‘Blog’, ‘cookie’, ‘wiki’ top list of hated Internet words


AFP has a story via Yahoo about a poll commissioned by the Lulu Blooker Prize, a literary award for books, conducted by British pollsters YouGov. According to the story, 2,091 adults where questioned on what where the most irritating words spawned by the Internet.

“Blog”, “netiquette”, “cookie” and “wiki” have been voted among the most irritating words spawned by the Internet, according to the results of a poll published Thursday.

Topping the list of words most likely to make web users “wince, shudder or want to bang your head on the keyboard” was folksonomy, a term for a web classification system.

“Blogosphere”, the collective name for blogs or online journals, was second; “blog” itself was third; “netiquette”, or Internet etiquette, came fourth and “blook”, a book based on a blog, was fifth.

“Cookie”, a file sent to a user’s computer after they visit a website, came in ninth, while “wiki”, a collaborative website edited by its readers, was tenth.

Its good to see that cookie is not percieved as an evil that much…its progress.

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