WallStreetFighter sounds like a savvy investor, but he had some questions about geeky words found on Digg.
With geek culture getting more and more exposure on the leading edges of the internet, this is a not-uncommon occurence, I think. So here’s the comment I posted in response:
[tags] definitions, geek, web2.0, john koetsier [/tags]
Surely you jest. (I wasn’t sure if he was serious or not. However …)
In case of seriousness, voila:
Humaniform icon that represents a person, usually in a game like Second Life.
Web technology for making web pages and apps quicker and more responsive. The essay that popularized the name.
Read-write web … if you’re blogging, you’re web 2.0-ish
Got me. I think it’s a software piracy group. (Actually, after a quick google, it’s an index and/or search engine to BitTorrent – a technology for streaming stuff from someone’s else’s computer to yours, and vice-versa.) Which probably isn’t too far off from software piracy. Or music “sharing.”
Open source database. More info.
An annoying page before you actually get to the real website. Often has noisy jiggly flashy things going on. Newbies and kids love them; web veterans despise them.
Congressional Electronic Masturbation:
Don’t want to know. My guess: getting staffers to post fawning comments on blogs and social networks.
You got it! (He said it meant “lemming.”)