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 blogospheric (audio) \ adjective

Examples of blogosphere in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hoax rocked the blogosphere and marked a turning point in public awareness of digital deception. Paris Martineau, Wired, "Internet Deception Is Here to Stay—So What Do We Do Now?," 30 Dec. 2019 Their complaints ricocheted Thursday on social media and in the right-wing blogosphere. Amanda Coletta, Washington Post, "Trump cameo cut from Canadian broadcast of Home Alone 2, riling his U.S. fans," 26 Dec. 2019 The most discussed issue in the conservative blogosphere over the past couple of weeks, outside of the impeachment controversy, has been pornography — specifically, the extent to which the federal government should regulate it. Jesse Merriam, National Review, "Regulate Pornography: See Centuries of State Obscenity Laws," 23 Dec. 2019 Many of us involved in the feminist blogosphere are now in mainstream media, and that’s exciting. New York Times, "A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging," 8 Dec. 2019 Park officials have remained mum, but dozens of reports in the Disney blogosphere indicate that designers ran into unforeseen problems typical when doing something that’s never been done. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Rise of the Resistance: Why the ride is opening at Disney World first, not Disneyland," 4 Dec. 2019 Some fans viewed aligning with Ross’s brand — brimming with drug-dealer boasts, opulence and thunderous production — as incongruous with the idiosyncratic style that made Wale a favorite of the late-2000s hip-hop blogosphere. Julian Kimble, Washington Post, "A decade after his debut, Wale is finally feeling comfortable with himself. Mostly.," 15 Nov. 2019 Two of the human guinea pigs were introduced in the finale — Chidi’s neuroscientist ex Simone (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) and Tahani’s enemy in the blogosphere, John (Brandon Scott Jones) — and the other two will be revealed in the season 4 premiere. Dan Snierson,, "The Bad Place searches for the best worst humans in new Good Place footage," 12 Sep. 2019 This has led to a back and forth about fat shaming in opera in the European press and the opera blogosphere. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Where Barrie Kosky, Europe’s hot opera director, wants to make his American splash," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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23 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Blogosphere.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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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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to assert without proof or before proving

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