blog·​o·​sphere | \ ˈblä-gə-ˌsfir How to pronounce blogosphere (audio) \

Definition of blogosphere

: all of the blogs or bloggers on the Internet regarded collectively Online political debate is not known for its subtlety—the blogosphere rewards the loudest voices and the brashest opinions.— Ana Marie Cox

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blogospheric \ ˌblä-​gə-​ˈsfir-​ik How to pronounce blogosphere (audio) \ adjective

Examples of blogosphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In its variety, the Substack corpus resembles the blogosphere. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "Is Substack the Media Future We Want?," 28 Dec. 2020 There was some hope, then, that the blogosphere would save the day. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Make Media Small Again," 22 Dec. 2020 Within minutes, that 24-word sound bite rippled through the blogosphere, triggering a heavy backlash from critics. Connor Letourneau,, "Could Warriors draft the next Dwyane Wade? Anthony Edwards says he could be better," 6 Nov. 2020 By the way, pay no attention to the shrill voices in the blogosphere who try to shout me down on this subject. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "As airlines begin selling middle seats again, it's time to remember nobody owns the armrests," 18 Sep. 2020 Within segments of the political blogosphere, global warming is dismissed as either a hoax or so uncertain as to be unworthy of response. Adrian Bardon, Scientific American, "Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Have Evolved to Dismiss Facts That Don’t Fit Their Worldview," 26 June 2020 The world, unfortunately, or some people — cynics —the cynical blogosphere at least — still sees fitness equipment as rote weight loss. Eben Shapiro, Time, "Peloton CEO John Foley Talks Cheaper Bikes and Making the Most of Staying Home," 21 May 2020 The emergence of personal testimony as a valuable social force — whether through memoir, daytime talk show or the blogosphere — was a democratizing triumph of popular culture. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Is Anthony Fauci the Sexiest Man Alive? Who the hell cares?," 18 Apr. 2020 In 2010, mainstream media was still attempting to make sense of and monetize the insurgent energy of the blogosphere and its voicy, offhandedly erudite pop cultural analysis. Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, "‘Telephone’: When Lady Gaga Took Beyoncé Into the Deep End," 10 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of blogosphere

1999, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blogosphere

blog entry 1 + -o- + -sphere

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The first known use of blogosphere was in 1999

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13 Jan 2021

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“Blogosphere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of blogosphere

: all of the blogs or bloggers on the Internet thought of as a group

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