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[blaw-guh-sfeer, blog-uh‐] /ˈblɔ gəˌsfɪər, ˈblɒg ə‐/
noun, Informal.
the realm of Internet blogs and the people who read or write them:
Can the blogosphere be controlled?
Origin of blogosphere
2000-05; blog + -o- + sphere Unabridged
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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


(informal) a collective term for the weblogs on the internet
Word Origin
C21: from blog + -o- + -sphere
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Contemporary definitions for blogosphere

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

Word Origin

1997; blend of blog + stratosphere's 21st Century Lexicon
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