Phablet and other new words

Here is another selection of new words I found on the Wordspy website:

diarrheaist

A person who shares too much online, particularly personal information

FOMO

The fear of missing out on something interesting or fun, particularly when it leads to obsessive socializing or social networking.

hardlink

A tag, such as a barcode, assigned to an object that, when scanned with a smartphone or reader, displays online data about the object.

hashtag activism

Activism that uses a Twitter hashtag to promote a project or cause, particularly when it requires no other action from people.

peak people

A time when the world’s population reaches a maximum, after which it steadily declines due to reduced birth rates or global shortages of energy, food, and water.

phablet

A device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet computer. [Phone + tablet.]

phantom vibration

The perception of a cell phone’s vibration in the absence of an incoming call or text message.

showroom (verb)

To use a retail store to view and research a product and then purchase the product for less money online.

shtick lit

A writing genre in which the author undertakes an odd or stuntlike project with the intention of writing about the experience.

tweet seats

A section in a theater set aside for people who want to tweet during a performance

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