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  • 18.06 Anonymiser

    When Nora Neko suggested I give a definition of Anonymiser, I thought I smelled a rat. The term anonymiser could well, in fact, strike fear into the hearts of the defenders of moral values, (...)
  • 13.11 Thread

    “Please start a new thread if you want a reply to your questions”. The first time I received this message, I was uncertain what to do – it seemed rather brusque. I got help online, obviously. Anyone (...)
  • 24.10 Fork

    Don’t worry, Mynetwords isn’t branching out into kitchen utensils. The word “fork” can of course mean exactly that: a branching out, a fork in the road, a bifurcation. The Texan house once used in (...)
  • 16.10 Forum

    On the web, a forum (the word was suggested by Sophie) is a space for public discussion. The term was originally a Latin word, simply meaning a place in the city where the Romans went to debate (...)
  • 30.05 Rick Roll

    The Rickroll started out as a prank played on the web. In 2007, faced with the impatience of the fans of the “Grand Theft Auto” video game to see the trailer for Version IV, the 4chan website set (...)
  • 29.04 Fomo

    Fomo is one of those acronyms we are seeing more and more on the web: it means "Fear of Missing Out". Nothing to do with FMI (For More Information) or "Fauxmosexual” (someone who looks and acts (...)
  • 08.04 Plug in

    “All you need is a plug-in, and your problem’s sorted". It makes the "plug-in" sound to the geek like medicine to the patient. In reality, a plug-in is really more of a palliative: it’s a piece of (...)
  • 14.03 SEM

    In researching the word “SEO” (search engine optimisation), I discovered that there’s a whole debate on the web: is SEA (search engine advertising) the same thing as SEM (search engine marketing), (...)
  • 27.02 Crawler

    This Crawler, a word suggested by Sophie Licari, is not one you’ll find in the next lane at the swimming pool. It’s a software programme used by search engines (e.g. Google) to trawl the web (...)
  • 09.01 Fail

    As we all know, if you fail it means you’ve – well, screwed up. Spectacularly, in fact, if you do it online (and countless people do) or, especially, on Twitter. Here, if you try to tweet and see (...)

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