Weekly Vocab Builder: More Digital Terms

The digital world moves at such a fast pace and is taking over so much of our lives, we can almost never run out of terms to describe this “brave new world.” Add these to your vocabulary:

  • Thumbo: an error (typo) made on a mobile device
  • Cloud computing: using computer services that are distributed across the Internet; tasks are divided up among computers so that they work together as a single computer
  • Lifestream: the result of putting so much of our lives in the public domain on the Web
  • Microblog: a blog that allows the user to publish only a limited number of characters, frequently 140 or similar number, at a time; Twitter is a microblog service

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  • Flog: a fake blog
  • White list: a list of approved e-mail addresses
  • BlackBerry thumb: an injury sustained from overuse of a BlackBerry or other smartphone
  • Prosumer: professional + consumer. An amateur who has enough knowledge to require (or desire) professional equipment for a project.

About Erin Brenner

With a BA and an MA in English, Erin has been an editing professional for 15 years, working on a variety of media, especially online. Her niche is business/marketing and online. In addition, she has experience teaching editing to non-editors and coaching writers. In 2008, Erin was bitten by the social media bug...hard. Follow her on Twitter, @ebrenner, and get a daily vocabulary word, a link to the article of the day, and much more. You can also find her on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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