Blogger Brings More Voices to the Web
Easy-to-Use Interface and New Features Make Web Publishing Simpler for All Internet Users
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 10, 2004 – Google Inc. today introduced a newly designed Blogger™, the fast, easy and free self-publishing service for posting and sharing information online. Blogger now offers its users a suite of enhancements, including a clean, easy-to-use interface, shared comments, author profiles, and posting via email.
Owned by Google, Blogger is a free web-based service that helps consumers publish on the web instantly without writing code or installing software. First launched in 1999, Blogger’s powerful publishing tools enable users to create, collect, and share opinions and experiences with a web-wide audience whenever they’d like.
"Blogger is committed to bringing more voices and points of view to the web," said Evan Williams, Blogger program manager. "These enhancements make web publishing as easy as possible, delivering the power of blogging into the hands of more people worldwide."
Creating a weblog, or a blog, using the new version of Blogger takes three simple steps and just a few minutes. Available at www.blogger.com, Blogger has streamlined the web publishing process for new users by building tools that make it faster and easier to create their own website, publish their thoughts, and connect with others. New features include:
- Posting via email: Users can now publish to their blogs instantly from any email-enabled device, including cellular phones and PDAs.
- Comments: Enables people to invite their readers to respond to blog entries, so they can further share thoughts and opinions with one another.
- Profiles: Enables Blogger users to convey more information about themselves so readers can learn more about the people behind the blogs, and discover others who share similar interests.
As more people adopt blogging as a form of communication, Blogger continues to develop innovative technologies that enhance and improve the web publishing experience for users – for free. More information about other enhancements, including new template designs and dashboard, can be found at www.blogger.com.
About Google Inc.
Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google’s targeted advertising program, which is the largest and fastest growing in the industry, provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.google.com.