Words I’ve heard at work

I’m now a couple of weeks into my job. Herewith some of the words I’ve heard people use in work-related conversation:

  • RDF
  • FOAF
  • Microformats
  • Podcasting
  • RSS
  • Ajax
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Social software
  • Social networking
  • Folksonomies
  • Emergent taxonomies
  • Ontologies
  • Web standards
  • Accessibility

An interesting set of words, I’m sure you’ll agree. More as they arrive πŸ™‚

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10 thoughts on “Words I’ve heard at work”

  1. As I don’t work with a group on such things, I have to make do with reading them.

    I might try to bring them up with my family sometime and see what happens. I wonder if I could fit them all into one sentence?

  2. fin, I think their heads might explode. beware flying craniums.

    leff – who knows what strings I could pull for the right merikan?

  3. Wish I worked somewhere where people used words that mean things. I have to listen to:

    “It’s not rocket science” (when it is)

    “vanilla layer” (in any context, really, any)

    “transitional enabler” – wtf…

  4. Go on, what is a “folksonomy”? Presumably some kind of redneck version of a taxonomy? Unless it’s from New Hampshire, where they don’t have tax…

  5. It’s “a neologism for a practice of collaborative categorization using freely chosen keywords.” (ahem).

    You know, tagging; like in del.ico.us, flickr and technorati.

  6. I work in a gvmt environment and have heard most of those, aside from the ones below. I’ll have to look them up and see what they mean.

    # Folksonomies
    # Emergent taxonomies
    # Ontologies

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