20 New Tech Words You Should Know

How to use it:

"The technology of that app is great, but it doesn’t take peopleware into account so it’s less user friendly."

"We got on the whitelist for the restaurant’s reservation list, so we can brunch anytime we want there."

"I was hooting with a tourist from Australia last night."

1. Digitize

How to use it:

(noun): An analysis of your spending habits. (source)

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2. Fakersation

How to use it:

(verb): Managing, analyzing, and organizing your cloud storage. (source)

"I happify by writing down three great things that happened to me at the end of every day."

3. Rankify

(noun): A list granting access/approval to certain entities that prove to be valid.

I mean, even commonplace phrases like "Google it" didn’t used to be a thing. Looking back, it’s crazy to think that these terms weren’t always a part of our daily vocabulary. So what else is to come?

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4. Buffer

new tech words

"Digitizing books into an eBook device was a brilliant idea."

"My date was terrible last night, so I used a fakersation to leave early."

5. Moodle

"We went to the coolest bar last night that a local Londoner hooted us about."

How to use it:

(noun, verb): A method of crowdsourcing locals to get tips on the best places to go. (source)

6. Breadcrumbs

Hashtag. Podcast. Emoji. Streaming. A few years ago, these terms did not exist. In fact, they weren’t even real words. But now they are a part of our daily lives and have successfully been incorporated into our everyday jargon.

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7. Videotize

How to use it:

(verb): The ability of turning your message into a video, for your convenience and ease of access. (source)


How to use it:

(verb): The process of turning an image into a GIF.

(noun): The interaction of mood and IQ. (source)


9. GIFify

(noun): Temporary, short term storage of data in a memory bank while transferring a large amount of data.

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10. Loup

"All I was trying to do was answer someone’s question, but they flamed me for my opinion."

How to use it:

"My credit card just got rejected. I need to monitor my spendlytics."

11. Gigaflops

(verb): The process of making upsurges in life. (source)

"I’m so lost. Can we use breadcrumbs to find our way back to where we came from?"

"Ever since Tasty videotized cooking, I’ve become addicted to watching people cook."

12. Spendlytics

How to use it:

"My moo-q is off today – I didn’t get enough sleep last night."

"Man, my place is such a mess. I should uncloud it and see what I actually need."

13. Hoot

(noun, verb): Similar to trolling, flaming is the act of posting offensive and insulting comments. This can be intentional or unintentional.

How to use it:

"My gigaflops at work today were pretty weak. I need to focus better."

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14. Hi-res

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How to use it:

"Did you see the flaming going on in the Reddit New York board? Crazy!"

15. Moo-Q

(noun): The role that humans play in technology, specifically in terms of computers.

How to use it:

"I got commjacked when I connected to public Wi-Fi and they took my credit card info."

16. Peopleware

(adjective): Refers to high quality that shows a lot of detail.

"The next bus isn’t for 20 minutes. Let’s just grab a Loup."

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17. Commjacking

"I used moodle to get the info and earned an A on my exam."

(noun): A conversation that is faked for the sake of removing yourself from an unpleasant or awkward situation. (source)

"Sweet, I rankified my job and got promoted!"

18. Uncloud

(verb): Hijacking the data sent over communication channels. (source)

"That’s a hilarious picture. We should GIFify it."

(verb): The process of making something digital.

19. Whitelist

(noun): A unit of measurement that detects computer speed and performance.

(noun): An open source learning platform that is distributed freely, it primarily helps assist with e-learning. (source)

"I don’t even remember what was on that test. I studied for it using the buffer method."

20. Flaming

How to use it:

(verb): Using positive psychology to make yourself happier. (source)

(noun): A new mode of transport that combines the accessibility of a bus route with the comfort of a private cab. (source)

"His stories are so hi-res, it feels like I’m there."

(noun): An option in a site that shows you where are in relation to the site itself. A tool that makes navigation easy.

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