- Cloud – a conceptual organization of storage that delegates actual data distribution among managed devices at diverse physical/virtual locations
- Crowd Source – issuing an open call for information. ideas, funding, expertise for a project
- Over-index – in marketing behavior – extraordinarily high/above average consumption habits in a media channel as in TV, Internet: marketing, cited in Wickedleaks part 1
- Phishing – using a lure or a false identity to approach/contact a user and manipulate her/him to divulge some critical information such as a credit card account number or a password to a business network
- Scareware – a phony “alert” pop-up or message stridently warning you of an alleged virus and usually urging you to purchase/install “security” software that is likely of dubious value
- Swipe – using finger(s) slid across a touch-screen (iPad and iPhone examples) to maneuver and select instead of more traditional keyboard, mouse or trackpad input
- CMS – content mangement system i.e. Joomla, DAY CQ5, and Dupral. Websites are so complex that management systems have been developed to handle the workload. Some are installed at the server and handle consistency in look and feel, file organizing updating, menus, images and video, and multiple users with different levels of authority. The Administrator is all powerful and an author might only have permissions to create and store a text file (article) which is formatted by a template and included in a web page. It sound s complicated but lets large organizations with hundreds of content creators contribute to a common publication with a consistent look and functionality.
- Big Data – the word refers to huge datasets that can overwhelm an organization’s software capabilities. For example, climate data from the exploding number of sensors requires larger, faster computer and storage power.