New words 2 July 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
on Twitter.

[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]

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2 thoughts on “New words 2 July 2012

  1. I’m a bit queasy about “BYOD,” which obviously borrows from “BYOB” (“Bring Your Own Booze”), a common note on party invitations and on menus of restaurants with no liquor licenses. On the one hand, it’s odd to see an expression from informal social occasions used in a professional context. But how professional can you be if you can’t even provide employees with basic tools?

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