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A web log, more commonly known as a blog, is a Web site that is written and maintained by an individual or group of bloggers. Blogs take several formats, including diary, news, commentary, or informational. Text, images, links to other Web sites, art, videos, and music are often compiled, formatted, and uploaded onto a blog’s Web site, which is hosted by a dedicated hosting service, or run independently using blog software. Bloggers specialize in writing about a particular topic, point of view, or interest. In 2012, there were an estimated 31 million bloggers in the United States, and 60 percent of businesses had a company blog, according to information at jeffbullas.com, a blogging statistics Web site.