Technically speaking: endangered words (infographic)

17 Jul 2013

Technology has added new words to our vocabulary, but as technology giveth, it taketh away. A new infographic reveals what terms are changing our technological language and which ones are on their way to the history books.

The infographic published by Lebara UK on charts and explains endangered tech terms, such as .com, surf and click; and words with updated meanings, such as stream, piracy and thread.

Words under specific categories, such as wireless and social media, also receive a closer look. For instance, tablet, likes and emoticons populate these sections.

The infographic even provides a glimpse into the future, where tech terms such as glassed-up may become the norm, and ‘print’ will refer solely to 3D printing.


Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic