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Clickbait

Content that is sensationalist to attract clicks and page views for ad revenue. It is commonly employed by sites such as Buzzfeed and Upworthy.

This is MOST amazing thing you will see all year! Must see!!

Added by zazpowered zazpowered about 7 years ago

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    BFI Operator

    Brute Force and Ignorance. A BFI operator is someone (usually in a corporate software development environment) who uses set policies and methodologies fanatically while studiously avoiding any rational thought. BFI operators do not last long in the Valley.

    Dave: Did you see how Tom re-instantiates the same class each time he uses it, rather than referencing it? A total BFI operator!
    Larry: That's how he used to do it at Redmond.
    Steve: What's he doing in the Valley?

    Added by doctorgee doctorgee about 7 years ago

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      The Does It Exist Check

      The process after one comes up with a startup idea in which a person vehemently searches Google and the iOS app store to see if their idea exists some way, shape, or form.

      Steve: I came up with 10 startup ideas today.
      Zeeshan: Did they pass the "Does it Exist Check?"
      Steve: Only one did.
      Zeeshan: What is it?
      Steve: A social network in which one can allow their pets to interact with each other online
      Zeeshan: So you mean a Facebook for cats and dogs?
      Steve: Birds and fish too.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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      Slacktivism

      Supporting a cause in the laziest way possible, usually on social media. You feel like you're helping without getting out of your chair.

      "I see in my feed you retweeted every single ice bucket challenge video. You should get an award for your slacktivism."

      Added by healthdatatom healthdatatom about 7 years ago

      • yungsnuggie yungsnuggie

        this one's great

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      • charlesjo charlesjo

        Thought this could be on Slack which would make audience even smaller. "I've done my part in the movement since I discussed it in my private Slack group."

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      Going Incognito

      Going off the map for a period of time to peruse places in an unrecognizable fashion. This is normally done to satiate a curiosity of yours that you are to ashamed for even a single friend to be aware of.

      This originates from the incognito tab on most internet browsers. Going incognito prevents any cookies or search engine history from being saved.

      Matt: Where the hell is Joey?
      Zeeshan: On my Facebook timeline, I think I saw him like and then unlike the status of this peculiar store in Mission. I bet he's going incognito for a couple of days.

      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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        Digital Wallet Startups

        Startups that pitch never having to carry a wallet again. It's a brilliant pitch, so brilliant in fact that there are probably about 20 of them that have raised funding. Sometimes one may wonder if these investors had heard of the other dozen startups doing the exact same thing.

        Jack decided to start digital wallet company after forgetting his wallet in his apartment, and having a huge caffeine headache. He came to his sense after Googling in and realizing there were already enough companies trying to do it, including Google itself.

        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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          Uninstalled

          Fired or laid off.

          "Jeff was here last week, but he was uninstalled on Monday."

          Added by iamDeveloper iamDeveloper about 7 years ago

          • charlesjo charlesjo

            Alternative usage is to show the world what great taste you have about apps. "I had to uninstall Yahoo Weather. Graphics overdone."

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          Valley Anxiety

          The constant need for tech industry employees to keep interviewing (and often switching jobs). Just because everyone else around are switching, or starting their own companies, people in valley keep on interviewing to chase their "passion". Thanks for the inundation of requests from LinkedIn recruiters!

          "Did you hear Sam joined Hooli! I heard he had competing offers from Pied Piper and Aviato also!"
          "Didn't he start working with Endframe only last year?"
          "Valley Anxiety man!!"

          Added by ankur ankur about 7 years ago

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          Wikipedia Kid

          That co-worker who doesn’t really know the job, but pretends to by just slapping together everyone else’s contributions.

          Illustration of a Wikipedia Kid (from “The IT Crowd”):
          Mr Reynholm (the big boss): Jen, did I just see you googling “IT manager”?
          Jen (the IT manager): Um…

          Added by doctorgee doctorgee about 7 years ago

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            Lemming Clicker

            Someone who will click on any link they are sent, often happily entering their banking passwords as well.

            Dave: So how do we leverage our mailing database to drive adoption?
            Larry: We could email them an invitation link.
            Steve: That will get the lemming clickers, but the majority won't click through.

            Added by doctorgee doctorgee about 7 years ago

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              College Dropout

              A complete wildcard. They are either genius level smart or are biting off more they can chew. In the case of the latter, they have either watched too many Peter Thiel talks that didn't apply to them, watched The Social Network more than 2 times, or are not familiar with the terms on this website.

              Like I used to go to Davis, but now I'm a college dropout. It's just that school was holding me back you know? Like Zuck in the Social Network, I'm just way smarter than everyone and girls don't get me. I got my iPod on Kanye West's College Dropout album too cuz that's what I relate too and he's pretty much singing about me.

              Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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                Marketroid

                The smooth-talking member of the marketing department who signs up users by promising that the next version of the product will have features which are unplanned, extremely difficult to implement, and/or in violation of the laws of physics. By Thursday.

                Dave: Did you see that Tom promised the client that end-to-end encryption would be in the next release?!
                Larry: But we don't control the user's operating system - how is that even possible?
                Steve: Somebody better give that marketroid a crash course in reality.

                Added by doctorgee doctorgee about 7 years ago

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                  Sweat Equity

                  A modern socially acceptable form of labor exploitation where the allure of an infinitesimally small probability of success entices normally intelligent people to freely exchange their time, skills and social capital for the ridiculously accessible status of "working on a startup."

                  Typically equity-for-anything, though the most vivid examples are commission-only sales roles: if you take on all of the up front risk to get people interested in our product (with zero effort from us), you might make a little money in the process.

                  Added by svbiz svbiz about 7 years ago

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                    Medium Self-Help

                    A genre of of Medium articles aiming to simultaneously enrich the readers lives and indirectly boost a first-time writers confidence and popularity.

                    They can range from articles on how to have better relationships with the people around them to how to handle startup stress. Normally everything is anecdotal and nothing is really verifiable.

                    Zeeshan: Check out my new medium article, "How to Passion Your Way to Success."
                    Matt: That title...what does it even mean? 50 retweets already?
                    Zeeshan: Nobody knows what it means. But it's provocative!
                    Matt: What...
                    Zeeshan: It gets the people going.

                    Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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                      Tupac Startup

                      An incredibly promising new company that unexpectedly dies at it's prime.

                      I heard the founders fucking hated each other. So even though their company was doing pretty well they became a tupac startup.

                      Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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                      Fry's Electronics

                      If Costco tried to create the Apple Store...

                      Fry's Electronics is less dangerous than Game Stop but creepier than to Best Buy.

                      Added by charlesjo charlesjo about 7 years ago

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                        Poaching

                        When someone invites you to have an informal one on one meeting with them, with the implicit understanding that they are trying to recruit you to his or her company. This almost always done when someone is working at another company.

                        This is my poaching strategy, George:

                        When we're at lunch, I'll be super friendly to the person I'm inviting. We won't even TALK about work for the first 20 minutes. If my work comes up I'll tell them how awesome everything's going and how we're growing at an absurd rate.

                        Then I'll ease into the conversation asking how work is going at their company.

                        As SOON as they start to say something negative about their current working experience I'll ask them more about it and sympathize with them. I'd tell them that we'd love to have them on our team and after that I'll offer to pay the bill.

                        Finally, I'll invite them to my office, "just to check it out." From there 95% of the work is done and we just start talking about dates they could possibly join in. It's all casual though. If they want to move, this is the opportunity they'll normally seize.

                        Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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                          Twitter

                          Twitter is an online microblog social network for venture capitalists and founders to help each other use iPhones and accessorize so they can report sport scores in real-time, review movies, and advise startups.

                          Sometimes referred to as “Tinder for Bromance.”

                          Leading by example for keeping burn rates low, Andreesen Horowitz appears to be running it's entire firm on Twitter as office communication and as a productivity tool. Many economists use the platform to argue about unprovable economic theories. Twitter is also an affiliate marketing teaser platform for New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

                          http://startupstudygroup.com/glossary/#comment-33

                          Added by charlesjo charlesjo about 7 years ago

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                            US Bitcoin Legislative Arms Race

                            This references the pressure Bitcoin startups have to show significant traction or get acquired before the United States outlaws the use of Bitcoin (whether this will or will not happen is of course debatable).

                            Look man, because of the US Bitcoin Legislative Arms Race, our job is to make enough sales and sell out before the House and Senate make some extreme move in banning Bitcoin and making our company essentially worthless here in the US. I don't want to move to Greece man.

                            Added by yungsnuggie yungsnuggie about 7 years ago

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                              Scalable

                              A term used by startups that aren't profitable, but say they are this to sound potentially profitable.

                              Investor: Is your startup profitable? What's the revenue since launch?

                              Founder: We're not profitable, but we're scalable. We plan to scale up and then focus on revenue streams.

                              Added by Original Jared Original Jared almost 7 years ago