New Lexicon of 2013
With 2013 firmly in the proverbial rear-view mirror, there is no better time or opportunity then now, to sit down, look back and reflect upon some new technology/interactive media terminology. For this task I referenced the Oxford Dictionary Online, to see what we should know as the new ‘official’ terms this past calendar year.
For instance, if you are trying to view this blog-post via your dumbphone, I’m quite confident I could get away with saying anything on this blog because you will not be able to see it regardless, considering your mobile phone lacks any of the unique features specific to a smartphone. However, if any of the friends of these dumbphone users have iOS, I’m fearful of being a screencap away from being snitched out.
For those of you seeking visual pleasure while reading this blog, I suggest you BYOD, find a HDMI cable and hook your live-stream device up to a stunning high definition OLED screen. Thus, making enjoying these new ‘official’ terms that much more gratifying:
hackable – capable of being hacked
soft-launch – release of a new product or service to a restricted audience
cruft – badly designed, unnecessarily, or complicated code or software
FOSS – free and open source software
MOOC – free course of study available over the internet
-referenced from Oxford Dictionary Online
According to Global Language Monitor 14.7 new words are created every day. With that many words being coined everyday it can be difficult to keep up. That’s why I say it’s not too late for you to add to your New Year’s Resolutions of no twerking and less selfies, and include making a promise to yourself to stay on top of the newest technology/interactive media lexicon 2014 will bring.