It would appear that the official definition is:
It’s good publicity for Facebook at least.
I’m not sure who or what dictated these Words Of The Year but I suppose that more than 300 Million Facebook users is enough of a populous to give some form of dictation to culture and put another word, officially, into our language.
I wonder if the term ‘Friend’ has been given another meaning? Maybe, “Friend: to add, list, follow or stalk another social networking site such as Facebook.”
Other terms that were considered for the prestigious title of Word Of The Year included:
Hashtag – a Twitter term for helping users group together and search tweets.
Intexticated (a new one for me) – distracted because you’re texting. i.e texting while driving.
Netbook – a small laptop
Paywall – a subscription page or service that prohibits site visitors from viewing content.
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