What is the origin of the word blog?
Blog is indeed a contraction of the term “weblog.”. Per Wikipedia, The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger just over 20 years ago, on December 17, 1997. The short form, "blog", was subsequently coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly split the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog Peterme.com in April or May 1999.
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