Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Do you suffer from Techno Dysfunction?

One of my favorite magazines is New Scientist. The 20th of December 2006 edition offers a funny but realistic overview of many of you with a dysfunctional techno habit. Its a fantastic read, but for those of you who wish to check it out on line......


Here's a few definitions they offer.......

Modern maladies...

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 you grandmother's funeral

Cyberchondria A headache and a particular rash at the same time? Extensive online research tells you it must be cancer

Egosurfing When "just checking" gets out of control

Infornography You're beyond being a healthy "infovore": acquiring and sharing information has become an addiction for you

You Tube narcissism Not even your closest family want to see hours of your holiday videos

Google-stalking Snooping online on old friends, colleagues or first dates

MySpace impersonation Many of us pretend to be someone we're not when we are online, but some will pretend to be a well-known figure

Powerpointlessness One too many flashy slides

Photolurking Flicking through a photo album of someone you've never met

Wikipediholism Excessive devotion to a certain online collaborative encyclopedia.


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