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New Words & Phases Based On Or Inspired By Technology

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The internet has opened a whole new world. We now social networking, blogging and virtual socializing. In addition to the birth of new communities and possibilities has spawned new words by the “blogosphere” and virtual social networking. New words are obvious, new meanings less so. Want to impress your children, co workers or friends with your computers technology knowbie slang?

Knowbie ~ A knowledgeable and experienced Internet user.

Bipodding ~ The act of sharing an Ipod's headphones so that two people can listen at the same time, each using one headphone.

Bitcom ~ A short, sitcom-style video available over the internet.

Blogversation ~ interaction between blogs to create a multi level conversion.

Bluejacking ~ Temporarily hijacking another person's cell phone by sending it an anonymous text message using the Bluetooth wireless networking system.

Crackberry ~ A blackberry handheld computer, particularly one used obsessively; a person who uses such a computer obsessively

Mososo (moh.SOH.soh) ~ Mobile social software; a program that enables you to use your mobile phone to find and interact with people near you.

Mouse Potato ~ A person who spends a lot of time at the computer

Newpeat ~ A repeat that is slightly different from the original.

Photolurker ~ A person who obsessively and anonymously browses strangers' photos posted to online photo~sharing sites.

Pyromarketing ~ a new method illustration for marketing

Shoefiti (shoo.FEE.tee) n. One or more pairs of shoes tied together by the laces and dangling from a powerline or other type of overhead wire. [Blend of shoe and graffiti.]

Social Networking Fatigue ~ Mental exhaustion and stress caused by creating and maintaining an excessive number of accounts on social networking sites.

Social Swarming (soh.shul SWOR.ming) ~ The rapid gathering of friends, family, or colleagues using technologies such as cell phones, pagers, and instant messaging.

Spim ~ Unsolicited commercial messages sent via an instant messaging system.

Third place ~ A place other than home or work where a person can go to relax and feel part of the community.

Tryvertising ~ product placement in the real world, integrating your goods and services into daily life in a relevant way, so that consumers can make up their minds based on their experience, not your messages.

War Chalking (wohr CHAW king) ~ Using chalk to place a special symbol on a sidewalk or other surface that indicates a nearby wireless network, especially one that offers Internet access.

Word of Mouse ~ Communication via computer~based means, such as e~mail, chat rooms, or newsgroups

Dodgy Domains – These are fake web sites that are masquerading as legitimate web sites in order to steal personal information.

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