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The buzz world

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I recently came across Creating Passionate Users, which among other things has been commenting entertainingly and passionately on the Web 2.0 buzz-world.
Today, there is an entry which discusses the difference between buzzwords and specialized domain-specific lexicons.

But there’s a world of difference between a specialized lexicon of domain-specific terms and buzzwords.

Domain-specific terms compress information, while buzzwords often masquerade as information.

Buzzwords are often (not always) semantically empty while specialized domain lexicons are semantically dense.

Domain-specific terms are usually associated with passion, or at least expertise, while buzzwords are often associated with those who might be faking expertise, or who are using them simply to impress others. [Creating Passionate Users]

Now, what about Library 2.0?

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