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“A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”. “Selfie” was named as word of the year by … Continue reading

03/03/2014 · Leave a comment


People using the social networking site, Twitter, in a particular place. “Researchers have been analysing the Twitter traffic in London, to identify which languages people are tweeting in. English still … Continue reading

07/06/2013 · Leave a comment

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“You matter to me. In a way I cannot explain, you matter to me. And you, you are a marvel… you and all the parts of you.” This is┬ánot the … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 4 Comments


(of a bird) to make a series of short high sounds. (of a person) to talk quickly and nervously in a high voice, saying very little of importance or interest. … Continue reading

07/05/2012 · Leave a comment