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blogosphere

[blaw-guh-sfeer, blog-uh‐] /ˈblɔ gəˌsfɪər, ˈblɒg ə‐/
noun, Informal.
1.
the realm of Internet blogs and the people who read or write them:
Can the blogosphere be controlled?
Origin
2000-2005
2000-05; blog + -o- + sphere
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Examples from the web for blogosphere
  • In film criticism, the blogosphere is the true sphere of influence.
  • Updates on the blog network and news from the science blogosphere.
  • The idea has been getting a tremendous amount of positive feedback in the hydrogen community and blogosphere.
  • The controversy has been covered extensively in the blogosphere.
  • The posters should familiarize themselves with the alternatives before they blast reams of nonsense and lies into the blogosphere.
  • The blogosphere is having a field day with this one.
  • Typically, these types of comments get blown out of proportion on the blogosphere.
  • Certain words can shake the blogosphere in much the same way earthquakes stir the planet.
  • It's one of the enduring knocks against the blogosphere.
  • It's easy to see an echo of that in blogosphere triumphalism.
British Dictionary definitions for blogosphere

blogosphere

/ˈblɒɡəˌsfɪə/
noun
1.
(informal) a collective term for the weblogs on the internet
Word Origin
C21: from blog + -o- + -sphere
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Contemporary definitions for blogosphere
noun

a collective term for the world of weblogs, the community of all weblogs; also called blogsphere

Word Origin

1997; blend of blog + stratosphere

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Encyclopedia Article for blogosphere

blog

online journal where an individual, group, or corporation presents a record of activities, thoughts, or beliefs. Some blogs operate mainly as news filters, collecting various online sources and adding short comments and Internet links. Other blogs concentrate on presenting original material. In addition, many blogs provide a forum to allow visitors to leave comments and interact with the publisher. "To blog" is the act of composing material for a blog. Materials are largely written, but pictures, audio, and videos are important elements of many blogs. The "blogosphere" is the online universe of blogs.

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