Microblogging and blogg quake new words in 2008

Språkrådet is the official body that oversees the Swedish language and minority languages in Sweden. Every year the institute presents new words that have been introduced in the language and obviously the web has had some influence over the years. Examples include wiki in 2001, skajpa/to use Skype in 2006 and näthat/online hate in 2007, which is described as hate expressed against someone on the Internet, for example in comments on a blog.

New words from the online world that made it into the list in 2008 are:

bloggbävning/blogg quake (when a large number of blogs are discussing the same topic at the same time)

Related: Webster’s New World named “overshare” their new word of the year.

overshare (verb): to divulge excessive personal information, as in a blog or broadcast interview, prompting reactions ranging from alarmed discomfort to approval.

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