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Blogosphere is a collective term encompassing all blogs and their interconnections. It is the perception that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social network. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A community usually refers to a sociological group in a large place or collections of plant or animal organisms sharing an environment. ... A social network is a social structure made of nodes (which are generally individuals or organizations) that are tied by one or more specific types of relations, such as values, visions, idea, financial exchange, friends, kinship, dislike, trade, web links, sexual relations, disease transmission (epidemiology), or airline routes. ...



The term blogosphere was coined on September 10, 1999 by Brad L. Graham, as a joke.[1] It was re-coined in 2002 by William Quick,[2] and was quickly adopted and propagated by the warblog community. The term resembles the older word "logosphere" (from Greek logos meaning word, and sphere, interpreted as world), the "the world of words," the universe of discourse. It also resembles the term "noosphere" (Greek nous meaning mind). is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Bill Quick at the 2003 San Francisco Bay Area Blog Bash William Thomas Quick, aka W. T. Quick, aka Bill Quick, aka Margaret Allan is a science fiction author and conservative blogger. ... A warblog is a weblog devoted mostly or wholly to covering news events concerning an ongoing war. ... The noosphere can be seen as the sphere of human thought being derived from the Greek νους (nous) meaning mind in the style of atmosphere and biosphere. In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere...

As of 2007, a lot of people still treat the term blogosphere as a joke; however, the BBC, and National Public Radio's programs Morning Edition, Day To Day, and All Things Considered have used the term several times to discuss public opinion. A number of media outlets in recent years have started treating the blogosphere as a gauge of public opinion, and it has been cited in both academic and non-academic work as evidence of rising or falling resistance to globalization, voter fatigue, and many other phenomena. [3] 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). ... Day to Day is a one-hour weekday American radio newsmagazine distributed by National Public Radio (NPR), and produced by NPR in collaboration with Slate. ... All Things Considered (ATC), is a news radio program in the United States, broadcast on the National Public Radio network. ... A KFC franchise in Kuwait. ... In politics, voter fatigue is the apathy that the public can experience when they are required to vote too often. ...


Sites such as Technorati, Blogdex (as of April 2007, site is currently being "rethought"), Bloglines, Tailrank, PubSub, Blogrunner, Blog Street, BlogsNow and Truth Laid Bear track the interconnections between bloggers. Taking advantage of hypertext links which act as markers for the subjects the bloggers are discussing, these sites can follow a piece of conversation as it moves from blog to blog. These also can help information researchers study how fast a meme spreads through the blogosphere, in order to determine which sites are the most important for gaining early recognition. Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google, Yahoo and IceRocket. ... Blogdex. ... Bloglines is a web-based news aggregator for browsing weblogs and other news feeds. ... Tailrank. ... PubSub [1] PubSub Concepts, Inc. ... In computing, hypertext is a user interface paradigm for displaying documents which, according to an early definition (Nelson 1970), branch or perform on request. ... It has been suggested that Memetics be merged into this article or section. ...


  1. ^ http://www.bradlands.com/weblog/permalink/september_10_1999/
  2. ^ http://www.iw3p.com/DailyPundit/2001_12_30_dailypundit_archive.php#8315120
  3. ^ Blogosphere: The new political arena, Michael Keren, 2006.

See also

The Bloggernacle or Bloggernacle Choir is a name that has been adopted by the LDS blogging community to describe the Mormon portion of the blogosphere. ... Customer Engagement (CE) refers to the engagement of customers with one another, with a company or a brand. ... Canadian blogosphere is used to describe the online predominantly English Canadian community of weblogs that is part of the larger blogosphere. ... J-Blogosphere is the name that some Jewish blogging community use to refer to themselves. ... New Zealands blogosphere is a small community of blogs that comment largely on New Zealand politics, society and occurrences. ... A collaborative blog is a type of weblog which publishes posts written by multiple users. ... Tailrank. ...

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Blogosphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Blogosphere is the collective term encompassing all blogs as a community or social network.
The term blogosphere was coined on September 10, 1999 by Brad L. Graham, as a joke [1].
The blogosphere is emerging as a gauge of public opinion and cultural memes, and has been cited in both academic and non-academic work as evidence of rising or falling resistance to globalization, voter fatigue, and many other phenomena.
Blogosphere - dKosopedia (296 words)
The "Blogosphere" is a term that refers to the world of blogs (Web logs), the bloggers who blog them, and those that frequent and comment on them.
We can't say but we suspect so, because the blogosphere is about the democratization of journalism and information.
We have lived in a world where every story is "out there" and yet remained unheard, but the blogosphere serves to accentuate, emphasize, identify, sort, collate, frame, and herald this information.
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