Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Just can't get e-nough

For its Christmas edition, British weekly New Scientist talks about the words,quirks, modern addictions and maladies that the internet has given birth to.

Here are a few from the source:

Blog streaking: Revealing secrets or personal information online, which for everybody's sake would be best kept private

Crackberry :The curse of the modern executive, not being able to stop checking your
BlackBerry even at you grandmother's funeral

Cyberchondria: A headache and a particular rash at the same time? Extensive online research tells you it must be cancer

Egosurfing :When "just checking" gets out of control

Infornography :You're beyond being a healthy "infovore": acquiring and sharing information has become an addiction for you

You Tube narcissism: Not even your closest family want to see hours of your holiday videosGoogle-stalking Snooping online on old friends, colleagues or first dates

MySpace impersonation: Many of us pretend to be someone we're not when we are online, but some will pretend to be a well-known figure

Powerpointlessness: One too many flashy slides

Photolurking :Flicking through a photo album of someone you've never met

Wikipediholism: Excessive devotion to a certain online collaborative encyclopedia. You can test whether you're an addict here


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