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Blogger (service)

Blogger is a blog- publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Blogs can also be hosted in the registered custom domain of the blogger (like www.example.com). A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.

Up until May 1, 2010, Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts, via FTP. All such blogs had (or still have) to be moved to Google's own servers, with domains other than blogspot.com allowed via custom URLs. Unlike WordPress.com, Blogger allows its users to use their own domain free of charge, while WordPress.com charges around $13 to use a custom domain. Blogger cannot be installed on a web server. One has to use DNS facilities to redirect a custom URL to a blogspot domain.

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blogger

n. (context Internet English) A contributor to a blog or online journal.

Usage examples of "blogger".

William Safire New York Times column, an Australian journalist eviscerating the United Nations for corruption, editorials from smaller-market daily papers like the Rocky Mountain News and the Seattle Times, top blogger commentaries, U.

Letters ran into financial trouble a couple of years back, both neoconservative elder Norman Podhoretz and Nation columnist and blogger Eric Alterman rushed to its defense.

Abu Ghraib prison commanded headlines in spring 2004, Iraqi blogger Ali posted the reflections of a physician friend who had treated inmates at the notorious jail.

When the thuggish mullahs jailed blogger Sina Motallebi, fury roiled the blogosphere.

The blogger or diarist writes entries on whatever subject he likes, whenever the spirit moves him.

Often the entries are mundane, ranging from recipes and auto-repair tips to lamentations over the blogger s love life.

When it came to Howell Raines, no blogger had a bigger ax to grind than Andrew Sullivan.

Sullivan told the story of how he became a blogger in what later came to be known as one of the landmark essays of the New Underground.

The story was bogus, insisted a little-known blogger named LisaS posting on the Right Voices site.

Since that was really unusual for the mainstream media, he was probably an independent, a stringer, blogger or both.

Yet Times executives chose to look the other way again and again and continued to fast-track Blair for promotions until the bloggers and other critics uncovered his lies.

Iraq War and its aftermath are a growing number of pro-democracy Iraqi bloggers, whose on-the-scene reports describe a more hopeful, if far from ideal, reality.

Zeyad and Ali are only two of a budding community of Iraqi bloggers, many electronically dispatching from the Internet cafes that now dot block after Baghdad block - the very existence of which would have been unthinkable under Saddam.

Pro-democracy Iranian bloggers joined their Western sympathizers to express their anger at the injustice.

LisaS then fired off e-mails alerting influential bloggers - and the AP - to the falsehood.