|“You can go on eBay today and type ‘twitter followers’ or ‘buy twitter followers, and you can pump up your number. Those are great examples of completely spam accounts.” – Michael Hussey|
This week Twitter went to court this week to shut down five websites that allegedly provide tools for spamming Twitter. And that got me thinking — why hasn’t anyone come up with a cute little word for spam on Twitter? Spam is a honking big problem on Twitter.
So ok folks — here’s your chance to invent a new word. What should we call spam on Twitter?
I’d like to suggest we call it CAW. Because unlike a bird’s delightful little tweet, the repetitive, annoying sound of a crow’s CAW has no redeeming value. And neither does spam.
CAW could even be a backronym. We’d just need to come up with some clever words that begin with “c,” “a,” “w.”
I once worked at a place where we had a meeting to discuss how to cut down on the number of meetings. Seriously.
|“Innovation never comes from the established institutions. It’s always a graduate student or a crazy person or somebody with a great vision. Sal is that person in education in my view. He built a platform. If that platform works, that platform could completely change education in America.” — Eric Schmidt|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is the Kahn Academy, a non-profit educational organization that provides free video tutorials and interactive exercises. It’s going to be the next Wikipedia so keep an eye on it.
|When people talk about agile practices, they can sometimes become very religious. —Jurgen Appelo|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Agile, an approach to software development that anticipates the need for flexibility and applies a level of pragmatism into the delivery of the finished product.
|“Experts agree that the goal of a services-oriented IT environment is to make services readily and easily accessible to end users. That in itself is what will really revolutionize IT.” — Scot Petersen|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is shared services, the consolidation of back-end business operations such as finance, HR and IT that are used by multiple divisions within the same organization.
“Installing Hyper-V 3.0 with a PowerShell script is faster than using the GUI. It also allows you to maintain role/feature consistency across multiple host installations.” — Rob McShinsky
|“Iris recognition was found to have an error rate of 1 in a million, according to a January study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.” — Julia Angwin|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iris recognition, the identification of an individual based on the unique patterns within the ring-shaped region surrounding the pupil of the eye.
|“If our kitchens were organized the same way as our factories, offices and clinics, then the refrigerator would be in basement, the toaster would be in the attic and the bread would be stored anywhere there was an open space.” —Bruce Hamilton|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is value stream mapping.
|“From an enterprise perspective, personal cloud storage services ensure that users are always working on the most up-to-date version of a document, and they offer support for a variety of platforms.” — Robert Sheldon|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iCloud.
|“If there is a single element, component, system, device, or person that your company cannot live without, you have a single point of failure.” — James Michael Stewart|
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is single point of failure (SPOF).