The verdict's in; Merriam-Webster name's 'blog' the top word of 2004. That's right, 'blog' -- not 'network', not 'news', not 'CNN' -- B-L-O-G.
Freed from the constraints that govern traditional print and broadcast news organizations, blogs spread gossip while also serving as an outlet for people increasingly disenchanted with mainstream media. [CNN]
TOP 10 WORDS OF 2004