Firepow is a popular blogging tool that has been on the market since 2009.
Archive for the ‘About Blogossary’ Category
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 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:
Escape from Cubicle Nation
A blogmaster is one who owns, writes, or manages a blog.
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.
History of Blooks by Tony Pierce
How to Publish a WordPress Blook
A doppelblogger is someone who plagiarizes the content of another blogger for personal gain or recognition.
Term coined by Kirk Montgomery.
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:
Six Apart – Trackback Technical Specs
Six Apart – Trackback As Internet Standard
A variation of Web Log.
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