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"Blog" the word of the year
www.chinaview.cn 2004-12-05 14:31:16

    BEIJING, Dec. 5 (Xinhuanet) -- The word "Blog" is the word of the year by Merriam-Webster, the renowned American dictionary publisher.

    According to Merriam-Webster, the word "blog", short for Weblog, is a "website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks."

    It came to symbolize the difference between old and new media during this year's presidential campaign in the US.

    In China, blogs are also gaining greater popularity.

    According to China's biggest blogging service provider blogcn.com, the number of subscribers has soared from 10,000 in June last year, to more than 500,000. Enditem

(CRIENGLISH.com)

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