Education, Entertainment and Health/Fitness Top List of what Tripod and Angelfire Members are Blogging About Most

WALTHAM, Mass.- December 29, 2004 - Lycos, Inc. (, a leading provider of search, community and technology lifestyle destinations and a wholly owned subsidiary of Daum Communications, Corp. (KOSDAQ: 035720), a premier Internet portal in Korea, today announced the following information from Tripod and Angelfire on Lycos.

Tripod ( and Angelfire (, which offer free blog tools to its millions of members, make up one of the largest communities on the Internet. Earlier this month, Merriam-Webster announced the number one Word of the Year (based on online lookups) is Blog. Blogging has gained tremendous momentum as a technology and social movement this past year. The following is a list of the most popular blog topics of 2004, based Tripod and Angelfire member blogs on Lycos.

The Top Five Blog Topics, Based on Tripod and Angelfire Member Blogs, of 2004 are:
1) Entertainment
2) Education
3) Health/Fitness
4) Parenting/Babies/Pregnancy
5) Politics

The two most popular blogs on Lycos, based on traffic to the blog, include the following:

  •, non-fiction site written by Hollywood insider, Rance, who provides all the latest behind the scenes gossip from the world of TV, film and music.
  •, a fiction site, and soon to be published book by St. Martin's press, detailing the story of Gus Openshaw's revenge against the whale who killed his wife and child, and left Gus with one arm.

About Lycos, Inc.

Lycos is one of the original and most widely known Internet brands in the world, evolving from one of the first search engines on the web, into a comprehensive network of social media web sites that foster online communities.

Lycos has been a pioneer in intelligent spidering search technology, combining its proprietary technology with other best in class search services to provide a powerful and relevant search experience for its users.

Times change, and Lycos has changed with them, evolving into digital media power house with two major divisions

Lycos, is a network of easy to use community and social sites. Lycos's award-winning products and services include tools for blogging, web publishing and hosting, online games, e-mail, and search. The Lycos Network of sites and services include, Tripod, Angelfire, HotBot, Gamesville, WhoWhere, and Lycos Mail. Integrated, these sites help in bringing people together to interact, conduct commerce, have fun, and experience the best the Internet has to offer, is in our DNA. We offer 40 Local Sites in 120 Languages with a community spanning across 177 Countries. Lycos consistently averages 12 - 15 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S.

Lycos employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Mexico, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden, Serbia, Israel, China, Thailand, Panama, India, Emirates, Russia and Australia, and with representatives or partners in Spain, South Africa, and The Netherlands.

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Date: 2004-12-29