There are a lot of blogging communities out there in 2024, but we don’t think of them that way. But they totally behave like a blogging community. I remember when I was starting, I wanted to get an idea of when sites were updating, so I didn’t have to go hunting through a blogroll, clicking on links to find out if there was anything new. So I wrote a script that worked off a list of blogs, read each one in turn, and compared it with the last version we read, and if there was a change, it would move it to the top of the list. I didn’t just make it for myself, I shared it with everyone. There was a mail list where people were freaking out about this. The server that would read their blog every so often was called subhonker. This was something new and

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