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Insanely Useful !!!

New words in Oxford dictionary…

•breadcrumb trail – (on a website) a series of hyperlinks displayed at the top of a web page, indicating the page’s position in the overall structure of the site
•Cyber Monday – (in the US) the Monday following Thanksgiving, promoted by online retailers as a day for exceptional bargains
•infographic – a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data: a good infographic is worth a thousand words
•insidery – proceeding from or reflecting an insider’s knowledge or perspective: an insidery website that is widely read in the capital’s political precincts insidery jargon
•lappy – a laptop: I’m going to transfer my CD collection to the lappy
•lifehack – a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way

•meep – a short, high-pitched sound, especially as emitted by an animal or a vehicle’s horn: the kitten released a terrified meep
•nekkid- (of a person) naked: some of the oldest photos in existence are of nekkid women

•network neutrality – the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites
•newb – short for newbie it’s easy enough for total newbs to pick up and play
•NSFW – not safe (or suitable) for work (used in electronic communication to indicate that a particular web page or website contains explicit sexual material or other adult content): if your friend just sent you something with NSFW in the subject line, don’t go there

•paperless – relating to or involving the storage or communication of information in electronic form, rather than on paper: several of the utilities companies have switched to paperless billing

•permalink – a permanent static hyperlink to a particular web page or entry in a blog

•Twittersphere – postings made on the social networking site Twitter, considered collectively: the Twittersphere was abuzz when the story first broke
•unfollow – stop tracking (a person, group, or organization) on a social networking site: never unfollow someone just because they unfollowed you!
•ZOMG – (used especially on electronic message boards as a sarcastic comment on an inexperienced or overenthusiastic poster) oh my God!: ZOMG! ! I finally managed to reformat the file; the airport was hot and big, but there was really nothing that made me stop and think ZOMG FOREIGN COUNTRY!


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