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Cheesepodder and photolurkers be warned: we're on to you
December 20, 2006 - 6:50AM
The Internet has given birth to a quirky range of modern addictions and
maladies, the British weekly New Scientist says in its Christmas issue
published this Saturday.
They include these:
EGO-SURFING: When you frequently check your name and reputation on the
BLOG STREAKING: "Revealing secrets or personal information online which for
everybody's sake would be best kept private."
CRACKBERRY: "The curse of the modern executive: not being able to stop
checking your BlackBerry, even at your grandmother's funeral." (A
BlackBerry is a popular handheld device that can be used for phoning,
emailing and web-browsing).
GOOGLE-STALKING: Defined as "snooping online on old friends, colleagues or
CYBERCHONDRIA: "A headache and a particular rash at the same time?
Extensive online research tells you it must be cancer."
PHOTOLURKING: Flicking through a photo album of someone you've never met.
WIKIPEDIHOLISM: Excess devotion to contributing to the online collaborative
encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. (Wikipedia even has a page where you can test
whether you're an addict:
CHEESEPODDING: Downloading of a song "so cheesy that you could cover it in
plastic wrap and sell it at the deli counter." Cheesepodders are especially
vulnerable to soft-rock favourites from the 1970s.
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