Anonymous Reader writes "Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster announced that
blog was the most looked-up word in 2004. This Reuters' story attributed the popularity of blog to the public's disenchantment with traditional press during the 2004 presidential election.
The IT encyclopedia Whatis.com reported their number looked-up word was
adware. (Linux was No. 91.)"
December 3, 2004
Blog and adware most looked-up words of 2004