A fifth of the new words included in the Merriam-Webster dictionary are technology related

Looking over the 100 new works that have been added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary this week, I found it interesting that about 20 or so are related to some kind of technology.

So, you can now peruse the dictionary and find the official definitions of such words are (with my short definitions after):

Vlog: a video based blog (you could also call it a vodcast, I bet)

Webisode: An episode of a television series (or other video series, I suppose) that is viewed online

And, my favorite for this year: flash mob: when a group of folks organize, usually online via SMS texting or Twitter or something similar, to meet at a common spot at a certain time for some action and then they quickly dissolve away. For an example, check out the “silent rave” flash mob in London back in February 2009.