Cyberlibel is a term used to describe defamation that takes place in cyberspace, meaning through the Internet. This includes false and damaging statements made about another person through e-mail, message boards, blogs, chatrooms, on Web sites, or any other Internet-based communication medium.
Slang term used to describe employees who surf the net, write e-mail or other Internet-elated activities at work that are not related to their job. These activities are performed during periods of time when they are being paid by their employer. The individual is called a cyberloaf(er), while the act is cyberloafing. Same as cyberslacking.
An individual or organization who retains a fee for negotiating or conducting transactions over the Internet as a third party, where the cybermediary does not take possession of or own the goods or services. Examples of a cybermediary include online insurance or real estate brokers.
A slang term used to describe a person who uses computers to communicate. It is said that this person — or cybernaut — travels in cyberspace. The word cybernaut is a play on the words “cyber” and “astronaut”.
Originally the study of biological and artificial control systems, cybernetics has evolved into many disparate areas of study, with research in many disciplines, including computer science, social philosophy and epistemology. In general, cybernetics is concerned with discovering what mechanisms control systems, and in particular, how systems regulate themselves. The term was first coined by Norbert […]
Slang term used to describe the merging of cyberspace and the enterprise. The term cyberprise was first trademarked by the company Wall Data Inc., which used the word as its product name. Wall Data’s Cyberprise is a suite of tools used for creating multiple online communities that include an enterprise’s customers, vendors and partners. In […]