Friday, 9th May 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

On Draft: an occasional column devoted to tracking social change with reference to draft additions to the OED:

2001: lurker, ‘Chiefly Computing slang. A person who reads communications to an electronic network without actively contributing.’

Guilty, your honour.

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WEBMASTER

Or so he thinks. Contrast with blogger, ‘Computing. The author of a weblog’.

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