'Blog', 'netiquette' and 'cookie' are some of the most hated words the web has produced, according to a YouGov poll.

But the word most likely to make people 'wince, shudder or want to bang your head on the keyboard' was 'folksonomy' - the term for a web classification system.

'Blogosphere' and 'blog' were second and third respectively, while 'netiquette' was fourth, and 'blook', a book based on a blog, fifth.

YouGov conducted the poll on behalf of web publisher Lulu.com.

Here's the list in full:

  1. folksonomy
  2. blogosphere
  3. blog
  4. netiquette
  5. blook
  6. webinar
  7. vlog
  8. social network
  9. cookie
  10. wiki, podcast and avatar
Graham Charlton

Published 22 June, 2007 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is the former Editor-in-Chief at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin or Google+

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