We are developing the social individualist meta-context for the future. From the very serious to the extremely frivolous... lets see what is on the mind of the Samizdata people.

Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. - a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the USSR [Russ.,= self-publishing house]


noun. A very long blog article

Usage: “Paul Marks has done another Blogapotamus on Samizdata.net”


noun. The ‘birthday’ of the establishment of a blog.

Blog mute

noun. Someone who only occasionally blogs.

Biz Blogs

noun. Business blogs. This can mean blogs writing about business issues or (increasingly) actually run and maintained by a business as part of its day to day operations.

Generally Biz Blogs are outward facing (i.e. written to communicate with customers or business peers) but the terms is occasionally used for internal company blogs used a knowledge management systems (see K-logs).


1. noun. A blog (depreciated).

2. noun. A hybrid blog/website, featuring website features such as a conventional on-line company brochure (for example) but also incorporating a blog in a sidebar as a supporting feature on the same page.

(coined in this context (usage 2) by Adriana Cronin)


verb. To use one’s blog to beg for assistance (usually for information, occasionally for money). One who does so is a ‘blegger’. Usually intended as humorous.


variant of “doggerel.” Opinion put forward on a blog that has previously been repeated over and over and over again until it makes people sick.

(Coined by The Pontificator)


noun. A web log written by lawyers and/or concerned primarily with legal affairs.

(Probably coined by Denise M. Howell )


1. noun. One who reads many blogs but leaves no evidence of themselves such as comments behind; a silent observer of blogs.

2. noun. One who reads many blogs but has no blog of their own; a blog-watcher or blog voyeur.

Usage: “But, Mikey, I can’t have a blog of my own! I’m a blurker!”


noun. See Blogosphere.

Blogger ecosystem

phrase. A chart or lists showing the links between blogs. Also: Blog ecosystem.

Blogger bash

noun. A party for bloggers; a blogger get-together.

(possibly coined by Perry de Havilland)