Year of the Blog
By ColmSmyth on Dec 01, 2004
According to Merriam-Webster, 2004 was the year of the blog as "blog" was the most-searched-for word in their online dictionary, topping words from people clearly trying to understand what the US presidential election was about, like "incumbent" and even "electoral" and perhaps "insurgent".
Equally interestingly, the 10th most popular word was "defenestration". Windows being removed?