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You call this blog a blog because 15 years ago today, a guy named Jorn Barger coined the phrase "weblog". The term wasn't shortened to "blog" until two years later when another early online writer, Peter Merholz, jokingly listed it as "we blog" on the sidebar of his own site.

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Once upon a time, it seemed like everyone had a LiveJournal, or Blogspot, or TypePad, or Wordpress, or ahem, Xanga. Then came the evolutions of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr which took the focus away from the blog post and emphasised the sharing of short thoughts, links, photos and whatever else. Nowadays, it seems that nless you're a writer or some sort of public personality, you probably don't have a personal blog full of "entries".

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Arguments are raging worldwide about whether media organisations, including newspapers and television stations, should be more tightly regulated. An independent assessment of Australia's media argues that newspapers need much more effective regulation than currently exists and that a new body should handle this, but also suggest bloggers should be included. That's a reasonable suggestion for large blogs, I reckon, but it could be fiddly to implement.

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If you're a Tumblr user, you probably noticed the massive outage it endured this weekend, and you're probably having one of those "what if I'd lost everything" moments. Here's how to back up your Tumblr to save yourself from such distress.

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The rumours of the last few days have proven true: AOL is snapping up Michael Arrington's TechCrunch family of sites. The site will share a stable with AOL's other major tech property, Engadget, in addition to TUAW, Switched and DownloadSquad. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.