Cameron Barrett started working on the web in 1994, pioneered the blog format in 1997, and has been working as an independent consultant since 2001. His personal blog, CamWorld, is one of the longest-running blogs in the Internet (since June 11, 1997).
Cameron helped build the first web ecommerce site for Borders Books & Music in 1998. In 2000 he moved to New York City where he joined a web services company that was later sold to CollabNet, a leading open source software development company. While there he worked on some of the first Mozilla-based browser applications and Mozilla themes. In 2001 he went independent and has since helped dozens of companies understand how and when to use blogs.
In January 1999, he wrote the first essay about blogs called "Anatomy of a Weblog." This essay is widely cited in written histories of the blog format and remains mostly relevent today. It has been republished in the anthology of blog essays called "We've Got Blog", published in 2002.
In 2003, he moved on 24 hours notice to Little Rock, AR to help Wesley Clark's presidential campaign understand the Internet. While there he conceived and built the Clark Community Network, a revolutionary idea that gave every supporter their own blog and their own voice for the campaign. In early 2004 he went to work for the John Kerry campaign, where he advised the Internet team on how to best utilize online community within their campaign structure.
Moving back to NYC in August 2004, Cameron again took up independent consulting building blogs and online communities for companies such as Thomson Financial, Bluefly, Inc., and Snowboard Magazine.