New words 2 July 2012July 2, 2012
BYOD abbreviation bring your own devices: describes a situation such as a job where an employee is expected to bring their own equipment, for example a laptop
So, the question to you is, ‘If your employer or prospective employer requires you to BYOD, would you keep or take the job?’.
[www.zdnet.com 5 Jan 2012]
chatterboxing noun the activity of using a medium such as Twitter to comment on what you are watching on TV
Northern Ireland is top of the UK league when it comes to so-called ‘chatterboxing’ — a new trend which is now dominating social media.
[www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk 16 March 2012]
dual screening noun the practice of using two screens at the same time
You might also have found yourself baffled by the rise of ‘dual screening’ – watching television and posting instant reactions
[www.bbc.co.uk 30 Jan 2012]
eco-bot noun a robot with an ecologically beneficial function
They claim it could be the first step on the way to a new generation of ‘eco bots’ that may even need their own toilets [...]
[www.dailymail.co.uk 10 Feb 2012]