Sunday, October 19, 2014

Netiquette IQ Blog of The Day - Technical Terms Which Have Become Part of Our Language

Many technical words become a part of our common language. Older ones might included fax or Xerox. Here are some of the most recent ones. Try to avoid using these, particularly with people who have another principal language or country. They may have another way of saying what these words mean to US netizens!


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From netlingo.com
 
Top 50 Tech Terms that are Now Common Expressions
  1. 404 - Originally a technical term for Not Found 404 (which is an error message seen on a...
  2. 411 - Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online...
  3. 86 - Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online...
  4. age - Actually it is "-age" which is a suffix used in slang to exaggerate a word and give...
  5. anime - An artistic and sensual type of Japanese animation. On the Internet, one can find...
  6. back button - One of the buttons at the top of a Web browser. By clicking on it, you "go back" to...
  7. bandwidth - The technical definition of "bandwidth" involves the difference between two frequencies...
  8. biobreak - An office friendly way of saying that one needs to take a bathroom break.
  9. brain dump - To empty one's brain of any and all information relating to a particular subject....
  10. cached out - Slang for extremely tired, as in, "wiped out."
  11. cookies - A funny name for a noun that describes a small piece of information about you (about...
  12. cryptic - Primarily used as slang, it refers to anything that is hard to read. For example,...
  13. dead-tree version - Slang for a printed document or publication, as opposed to an electronic version.
  14. deep dive - Slang for exploring a subject in-depth. For example, "We did a deep dive on that market...
  15. defrag - To optimize your hard drive, usually with a program that "cleans it up" and makes...
  16. delete - To remove a file or erase information.
  17. down time - This expression refers to lost production time due to a broken machine and its operator...
  18. eye candy - Slang for extra graphics (or images) included on a Web page with the intent of making...
  19. Film at 11 - With reference to TV commercials for the late local news, it's a sarcastic phrase...
  20. Google - Founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Stanford Ph.D. candidates who developed...
  21. hot spot - In the world of IT this term refers to places that have wireless Internet connections....
  22. huge pipes - Slang for a high-bandwidth Internet connection.
  23. interface - In a general sense, it is the portion of a program that interacts between a user and...
  24. just-in-time (JIT) - Traditionally, this phrase describes a compiler that turns Java bytecode, for example,...
  25. legacy media - Media that is considered "old," such as radio, television, and especially newspapers....
  26. McLuhanism - A term for a catchy phrase or slogan coined by Marshall McLuhan, popular writer and...
  27. meatspace - Slang for the real world, as opposed to cyberspace.
  28. mommy-save - Slang for the act of indiscriminately clicking 'Save' without first choosing an appropriate...
  29. morph or morphing - From the term "metamorphosis," it is to turn one thing into another. It most commonly...
  30. multitasking - The simultaneous execution of more than one task. For example, a computer that launches...
  31. navigate - The act of moving around the Web by clicking on hypertext links (or paths) that take...
  32. opt-out - Any time a user requests to be removed from any kind of online program, he or she...
  33. PDFing - An example of a word morphing, this term once described the process of turning a document...
  34. photoshopped - A play on the word "Photoshop," the software graphics program created by Adobe, it...
  35. PING or ping - Traditionally this term refers to an Internet program used to determine whether a...
  36. plug-and-play - A standard for add-in hardware that requires it to identify itself on demand (see:...
  37. plugged-in - Slang for wired, or being connected.
  38. radar screen - In modern jargon, this refers to the range of interests that a company or individual...
  39. rant-and-rave - To speak on and on about something you feel passionate for. Users often rant-and-rave...
  40. robot - Traditionally, it's a device that can move and react to sensory input. Robots are...
  41. scaleable or scalability - Refers to the ability of hardware or software or even a brand, to adapt to increased...
  42. shelfware - Slang for software that is so worthless it remains in the shrink-wrapped box on the...
  43. showstopper - Slang for anything that has the potential to halt the shipment or to stop the launch...
  44. spammin' - Slang for speaking aimlessly on a mishmash of topics, or to stuff someone's brain...
  45. surf or surfing - To browse or look at information on the Web by pointing and clicking and navigating...
  46. thread - Originally it referred to a chain of postings on a single subject in a newsgroup....
  47. TMI - Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online...
  48. unplugged - Slang for being not connected. The opposite of wired. It also refers to acoustic music...
  49. yoyo mode - The state in which a computer rapidly alternates several times between being up and...
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    Netiquette IQ Quotation of The Day - The Danger of Technological Progress

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    "Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."
    -Aldous Huxley
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     www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki


     If you would like to listen to experts in all aspects of Netiquette and communication, try my radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ Rider University and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.

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