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Oh, the irony: 'Twitter' used to be whaling slang

Long before Twitter was using the "fail whale" as its server-outage image, the word "twitter" was an obscure anatomical term specific to the long-since-taboo practice of hunting sperm whales.

By May. 7, 2009

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The 404 1,460: Where it's still so early (podcast)

On today's 404 episode we'll tell you how Microsoft is breeding the next generation of young exterminators, why you'll never see the words "massive," "epic," and "amazeballs" on Gawker sites ever again, and how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can play a big part in crowdsourced local business reviews.

By Apr. 4, 2014

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Twitter now letting advertisers target broader keywords

Advertisers want to reach users who are tweeting about concepts, not just specific phrases, and Twitter is now giving them tools to target broader ideas.

By Dec. 11, 2013

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Scrabble to get new official word: Twerk? Derp? Photobomb?

Selfie, noob, lifehack, or bromance could be a new word in Hasbro's official Scrabble Players Dictionary thanks to the Scrabble Word Showdown. May the best word win!

By Mar. 13, 2014

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BrdsNBz service lets teens text sex questions to a hotline

New Mexico joins North Carolina in offering up a free texting service where health experts respond to sex-related questions within 24 hours.

By Sep. 22, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy Mega follows Note 2, but are phablets a fad?

Successors to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in-between screen could be called the Samsung Galaxy Mega range, but are 'phablets' a fad?

By Apr. 2, 2013

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Interweb, defriend make it into the dictionary

A slew of geeky terms have made it into the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English, not to be confused with the authoritative Oxford English Dictionary.

By Aug. 24, 2010

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The 404 1,273: Where overall we think it's necessary (podcast)

Sharon Vaknin reports on last night's Webby Awards and the new Xbox One gaming console. Then she sticks around to talk GIFs, her favorite Urban Dictionary entries, and her upcoming how-to reports.

By May. 22, 2013

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#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture

The # symbol has become the key to connecting to people and events you care about on social media. It's also an obvious hole for Facebook.

By May. 27, 2013

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Samsung smart window shows futuristic fenestration

This transparent touch screen could let you get your Internet kicks while you see what the weather's doing outside. CNET UK takes a look.

By Jan. 11, 2012