1. [syn: web log, blog]
1. read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a shared on-line journal where people can post diary
entries about their personal experiences and hobbies;
"postings on a blog are usually in chronological order"
[syn: web log, blog]
v 1: read, write, or edit a shared on-line journal
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
[common] Short for weblog, an on-line web-zine or diary (usually with
facilities for reader comments and discussion threads) made accessible
through the World Wide Web. This term is widespread and readily forms
derivatives, of which the best known may be blogosphere.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
(From "web log") Any kind of diary published on
the web, usually written by an individual (a
"blogger") but also by corporate bodies.
Blogging is regarded by some as an important social phenomenon as
it contributes to the easy exchange of ideas among a large and
growing international community ("the blogosphere").
A blog is just a special kind of website. The home page
usually shows the most recent article and links to earlier
articles, the owner's profile and web logs written by the owner's
friends. There is usually a facility for readers to add comments
to the bottom of articles. Blogs usually provide an RSS feed of
current articles, allowing readers to subscribe by adding the feed
to their favourite RSS reader.
Many sites, e.g. (http://blogger.com/), let you create a blog
for free. Many blogs consist almost entirely of links to other
web logs, some publish original content, a few are worth reading.