Another term that will be increasingly popular in the years to come, a biowearable is any device that you connect to yourself that measures information being transmitted from your body.
Perhaps the easiest example to put forth would be fitness tracking bands that measure your pulse, the number of steps you take and your sleeping patterns.
Technology that utilises our biometric data has been around for a while, but now they are increasingly available to the general public, and will become extremely popular over the next year or so.
The Cloud is a pretty easy one to explain, since it is basically another word for the Internet. It’s a metaphor. For example, cloud storage means saving files to the Internet, not your computer or a local storage device like a USD drive.
We can retrieve files saved to the Cloud on any computer at any time. They are metaphorically sitting in the cloud above our heads waiting to be accessed. Of course they’re not. In reality they’re sitting on a data server that’s probably half way across the world, but it’s a nice and convenient vision.
Cloud computing or services are basically services that run through the Internet, as opposed to locally on your computer. We discuss the Cloud and what it means in more detail here.
Like-farming has been around for a number years but it has really rose to prominence in 2015. It is a term specific to Facebook pages that increase their number of followers (likes) by manipulation, exploitation and deception. These are the Facebook pages that continually post nonsense that implores users to like their posts or follow their Facebook page.
Examples of such posts can include the classic “like = 1 prayer” type posts, posts that claim liking it will result in some type of “amazing” event, posts that claim likes or shares result in donations for a child or even posts that claim liking them will enter you into a competition or a giveaway.
Like-farming pages are usually there for some kind of profit for the people who operate them. Often they are used to leapfrog social media scams or to be sold off to marketing companies.