Las palabras del mundo digital llegan al diccionario – por @TomChatfield


Tom Chatfield, experto en cultura digital – Para BBC

Varios diccionarios han incluído entre su vocabulario términos de uso frecuente en los escenarios digitales.

(…) la legión de expresiones como ‘PLOP’ (el sonido de un desmayo), quejidos como ‘Auch‘ y técnicas de redes sociales para hacer más dramática la escritura como #YomeEntiendo.

En cada caso la línea divisoria es enormemente generacional, con un toque de esnobismo y estética. Sin embargo, incluso las divisiones aparentemente obvias entre lo viejo y lo nuevo se pueden analizar más a profundidad.

Cuando el Diccionario Inglés de Oxford dio el salto y agregó a su vocabulario algunos “acrónimos notables” en marzo de 2011, como OMG –por la expresión en inglés “Oh Dios mío”’, o LOL, que en inglés significa “reírse en voz alta”; o FYI –cuya traducción en español es PSI o para su información, aclaró que la primera vez que se reportó el acrónimo OMG fue en una carta de 1917 de nada más y nada menos que Winston Churchill.

Incluso la personificación más emblemática de la mensajería en línea, el emoticón – caras felices o tristes dibujadas con signos de puntuación -:) o :(-, fue alguna vez publicado en el siglo XIX por la revista satírica Puck bajo el título “El arte tipográfico”.

Nos hemos acostumbrado tanto a decir en voz alta cosas como “puntocom” que nos olvidamos de que estamos hablando en signos de puntuación.”

Tom Chatfield

Pero sería perverso pretender creer que no hay nada inusual en la era de Internet. Al menos en el abandono de las palabras habladas como el motor del cambio lingüístico hacia el acto de escribir en una pantalla.

Nos hemos acostumbrado tanto a decir en voz alta cosas como “puntocom” que nos olvidamos de que estamos hablando en signos de puntuación.

La velocidad en la comunicación hoy está sincronizada con la velocidad con la que las palabras son adoptadas. Bicicletas, automóviles y teléfonos fueron palabras que tomaron décadas en ser parte la vida diaria, como palabras e incluso como objetos.

Con la gran oferta en línea, el éxito puede ceñir el mundo en cuestión de meses. Me burlé cuando escuché por primera vez el término Twitter. Ahora lo acepto tanto como el verbo “googlear” -buscar en Google- que se ha convertido en parte activa de decenas de idiomas en el mundo.

 

Donde el hábito lidera, el lenguaje lo sigue

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3 Sure-Fire Ways to Generate New and Great Ideas | via pickthebrain.com


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Do you want new and great ideas?

The kind that makes people

  • Smile in wonder and possibility after you introduce it
  • Question why they don’t ask for your opinion more often
  • Recognize how intelligent, creative and brilliant you really are

If you’re nodding your head, I have a question for you:

What’s the problem?

Why aren’t you coming up with awesome ideas?

Why do you have trouble coming up with even good ideas?

It’s probably because you believe that great ideas are reserved for a lucky few.

I have some good news and bad news for you.

First, the bad (that’s the way I prefer it): To have new and great ideas require work. The belief that an excellent idea just pops into your head in an AHA! moment is wrong. Eureka, like overnight success, takes time.

Now the good: It is possible for anyone to generate great ideas. Stop thinking that you can’t be creative and realize that you just don’t know how. You have all the resources you need to create awesome ideas and lucky for you, this article will show you how to do it.

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5 Essential Lessons on Success

By Mr. Self Development
http://thinksimplenow.com

Today I want to talk about the ingredients that cause success. Why do some people succeed, while others fail? what separates the two. I’m constantly intrigued with the concepts involved in success and failure. I’ve dedicated my life to discovering and explaining what separates one from the other.

I spend my days learning about the laws and the principles of success. I believe if we learn these laws and principles we will succeed. In fact, if anyone learns these laws and principles, they will succeed.

The laws of success will move your life from the pit to the palace, from ordinary to extraordinary. With that, let’s take a look at five essential lessons on the causes of success.

5 Must Read Lessons on What Causes Success:
1. Understanding the Success Formula

“Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.”
–Earl Wilson

Success is usually the result of concentrated focus in an area where you have a natural advantage. Concentrated focus multiplies your effectiveness seven-fold. Concentrated focus makes the difference.

One man with discipline, determination, and focus will accomplish more than a 100 men who are merely interested.

The use of concentrated focus in an area where you are talented, will in time, grant you the opportunity to succeed. Success has almost nothing to do with luck. What people call luck is usually the offspring of concentrated focus. Success may appear to be the result of luck, but appearances are often deceiving.
2. Passionate Energy and Drive


lessons on success
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By Mr. Self Development
http://thinksimplenow.com

Today I want to talk about the ingredients that cause success. Why do some people succeed, while others fail? what separates the two. I’m constantly intrigued with the concepts involved in success and failure. I’ve dedicated my life to discovering and explaining what separates one from the other.

I spend my days learning about the laws and the principles of success. I believe if we learn these laws and principles we will succeed. In fact, if anyone learns these laws and principles, they will succeed.

The laws of success will move your life from the pit to the palace, from ordinary to extraordinary. With that, let’s take a look at five essential lessons on the causes of success.

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Rethinking Failure

Tried anything recently that didn’t quite work out? Congratulations! You’re on your way to a breakthrough.

Bottom line, there is no innovation without “failure.” If your perception of failure is “something to avoid,” you can kiss innovation goodbye. Failure comes with the territory. If the word puts you in a foul mood, use another one — like “experiment,” for example.

* “The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” — Thomas Watson, Founder of IBM
* “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” — Miles Davis
* “99 percent of success is built on failure.” — Charles Kettering
* “I have not failed once. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” — Thomas Edison
* “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.” — Charles Kettering
* “Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
* “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy
* “Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” — Horace
* “When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to laugh at ourselves.” — Katherine Mansfield


by Mitch Ditkoff

Rethinking FailureTried anything recently that didn’t quite work out? Congratulations! You’re on your way to a breakthrough.

Bottom line, there is no innovation without “failure.” If your perception of failure is “something to avoid,” you can kiss innovation goodbye. Failure comes with the territory. If the word puts you in a foul mood, use another one — like “experiment,” for example.

  • “The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.” — Thomas Watson, Founder of IBM
  • “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” — Miles Davis
  • “99 percent of success is built on failure.” — Charles Kettering
  • “I have not failed once. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” — Thomas Edison
  • “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.” — Charles Kettering
  • “Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.” — Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy
  • “Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” — Horace
  • “When we can begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to laugh at ourselves.” — Katherine Mansfield Leer más “Rethinking Failure”