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  1. FOMO's etymology

    As a new notion takes root in the zeitgeist one can find competing definitions circulating in popular culture and scholarly literature. This is especially so for what linguist Donna Gibbs (2006lc, p. 30) called cyberlanguage, with “its own brand of quirky logic, which evolves with unprecedented speed and variety and ...

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  2. Too big to know

    The central thesis of David Weinberger’s Too big to know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That Facts are The Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and The Smartest Person in the Room is the Room is that contemporary (networked) knowledge is unlike that which came before. Knowledge today is huge, less hierarchical, more ...

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  3. Geeks, Nerds, and Hackers

    The terms "geek," "nerd," and "hacker" arise frequently in my work and settling upon a common understanding of these words is a challenge: each has varied meanings and they are sometimes used interchangeably. However, I try to use them distinctly. A hacker uses significant technical proficiencies to explore and build ...

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