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Google's 'Sideways Dictionary' teaches tech terms through analogy

Google and The Washington Post have announced a new tool designed to help the masses understand the often confusing terms used when discussing cybersecurity. The browser extension provides definitions for words in online articles.

Climate talks: Do you know your AOSIS from your ALBA?

Paris - After years of intense haggling, the best hope for protecting Earth's climate is contained in a non-paper littered with no-text options on everything from CBDR to mitigation. Say what?

Buzzwords that were buzzkill for your resume in 2012

Mountain View - Resumes that tout an applicant's "creativity", "organizational" or "effective" abilities, won't get you the job. Such industry jargon was so overused in 2012 that it has lost its meaning and is likely to land such documents in the trash.

Say what you mean, mean what you say or how to cut the B.S.

Since all of us contributing to this site see ourselves as writers, journalists and therefore, hopefully, communicators, here's something to think about the next time you're putting together a piece to be enjoyed by the rest of us here and elsewhere too.

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Most used buzzwords in U.S. in 2012
Most used buzzwords in U.S. in 2012

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