New words – 5 December 2011December 5, 2011
live-tweet verb to send a tweet about something as it is happening
Sohaib Athar, an IT consultant living in Abbottabad, live-tweeted the fatal raid on Osama bin Laden by accident.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 03.05.11]
Facebooking noun the activity of using the social networking website Facebook
So the more obstreperous aspects of Facebooking are neither here nor there.
[The Observer (UK broadsheet) 29.05.11]
discoverable adjective (of websites and other media), able to be explored or discovered
We’re flipping traditional TV on its head and letting the kids decide what’s popular by voting things up and making them more discoverable.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 02.04.11]
4G adjective describes the fourth generation of wireless technology, for instance for broadband connections
The trial will act as an experiment to see if 4G LTE could provide a cheap solution to getting high-speed internet to places currently regarded as black spots with slow or no broadband connection.