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The strange, thorny and sometimes sleazy origins of 11 tech terms you hear every day – Source CNET Computer News

Where does the term “emoji” come from, anyway?


Can you tell the difference between an emoji and an emoticon? Do you experience FOMO over Foobar? Ever wonder if a firewall can stop a flame war? If the meaning of these tech terms is clear as mud to you, congratulations — you’re no longer a digital noob. But have you ever questioned why we call online provocateurs trolls? (Spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with Three Billy Goats Gruff.) Or which came first, blogs or the word blog? You may be fluent in tech jargon, but I bet you don’t know what Wi-Fi stands for.

Even if you think you know your memes, the origins behind much of the lingo we use every day might surprise you. Like how Princess…

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