#2554 08.01.2024 22:34 AP

American Dialect Society: 2023 Word of the Year is “enshittification”

The term enshittification became popular in 2023 after it was used in a blog post by author Cory Doctorow, who used it to describe how digital platforms can become worse and worse. “Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification,” Doctorow wrote on his Pluralistic blog.

#2443 02.12.2023 21:41 AP

Merriam-Webster: Word of the Year 2023

[...] with the rise of artificial intelligence—and its impact on deepfake videos, actors’ contracts, academic honesty, and a vast number of other topics—the line between “real” and “fake” has become increasingly blurred.

Authentic is what brands, social media influencers, and celebrities aspire to be.