Monday, February 13, 2006

Net term goes mainstream

I just saw MSNBC using a big graphics that said “SPOILER ALERT” before giving out results to Olympic events that might be included in NBC’s taped broadcast tonight.

I’ve seen the term “spoiler” tossed around in other places discussing coverage of the Torino Games.

It’s sort of interesting to see what was once an “Internet geek” term become mainstream. The word has been around for about as long as the Internet as a way to warn people when details about a movie or TV show were spilled online. You see it everyday on sites like Ain’t It Cool News.


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