can implement a new feature.

As of this writing, the latest version of WordPress has been downloaded more than 21 million times.

Has it already been a decade?

For Mullenweg, hitting the decade mark was a bit startling for him. In a blog post, he waxed nostalgia about the platform he helped create:

Has it really been 10 years? It seems just yesterday we were playing around on my blog, and the blogs of a few high school friends. Two of those friends are married, one isn’t anymore, two are still figuring things out, and one has passed away.

You were cute before you became beautiful. Wearing black and white, afraid of color, trying to be so unassuming. I know you got jealous when I wore those Blogger t-shirts. They were the cool kids at SxSW and I thought maybe you could grow up to be like them.

You wouldn’t have shirts of your own for a few more years. We didn’t know what we were doing when we made them and the logo printed ginormous. People called them the Superman shirt and made fun of them. But, oh, that logo — the curves fit you so well.

WordPress emerged onto the scene when users had the option of posting their thoughts on services like XangaLiveJournalMySpace, and Blogger. One difference between all of these other systems and WordPress was the option for users to simply download the platform and install it right onto their own servers. With this self-hosted model, Mullenweg managed to help make it more accessible and flexible for not only users, but for businesses who wanted more control.

Taking WordPress on the road

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Datos Demográficos de las Redes Sociales en 2012 | vía Víctor Martín


 

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Completísimo estudio demográfico del uso de las redes sociales en todo el mundo que ha realizado Royal Pingdom, en el que se incluyen las 24 redes sociales más populares: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblr,RedditHacker NewsSlashdotGithubStack Overflow,OrkutQuoraWordPress.comBloggerFlickrMyspace,TaggedHi5LiveJournalYelpdeviantARTStumbleUpon,Goodreads y Last.fm.

El estudio se realizó utilizando los datos que facilita DoubleClick Ad Planer y curiosamente no incluyen datos de Google+, por ese motivo no aparece en la lista. Cabe decir también que los datos demográfics extraídos hacen referencia a los Estados Unidos.

Distribución por edades

Más de la mitad de los usuarios tienen edades comprendidas entre los 25 y los 44 años.

Distribución de edades por sitio

  • 55% de los usuarios de Twitter tienen 35 años o más.
  • 63% de los usuarios de Pinterest tienen 35 años o más.
  • 65% de los usuarios de Facebook tienen 35 años o más.
  • 79% de los usuarios de LinkedIn tienen 35 años o más.
  • 58% de los usuarios de Reddit tienen menos de 35.
  • 60% de los usuarios de Github tienen menos de 35.
  • 63% de los usuarios de Hi5 tienen menos de 35.
  • 69% de los usuarios de Hacker News tienen menos de  35.
  • 69% de los usuarios de deviantART tienen menos de 35.
  • 83% de los usuarios de Orkut tienen menos de 35. Leer más “Datos Demográficos de las Redes Sociales en 2012 | vía Víctor Martín”

How to Make an Infographic of your Twitter Profile in 30 Seconds


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How to make a Infographic from your twitter profile

Computer technology at its birth was complicated and extremely difficult to use.
It was the sand box of geeks and engineers. You had to have a degree in computer science to play with the big mainframes of IBM and Hewlett Packard.

It was the age of “big iron”, water cooled monsters that took up rooms to crunch data that is now seen as simple tasks and can now be performed on your iPhone. Leer más “How to Make an Infographic of your Twitter Profile in 30 Seconds”

The State Of LiveJournal — Stats & Growth Over The Years [Exclusive Infographic]

With all the buzz around newer social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Path, and Pinterest, it’s easy to forget that there are older social networks out there that are still thriving. While sites like Friendster and Myspace have gone under, LiveJournal, the original community-based social network, still continues to promote community, creativity and expression among millions of users.

This week, LiveJournal has been generous enough to provide us with a new infographic about the site’s growth over the years, and it’s got some pretty interesting stats. Since Brad Fitzpatrick founded LiveJournal in 1999, it has turned into a thriving community boasting 92 million visitors worldwide, 46 million journals and communities worldwide and more.


With all the buzz around newer social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Path, and Pinterest, it’s easy to forget that there are older social networks out there that are still thriving.  While sites like Friendster and Myspace have gone under, LiveJournal, the original community-based social network, still continues to promote community, creativity and expression among millions of users.

This week, LiveJournal has been generous enough to provide us with a new infographic about the site’s growth over the years, and it’s got some pretty interesting stats.  Since Brad Fitzpatrick founded LiveJournal in 1999, it has turned into a thriving community boasting 92 million visitors worldwide, 46 million journals and communities worldwide and more. Leer más “The State Of LiveJournal — Stats & Growth Over The Years [Exclusive Infographic]”

A Brief History of 9 Popular Blogging Platforms

Even though Microsoft’s spell check insists that “blog” and “blogger” are not real words, they’ve been been in the dictionary since 2003. Blogs and their platforms have a lengthy history.

The beginnings of blogging was a time not unlike today: Plaid was in style, a beloved rock star had passed, and the Internet (Internet) was just gaining momentum on college campuses. In 1994, then Swarthmore College student Justin Hall started an online diary called Justin’s Links from the Underground. The site, which first started as a guide to the web, soon became an account of Hall’s life, and earned him the surely coveted title of pioneer blogger. Three years later, Jorn Barger would coin the term “weblog,” and it’s short form, “blog,” was later coined by Peter Merholz.

Today, the web is comprised of millions of blogs covering every topic imaginable. Here is short history of some of the medium’s most popular platforms.


Even though Microsoft’s spell check insists that “blog” and “blogger” are not real words, they’ve been been in the dictionary since 2003. Blogs and their platforms have a lengthy history.

The beginnings of blogging was a time not unlike today: Plaid was in style, a beloved rock star had passed, and the Internet (Internet) was just gaining momentum on college campuses. In 1994, then Swarthmore College student Justin Hall started an online diary called Justin’s Links from the Underground. The site, which first started as a guide to the web, soon became an account of Hall’s life, and earned him the surely coveted title of pioneer blogger. Three years later, Jorn Barger would coin the term “weblog,” and it’s short form, “blog,” was later coined by Peter Merholz.

Today, the web is comprised of millions of blogs covering every topic imaginable. Here is short history of some of the medium’s most popular platforms. Leer más “A Brief History of 9 Popular Blogging Platforms”