Unlike in 2008 change was no longer a campaign slogan. Here s an excerpt from our word of the year announcement in 2010 the national debate can arguably be summarized by the question in the past two years has there been enough change. Change change told a real story about how our users defined 2010. it s a word that reminds us that even inaction is a type of action. Everything after z word of the year our word of the year choice serves as a symbol of each year s most meaningful events and lookup trends.
If we do then we are all complicit. From our 2017 word of the year announcement our choice for word of the year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not. In our announcement we urged our readers to reflect on this term rather than celebrate it despite being chosen as the 2016 word of the year xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Here s an excerpt from our release that year that gives a pretty good explanation for our choice 2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history from floods in australia to cyclones in china to hurricane sandy and many others. Fear of the other was a huge theme in 2016 from brexit to president donald trump s campaign rhetoric.
Com saw the stock market political groups and public opinion go through a roller coaster of change throughout 2011. exposure spoiler alert things don t get less serious in 2014. Our word of the year was exposure which highlighted the year s ebola virus outbreak shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the us and widespread theft of personal information.Here s an excerpt from our announcement in 2013 many of us have embraced social media choosing to volunteer intimate particulars and personal photographs on facebook twitter and instagram this robust participation echoes an observation by mark zuckerberg in 2010 that the public s comfort level with sharing personal information online is a social norm that has evolved over time. it was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society from politics to pop culture.
Language around gender and sexual identity broadened becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender fluid as well as the gender neutral prefix mx.
That s where a lot of the pain comes from it brings up the adolescent fears that i will never fit in because i am not normal whatever that means. All i can think about when i see those headlines though is that dating was never alive for me in the first place. But i had to start considering the plausibility. 11 17 49 pm me did you read my profile at all before contacting me. Technology has merely added a twofold effect the boost of courage to speak one s racist thoughts from behind a screen and the ability for me to view and collect the words for later perusal. I struggled to make friends in person but platonic relationships formed quickly and easily through livejournal communities and aol instant messenger chat rooms.
Sign in share sign in to report inappropriate content. We both pressed that check mark on hinge. I guess online dating was the rude awakening necessary to remind myself that i m not seen as a full human being by most of the people who scroll past my face in search of their new girlfriend. That s what makes it so embarrassing to admit i ve been on a long unfruitful search for romantic partnership i know i m far from the only person to get messages detailing a love of dark chocolate but i seem to be one of the few who doesn t get any type of genuine interest online or off. No matter how much i work on myself or the number of awards that i win i will always be some sex object to most people who see first and foremost the color of my skin. I m the person who can t get a date from any of my online dating accounts.
That just happened to be who my wife was he says. And it looks like my fears have come true. 5 04 37 pm ftfd36 u dont want sex 5 04 51 pm me not with strangers no 5 05 07 pm ftfd36 whit who.I never let anyone have the chance to figure out their jungle fever fantasy with me. My success with making friends online does not translate to finding a romantic relationship online with the same ease.