Others function as more personal online diaries, and others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company.A typical blog combines text, digital images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.
Blog usage spread during 1999 and the years following, being further popularized by the near-simultaneous arrival of the first hosted blog tools: On 6 December 2002, Josh Marshall's blog called attention to U. Senator Lott's comments regarding Senator Thurmond. Senator Lott was eventually to resign his Senate leadership position over the matter. Lott's critics saw these comments as a tacit approval of racial segregation, a policy advocated by Thurmond's 1948 presidential campaign.Another early blog was Wearable Wireless Webcam, an online shared diary of a person's personal life combining text, digital video, and digital pictures transmitted live from a wearable computer and Eye Tap device to a web site in 1994.