BBC NEWS | Technology | ‘Blog’ picked as word of the year

02Dec04

“Merriam-Webster said ‘blog’ headed the list of most looked-up terms on its site during the last twelve months. During 2004 blogs, or web logs, have become hugely popular and some have started to influence mainstream media. Other words on the Merriam-Webster list were associated with major news events such as the US presidential election or natural disasters that hit the US. Merriam-Webster defines a blog as: ‘a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks’. ”

“According to the Pew Internet & American Life project, a blog is created every 5.8 seconds, and blog analysis firm Technorati estimates that the number of blogs in existence now exceeds 4.8 million.”

Blogs continue to gain momentum and “mainstream” attention…. but you already knew that :-).

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