Newsgroup vs Blog - What's the difference?

newsgroup | blog |

As nouns the difference between newsgroup and blog

is that newsgroup is a repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject while blog is (dated|fandom slang|originally|nonce|jocular) a cocktail or punch served at science fiction conventions ingredients vary for different conventions.



(en noun)
  • A repository on a computer network where people can post messages, usually about a single subject.
  • * 2003 , Sven Junghagen, Henrik C. J. Linderoth, Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy
  • Some of the users are 'old timers'; they have been around in the newsgroup for several years


    * froup, newsfroup

    See also




    Etymology 1

    Shortened form of weblog . The Oxford English Dictionary says the shortened word was coined May 23, 1999 and references the "Jargon Watch" article in an issue of the online magazine "Tasty Bits from the Technology Front" which attributes the shortening to Peter Merholz who put the following on his web site'>citation


    (en noun)
  • (Internet) A website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal, sometimes letting readers comment on their posts. Most blogs are written in a slightly informal tone (personal journals, news, businesses, etc.) Entries typically appear in reverse chronological order.
  • Derived terms
    * blahg * blogebrity * blogette * bloggable * blogger * blogoholic * blogophile * blogorrhea * blogosphere * blogworthy * microblog * photoblog * splog * unblogged * vlog


  • (blogging) To contribute to a blog.
  • Etymology 2


  • (British, slang) To blag, to steal something; To acquire something illegally.
  • Etymology 3


  • (dated, fandom slang, jocular)
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1960 , year_published = 2006-07-19 , author = Rich Brown & Paul Stanbery , title = The Golden Halls of Mirth , url = , passage = The earliest form we know about composed before Rhysling was blinded, at some drinking bout, and the verses concerned what he would do at the SoLaCon I—if he could find enough blog , a mimeo, and a few willing femmefans. }}
  • * {{quote-usenet
  • , year = 1994 , monthday = June 07 , author = David E Romm , email = , title = Re: To Ghost or Not To Ghost... , id = , group = rec.arts.sf.fandom , url = }}
    The closest we came to that was not serving alcohol in the consuite one year. That was a significant success for it's main purpose. We actually came up with a definition of a fan, albeit a partial one phrased in the negative: Anyone who comes to Minicon just because there's free beer in the consuite is not a fan. That year there was more alcohol and more kinds* of alcohol than at any Minicon before or since; all the real fans who liked to drink brought their own and shared. The policy mainly discouraged the jerks who liked to hang out at the consuite and hit on the women. We did that for one year and happily went back to serving beer and blog .
  • * {{quote-usenet
  • , year = 1995 , monthday = September 04 , author = Lindsay Crawford , email = , title = Re: Intersection , id = , group = rec.arts.sf.fandom , url = }}
    I can't speak for Faye as ed of FHAPA, but it would be really swell of someone could send us a set of Intersection daily newszines, plus any con flyers or other fannish papers that were there to had for the picking up: fannish things, you know, not including media, gaming, filking or costuming, fine fun but not my cup of blog , thank you.


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