Social Notworking


There are a list of words waiting to be offcially included into the lexicon. And as last year, they reflect the money-woes and the rapid rise of social networking. Here’s a sample of the new words:

Social notworking : Surfing a social networking site instead of working. Also: social not-working.
—social notworker n.

So all you Facebook and Orkuters who spend your office hours surfing these sites and this blog – you will soon have an official word to decribe yourself.

There are more:

Defriend:  v. To remove a person from one’s list of friends on a social networking site. Also: de-friend.

Staycation n. A stay-at-home vacation. Also: stay-cation.

Recessionista n. A person who dresses stylishly on a tight budget.

I wonder if next year we could see a word like Satyamised.

Posted by Manish on January 13, 2009 in In Uncategorized

2 comments

1 Shobha { 01.14.09 at 3:30 am }
2 shashi { 01.14.09 at 6:38 pm }

ya, very true,in office hours orkutters are only in social mode not in working mode .so social networking word will be social +notworking
my daughter tells me that there is a girl on orkut whose behaviour on net is very very sweet and intimate but in classroom she behaves differently as if she does’nt know her.

so some social networker come in social not +working category.

I like the word recessionist and satayamised .

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