Matt Jones

Web Logs, or Blogs

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The word ‘blog’ seems to have made it into the technology journalist's vocabulary. However, they still seem to be having real problems with the word ‘weblog’, and this BBC News article by Jo Twist has the most confused version I've seen: ‘web blog’.

I suppose the word ‘blog’ as a neologism is acceptable because it can't be interpreted as a typing error, whereas ‘weblog’ looks as if the writer might have missed a space between two words, prompting irate emails of from non media-savvy BBC News readers.