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How about Faceing? - when you DO refer to people's status update.
I Faced Wolf about his obsession with toasters and later I Faced James about the amount of chocolate he has been eating recently.
First thing we say in the office each morning tends to relate to someone's status update - we never Twintle at this end of the corridor :-)


Statearse - a person who drops in uncomfortable mentions of your Facebook status updates at inappropriate points in the conversation

Faddict - someone who can't manage a day without checking Facebook

Faceblank - the look on someone's face if you refer to social networking stuff and they have no idea what you're saying, 'So an' so twittered about it...'

Pre-blogupied - knowing the person you're talking to isn't really listening and is composing their next blog entry in their head

Flickurgh - someone who posts inappropriate photos to image-sharing sites


Sarah, these are just great, much better than mine. They have to go on the wiki (where there are already some excellent additions). Statearse is one I was trying to find a term for.
Rebecca - are you responsible for the wiki additions? They are great.


MYspace - the feeling of wanting to delete all wall postings from someone you only accepted a friend request from out of politeness and now they won't leave you alone

The Semantic Pleb - someone who only comments on blogs by picking up minor spelling errors

Bloggage - a hasty blog posting about your employer which will return to haunt you when you attempt to apply for a new position

Twit - a person whose status updates are uniformly idiotic and / or dull

LinkedOut - realising you've accepted too many online friends to keep up with them all

Sociopath Networking - mistakenly thinking that accepting a slightly mad ex-partner's friendship request was a good idea


Wikid - Wikipedia expert who turns out to be a 12 year old geek from Ohio

Appnoying - sending invites for umpteen werewolf / vampire / zombie / inane Facebook apps to people who just aren't interested

Rantertainment - deliberately making controversial postings so that you can sit back and watch the ensuing fireworks

Bloato - a technically-inept stretched profile photo which makes you look like you've eaten a truck load of doughnuts

Tool - a person who routinely adds '2.0' after words to make them seem cutting edge and exciting

PS Can you tell I finished my assignment and have time on my hands? :o)


Irritable Vowel Syndrome - the habit for Web 2.0 companies to randomly drop vowels from their names in the style of Flickr

Nichework - no matter how unique you think you are, there will always be someone somewhere online who has similar interests, "I was just tidying up my collection of Outer Mongolian Stamps from the 1930s when someone nicheworked me about their identical collection..."

PS Will stop doing this soon, but it's mildly addictive... ooooh... just thought of another...

Procrastinotion - a time-wasting idea


Sarah - go to bed!

Jared Stein

No one wants to admit it, but "friendgap" must be re-defined for inclusiveness. You think declining is more awkward than being declined?

Oh, and I might add "bragosphere" to the list. Of course, this term is self-explanatory for those in the know (wink wink).

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