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You may have noticed that the dictionary is expanding. Every year, new words are added, broadening the ways in which we are formally allowed to talk about everything. As of late, technology has been a focal point for language development. Instead of using slang words (or guessing as to the appropriate term) there are a variety of Dictionary.com words you can now officially use in your papers.
Frequent tactics include posting home addresses, phone numbers, and/or license plates. From exposing individuals in response to his or her anonymous Internet activity to threatening or harassing people in the public eye, doxing has made headlines in recent months. The practice is criticized by some and applauded by others, remaining very controversial.
Think of black hat as a sort of all-encompassing term for shady things done for personal gain online.
In web design communities, this term is thrown around quite often. You would perform a gesture to access a new screen on a mobile device, for example.
Language is ever-changing, so it is no surprise that technology has found its way into the dictionary. Before including a word in a paper for class, it may be best to look up that word to see if it has become a proper term - what you find out might surprise you!
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