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Samizdata Blogging Glossary

Samizdata Blogging Glossary

Language: English

No. of terms: 115

Description: Here you will terms listed that others simply skipped or never entered to their blog glossary missing out to keep them up-to-date. Certainly worth a visit! Well done guys. (Should I start to have a rating system for the glossaries I add to my blog? Guess I should, and this one would get 4 out of 5 stars.)

Here is what the publisher say about their glossary: Like all internet formats, weblogs, also known as ‘blogs’, have developed many terms which may baffle newcomers. […]  Although this glossary does not purport to be exhaustive by any means, it is one of the most complete of its kind regarding blog terminology and it is periodically updated. Most of the terms herein really are in use but we must confess that a few are, shall we say, rather whimsical.

Example Term: Blogroach

noun. A reader who infests the comment section of a weblog, disagreeing with everything posted in the most obnoxious manner possible.

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Keywords: Glossary of Blog Terms, Blogging Terms, blogosphere, Blog Glossary, Blogging vocabulary

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Content Marketing Glossary

Content Marketing Glossary

Language: English

No. of terms: 8

Description: Too small to be called a glossary, but at least a try by Viviani Associates. When coming to rather new areas the value of a glossary lies mainly in the fact that it give you a very fast overview of related terms. So there is not much to learn about content marketing in a glossary of 8 terms, but on one page you already see a kind of net of relations only by looking at the terms added to the glossary.

In this case they are: White paper, E-Book, E-Newsletter, Webinar, Wiki, Blog, Podcasts, and Video content, vodcasts, vlogs.

Example Term: Blog
A personal website written by someone who is passionate about a subject and wants the world to know about it with the benefits rubbing off on the company that he or she works for; easiest and simplest way to get your thought leadership ideas out and into the market.

Just a short remark: the above definition isn’t too relevant when it comes to marketing and corporate blogging, is it.

Content Marketing Glossary:  Copyright © 2011 – Viviani Associates,

Glossary of Blogging – Wikipedia

Glossary of Blogging – Wikipedia

Language: English

No. of terms: 40

Description: No doubt, the Glossary of Blogging Terms on Wikipedia is extremely limited in its scope at the moment. But the ease of navigating between the short glossary definition and the in-depth encyclopedia entry of the same term is simple unbeatable!

Example Term: TrackBack
A system that allows a blogger to see who has seen the original post and has written another entry concerning it. The system works by sending a ‘ping’ between the blogs, and therefore providing the alert

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Keywords: Glossary of Blog Terms, Blogging Terms, blogosphere, Blog Glossary, Blogging vocabulary

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Giant Blogging Terms Glossary

Giant Blogging Terms Glossary

Language: English

No. of terms: 150 and constantly growing

Description: Is there a better place for a blog glossary than a blog? Is there a better way of discussing blogging terms than blog comments? After you visited this blog glossary you know that the answer is twice a no. You will enjoy reading the glossary as much as the comments. Don’t miss out on the comment by Baz | 5/04/08!!!

Example Terms: (Enjoy!)
# Kittyblogger – writing about cats.
# Clog Blog – written in Dutch and/or in Holland.
# Plog – a project blog. Also for personalised weblogs
# Movlogs – mobile video blogs.
# Splog- a spam blog
# Anonoblog – by an anonymous blogger
# Linguablog – about linguistics, translation etc.
# Metablog – a blog about blogging.
# Blawg – blogged by lawyer / related to legal stuff
# Progblog – A progressive blog.
# Shocklog – provokes discussion by posting shocking content
# Klog – used by company knowledge workers.

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Keywords: Glossary of Blog Terms, Blogging Terms, blogosphere, Blog Glossary, Blogging vocabulary

Quote as: Giant Blogging Terms Glossary © Copyright 2004-2009. Quick Online Tips. Some rights reserved. The Blogospheres’ Dictionary The Blogospheres’ Dictionary

Language: English

No. of terms: 73

Description: is a Web site entirely devoted to decipher and to document the terminology used in the blogosphere. The definitions show that the editor(s) are really familiar with blogging.
“Blogossary, a labour of love finally launched in January 2006, is an online dictionary for bloggers, wannabe bloggers, or those who just want to know what a blog is.

It’s intended to be a light hearted project to catalogue the blogosphere’s vocabulary in a central location.”

Example Term: Ghost Blog
A ghost blog is a blog run and managed by an anonymous author(s).A ghost blog can also be a blog written by a company or person on behalf of another company or person.

Example: person B is blogging on behalf of person A

A ghost blog may also be a blog about or dedicated to apparitions and poltergeists.

There has been much debate about whether ghost blogs should be taken seriously and whether they can hurt the blogger’s overall reputation in the blogosphere.

See also:
* Anonoblog
* Anonyblog
* Character Blog
* Fake Blog
* Faux Blog
* Fictional Blog

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Keywords: Glossary of Blog Terms, Blogging Terms, blogosphere, Blog Glossary, Blogging vocabulary

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Glossary of Blog Terms

Glossary of Blog Terms By TechTarget.

Language: English

No. of terms: 170

Description: I guess this glossary of blogging terms will come in handy for the most of us. Check your blog vocabulary! This glossary “is meant to equip the reader with a comprehensive guide to navigating the blogosphere. Blogging has developed a vocabulary that often combines different words or simply creates new ones as needed. Many terms are adapted from other information technology slang, including words found in e-mail, chat rooms, discussion groups, MMPORPGs and UseNet forums.”

Example Term: Blinking
Also called b-linking” or b’linking. This is a synonym of blog hopping, or moving from blog to blog by clicking on the links on the page, often links found on the sidebar.

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Keywords: Glossary of Blog Terms, Blogging Terms, blogosphere, Blog Glossary, Blogging vocabulary

Quote as: Glossary of Blog Terms. All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2008, TechTarget

Glossary of Unicode Terms

Glossary of Unicode Terms

Language: English

No. of terms: 430

Description:This qualified and competent glossary by the Unicode Consortium gives you an excellent entry point in understanding the basics of unicode and its importance in modern computer systems: “Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language. The Unicode Standard has been adopted by such industry leaders as Apple, HP, IBM, JustSystems, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Sun, Sybase, Unisys and many others.”

“The Unicode Consortium is a non-profit organization devoted to developing, maintaining, and promoting software internationalization standards and data, particularly the Unicode Standard, which specifies the representation of text in all modern software products and standards.”

Example Term: Boustrophedon
A pattern of writing seen in some ancient manuscripts and inscriptions, where alternate lines of text are laid out in opposite directions, and where right-to-left lines generally use glyphs mirrored from their left-to-right forms. Literally, “as the ox turns,” referring to the plowing of a field.

Keywords: Unicode, world-wide character encoding, normalization, character code charts, character properties, collation

Quote as: Glossary of Unicode Terms. Copyright © 1991-2008 Unicode, Inc. All rights reserved.

SNIA Storage Networking Dictionary

SNIA Storage Networking Dictionary
: English

No. of terms
: 1000

Golden Favourite

Description: The SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) Dictionary is a one of its kind when it comes to professional dictionaries. It “contains terms and definitions related to storage, and is the storage networking industry’s most comprehensive attempt to date to arrive at a common body of terminology for the technologies it represents. The terms go through a rigorous technical review and approval process by the SNIA Technical Council to assure their accuracy.” The dictionary covers all aspects of storage and the context od each term is shown in the definition.
As a dictionary devoted to rapidly evolving technical field, new terminology is constantly being introduced to this fascinating reference source.

Example term: Solid State Disk (SSD)
[Storage System] A disk whose storage capability is provided by solid-state random access or flash memory rather than magnetic or optical media.

A solid state disk generally offers very high access performance compared to that of rotating magnetic disks, because it eliminates mechanical seek and rotation time. It may also offer very high data transfer capacity. Cost per byte of storage, however, is typically higher, however.

Keywords: SNIA, Storage Networking Dictionary, Storage Networking, data management, information management, Storage Terminology, Storage Definition, Glossary of Technical Terms, Technology, Technology Dictionary, Computer Dictionary, Technical Dictionary, Storage System, Data Recovery, Storage Networking Industry Association

Quote as: SNIA Dictionary. Copyright © 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Storage Networking Industry Association, All Rights Reserved. Last updated on 29 Aug, 2008. Technical Glossary Technical Glossary

: English

No. of terms
: 2100 and constantly growing

Description: also additional topic areas including Apple, Gadgets, Games, Mobile, and Chips.
The Technical Glossary is the first place to turn to if you want to lookup terms of recently developed technologies. The glossary is integral part of any search you are doing on, but can also be browsed alphabetically.’s informed users are constantly contributing to this dynamic glossary.

Example term 1: Geek
(1) A formerly derogatory term given to the outcast elite, usually lacking in social graces. The term has been used so liberally by the masses of people that computer gurus have taken it to heart as not being derogatory, but rather the name given to scientifically savvy folk. (2) A carnival performer who performs grotesque acts, such as biting the heads off of live chickens.

Example term 2: LCD Projector
A projector designed to display an image from your computer (or consumer video device) onto a large wall or movie screen. LCD projectors use three small, separate LCD screens (red, green, and blue) and shine a bright light through them to generate the image. See also DLP projector.

Keywords:, Glossary, Glossary of Technical Terms, Geeks, Gadgets, Technology, Technology Dictionary, Technology Glossary, Computer Dictionary, Technical Glossary, Technical Dictionary

Quote as: Technical Glossary, © 1996-2008, LLC – All rights reserved

SAP Glossary

SAP Glossary

No. of terms: above 6000 (I stopped counting)


Golden Favourite

Description: One of the most comprehensive computer dictionaries that you will able to find on the Internet. Comparable to IBMs Dictionary also with SAP dictionary you can be sure to get informed and qualified definitions. Despite the description by SAP  as “A list of terms commonly used in the SAP ecosystem”, this glossary (what a decent word) will give you answers to almost any IT, Computer and Telecommunication related question. Even Business terms are part of this outstanding reference work.

Example termreference object (PM)

A technical object, for example, equipment, functional location, assembly or combination of material and serial numbers, that is referred to by a service or maintenance notification, or a service or maintenance order.
The entry of a reference object simplifies the order account assignment because the data entered in the object master record is proposed as a default. In addition, the entry of a reference object determines which components and task lists are proposed when an order is planned.

Keywords: SAP, Computer, Computer Dictionary, IT, IT dictionary, Software, Hardware, Programming
Status/Quote as: SAP Glossary,
© Copyright 2007 SAP AG. All rights reserved. (Release note: October 2008)

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