November 01, 2013start-up - Word of the Day Jargon
A nickname for a business that is just getting started. Stories about start-ups abound, and there's even a movie about them, called Start-Up.com.
One particular story goes like this: A start-up found itself holding M&A negotiations with a buyer who just months before tried to drag it down with a lawsuit. Add to this scenario the fact that the adversary-turned-suitor was a $40 billion global giant and the start-up was an $80 million new economy rebel.
Such was the case with Vivendi Universal and MP3.com. Vivendi originally sought $450 million in court because it claimed that MP3.com was letting music fans illegally download and store music by Universal-licensed artists. It extracted a $53.4 million judgment, only to turn around and buy MP3.com for $372 million (plus a variety of other monetary incentives).SYK - Acronym of the Day
So You Know
November 02, 2013OLAP - Word of the Day Jargon
A category of software tools that provides an analysis of the data stored in a database. OLAP tools enable users to analyze different dimensions of multidimensional data. ROLAP refers to Relational Online Analytical Processing, and it provides a multidimensional analysis of the data, aggregates, and metadata stored in a relational database management system (RDBMS), where the multidimensional processing may be done within the RDBMS itself, a mid-tier server of the client. There is also MOLAP which refers to the multidimensional component of the data-staging phase.POTUS - Acronym of the Day
President of the United States
November 03, 2013QT - Acronym of the Day
Cutie -or- Quietcrash dummies - Word of the Day Jargon
Slang for street criminals hired by crooked doctors and lawyers to cause traffic accidents and file phony injury claims. Crash dummies are paid a set fee; the doctors and lawyers split the insurance settlements. You may see this term in the chat rooms and newsgroups.
November 04, 2013chat or chatting - Word of the Day Jargon
A form of interactive online communication that enables users to have real-time conversations with other people who are also online. Chatting on the Internet can take place via Web sites, in areas known as chat rooms, via instant messaging, or on IRC channels. In any case, when participating in a chat discussion, your messages are instantaneously relayed to other people and their messages are instantaneously relayed to you, no matter where in the world you or the other people happen to be.
It's quite simple: You type a sentence, then someone else types, and both of you can see the full dialogue on the screen. Next-generation chat technology includes voice chat (communication via audio instead of text transmission) and customer support chat (where users log on to talk to customer support representatives).BSOD - Acronym of the Day
Blue Screen of Death
November 05, 2013push - Word of the Day Jargon
In client/server applications, "push" is to send data to a client without the client requesting it. The World Wide Web is based on a "pull" technology where the client browser must request a Web page before it is sent.
Broadcast media are traditionally "push technologies" because they send information out regardless of whether anyone is tuned in. Increasingly, companies are using the Internet to deliver information push-style. In PR (public relations), "push PR" refers to basic PR which is essentially an outreach effort. It involves creating a story for the client to market and then packaging it as a press release (or a pitch or a call).
Online examples of push technologies are e-mail, a portal (on a handheld device that supports a microbrowser), paging networks (again Blackberry because it serves more than one function), file transfer, and RSS. The most widely used push technology is e-mail, it is a push technology because you receive mail whether you ask for it or not, that is, the sender pushes the message to the receiver.
In programming, "push" is to place a data item onto a stack. In this case, the opposite of push is "pop" which means to remove an object from a stack.PAL - Acronym of the Day
Parents Are Listening -or- Peace And Love
November 06, 2013titanium - Word of the Day Jargon
A strong, low-density, highly corrosion-resistant, lustrous white metallic element used to alloy metals for low weight, strength, and high-temperature stability. Quite frankly, it is the industry's new buzzword for metal.NMH - Acronym of the Day
Not Much Here
November 07, 2013baud - Word of the Day Jargon
In common usage, the "baud rate" of a modem is how many bits it can send or receive per second. Technically, baud is the number of times per second that the carrier signal shifts value. A 1200 bit-per-second modem actually runs at 300 baud, because it moves 4 bits per baud (4 x 300 = 1200 bits per second). Using baud is no longer fashionable, however, having been replaced by the more direct "bits per second" (bps).YSAN - Acronym of the Day
You're Such A Nerd
November 08, 2013WP - Acronym of the Day
Well Playeddomaineering - Word of the Day Jargon
Domaineering is the web-based marketing business of acquiring to monetize generic Internet domain names through their use as an advertising medium akin to a Internet billboard. Often the domain name's landing page must be optimized to produce maximum revenue which requires some skill and knowledge of SEO practices.
Domaineering generally utilizes a firm offering domain parking services to provide the "ad feed" of a word or phrase searched for. Occasionally content is added to develop a mini-website. Domaineering was first identified and defined as a marketing phenomenon by Canadian Prof. William A. Lorenz.
November 09, 2013spamouflage - Word of the Day JargonMOOC - Acronym of the Day
Massive Open Online Course
November 10, 2013CICO - Acronym of the Day
Coffee In, Coffee Outemoji - Word of the Day Jargon
Most commonly used in instant messaging programs like Yahoo IM, MSN IM, AIM and ICQ (as someone's profile), they are also widely seen in e-mail messages using Web-based e-mail programs. Because this kind of "graphical" smiley is not original, authentic, or genuine to the original emoticon, understand that the majority of online users DO NOT LIKE IT and consider graphical smileys to be annoying eye candy.
A "humoticon" is yet another variation on the emoticon, this time by Skype trying to integrate the emoticon's more humanistic counterpart: you.
Emojis were originally developed by Shigetaka Kurita, who engineered the expressive reaction faces around the time Windows 95 first began taking off in Japan. In 2010, they were added to the Unicode Standard in other countries, including the United States.
November 11, 2013IMHO - Acronym of the Day
In My Humble Opinionnearsourcing - Word of the Day Jargon
Entails sending technology and call-center jobs overseas, however, instead of "outsourcing" jobs to India or the Philippines, U.S. companies such as Citibank, Intel, and IBM are "nearsourcing" jobs to Latin America. This is a growing business trend due to business friendly policies and aggressive marketing in Brazil, Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica.
November 12, 2013alt-tab - Word of the Day Jargon
By pressing "alt+tab" simultaneously on your keyboard (or Command-Tab on a Mac), you can hide the window that's on your screen and bring up one from behind it. This trick is used frequently by people in offices to hide the fact that they're surfing the Net instead of doing their work. You may hear, "I couldn't finish checking out that Flash site you told me about because my boss walked by and I had to alt-tab it."GGGG - Acronym of the Day
God, God, God, God
November 13, 2013mouselexia - Word of the Day JargonRT - Acronym of the Day
Real Time -or- ReTweet -or- Retweet
November 14, 2013u up - Acronym of the Day
are you up?plutoed - Word of the Day Jargon
In reference to the fact that the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet, "to pluto something" or "plutoed" refers to demoting or devaluing someone or something. This term was chosen as the Word of the Year for 2006 by the American Dialect Society; it won in a runoff against "climate canary."
November 15, 2013modem - Word of the Day Jargon
A hardware device you connect to your computer and to a phone line. It enables the computer to talk to other computers through the phone system. Basically, modems do for computers what a telephone does for humans.
Generally, there are three types of modem: external, PC card, and internal.
Most computers now have internal modems so you can plug the telephone cord directly into the back of the computer.FYE - Acronym of the Day
For Your Edification
November 16, 2013online ad - Word of the Day Jargon
An online advertisement (or Internet ad, or Web ad, or mobile ad, etc.), is a form of online advertising that is generally in the form of a graphic (or ad banner or text link) that takes a user to a Web site (or landing page) when it's clicked on. Other forms of online advertising include SEM and NFM.
Here are the Top 25 Basic Online Ads Everybody Should Know by Now:
HMU - Acronym of the Day
- ad banner
- contextual-based advertising
- directory advertising
- house ad
- integrated sponsorship
- location-based advertising
- pop-under ad
- pop-up ad
- social ads
- text ad
- transactional ad
- trick ad
- ad overlay
Hit Me Up
November 17, 2013MWBRL - Acronym of the Day
More Will Be Revealed Laterin the leather - Word of the Day Jargon
Referring to an airline traveler who is sitting in first class, where the seats are typically leather. For example, "Jim's upgrade came through so he's in the leather for the red-eye."
November 18, 2013Gnutella - Word of the Day Jargon
A system that allows users to share files with one another in a truly distributed manner. Unlike the sharing software created by Napster, Gnutella does not rely on a central server (instead, it relies on distributed indexes), making it nearly impossible to shut down. Instead of logging into a central server, you must connect with at least one other Gnutella user. Once connected to that user, you can access all the machines he or she is connected to (like a daisy chain). Several open source Gnutella clones are in development, such as Gnapster. Gnutella allows users to download any file type, whereas Napster is limited to MP3 music files. It was unleashed through AOL's Nullsoft music software division.BTTT - Acronym of the Day
Back To The Top -or- Bump To The Top
November 19, 2013talk or talker - Word of the Day Jargon
A form of technology that allows sysops, programmers, and other users to communicate with each other via the Internet. A talker is a cross between a MUD and an IRC (without the role playing of MUDs and without a real-time chat room). Users connect via a Telnet application (though it is possible to connect to some talkers via a Web browser).
Talkers make use of either full-screen or line-by-line ASCII graphics/text, and in order to use it, you must know the address of the talker as well as the special codes required for interacting with others. It's a techie thing, because you have to get involved with code. There is a talk program that comes with most versions of Unix. Any number of users (restricted only by the bandwidth of the server the talker is running on) can login to the Telnet site and see what others are typing in real time.
For an interesting look at the history of talkers, click here or on the "more info" button below.NNWW - Acronym of the Day
Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink
November 20, 2013IFAB - Acronym of the Day
I Found A Buginfosnacking - Word of the Day Jargon
Originally "infosnacking" described time spent on the computer at work doing things that aren't work-related, such as Googling someone or shopping online. Like all great Internet terms "infosnacking" has morphed to describe the practice of jumping online for brief periods throughout the day (wherever you are) to check e-mail, sports scores, or headlines.
BTW: Even though it was nominated as the word of the year in 2005 by Webster's New World College Dictionary (not the same as Merriam-Webster), "infosnacking" is not widely used in online jargon or in the real world. In fact the editors don't even plan on adding it to the dictionary; that doesn't make any sense. Sources tell us their reasoning is because "the word of the year isn't about popularity...we choose a word that tickles our linguistic funny bone or is significant in the way language reflects culture." On the contrary, we at NetLingo think "anything of the year" should be about popularity and apparently so does the New Oxford American Dicitonary who nominated "Podcasting" as the 2005 word of the year. As of December 8, 2005, "infosnacking" was getting a mere 637 hits on Google while "Podcasting" was getting more than 35 million. So if it's a popularity contest, it's pretty clear who wins.
November 21, 2013CD - Word of the Day Jargon
An optical storage medium for music or data, it was developed primarily for audio use by Sony in 1982.88 - Acronym of the Day
Hugs and kisses
November 22, 2013optoelectronic - Word of the Day Jargon
The blending of photonics and electronics so that photons are used for transmitting data and electrons are used for switching. Current communications networks operate using this hybrid system; in the future, our PCs will also be optoelectronic.PB - Acronym of the Day
November 23, 2013attic - Word of the Day JargonGWS - Acronym of the Day
Get Well Soon
November 24, 2013IDTS - Acronym of the Day
I Don't Think Sostring - Word of the Day Jargon
November 25, 2013data recovery - Word of the Day Jargon
To recover data is to salvage data that's been corrupted or erronously erased. Data recovery is also to salvage data stored on damaged media, such as a hard drive, disks or CD-ROMs. In either event, data corruption is the actual deterioration of computer data (a.k.a. your information) as a result of some external agent. Computer-based problems, such as viruses, can infect files and render them useless or harmful to other data. Hardware or software incompatibililty and environmental hazards (such as power outages) can also render data unreadable. There are a number of software products that can help recover data damaged by a disk crash or virus. There are also companies that specialize in data recovery. Unfortunately not all data is recoverable, but data recovery specialists can often restore a surprisingly high percentage of the data on damaged media.PMF - Acronym of the Day
Pardon My French
November 26, 2013roach coach - Word of the Day Jargon
A nickname for the aluminum lunch truck that makes the rounds in parking lots and industrial centers during lunchtime to feed the worker bees. In some urban locations, it is the only option for food around noontime.DINK - Acronym of the Day
Double Incomes, No Kids
November 27, 2013skyscraper - Word of the Day Jargon
An online ad which is taller vertically than it is wide horizontally, thereby resembling the shape of a skyscraper. There are two sizes: 160 x 600 pixels is considered a " wide" skyscraper, and 120 x 600 pixels is the size of a regular skyscraper (as shown here).TWU - Acronym of the Day
That's What's Up
November 28, 2013trend center - Word of the Day Jargon
Areas on the Net that are centers of youth activity, as identified by online marketers and demographic researchers.AS - Acronym of the Day
Ape Sh** -or- Another Subject
November 29, 2013WIIFM - Acronym of the Day
What's In It For Mereboot - Word of the Day Jargon
The process of shutting down a computer and then restarting it.
November 30, 2013access number - Word of the Day Jargon
The telephone number you use to dial into your Internet Service Provider (ISP). To connect to the Internet, you must first establish an account with an ISP in your area. It is important to get a local access number because part of the beauty of the Internet is that you can surf Web sites, find information, and communicate with people all over the world for the cost of a local telephone call. Once you sign up with an ISP, you will receive a list of local or 1-800 telephone numbers you can use to connect to the Internet (see: dial-up connection). Take note: Sometimes, access numbers can be frustrating because of continuous busy signals or no answer at all. Be sure to ask your ISP to provide you with a few alternate access numbers in case this happens. FYI: You can call your ISP anytime and have them walk you through the process of setting up your computer for Internet access-that's what tech support is there for :^)LOOL - Acronym of the Day
Laughing Outrageously Out Loud