New words – 31 January 2022

a laptop computer on a table, with an email inbox displayed on the screen

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clean inboxer noun [C]
UK /ˌkliːn ˈɪn.bɒk.səʳ/ US /ˌkliːn ˈɪn.bɑːk.sɚ/
someone who reads and takes action on every email they receive when they receive it, so that there are never any unread emails in their inbox

As a fellow clean inboxer, I’ll give you the same advice a former boss gave me after a 4-week medical leave: “Delete it. Delete it all. If it’s important, they’ll email again.”
[Leigh Morgan,, 22 February 2020]

tattleware noun [U]
UK /ˈtæt.ᵊl.weəʳ/ US /ˈtæt̬.ᵊl.wer/
software that allows an employer to monitor the activity of someone who is working from home, in particular to make sure the employee is working when they are supposed to be

A growing cottage industry of what some managers call “tattleware” now caters to company leaders wanting some way to peer over workers’ shoulders and confirm their productivity. Several time-tracking and employee-monitoring companies … told The Washington Post they have seen their customer base and revenue soar since the pandemic pushed many companies remote.
[, 30 April 2020]

DAO noun [C]
UK /ˌdiː.eɪˈəʊ/ US /ˌdiː.eɪˈoʊ/
abbreviation for decentralized autonomous organization: an organisation or company that exists online and is managed according to a set of rules that exist in the form of computer code, with financial transactions being carried out by members using cryptocurrency

DAOs can come in all shapes and structures, but simply put, “a DAO is an internet community with a shared bank account,” Cooper Turley, an investor and builder of several popular DAOs, tells CNBC Make It. “Basically, a small group of people come together to form a chat group, and then they decide to pull capital together, [typically] using an Ethereum wallet,” Turley says. From there, they decide how to fund their DAO’s mission collectively, he says.
[, 25 October 2021]

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3 thoughts on “New words – 31 January 2022

  1. L

    Like ”clean inboxer” haha!..
    I’m a clean inboxer now because I just started a new job, which is funny. thanks for the word!

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