X-fication (also called X-ization) is a pejorative term which describes the transformation of something, usually society at large, to resemble the X's trademark offerings. Sharon Zukin (1996) uses the former term in her book "The Cultures of Cities", as do other social scientists writing about urban transformation. The latter term was popularized by Alan Bryman in a 2004 book, "The X-ization of Society". X-fication of urban space is explored in Jeff Ferrell's "Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy".
The terms are generally used in a negative way, and they imply homogenization of consumption, merchandising, and emotional labor. They can be used more broadly to describe the processes of stripping a real place or event of its original character and repackaging it in a sanitized format. References to anything negative are removed, and the facts are watered down with the intent of making the subject more pleasant and easily grasped . In the case of places, this typically means replacing what has grown organically over time with an idealized and tourist-friendly veneer.
“ For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands. We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own _____ channel on YouTube. No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault. What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there! But we want something in return. None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years. “
"Internet meme" refers to a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the Internet, largely through Internet based email, blogs, forums, social networking sites and instant messaging.
Mike Muuss wrote the program in December 1983, as a tool to troubleshoot problems in an IP network. He named it after the pulses of sound made by a sonar, since its operation is analogous to active sonar in submarines, in which an operator issues a pulse of sound toward the target, which then bounces from the target and is received by the operator.
Ping is a computer network administration utility used to test whether a particular host is reachable across an Internet Protocol (IP) network and to measure the round-trip time for packets sent from the local host to a destination computer, including the local host's own interfaces...
"My strip is about private realities, the magic of imagination, and the specialness of certain friendships. Who would believe in the innocence of a little kid and his _____ if they cashed in on their popularity to sell overpriced knickknacks that nobody needs?"