A blog (weblog = web + log) is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. A typical blog combines text, images, videos, and links to other blogs (blogroll), web pages, and other media related to its topic.
A weblog entry typically consists of the following:
A weblog entry optionally includes the following:
According to Wikipedia, the term
"weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997, and the short form, "blog",
was coined by Peter Merholz,
who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog.
As reported by NM Incite, Nielsen/McKinsey company, in State of the Media: U.S. Digital Consumer Report (February 2012), three of the top ten social networks in the U.S. during October 2011 were true blogs (Blogger,WordPress.com, Tumblr), with a combined 80 million unique visitors:
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Besides, Social Networks/Blogs garnered the most Internet time overall: