Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Man
A profile of Jorn Barger, the Midwestern boho ascetic who coined the term “web log,” and an argument for the cultural significance of blogs. “Amusing,” Andrew Sullivan, Slate. (Feed, 2000).
The ascendance of the search engine has done nothing to stem the tide of the Web's original filter: the personal Web log. Julian Dibbell gets inside the obsessions of one of the Web's most prolific bloggers.