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splogger

noun; blending
Internet spam propogated through blogs and blogrings An obvious blend for a less obvious meaning. Although it is not suprising that spammers have made their way onto the latest and greatest media of the internet (the blogs) it is surprising that there is already a word for this. The internet is one of the fastest ways for a new word to get created, accepted, and sent into usage around the world, which is apparantly what happened here. I believe this word was created simply so its creator could see it come into usage. Although this seems a little strange, it is also a common occurence on the internet. People want fame in any way they can get it, and creating a new, popular word is one way to get fame. Of course, this sort of spam might just be radically different enough to warrant the new name, but I don't really think it is. Although I have seen it in print on Yahoo! news, I do not think it is going to end up catching on, simply because it sounds so ugly.
 
Sploggers are popping up everywhere in the internet
Etymology : splogger. Blend of spam and blogger. Sp + logger
Source : Yahoo! News
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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