The World’s Most Influential Blogs In Summer Of 2008

Back in 2008, the blogging has never been more significant. Blogs took a major role in shaping our society and changed the way how we perceive the world. So, here are some of the most successful blogs of 2008.

The Huffington Post

We can divide the history of political blogging before and after the Huffington Post. Before the millionaire socialite Arianna Huffington decided to launch here first blogging site, the bloggers operated in-house condition, without too much success.


So, when in 2005 Huffington decided to invest her fortune in a quite a liberal blog, she started revolution and was widely criticized. Ariana’s money talked loudly online and offline as well, and soon became one of the most influential figures in the blogging industry. She recruited professional bloggers and celebrity columnists, which helped her increase traffic. Her launch was a landmark moment in the evolution of the web because it presented that many of the old rules still apply to a new medium.

Boing Boing

No one has done more to promote pointless, time wasting-stuff than the editors of Boing Boing. They launched their website in 2000, and it had an immense influence on the style and blogging. They were crucial in discovering the erosion of civil liberties in the US after 9/11.


Techcrunch began in 2005 as a blog about startups in Silicon Valley and quickly become one of the most influential websites about the news. The founder Michael Arrington decided to offer something new and instead of starting a new company, he launched a website that will write about them. Back then, the blog was rated as the third most popular site in the world and Business Week named Arrington one of the 25 most influential people on the web.

The new wave of technology made the Techcrunch the leading technology-related site, which provided more content than its rivals.


Kottke was one of the blogging pioneers. The web designer Jason Kottke started following exciting things on the web back in 1998. His site took off; soon his website became a favorite spot for surfers who were looking for some exciting stuff to read.

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Kottke remained one of the purest old-school bloggers in this industry. His favorite topics included film, science, graphic design, and sport. He often picked up trends and searched for ways to present them to their audience, regardless of the age or race.

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