Microblogging Dad Jokes

Sam Panini
Aug 12, 2023

Log: a sailor’s “log-book” from the Age of Discovery (1670s) became a “log”, or a “record of observations, readings” in 1842.

Web: the Old English “webb” meant “woven fabric, woven work, or tapestry”; the Internet sense is shortened from World Wide Web (1990).

Micro: is the Latinized form of Greek “smikros”, or “small, little, petty, trivial, slight”.

A “web log” is a recorded set of observations on the internet: a blog.

A microblog is what you just read.