4 Apr 2003 amars   » (Journeyer)

The term blog is simply a cool, trendy, hip bastardization of the word "weblog". Originally, the word "weblog" was meant to decribe a log (of what is really of no importance) on a website. But since the word "blog" has now come to be both a verb and noun and word by itself in it's own right, it has been adapted and used to describe more than the typical "weblog".

Examples:

  • Photoblog (21,200 results from google)
  • Warblog (6,460 results from google)
  • Sexblog (4,840 results from google)
  • Travelblog (2,250 results from google)
  • Audblog/Audioblog (682/1860 results from google)
  • Mobileblog (33 results from google)
  • Teleblog (92 results)

I'm sure there are others, those really stick out at the moment, but it's important to note that the term "blog" is more popular than "michael jackson" and "britney spears" combined according to google.

It just makes me wonder if in the future, weblogs will start calling themselves webblogs. Since, if weblog was originally a combination of web and log, under the new "blogcabulary", would a blog in the traditional sense have to be a combination of web and blog.

[note], i hearby take credit for coining the term blogcabulary, as of April 3 2003, Google returns zero results and hereby define it as "the vocabulary of blogging or blogs".

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