As a mid-life crisis project, I’ve decided to get with the young crowd and invent some new hip techno-terms to be easily used in their everyday environment. Here are a few ideas:
TEXTICLE: a short text message.
WEBOLA: Something that has gone seriously fucking viral.
NECROTICON: An emoji that you send to people at funerals to show them how sad-faced and sorry you are for their loss.
DABBLET: A small, slim, touch-screen computer that you just play around with but never actually learn how to use properly.
BIOPSELFIE: Taking a photograph of yourself performing surgery and posing it online.
TENDING: Almost trending…but not quite there yet.
FEXTING: Exchanging written messages with a profane Irishman.
PHISH MOB: A semi-spontaneous gathering of Nigerian conmen in a random public place.
CROWDFORCING: Cyberbullying the general public into giving you their opinion.
ONANETIQUETTE: A code of cordial and decent behavior when using online porn.
SLOG: A blog that has become too much trouble to maintain. (Ehem!)