Tag Archives: interest-technology

  1. Synonyms Across Generations: Is It A Mixtape Or Playlist?

    Does your grandfather still call the fridge an “icebox”? Have you ever wondered why your mom calls the remote a “clicker”? Are you the kind of person who stubbornly still refers to your contact list as a “Rolodex”? As technology advances, the language that we use changes. New inventions (and conventions) prompt most of us to abandon old-fashioned terms like icebox in favor of more …

  2. It’s Time To Learn Some Time Zone Terminology

    No one truly needs a watch these days. We all have clocks in our pockets—our smartphones. Another benefit of this technology? The clock on our smartphone automatically changes when we enter a new time zone. Amazing! But, even though we don’t need to pay as much attention to time zones these days, that doesn’t mean they don’t still impact our lives. Let’s synchronize our watches …

  3. Are There One Or Two Spaces After A Period?

    It’s the great generational debate … There was a time when every period, question mark, or exclamation point was followed by two spaces. These days, depending on what you’re reading, you can find either one or two spaces between the end of one sentence and the beginning of another. The use of single vs. double-spacing after periods has become a great generational debate, with everyone …

  4. The Origin Of Cyber Monday’s Name Is From The 1940s

    For many, Cyber Monday provides the perfect shopping solution: all the holiday deals with none of the holiday crowds. But, where did the name Cyber Monday come from? How Cyber Monday got its name Cyber Monday was first used in 2005 by the National Retail Federation to encourage people to shop online. It referred then (and still does) to the Monday following Black Friday (the day …

  5. Why Did Facebook Trademark The Word “Book”? Is That Legal?

    In 2012, Facebook’s user agreement set off some red flags. When users logged into their Facebook accounts, they agreed that: “You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written permission.” What does that legalese …