Technology 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, Dictionary.com 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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