How You Spell it Makes a Difference

Do you email or e-mail? Do you use Webmail or Web mail? Do you write a Weblog, a Web Blog or just a Blog?

As new words are increasingly used on the Internet, how you spell them makes all the difference.

For example, asking about "E-Mail" on Google produces 6.7 billion results. But if you query "Email," the results multiply to 10 billion. "Web mail" produces more than 21 million and “webmail,” 125 million. And is this a Blog (1.5 billion), a Weblog (254 million) or a Webblog (10.6 million)?

Is this more than an exercise in trivia? With millions of companies advertising online, how you spell the words in your message becomes a critically important matter.