Posted by: Jack Henry | March 2, 2017

Editor’s Corner: Words Added to Merriam-Webster, Part 2

Today I’ll share some of the technology-related terms recently added to Merriam-Webster.

net neutrality: the idea, principle, or requirement that internet service providers should or must treat all internet data as the same regardless of its kind, source, or destination

abandonware: software that is no longer sold or supported by its creator

botnet: a network of computers that have been linked together by malware

binge-watch: to watch many or all episodes (of a TV series) in rapid succession

photobomb: to move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank

NSFW (abbreviation):not safe for work; not suitable for work—used to warn someone that a website, email attachment, etc., is not suitable for viewing in most places of employment

listicles:an article consisting of a series of items presented as a list

And the word ghost now includes this definition:

ghost: to abruptly cut off all contact with someone (such as a former romantic partner) by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, instant messages, etc.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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