OK, people. It’s time to define some terms.

I’ve increasingly began to hear something that is the conversational equivalent of fingernails scratching a chalkboard.

A blog, short for web log, is a website consisting of timestamped posts in reverse chronological order. A log, in essence, of things you see and react to on the web.

The individual entries that make up the timestamped list are posts, or entries. Think post in terms of “posting a notice”. DO NOT use the word blog to refer to a post.

Blogs often feature comments, which are short pieces of commentary written by readers of the blog, appearing below each individual post. DO NOT use the word blog to refer to a comment.

The n00b influx is a sure sign something has truly entered the public awareness, and not just the web awareness.

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18. March 2008 by Mr. Gunn
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