WIIFM
slang / Web Slang

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slideshare: buzzword bingo
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Learn the lingo (with buzzwordbingo)! Here are some of our favorite words from the Web.

Augmented reality - Live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmented_reality

Badge - Device or accoutrement which is presented or displayed to indicate some feat of service

Clicktivism - Virtual 'activism' using clicks to fave, digg, like and follow
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=clicktivism
Activism after Clicktivism: How to restore our revolutionary potential – Micah White http://bit.ly/cJUNUp

Digital echo chamber - Going online to hear others repeating your thoughts (related: ego surfing)
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/futuretense/stories/2010/2903337.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_chamber
http://www.localtravelmovement.com/476/is-local-interaction-essential-for-local-travel/

Digital native - a person who grows up using digital media and communications systems, and thus has complete familiarity with them.

Gameification - The idea of turning an otherwise mundane process into a game, to give people more of an incentive to do it
Source: And now, the weather... from 1914

h/t = Hat Tip
Hyperlocal -
Long Tail -

Mashup - App or website that combines data, presentation or functionality from two or more sources to create new services.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mashup_%28web_application_hybrid%29
http://mashable.com

Password fatigue - a level of frustration reached by having too many different passwords to remember, resulting in an inability to remember even those most commonly used.


tl;dr = Too Long Didn't Read

Unfriend - To remove someone as a `friend’ from a social networking site such as Facebook.
New Oxford American Dictionary 2009 Word of the Year

WIIFM - What's in it for me? (WIIFM)

Wikification - The process of opening online content to allow for collaboration from users; to turn an online site into a wiki.
http://www.wordspy.com/words/wikification.asp
http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=100690

Buzzword Bingo @ 09.2010