September 28, 2021

Review the Etymology of Today's Oxford English Dictionary Word of the Day: Weblog

You can take a look at the OED entry here.

The first use of weblog listed in the OED was by Jorn Barger in a 1997 post appearing on alt.culture.www, alt.hypertext, and

Here’s Barger’s actual post from December 23, 1997.

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