@ verb informal to write a message about someone or something on Twitter
Maybe it’s an attempt to get a crate sent to him (after all, he can’t just pop to Boots – the cashier might @ him on Twitter, telling the world the man behind Pass Out has had a rich dinner and as a result is experiencing a spot of heartburn).
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 18 Aug 2012]
astroturfing noun creating the false impression that a lot of people support a particular viewpoint, especially online
I also know what you’re thinking – astroturfing could trick most people but not you, right? That might be true on issues like taxing bankers – most people reading this blog would be liberal minded, I would imagine, and as a result would be less likely to be swayed by any astroturfing which aims to convince you that we don’t need to tax bankers any more than we already do.
[http://animalrightsuk.blogspot.co.uk 24 Aug 2012]
Astroturfing – ie the overall cumulative effect of the above [tactics]. Artificial buzz.
[http://www.theleftroom.co.uk 26 Aug 2012]
contactless noun a type of debit or credit card that can be waved over a sensor and does not require a pin or signature
I used contactless all the time at the Olympic Park.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 22 Sept 2012]