May 01, 2013banner exchange - Word of the Day Jargon
A group of participating Web sites that display each other's ad banners (or buttons) in exchange for credits; the more impressions you display, the more credits you receive. The credits are then converted into ad spaces for you to display your ad banner on participating Web sites. Participating in banner exchange programs is a great way to drive traffic to your site if you have compelling content and a creative ad banner.YMAK - Acronym of the Day
You May Already Know
May 02, 2013kickback marketing - Word of the Day Jargon
Any one of several online marketing methods whereby Web sites and media sites form alliances to refer customers back and forth to each other, thereby sharing in the revenue. Examples include affiliate marketing programs, pay-for-performance deals (like cost-per-action), revenue sharing agreements, bounty systems, bartering, and so on.
Some uses of kickback marketing are a result of the dot-com fallout; many companies still want to be first-to-market and to get big fast, but the industry realizes it must monitor costs and make a profit. This kind of marketing (like viral marketing) takes advantage of the very nature of the Web. Instead of marketing in a single outlet online, it makes more sense to get as widely distributed as possible.TBE - Acronym of the Day
Thick Between Ears
May 03, 2013hand-holding - Word of the Day Jargon
When tech support personnel assist customers only to give them confidence about what they are doing, they are said to be hand-holding. For example, a user may already know how to install and configure a new program, but he or she may like to have a techie on the phone, just to make sure it's done correctly. Some consultants refer to "hand-holding" their clients through a new program or initiative.CQRT - Acronym of the Day
May 04, 2013YCT - Acronym of the Day
Your Comment Toentrenched transactors - Word of the Day Jargon
Banking industry jargon for people who refuse to use cost-saving ATMs, preferring to deal only with more expensive human bank tellers.
May 05, 2013tune results - Word of the Day Jargon
After a search is executed, the returned results are put in order of relevancy to the users original search query.LUMU - Acronym of the Day
Love You Miss You
May 06, 2013point - Word of the Day Jargon
In standard computing terms, it means moving your cursor onto something on the screen without clicking on it. There are a few different ways to "point" with your mouse: the grabber hand, the I-beam pointer (which is looks like the standard cursor), and the selection pointer, which looks like an arrow.
For example, "Point your browser to NetLingo.com" means "go to" that particular Web site.PSO - Acronym of the Day
Product Superior to Operator
May 07, 2013pin bender - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for a shoddy technician.FBOCD - Acronym of the Day
Facebook Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
May 08, 2013PDA - Acronym of the Day
Personal Digital Assistant -or- Public Display of Affectionecho chamber - Word of the Day Jargon
Traditionally, an "echo chamber" describes a group of media outlets that tend to parrot each other's uncritical reports on a view. In the online world this expression has expanded to refer to blogs that write about the views of other blogs, echoing the same views back and forth.
May 09, 2013dot-com - Word of the Day Jargon
Based on the suffix .com, this refers to a company in the industry (with a .com Web site) whose primary focus is on the financial aspects of taking the company public (versus addressing any real market need or establishing a successful, long-term business model). Activities such as IPOs and grabbing market share (by getting first-to-market) became mantras for many dot-com execs, ultimately leading to their downfall (see: new economy). While hundreds of dot-com companies are succeeding, it seems that since the dot-com shakeout, the phrase "dot-com" is used more often for the firms that ended up in the dot-com deadpool.
An example of its usage goes like this: "He met with plenty of young American dot-com executives overseas, and they simply weren't prepared to do international business. They were just hemming and hawing, trying to convince everyone else they'd succeed."TRP - Acronym of the Day
Television Rating Points
May 10, 2013spyware - Word of the Day Jargon
Software that gathers information about a user as he or she navigates around the Web, it is intended to track surfing habits in order to build marketing profiles. Spyware is often included in "free downloads" from the Web, where the license agreement (which so many of us accept without reading) may mention that information about your habits will be transmitted back to the company's Web site. Spyware is a major cause for public concern about privacy on the Internet.
Spyware is a type of software that gets onto computers without their users' knowledge. The resource-hungry programs often render machines unusable causing your Internet experience to be very frustrating. It is necessary for you to download and run anti-spyware programs. Past experience has led to using the a combination of programs in conjunction with anti-adware programs and run them at a minimum once a week. Some programs will find certain malware which you delete, and other programs find other adware and malware, which you also delete. (In a test, I personally had it return more than 800 infected files -- this is a huge amount!) Keep running these programs until you get zero infected files and then run these programs at least once a week.
Spyware has forced us to think about the maintenace of our computers in the same way we maintain other things, such as brushing your teeth, cleaning your house, or oiling your car. For example, as a Windows user I had to download a Windows Service Pack and run anti-spyware, anti-adware, and an anti-virus program (with a firewall) in order to protect my information. For personal PC users, sometimes multiple programs are needed, and sometimes one suite will do it; businesses hire professionals to maintain their computer systems and keep these malicious programs off of their network.CNP - Acronym of the Day
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May 11, 2013suite - Word of the Day JargonWDYMBT - Acronym of the Day
What Do You Mean By That?
May 12, 2013WCA - Acronym of the Day
Who Cares AnywayRACI - Word of the Day Business
May 13, 2013OT - Acronym of the Day
Off Topicstatic - Word of the Day Jargon
A term used to denote that something is not dynamic, meaning that it remains the same.
May 14, 2013OEM - Word of the Day Jargon
A company that has a special relationship with computer producers: OEMs buy computers in bulk and customize them for a particular application; then they sell the customized computer under their own name. The term is really a misnomer because OEMs are not the original manufacturers; they are customizers of other people's products.
This is also a chat acronym that means "Operator Equipment Mismatch."luser - Acronym of the Day
May 15, 2013in our DNA - Word of the Day Jargon
Something that is part of a company's culture. For example, "Excellent product design and packaging? Of course we do that. It's in our DNA."DBA - Acronym of the Day
Doing Business As
May 16, 2013space - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for a portion or sector within an industry. For example "there are a lot of big players in the mobile space" and "the digital space is transforming every aspect of the workplace and our lives." This term has morphed to refer to an entire marketplace, as in, "the B2B space."PCM - Acronym of the Day
Please Call Me
May 17, 2013KFY -or- K4Y - Acronym of the Day
Kiss For Yougrabber hand - Word of the Day Jargon
May 18, 2013D2D - Word of the Day Jargon
An acronym for any type of collaboration among developers. For example, "If they intend to build the next best-selling software, they are going to need some major D2D collaboration between the programmers and designers."LPOS - Acronym of the Day
Lazy Piece Of Sh**
May 19, 2013AUP - Word of the Day JargonWDYM - Acronym of the Day
What Do You Mean?
May 20, 2013PMIGBOM - Acronym of the Day
Put Mind In Gear Before Opening Mouthtransactional e-mail - Word of the Day Jargon
Marketers have consistently shown that transactional e-mail leads to significantly higher conversion rates, meaning more people convert from shoppers to buyers when they receive a transactional e-mail versus a regular e-mail. It's understandable considering that within the body of the message of a transactional e-mail, the recipient can view merchandise, select items, and submit an order. Just like on an e-commerce site, when the order form is completed, the customer clicks the "submit" button (and can then resume reading their other e-mail messages).
Here's a great example: Zagat's, a well-known distributor of restaurant guides, tried transactional e-mail sales for the 2000 holiday season, allowing customers to buy restaurant guides directly from the body of the e-mail message, rather than just including a link to their Web site. The campaign attained conversion rates five times as high as those of regular e-mail marketing. They believed this high conversion was due in large part to impulse purchases because the transaction could be completed before the customer grew weary of the procedures involved.
May 21, 2013intrapreneur - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for the entrepreneur within. The concept follows from the esoteric notion that there's an entrepreneur within each of us, waiting to start-up. A corporate executive responsible for developing new enterprises within a corporation (such as captive start-ups) could be considered an intrapreneur.GBTW - Acronym of the Day
Get Back To Work
May 22, 2013upload - Word of the Day Jargonaddy - Acronym of the Day
May 23, 2013cross post - Word of the Day JargonRIYL - Acronym of the Day
Recommended If You Like
May 24, 2013spamhaus - Word of the Day JargonPITMEMBOAM - Acronym of the Day
Peace In The Middle East My Brother Of Another Mother
May 25, 2013NALOPKT - Acronym of the Day
Not A Lot Of People Know Thatmega menu - Word of the Day Jargon
The mega menu is big, has two-dimensional drop-down panels that are grouped into navigation options, they eliminate scrolling and use typography, icons, and tool tips to explain the user’s choices. They are easy to read and help the design and flow of the Web site. It renders fast, which is an important component for the interface.
There are a few downsides to the mega menu. First, they cover up a lot of content when you roll over the button so if you accidentally roll over one, the content you were looking at disappears under the menu. Also, if you have a small monitor the text on the mega menu could get jumbled and overlap, making it non-functional.
May 26, 2013LSV - Acronym of the Day
Language, Sex, Violencevalue-subtracted reseller - Word of the Day Jargon
A company that buys components from other companies and puts them together in a system that's less than the sum of its parts. Opposite of value-added reseller (VAR).
May 27, 2013Blu-ray - Word of the Day Jargon
An optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format. The name derives from the blue-violet laser used to read the disc. While a standard DVD uses a 650 nanometer red laser, Blu-ray uses a shorter wavelength, a 405 nm blue-violet laser, and allows for almost ten times more data storage than a DVD
Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 video games, and other data. Basically it is like a DVD and game player that can also download television shows and movies.
Technically speaking, it has up to 25 GB per single layered, and 50 GB per dual layered disc. Although these numbers represent the standard storage for Blu-Ray drives, the specification is open-ended, with the upper theoretical storage limit left unclear. 200 GB discs are available, and 100 GB discs are readable without extra equipment or modified firmware. The disc has the same physical dimensions as standard DVDs and CDs.
Historical perspective: During the format war over high-definition optical discs, Blu-ray competed with the HD DVD format. Toshiba, the main company supporting HD DVD, conceded in February 2008, and the format war ended; in July 2009, Toshiba announced plans to put out its own Blu-ray Disc device by the end of 2009. Blu-ray Disc was developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association, a group representing makers of consumer electronics, computer hardware, and motion pictures. As of June 2009, more than 1,500 Blu-ray disc titles are available in Australia and the United Kingdom, with 2,500 in Japan, the United States and Canada.1432 - Acronym of the Day
I Love You Too
May 28, 2013tilde or ~ - Word of the Day Jargon
This scribbly horizontal line has come to signify an individual user's Web site when housed on the server of an ISP. In real terms the tilde stands for a path which leads to that person's Web site on the server it is being kept. For example, http://www.best.com/~erinj - says that erinj is a best.com user and that her homepage is on best.com's server. When you look at the server you will notice that erinj's Web site is really located on the path: www.best.com/www/users/erinj , therefore the tilde is used to bypass the /www/users directories to make the URL or "Web address" a little shorter and easier to remember. The tilde character is on the top line of your keyboard to the far left.STYS - Acronym of the Day
Speak To You Soon
May 29, 2013Internet account - Word of the Day JargonDWI - Acronym of the Day
Driving While Intoxicated
May 30, 2013demoware - Word of the Day Jargon
A limited version of a software product, available for download as freeware. The key features are usually disabled. The purpose of demoware is to give you a feel for what the software package is like, so that you'll buy the full, commercial version when it is available.IYAM - Acronym of the Day
If You Ask Me
May 31, 2013mission critical - Word of the Day Jargon
A business term for something that is extremely important in terms of the overall mission or strategy of a dot-com company or other business venture.IMS - Acronym of the Day
I Am Sorry