Death to the term "blogosphere"!

Submitted by Fang-Face on Wed, 01/02/2008 - 09:23
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From the A Word A Day newsletter for 02 Jan 2008:

commentariat (kom-uhn-TAR-ee-uht) noun

The group of people who provide opinion and analysis of events in the news.

[Blend of commentator and proletariat. The term was first noticed in a 1993
article in the Washington Post.]

Examples of people who comprise the commentariat: talk show hosts and
their guests, newspaper and magazine columnists, and political bloggers.

So I encourage all LISNewsterz to drop the childish and at-least-slightly-aliterate term blogosphere in favour of the much more intellectual term commentariat.