Are You Keeping Up?

24646207_sTechnology has shaped language,  introducing new words and altering the meaning of well-known words. While many of us are aware of the differences between tablets and laptops, texting and e-mailing, websites and blogs, we may not be too familiar with more subtle linguistic changes.

To mark the occasion of its 20th birthday, has compiled a list of words whose meanings have changed in the past two decades.

How many of these meanings do you recognize?


To move an online post to the top of a list by adding a new comment or post to the thread.


To prevent someone from contacting you on Twitter or other social networks.


A twitter conversation that has picked up too many user names for an actual conversation to take place.


A person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes.

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at
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