Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A website that displays postings by one or more individuals in chronological order and usually has links to comments on specific postings.
  • intransitive verb To write entries in, add material to, or maintain a blog.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Internet A website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on posts. Most blogs are written in a slightly informal tone (personal journals, news, businesses, etc.) Entries typically appear in reverse chronological order.
  • noun blogging An entry in a blog.
  • verb blogging To contribute to a blog.
  • verb UK, slang To blag, to steal something; To acquire something illegally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal
  • noun a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From weblog (humorously taken as we blog).]

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Shortened form of weblog. The Oxford English Dictionary says the shortened word was coined May 23, 1999 and references the "Jargon Watch" article in an issue of the online magazine "Tasty Bits from the Technology Front" which attributes the shortening to Peter Merholz who put the following on his web site:

Examples

  • Today's question: how will a community respond to the surfacing of an alleged murderer's blog, and the blog* of his girlfriend/alleged victims' daughter which contains case-related content?

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education: More murderblogs

  • Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog******

    bettyalready Diary Entry

  • Today's question: how will a community respond to the surfacing of an alleged murderer's blog, and the blog* of his girlfriend/alleged victims' daughter which contains case-related content?

    Information, Culture, Policy, Education:

  • I need related website(except free blog, spam blog)

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  • Ensure that user is blog owner, and create @blog. def protect_blog @blog =

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  • The most novel feature in the Posts controller appears in the create action, where we use the array append operator to push a new post onto the current list of blog posts: 21 @blog. posts

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  • Hey all you can add your domain for sale in EzineDomain. com blog and directory for free as new topic "search engine friendly blog+ directory" and get more Bids for your domain name

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  • Spec. new @faq = @user. faq | | = Faq. new @blog = @user. blog | | = Blog. new end The blog management page itself is simple.

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  • And like stated above that “joke” doesn’t seem appropiate of a place like blog@ or newsarama in general and it’s more fit to a personal blog if it needs to be made.

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  • 15.3 Building the real blog 459 It's worth noting that the RESTful blog id is available as params [: blog_id], which we use to find @blog in the protect_blog function.

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