Blogging has its roots in the 19th century

07/3/2014 | Smithsonian Magazine

The practice of bookmarking content pre-dates Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter by a long shot. The rise of photography and print media in the 19th century spurred the creation of scrapbooks as a way for people to distill content and share items that were noteworthy. "Scrapbooking was the blogging of that period," English professor Ellen Gruber Garvey says.

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