Blog Declared Word of the Year
US Dictionary Merriam-Webster’s has announced that the word “blog” is their word of the year in their annual pronouncement of the Top 10 words of 2004, which also bizarrely included the words cicada and defenestration. Webster’s defines a blog as “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer” in what can be best described as garbage or even so 1999.
We’ve covered the topic last year, so I won’t revisit the whole debate again, but in summary whilst a blog can be a personal journal, it can also be much more that this. This is what I came up the time, and although a little long, I feel it still holds true.
What is a Blog? “A Blog is a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, underpinned with a content delivery system which provides the ability to deliver content frequently and with little skill, which builds meaningful social connections or virtual communities on any and all subject matters.”
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