Verboticism: Socialnotworking

'Did you get my email?'

DEFINITION: n. A psychological dependency on electronic messaging which often leads to compulsive emailing, even among people who are sitting inches apart. v. To email, twitter, or text compulsively.

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Imaholic

Created by: BMott

Pronunciation: Im-aholic

Sentence: Her boyfriend was in the chair three feet away, but rather than talk, she sent IM's. He responded via IM, "Your an Imaholic!"

Etymology: IM: short for instant messaging. -- holic: from Alcoholic, indicating dependency.

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Emittle

Created by: jrogan

Pronunciation: e-mit-tel

Sentence: I started to emittle a little, then I started to emittle a lot. My girlfriend doesn't like much...

Etymology: emit+email

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Tweetfreak

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: tweet - freek

Sentence: When I met Elijah, I knew there was something different about him. He seemed to be mute. If I asked him a question, he would smile and type. By the time I walked away, I had the answer on my Blackberry. Elijah had become a tweetfreak; he had apparantly decided he would rather twitter than talk.

Etymology: tweet (Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets), freak (addict: someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction)

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Cybereliance

Created by: iwasatripwire

Pronunciation:

Sentence: I don't mind my cybereliance--it means I don't have to hear my roommate's voice anymore.

Etymology: cyber + reliance (duh)

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Impulsion

Created by: urbanwookie

Pronunciation: im-puhl-shun

Sentence: Chad felt IMpelled to MSN his colleagues to check who wanted the window open.

Etymology: IM (Instant Messaging) + compulsion

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Networkitis

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: net-werk-EYE-tis

Sentence: Gilbert has long been suffering from networkitis, a psychological condition that can only be relieved by near constant networking with others thru emails, text messaging, twitter, Facebook, chats and instant messaging. The prognosis is not good.

Etymology: Based on the word 'network' (v. to connect with others on line) with the addition of the suffix -itis ( denoting abnormal states or conditions, excesses, tendencies, obsessions)

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Needee

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: need/ee

Sentence: The pair was so needee that they both continued to email after several bouts of carpal tunnel surgery

Etymology: Need (addiction) + e (email)

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Techaddiction

Created by: lalaland6868

Pronunciation: Teck-Ah-Dick-shun

Sentence: Techaddiction is feared by most because it is believed to be taking over the next generation.

Etymology: Tech-technology Addiction- a strong attraction to.

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Eyechatting

emd2k3

Created by: emd2k3

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Eyembrainosis

Created by: bettyann9

Pronunciation: Eye-em-brane-ose-is

Sentence: Overuse of Yahoo messenger can lead to severe eyembrainosis. The only known treatment is removal from the computer area and forced conversation with strangers in line at the supermarket.

Etymology: IM (instant messaging)+ brain (brain) + osis (a diseased or abnormal condition)

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