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The Linguistics of LOL - Britt Peterson Post Typography When two friends created the site I Can Has Cheezburger?, in 2007, to share cat photos with funny, misspelled captions, it was a way of cheering themselves up. They probably weren’t thinking about long-term sociolinguistic implications. But seven years later, the “cheezpeep” community is still active online, chattering away in lolspeak, its own distinctive variety of English. lolspeak was meant to sound like the twisted language inside a cat’s brain, and has ended up resembling a down-South baby talk with some very strange characteristics, including deliberate misspellings (teh, ennyfing), unique verb forms (gotted, can haz), and word reduplication (fastfastfast). It can be difficult to master. To a linguist, all of this sounds a lot like a sociolect: a language variety that’s spoken within a social group, like Valley Girl–influenced ValTalk or African American Vernacular English. Cultural impact: China’s government banned Martian for causing “ethical collapse.”

Channel 4's Comedy Gala 2012 Rethinking the Future of Business Part 1: The State of Corporate Social Media « Brian Solis Brian Solis inShare806 Whether you know it or not, the path that social media follows within the organization is in your hands. But as we’re learning, mastery of the latest social tools does not guarantee a place in the ranks of upper management let alone a place on the team period. The role of the social media champion is not timeless; in fact, the days of its designation are numbered. However, your role and the role of new media in your organization is developing as we go. If you’re a leader, your tenure is defined by the decisions and actions you make now. This is a time for change…and change needs change agents and decision makers. But, dabbling in social media through the siloes of marketing, service, or communications is important, but it isn’t nearly enough to introduce the roadmap to produce internal and external transformation. It might surprise you that the official lifespan of social media at many organizations is only between 1-2 years (<40%) and under 1 year (~30%). Case in point.

War of the words: the global conflict that helped shape our language | Mind your language | Media War: the mother of invention. The phrase (a tweak of the proverb “necessity is the mother of invention”) refers to military technology. But a new book demonstrates how it is also true of language. The Word at War: World War Two in 100 Phrases is by Philip Gooden and Peter Lewis, who brought us the fascinating Idiomantics – a thrill-a-page tour of international idioms. Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war. It changed the way we think but also, the book demonstrates, the way we speak. The neologisms with which the second world war enriched our language range from the utilitarian to the racy: “The heightened conditions of warfare provide a boost to the human propensity to use jargon, slang and bad language,” the authors say. Spam is a portmanteau of “spiced ham” and, developed in 1937, became popular warfare tucker for the ration-starved masses owing to its long shelf life. The glaring oxymorons of war reflect its ultimate futility.

34 Adverts That Would Totally Be Banned Today 34 Advertisements That Would Be Banned Today _"There will presently be no room in the world for things; it will be filled up with the advertisements of things." _ - William Dean Howells Advertising makes the world go around (Ed - It even pays the bills to keep this site online!). It's estimated that on any given day in the developed world, you're exposed to the Coke logo a minimum of 5 times in a mere 24 hours. As shows like Mad Men & movie likes The Greatest Movie Ever Sold have highlighted, the power of advertising allows brands to influence our childhood desires & adult choices - and they do so each with their own unique personality, tone and aesthetic. There's a reason McDonalds spends $2,000,000,000 a year on advertising to get you to consume their Big Macs and convince you "I'm Lovin' It". But as political correctness has evolved and as the gender inequality gap has narrowed - advertisers have also adapted and moved with the times. Do let us know your favs....

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How emoji became the first truly global language | Technology | The Observer Emoji: growing in complexity all the time. I sent one this morning. My pal texted to say that she was in that most invidious of contemporary social tangles: someone was offering her a Kate Bush spare but she had already committed herself elsewhere. Me, I was busy thinking about emoji. Obviously, I could have replied simply: "AAAARGH!!!". But my timid scrunch-face puts me so behind the curve that I might as well start training carrier pigeons. Want to make yourself feel slightly nauseous and utterly baffled? All of which brings us a very long way from the end of the last millennium, when Japanese teenagers started using emoji on their pagers (the word itself consists of e-, picture, mo-, writing, ji, character). If we are beginning to construct and communicate in a new alphabet, one that transcends existing language even if it is still culturally specific, we surely wouldn't want it to begin by excluding vast swaths of humanity. Beyoncé (feat.

De functionaliteit van sociale interacties bij Yammer (#in #yam) Yammer is een microblog/slow chat tool, zoals Twitter, maar dan voor communicatie en interactie binnen organisaties en besloten netwerken. Een leesbare introductie is geschreven door Kelsey Blair . Volgens Neil Vidyarthi zijn er zes dingen die je als organisatie niet zonder een tool als Yammer kunt doen: Social Idea Generation . Alle medewerkers zijn in staat om ideeën te delen met de rest van de organisatie. Binnen hiërarchische organisaties bereiken dergelijke ideeën de rest van de organisatie vaak niet. Applicaties als Yammer hebben inderdaad dezelfde voordelen als Twitter, maar komen tevens tegemoet aan de behoefte om bepaalde zaken meer in beslotenheid met collega's te delen. Dergelijke, niet-werkgerelateerde, interacties zijn m.i. essentieel voor een productieve werkcultuur. Zie ook de bevindingen over een onderzoek naar de effecten van bloggen op het gedrag van werknemers.

WMDs, RGPs, DHS: how the Iraq war transformed the English language | Kory Stamper War leaves indelible marks on our language. How could it be otherwise? Turn on the news anytime in the last 10 years and you were greeted with an alphabet soup of RPGs, UAVs, DHS and the ubiquitous (until we couldn't find them) WMDs. Open the paper, and you'd have to pick your way through the minefield of "sectarian violence", "collateral damage" and "enhanced interrogation techniques". Call your cousin or your mother and the conversation ebbs and flows with "surge" and "drawdown". Lexicographers, too, spent time listening, reading, watching and tracking the words of the Iraq war. Major events spawn new words to talk about those events, and you get an interesting overview of the Iraq war when you survey new dictionary entries in chronological order. Of course, lexicographers base new entries on the full range of a word's edited, public use; that is, a word's reported use. There was one startling, enduring lookup that no one could have predicted: "democracy". It showed.

De tien mythes over Het Nieuwe Werken ontrafeld Het nieuwe werken (HNW) heeft alleen maar voorstanders, zo lijkt het. De werknemers willen het: ze krijgen meer vrijheid om hun tijd in te delen. De ­werkgevers willen het: ze besparen op de kantoorkosten. En ook de overheid wil het: flexibelere werktijden zijn een ­probaat middel om geldverslindende files tegen te gaan. Geen wonder dus dat HNW in hoog ­tempo om zich heen grijpt. Bij negen op de tien grote bedrijven gebeurt het al, schreef het CBS vorig jaar. Wie het nieuwe werken succesvol wil invoeren, moet de bezwaren echter serieus nemen in plaats van negeren. # 1. Door zelf de werktijden in te delen ­zouden mensen efficiënter kunnen ­functioneren, is de gedachte. # 2. De nieuwe werker mailt, sms’t, twittert, chat en skypet er op los. # 3. Steeds meer software maakt het mogelijk om op afstand samen te werken. # 4. Onderzoeken naar de verschillen in ­productiviteit als gevolg van het nieuwe werken laten wisselende resultaten zien. # 5. # 6.

100 words that define the First World War The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) World War I timeline shows some of the ways in which the events of the First World War left their mark on the English language. For example, the wet and muddy conditions of the first winter of trench warfare were evoked in the term Flanders mud (November 1914), while trench boots and trench coats (both December 1914) were invented to cope with these conditions. By early 1915 the physical and psychological effects of trench warfare were being felt: both trench foot and shell shock are first recorded in January 1915. One linguistically important event was the involvement of Australian and New Zealand troops at Gallipoli (1915), which led to the coinage or spread of terms such as Anzac (April 1915), Aussie (1915 as a noun), and the Anzacs’ affectionate term for a British soldier, choom (June 1916). The timeline also highlights developments in military technology, such as the introduction of the tank in 1916.

Ideeënboek 'Sociale media in het onderwijs' (Foto: Argonne National Laboratory, CC BY-SA 2.0) Een workshop, vijf werkdagen, een aantal enthousiastelingen en een gedreven eindredacteur... en vervolgens ligt er een inspirerend ideeënboek 'Sociale media in het onderwijs' klaar voor iedereen die creatief aan de slag wil met dit onderwerp. Het 27 pagina's tellende boek in pdf-formaat kost je slechts: een tweet... ...of een vraag. Klik hier en ontvang het ideeënboek nog vandaag. Op de hoogte blijven? Nu ook met een kleine vergoeding voor de maker via PayPal.

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