Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Web Word of the Day

Raging Red brings us our web word of the day: dooced. The Urban dictionary defines dooced as, "to lose one’s job because of one’s website," or "Getting fired because of something that you wrote in your weblog."

This word comes from the case of Delta Air Lines flight attendant Ellen Simonetti who posted a picture of herself in her uniform on her personal blog, Dooce.com. Her blog is now called Diary of a Fired Flight Attendant.

2 Comments:

Blogger Wabi-Sabi said...

Actually, Heather Armstrong coined the phrase when she was fired for her blog which was already called Dooce.

Link

It's one of my favorites.

10:39 AM  
Blogger oncee said...

Looks like the Urban Dictionary needs to be updated.

Thanks for the correction.

7:24 PM  

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