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There are several words out there that have sprung up in the last few years. These words did not exist and were never a part of the dictionary. However, some of these words associated with technology have become a part of our daily lives and are used very frequently on all social networks. Several of these tech words have become part of common expression and even at times a part of daily conversation.
We look at 10 Words that are now part of our everyday life and even some of them are now part of the dictionary.
Hashtag has become very common part of our daily lives, especially involving any conversation that involves a social network. As several Social networks use Hashtags, the term has become very commonplace.
The advent of messenger apps and instant messaging has led to use of Emojis. Emojis are facial expressions that are used to portray a particular emotion.Emojis are now very common place as they used frequently.The word Emoji is often used to decribe the type of facial expression that is being used.
Digitize means "convert (pictures or sound) into a digital form that can be processed by a computer". The term became popular as information is becoming digital and as paper is being replaced by access to information that is online.
The term buffer was made popular by YouTube when referring to the term buffering videos. Any conversation regarding watching a video online often uses the term Buffer.
The term Hi-Res or High-Resolution was made popular with camera images. While the term was still there, it was made popular by Smartphones referring to high quality images clicked on a Smartphone camera.The term has become popular especially when referring to images. Hi-Res may also apply to Hi-Res Audio and Video.
A Troll is defined as a "a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people, by posting inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the deliberate intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion, often for their own amusement." The term has become popular with online bullying and any type of bullying done on the internet.
Wiki defines Stream as "a stream is a sequence of data elements made available over time.". Streaming became popular with YouTube and now it has become popular because of Music streaming websites that stream music on the internet and on mobile apps.
Selfie has attained the status of a Dictionary word. Selfie is the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2013!. Google Defines Selfie as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media."
Spam, Spamming, Spammer are meaning given to person trying to send irrelevant messages. Google Defines Spam as "irrelevant or unsolicited messages sent over the Internet, typically to large numbers of users, for the purposes of advertising, phishing, spreading malware, etc."
The term breadcrumbs is originally derived from a fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. Wiki Defines Breadcrumbs as "Breadcrumbs or breadcrumb trails are a graphical control element used as a navigational aid in user interfaces. It allows users to keep track of their locations within programs, documents or websites." Breadcrumbs makes it easy to navigate on any site.