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What Are the Top Ten i-Technology Buzzwords in 2006?

The smart money says that "social computing" and "social search" will be among them

One of the challenges for anyone who, like Jesse James Garrett ("Ajax") or Tim O'Reilly ("Web 2.0"), has devised a new word or phrase that catches on and spreads like wildfire is what to do for an encore.

O'Reilly's technique is simple: what worked once might work again, and accordingly this weekend on the O'Reilly campus in Sebastopol, CA, various FOOs - as in "Friends Of O'Reilly" - are again camping under the stars at (what else would it be called?) FOO Camp.

Buzzwords du jour will no doubt fly in abundance - "social computing" and "social search" among them. But what, one wonders, are the absolute Top Ten buzzwords or phrases being muttered over the camp fire at FOO Camp this year? Any guesses as to the complete list?

Who knows maybe Tim himself - or one of the 200 or so FOO campers with an ear for neologisms - will post live from the camp and tell us the correct answer?

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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2006 Words 08/27/06 04:08:58 AM EDT

How about "bliki" (also known as "bloki"), as in 'a blog that can be edited like a wiki'

AJAX SUX 08/27/06 03:45:40 AM EDT

AJAX SUX.
Javascript is the number 1 culprit of popup ads, browser hijackers, virus infectors, pop unders, browser crashes, hangs, gaudy annoying banner advertisements, flashing blinking ad-rotators, dumb rollover buttons, forms that don't work, ONLOAD crap, window resizers, dorky little mouse pointer trails that look like little bouncing balls following your little mousie all around like a junior high school myspace page caliber web programmer, stupid little purple scrollbars, incompatible browsers, exploit hooks, automatic download links that don't work, etc etc.

In fact, there is now a world wide movement to get RID OF JAVASCRIPT. Javascript is on its way out. People are already annoyed with it and are boycotting sites and advertisers that use Javascript and they are preferring sites that use normal standard HTML.

any websites that continute to use Javascript are dumped and nobody visits them and those companies using gratuitous and unnecessary Javascript on their sites are blacklisted. Form buttons, form validators, anything. Any programmer using Javascript = Loser.

words2.0 08/26/06 04:40:39 AM EDT

My vote would go to "pingbacks"

MyList 08/26/06 04:13:54 AM EDT

How about: "Social tagging"

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