New words – 16 June 2014June 16, 2014
NekNominate noun an internet craze in which someone films themselves ‘necking’ a large quantity of alcohol in a dangerous setting and posts it online. At the end of the video they nominate a friend to perform their own ‘necking’ stunt.
The aim of the game, dubbed Neknomination, is to complete a drinking dare and then nominate someone to do the same by posting a video of it on the internet.
[http://news.stv.tv 03 February 2014]
Hundreds of people are now dying each year because of accidental alcohol poisoning and experts have warned that the lethal internet drinking craze NekNominate will make it worse
[www.telegraph.co.uk 19 February 2014]
DM verb informal to send someone a direct message via Twitter
He DMs him all the time.
[Radio 1 27 February 2014]
friendvertising noun the use of social media website ‘friends’ to disseminate video adverts for products. Some videos have an apparently good message that people want to share and others are heart-warming or funny, but all are covert brand endorsements.
Is your friend an unpaid branding enthusiast? ‘Friendvertising’ is the latest trick by marketers who want you to sell their brand
[www.theguardian.com 13 January 2013]