No longer just a buzzword, “podcast” has now officially become a word. And not just any word. The New Oxford American Dictionary has declared it Word of the Year. “Podcast was considered for inclusion last year,” Editor-in-Chief Erin McKean told the BBC. “But we found that not enough people were using it, or were even familiar with the concept. This year it’s a completely different story.”
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Today, Erin McKean realized the idea that forms the base of her 2007 TED Talk with the launch of Wordnik.com, a dictionary that evolves as language does. On Wordnik, users can add new words and meanings, tag words with related expressions, see real-time search results for words from Twitter and Flickr, discover how many Scrabble points […]
The Book. Few things are as universal, as ubiquitous and as transformative. On this Book Lovers Day, we’ve compiled talks that examine all the facets that make books great. Do you judge a book by its cover, like Chip Kidd, or get absorbed into a compelling narrative like Andrew Stanton? Were you taken to new […]