WHAT iS A BLOG?
A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web, consisting of distinct entries known as posts which are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, on the top of the main page with the most recent post appearing first.
HiSTORY OF The BLOG
From Weblog to Blog
The term weblog was coined by Jorn Barger on the 17th December 1997. The term blog derived from weblog when Peter Merholz jokingly broke the word weblog, into the phrase we blog, in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com, between April and May in 1999. Shortly after, Evan Williams at Pyra Labs used the term blog as both a noun and verb, re: to blog = to edit one’s weblog or to post to one’s weblog and also devised the term blogger in connection with Pyra Labs Blogger product Blogger.com, which led to the popularization of the various blog terms around the World.
Blog in the Dictionary
1. Blog (noun) [short for Weblog] (1999) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer