7 Words That Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago (and You Probably Didn’t Even Miss Them)

Technology has definitely changed how we get things done. But it has changed much more than that! It has introduced new words into our vocabulary and even the desire to do some strange things. So, if online lingo has started sounding like Mandarin to you, here are some words to add more swag to your digital persona.

  1. Belfie: It’s simply a selfie of your bottom. And apparently the desire to do that is so common that they specially made belfie sticks to make it easier.

2. Meatspace: As if ‘real world’ wasn’t enough, now there’s a slang to distinguish it from cyberspace!

3. Fandom: Community of fans.

4. Corpse Graffiti: As bad as that one sounds, it’s very much a part of the lingo of gamers addicted to MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing games). Its apparently an “art” and refers to leaving the bodies of dead characters with a message.

5. Sexting: Sending a flirtatious text message.

6. Droupie: Short for data groupie, this refers to someone who spends time with people who are more computer literate than they are.

7. Wearables: Usually worn like a watch, and tracks information and communicates with your phone.

Got one that you’d like to share? Would love to see your comments/feedback. Go ahead and add to the vocabulary of the tech age.

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