This is part of a series of posts (and a project-in-progress), compiled as a glossary of terms and phrases used in blogging and social media, that will continually be added to and modified.
Adwords: The advertiser program that populates the Adsense program. The advertiser pays Google on a per click basis.
Aggregator: A web-based tool or desktop application that collects syndicated content.
AJAX: An acronym (Asynchronous Java Script and XML) representing a way to create real-time Web applications.
Akismet: Comment spam filter popular with WordPress blogs.
Anonoblog: A blog site authored by a person or persons who don’t publish their name.
API: An acronym (Application Programming Interface) representing a computer system or application allowing for requests to be made of it by other programs and allows for data to be exchanged. Think "programmable web"
Archives: Most often an index page, often organizing posts or entries by either category or date.
AstroTurfing: A fake grass roots push to generate buzz or interest in a product, service, or idea. Often this movement is motivated by a fee or gift to the writer of a post or comment or may be written under a phony pseudonym.
Atom: A popular feed format used for syndicating content.
Avatar: A graphical image or likeness that replaces a photo of the author of the content on a blog.
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