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  • 08.09 Nabaztag

    A Nabaztag is a little rabbit robot (Nabaztag is Armenian for rabbit) invented in 2005 by Rafi Haladjian and Olivier Mével. It is now sold by the computer games company, Mindscape. All 9 inches of (...)
  • 25.08 Reader

    Contrary to what you might think, a reader isn’t someone hired to read you a bedtime story. This isn’t the nursery, after all, it’s the internet. In this virtual universe, a reader is a website that (...)
  • 16.08 Lifecast

    A Lifecast is a website that lets you continuously stream your everyday activities by video, 24 by 24. The Lifecaster goes around with a camera attached, usually, to his headphones so as to (...)
  • 12.08 Track back

    A trackback is a system that allows a blogger to let another blogger know that she’s commented on one of his posts. This way, where two bloggers are discussing the same topic, if one refers to (...)
  • 12.07 Foursquare

    Foursquare is a mobile phone application (Iphone, Blackberry, android,) created in 2009 by 4 very inspired young Americans, which allows you to follow the movements of your friends who are part (...)
  • 21.06 Free

    The term "free", as in “free software”, is a software programme that can be used, modified, copied and shared without payment. By contrast, you pay to use “proprietary” software, and you certainly do (...)
  • 14.06 Tagging

    When I heard that a blogger friend had been tagged, my first reaction was to sympathise, as I thought he must have been the victim of a graffiti artist with a spray can. I was way off the mark. (...)
  • 07.06 Godwin’s law

    Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies and Corollaries, which has now been around for 20 years, was the invention of a perspicacious American lawyer, Mike Godwin. It goes like this: “As an online (...)
  • 28.05 Friend

    You don’t have to be a geek to know what a friend is. But in the virtual world, and especially the world of social networking sites, the word takes on a slightly different meaning. It’s as well to (...)
  • 19.05 Lag ou lagg

    According to Dikeus, who suggested this word, a lag is "the slowing down of a video game due to the internet". Technically speaking, a "lag" happens when there are too many people playing one (...)

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