Monday, July 28, 2008

i've been buzzwhacked

Every now and then when Googling yourself you discover that you’ve been published on the sly*. I am, it turns out, an official contributor to The Buzzword Dictionary (the new book from the blog formerly known as Buzzwhack: The Buzzword Compliant Dictionary.) Check it out, all official like:

I’m sure the check is in the mail.

So here’s my contribution:
hacktivist: Someone who combines hacking skills with activism to attack, shut down or deface target Web sites as a form of political protest. It's a form of "electronic" civil disobedience. They're experts of the "virtual sit-in."
Nominated by Claire Colvin

I can’t help but wish I’d been a little more careful in my addition to this work. Air quotes? Really? So embarrassing. My only defense is that this is from about 7 or 8 years ago, back when I was young and foolish. Silly me, I thought it was just a comment on a blog.

Ah well, gives me something to shoot for. Like maybe one day making into the Stuff White People Like blog-that-just-became-a-book. Dare to dream...

* Note: Googling myself is not merely megalomania for the 21st century, it's part of my job (no really!). Every now and then I have to run a search to see if anyone is stealing my articles. Not this time. . .


DAve & JAnie said...

"Very Cool"

I LOVED your play by play of the wrestling match that occupied your evening! Maybe the chair could be renamed Israel, or maybe Clairael.

Have a great week, drinking tea and all!

Janice said...

ha ha ha...You're awesome!! Air quotes and all. I just heard of Things White People Like on CBC radio. Love it when things like that happen. Way to go Claire!