Read a Blook or tried a Blog? Check the Netiquette

LONDON Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:55pm BST

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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Anyone who has read a Blook, dabbled in a Blog or participated in a Webinar had better be aware of the correct Netiquette.

Those four terms are among the most annoying words that have been spawned by the Internet which is changing language at a faster rate than ever since the age of Shakespeare, according to a new survey.

Folksonomy (a Web classification system) was voted the most irksome of the new terms in a poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of Web publisher Lulu.com -- creator of the Blooker Prize which converts Web diaries or logs (Blogs) to Web books (Blooks).

"The Web continues to churn out endless new words, amounting collectively almost to a new language. Web-lish is the new English," said Lulu's Canadian founder Bob Young.

Blogosphere (a collective term for Blogs) came second followed by Blog itself -- now celebrating its 10th anniversary as a recognized term.

Netiquette (Web etiquette) was fourth, followed by Blook, with Webinar (online seminar), Vlog (a video Blog) and Social Networking or forming social communities on the Web.

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