The Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications around the world like never before. You are reading this article because of its continued existence. Internet was once referred to as a fad by early critics and it has proven to stand more firm over the years. Today, we shall learn a few words which are common but most people don’t know their meaning.
Over 5 billion people around the world use the internet today and we live in a world that is shaped by online communities, spaces, and technology.
A digital nomad is simply any professional who: Makes a living by applying their skill sets in a digital sphere of work. Digital Nomads usually work remotely or while traveling.
A cookie is a small piece of information on your computer that websites use to track your data between sessions. They’re what let you add an item to your cart and return it later, or check the Remember me box so you don’t have to sign in every time.
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The term netizen is a portmanteau of the English words internet and citizen, as in a “citizen of the net” or “net citizen”. So a Netizen is an active participant in the online community of the Internet.
The dark web is a name for websites that you can’t access without special software. These sites aren’t indexed by search engines and are often criminal, vile, or otherwise dangerous.
Lurking refers to people who watch an online community, but don’t participate themselves. This might be someone who uses Twitter without an account or checks Reddit every day but never votes or comments.
A troll is someone who intentionally starts arguments or otherwise upsets people online. Typically, trolls do this with off-topic or provocative messages designed to get an emotional response.
Web3 (also known as Web 3.0) is an idea for a new iteration of the World Wide Web which incorporates concepts such as decentralization, blockchain technologies, and token-based economics. We are currently on Web 2.0 at the time of writing this article.
Doxing refers to digging up someone’s private information and publishing it on the internet (usually with malicious intent). This opens the person up to danger, sometimes requiring them to move.
One of the most common errors seen online, a 404 simply means that the page you’re looking for doesn’t exist. Typically, you’ll see this when you click a link to a page that’s no longer available or enter an incorrect address into your browser.
Clickbait is a term for content formed or titled in a way that tempts users into clicking it. Usually, clickbait titles use sensational language and promise something amazing if the reader clicks through. Clickbait can also draw out one-sentence pieces of information into an entire article
Did you count the words? if yes, then here is a bonus word for you.
Meta defines the metaverse as “a set of virtual spaces where you can create and explore with other people who aren’t in the same physical space as you.” Though metaverse technology is years away from being fully realized, it is expected to eventually be a place where you can work, play, learn, create, shop, and interact with friends in a virtual, online environment.
Well, there are many words that you will meet every day if you are a netizen and I can’t exhaust all of them here.
The goal is to strive to become a lifelong learner and keep pace & updated with global trends as much as you can, especially those revolving around the internet since it’s no longer just a bubble.