A dear friend recently brought a new word to my attention, on Facebook of all places. Here it is with its MacMillan Dictionary Buzzword definition:
sofalizing also sofalising
the activity of using the Internet or other electronic devices to socialize with people from home, rather than meeting them face to face
sofalize also sofalise
sofalizer also sofaliser
'Millions of us have given up socialising for "sofalising" – talking to pals via phones and the net instead of going out.'
THE SUN 11TH NOVEMBER 2010
'Researchers claim nearly a quarter of us sofalise every night – rather than go to a pub, club or village hall to meet people face to face, we plop down on the sofa … spending hours updating our profiles on social networking sites, chatting online or Tweeting …'
DAILY MAIL 15TH NOVEMBER 2010
'There is even an army of "extreme sofalisers" – the three per cent who spend a staggering 25 hours or more each week talking to friends via electronic devices.'
TELEGRAPH, UK 30TH NOVEMBER 2010
The word reminded me of this xkcd comic.
I especially love the mouseover on the xkcd site:
I'm waiting for the day when, if you tell someone "I'm from the internet", instead of laughing they just ask "Oh, what part?"
Speaking of xkcd, here are some excerpts from the About Page that I got a kick out of* (out of which I got a kick?)