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Thursday, December 02, 2004

We blog, therefore we are

U.S. dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster says "blog" topped the list of most looked-up terms on its Web site during the past 12 months, and the word will now appear in the 2005 print version of Merriam-Webster's dictionary. "Blog" will be defined 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.

Oh, and now we see that Microsoft—which prides itself on its "innovation" (e.g., copying the Macintosh with Windows, copying Nintendo and Sony with the X-Box, copying AOL with MSN, copying Netscape with Internet Explorer, copying Apple with an on-line music service, etc.)—has launched a blogging service (copying AOL, Google, and LiveJournal.com, among others). Just say no...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4059291.stm
http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB110194455538888633,00.html

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