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Wednesday, December 01, 2004
"The immediacy of many blogs... helped some wield influence over topics that made it in to national press. This is despite the fact that the number of people reading even the most influential blogs is tiny." Short review of the year in Weblogging- BBC News
"But in face of the demand, the company quickly added an early definition to some of its online sites. Typically, it takes about 20 years of usage for a word to become prominent enough to merit a place in an abridged dictionary." "Blog" the most-requested definition on Merriam Webster's Web sites in 2004- AP via Boston Herald

Monday, November 29, 2004
"After all that we've accomplished towards our goal of seeking a broader, more diverse and younger audience for public radio, NPR's own research has confirmed that NPR has simply failed to meaningfully reach out to a broad spectrum of Americans who would benefit from public radio but simply don't know it exists or what it offers." NPR host Tavis Smiley is leaving the network- AP via Yahoo