8 Oct 2007

Some blog trivia

The word “Blog” is derived from “Weblog”. It was Jorn Barger, who first coined the term weblog, on 17 December 1997.

In April or May of 1999, Peter Merholz, came up with the word “blog” after breaking the word weblog into the phrase “we blog” in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com

I obtained this information from DrWeb's Domain.

Though some authors argue that the word is not a portmanteau of the words 'web' and 'log,' the terms ‘blog’, ‘weblog’ and ‘web log’ are often used interchangeably.

There are several definitions of the word blog and most refer to it as a “personal online journal”. However, this may not be correct considering the fact that blogs are “public” and interactive in nature. Lot of blogs are collaborative and we must also consider the fact that corporate blogs are all the rage now.

So what would be the most appropriate definition of a "Blog"?


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