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2008-07-29 03:01:00

By Anonymous Howard Rheingold is a writer, technology theorist, and online community builder. He cofounded the groundbreaking Web site hotWired in 1994 and is the author of numerous books, including Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. His online home is Rheingold.com. seesmic.com Seesmic is a fascinating, time-consuming, and amusing technology that is pioneering online threaded-video conversations. In the same manner that chat boards work, users will be able to start their own video...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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