In the 2010s, "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and sometimes professionally edited.
MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups, and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic.
The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into the news media.
Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also often build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.
However, there are high-readership blogs which do not allow comments.
The page was accessible by a special "What's New" button in the Mosaic web browser.
The modern blog evolved from the online diary, where people would keep a running account of the events in their personal lives.
Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services, or they can be run using blog software, or on regular web hosting services.Most such writers called themselves diarists, journalists, or journalers.Justin Hall, who began personal blogging in 1994 while a student at Swarthmore College, is generally recognized as one of the earlier bloggers, on their web site from 1996.This practice of semi-automated blogging with live video together with text was referred to as sousveillance, and such journals were also used as evidence in legal matters.Early blogs were simply manually updated components of common Websites.