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"Google-stalker"

Came across a term in the Metro yesterday that I’d not heard before; Google-stalker. Isn’t that a fantastic neologism; you instantly know exactly what it means, but then after a few minutes you think “Hey – I wonder if I’m a Google-stalker when I search for random friends/colleagues.” I quite often try to see if any of my friends from PGL or from uni are evident in cyberspace (usually with no success). I guess Friends Reunited and MySpace are other sites which promote this stalkeresque behaviour – at what point does looking up an old friend become an obsession?

The other term was wikipediholics, which again absolutely hits the nail on the head. Had the wikipedia been around when I was younger, I’m absolutely certain I would have absolutely addicted to it, and spent a lot of time and energy creating/correcting entries!

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