Archive for the ‘About Blogossary’ Category

Firepow

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Firepow is a popular blogging tool that has been on the market since 2009.

Blog Swarm

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Bloggers going after (and in many cases, verbally attacking) a particular company or person who has done something egregious.

Imagine a swarm of Africanized honey bees (aka killer bees) swarming an unsuspecting victim who has agitated them by entering their territory, thus threatening their safety and way of life.

One well know incident of blog swarming was Vincent Ferrari v. AOL, which did everything they could to prevent him from canceling his account. As a result, Ferrari released his tape-recorded ordeal and many other bloggers and consumers swarmed AOL.

Blogfat

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Blogfat is the notable increase of weight gained from blogging and lack of physical exercise.

Blogfat was originally coined by David Weinberger with his 2003 blog entry, Blogging makes you fat.

Read more about the blogfat phenomenon:
BlogHer
Escape from Cubicle Nation

Blogmaster

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

A blogmaster is one who owns, writes, or manages a blog.

See also:

  • Blogger

Blook

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

A blook is a blog turned into book form, or a book serialized via blog.

The term blook was coined by Jeff Jarvis when Tony Pierce held a contest on what to title his new book; a compilation of his blog entries into book form.

Blook resources:
History of Blooks by Tony Pierce
How to Publish a WordPress Blook

Doppelblogger

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

A doppelblogger is someone who plagiarizes the content of another blogger for personal gain or recognition.

Term coined by Kirk Montgomery.

Trackback

Monday, March 6th, 2006

A trackback is a way for one blog to notify another that it is linking to one of its entries. An excerpt with a link to the linking blog usually appears on the referenced blog.

Additional trackback resources:
WikiPedia: Trackback
Six Apart – Trackback Technical Specs
Six Apart – Trackback As Internet Standard

See also:

Weblog

Monday, March 6th, 2006

A variation of Web Log.

SOVO

Monday, March 6th, 2006

SOVO is an acronym for Silent Online Video Object – the use of a video clip(s) in a blog or other online environment where a print publication would instead use a still photograph.To see an example of a SOVO, visit Spartan Edge (look in the right column).

Hat tip to Bonnie Bucqueroux

Podcatcher

Monday, March 6th, 2006

Software designed to download and aggregate podcasts for use in an audio player.Some available podcatchers include Juice and DopplerRadio.

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