New words – 12 December 2016

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FOLO noun [U] UK ˈfəʊ.ləʊ US ˈfoʊ.loʊ
abbreviation for “fear of living offline”: the feeling that you have to post attractive photos of yourself on social media to make your life seem interesting

This year however it’s all about FOLO (fear of living offline) which is the need for us to digitally validate anything we do (likes, shares and comments) otherwise it feels like it never took place.
[www.linkedin.com 18 January 2016]

digital divorce noun [C or U] UK ˌdɪdʒ.ɪ.təl dɪˈvɔːs US ˌdɪdʒ.ə.t̬əl dɪˈvɔːrs
an online process to end a marriage legally

The new process of digital divorce will allow couples to end their marriages online, without the need for either the couple in question or the judge to physically attend court in relation to the case.
[www.divorcemagazine.com 12 April 2016]

social eating noun [U] UK ˌsəʊ.ʃəl ‘iːt.ɪŋ US ˌsoʊ.ʃəl ‘iːt.ɪŋ
a practice that involves filming yourself while you eat and posting or streaming it on a social media website

There is a new way to connect on social media: Watching people eat. Social Eating is a live streaming platform on Twitch … Twitch’s public relations director [said] social eating has been a popular part of South Korean culture for years. 
[CBS New York 22 September 2016]

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