Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as:

  1. A file storing a detailed record of requests handled (and sometimes also errors generated) by a web server.

1993 comp.infosystems.www (Usenet newsgroup) 4 Nov. (title of posting) Announcing getsites 1.5, a Web log analyzer. 1995 Computer Technol. Rev. July 10/2 The Key creates a log{em}the WebLog{em}listing everyone who has accessed software from a particular Web site. 1998 Boston Globe (Electronic ed.) 19 Oct., The server Web logs..indicated..which computers were hitting his site, the number of visitors, and the time they retrieved his page. 2002 Network Computing 21 Jan. 60/3 We were interested in seeing the most viewed products… Was chicken-wing sauce viewed more often than steak sauce..? We got a good, diverse group of actual Web log data.

  1. A frequently updated web site consisting of personal observations, excerpts from other sources, etc., typically run by a single person, and usually with hyperlinks to other sites; an online journal or diary.

1997 J. BARGER Lively New Webpage in alt.culture.www (Usenet newsgroup) 23 Dec., I decided to start my own webpage logging the best stuff I find as I surf, on a daily basis:..www.mcs.net/~jorn/html/weblog.html. This will cover any and everything that interests me, from net culture to politics to literature etc. 1998 Village Voice (N.Y.) 8 Sept. 33/3 Jorn Barger’s Robot Wisdom WebLog..might not be pretty, but it’s one of the best collections of news and musings culled from the Web{em}and updated daily. 2000 Independent 23 Oct. II. 9/1 A weblog is simply a site where you post your thoughts whenever the muse strikes. 2002 Times (Electronic ed.) 14 Jan., There is a way to be stupendously well informed… Scour the highlights in..weblogs.

Weblogs seem like a fun idea, but mainting one tends to make Seth a bit self-conscious, and he does not need any help with that.

[ article last updated 2005-04-22 12:22:52 by seth ]