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

, The strange, thorny and sometimes sleazy origins of 11 tech terms you use every day – Source CNET Internet News, iBSC Technologies - learning management services, LMS, Wordpress, CMS, Moodle, IT, Email, Web Hosting, Cloud Server,Cloud Computing

This may be what you imagine when you think of online trolls, but the slang word for internet miscreants has far fishier origins.


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Can you tell an emoji from an emoticonFoobar from FOMO? A flamewar from a firewall? If these tech terms make perfect sense to you, congratulations — you’re no longer a digital noob. But do you know why we call online instigators trolls? (Spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with Three Billy Goats Gruff.) Or which came first, blogs or the word blog? You may speak fluent tech jargon, but I bet you don’t know what Wi-Fi stands for.

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

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