OED etym. of ((we)b)log

Victor aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 23 02:47:01 UTC 2009

Would it be fair to say that "blog" is only related to "weblog n.2"? Or
can anyone attest to the use of "blog" as a reference to a log file?


Mark Mandel wrote:
> OED defines BLOG as equivalent to and derived from WEBLOG, which it defines as
>     1. A file storing a detailed record of requests handled (and
> sometimes also errors generated) by a web server.
>     2. A frequently updated web site consisting of personal
> observations, excerpts from other sources, etc., typically run by a
> single person, and usually with hyperlinks to other sites; an online
> journal or diary.

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