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New words – 27 January 2014

January 27, 2014

infobesity noun information overload

The ‘follow’ feature has obvious benefits: engagement, notifications and, in the days of ‘infobesity,’ it’s a great way to tailor one’s experience to their needs and interests

[http://techcrunch.com 06 July 2013]

lifelogging noun the recording on video of one’s daily activities, usually with the use of wearable technology

Love Lifelogging? Storica App Takes To Kickstarter To Fund Desktop Expansion

[http://techcrunch.com 12 Aug 2013]

oversharer noun someone who gives away too much information about themselves, in a way that is embarrassing or boring

Try not to tell the world your house will be empty if you’re the sort of oversharer who tweets the view from your bedroom window or similar.

[www.theguardian.com 31 July 2013]

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2 comments

  1. […] See on dictionaryblog.cambridge.org […]


  2. Hi,
    I have just come up with a new word in computer science domain: Algorithize, definition of it is given in the following blog post:
    http://abstractpatterns.blogspot.sg/2014/03/algorithize.html

    I repeat the definition here for convenience. You are welcome to refine the definition to make the meaning clearer (with more suitable choice of words to describe it). I am really surprised that this word has not been invented as of 2014!

    Algorithize (verb): The act of converting a rather ad-hoc and manual process conducted with implicit constraints, assumptions and rules (otherwise known as intuition or common sense) into a systematic one with clear and unambiguous rules at every stage such that it can be performed by a robot (or computer), in a repeatable fashion, to produce same or better effects (subject to a certain objective function).

    Algorithized (adj): A manual process made algorithmic e.g. algorithized data analysis process

    Algorithization (noun): The process of algorithizing a manual/ad-hoc process

    Algorithizer (noun): The person who performs the algorithization process



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