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blogosphere

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1999 online nonce, 2002–3 in print. From blog, with combining -o- + sphere, following the pattern of biosphere, atmosphere, etc. Possibly influenced by logos.

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blogosphere (plural blogospheres)

  1. (Internet) The totality of blogs, especially the unique jargons, cultures and shared interests created by their interconnection.
    • 2004 Air America Radio [1]
      Regular guest and blogger, Kos of DailyKos.com, provides Sam and Janeane the latest information from the blogosphere.
    • 2005 February 11, Lawrence Kudlow, National Review Online
      The blogosphere is relentless: It rightfully hammered Eason Jordan and CNN from day one and refuses to stop.
    • 2006 October 8, Lee Smolin (interviewee), Steve Paulson (interviewer), To the Best of Our Knowledge, “Future Physics”, Wisconsin Public Radio, program 06-10-08-A, segment 1
      there's some talk, as you said, on the blogosphere, that this book is controversial, but I think more properly it's a contribution...

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