A blog also known as web log,] is a discussion or informational site
published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries
("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most
recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a
single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a
single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have been
created, with posts written by large numbers of authors and
professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets,
universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions
account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter
and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author
blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning
to maintain or add content to a blog.
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