An umbrella term that encompasses both computer-mediated communication, the study of the style of online communication and the information it conveyed, and ICTs (information communication technologies), the machines themselves, the computers, PDAs, and mobile phones.
For more on this topic, NetLingo highly recommends Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World by Naomi S. Baron. In Always On, Naomi Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose.
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon
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