blog


blog
(BLAWG)
n.
A Web page consisting of frequently updated, chronological entries on a particular topic. Also: 'blog, Weblog, Web log.
blog v., adj.
blogger n.
Example Citations:
Blogs are set up to be personal forums for someone's opinions. That's the point, the liberating thing about them. bloggers don't have to get their copy past an editor, and they can sound off at any length — no word limits in cyberspace. They're products of a seismic cultural shift that makes someone's hangover as newsworthy as the arrival of a Harry Potter novel. The sassier the voice, the more successful the blog is likely to be.
— Jennifer Howard, "It's a Little Too Cozy in the Blogosphere," The Washington Post, November 16, 2003
Blogs? Blah! Two days don't go by that someone doesn't e-mail me a link to a blog. It's a whole sentence, by the way, that I wouldn't have understood, much less uttered, two years ago. A blog is a kind of instantaneous diary that someone writes on a Web site so that other people might read it. People send me links to their blogs, their's daughter's blog. 'She's in the sixth grade; isn't that cute?' Or 'Princeton; isn't that wonderful?' A friend's blog, blogs kept by friends of friends. Entertainers and political candidates post blogs, or at least someone on their staff does it for them. But thousands of unsung people also post blogs. That's their beauty. A taxi driver can post a blog that Jennifer Lopez and millions of others can read.
Several blogs I've seen seem entertaining and interesting, but many remind me why writing can be a profession and that confession may be good for the soul but bad for literature. A great many blogs seem to consist of kvetching and moaning, not rumination.
— Scott Simon, "Inane blogs," National Public Radio, November 15, 2003
Earliest Citation:
In the old days people used to have links pages on their websites, or used to publish their bookmarks files as pages in their own right.
Weblogs are more active and tend to be updated every day. This follows the classic advice for successful web sites — update regularly to keep visitors coming back for more.
The best of them have developed their own personalities and command a loyal audience. Many of the early weblogs — commonly shortened to 'blogs — link to one another and have built up quite a community of webloggers, the authors who maintain them.
Weblogs remained fairly niche-market for a while because there was no easy way to build them. Most bloggers had to hand-code their pages each day and upload the files every time they added a new link or comment.
— "The Big Byte," Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, UK), August 24, 1999
First Use:
> This Deja community is for discussion of
> 'weblogs', a comparatively new sort of
> personal webpage where you share your
> thoughts about the interesting webpages
> you visit, usually on a daily basis.
Thank you so much for creating this Forum.
I think that there are a couple of things wrong with this definition of a 'blog. First, a weblog need not always be the Flutterby/Camworld type of "surfer's journal" although that is what many authors do. A weblog can be any newest-first chronicle with (or occasionally without) hyperlinks. The content, and the links, can be driven by other events or motives: latest papers published on a site topic, team research, whatever.
— Tom Neff, "Re: A description of weblogs," deja.comm.weblogs, July 27, 1999
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We need a def for blog-fu! Help!!
wscroggs\@law.stetson.eduThe Oxford English Dictionary has this quote from May 23, 1999:
May, Cam points out lemonyellow.com and PeterMe decides the proper way to say ‘weblog’ is ‘wee'- blog’ (Tee-hee!).
The quote is from this page:
http://www.bradlands.com/weblog/comments/wee_blog/According to Word-Buff.com http://www.word-buff.com/index.html (which, funnily enough, almost mirrors your own introduction: A Word-Lovers Guide to Word Games), WEBLOG was first allowed in Scrabble in 2006.
I'm not sure what it means exactly for a word to make its first appearance in the official Scrabble dictionary, but it's a milestone of some note methinks ;-)Oops - I just found the page where WEBLOG was mentioned in relation to Scrabble on that word games site. It was on the cool words: http://www.word-buff.com/cool-words.html page at http://www.word-buff.com/cool-words.html

New words. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Blog — Blog …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • BLOG — Un blog ou blogue[1] est un site Web constitué par la réunion de billets agglomérés au fil du temps et souvent classés par ordre antéchronologique (les plus récents en premier). Chaque billet (appelé aussi « note » ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • blog — [bläg] n. 〚( We) blog /span> WEB (n. 8) + LOG1 (n. 5)〛 a journal or diary written for public viewing on a website and consisting typically of personal reflections, commentary on current events …   Universalium

  • blog — [blɒg ǁ blɑːg] noun [countable] COMPUTING a webpage containing information about someone s activities or interests. People who read a blog can add their own opinion about what it contains; = web log: • Some blogs are entertaining and interesting …   Financial and business terms

  • Blog 27 — [1] Tola( chanteuse) Pays d’origine …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Blog 27 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Blog 27 Información personal Origen Polonia Información …   Wikipedia Español

  • blog — a diary or set of personal comments kept on the Internet, is a word rather like cello. The full form is weblog, but this, like violoncello, is the preserve of formal documents and manuals (and bibliographical citations in this book). For interest …   Modern English usage

  • blog — [bläg] n. [( We) blog < WEB (n. 8) + LOG1 (n. 5)] a journal or diary written for public viewing on a website and consisting typically of personal reflections, commentary on current events, etc. arranged chronologically vi. bloggedblogging to… …   English World dictionary

  • blog — n. Web log; a website typically produced by an individual that contains entries on particular topics, links to other websites, and sometimes comments from readers. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.… …   Law dictionary

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