Popular words associated with Internet jargon and social media have been included in the online component of the Oxford English Dictionary.
- tweeps, pl. n.: a person’s followers on the social networking site Twitter
- lolz, pl. n.: an expression of fun, laughter, or amusement; used especially online.
- Hackathon, pl. n.: an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.
Other popular online terms, such as “photobombing”, “UI” (user interface), the abbreviated “ridic” (from “ridiculous”), and the onomatopoeic “mwhahaha” (describing a maniacal laugh) have also been added to the database.