The world is constantly changing.  In a continuing effort to be relevant and to maximize our communication abilities, we need to be aware of the new words and phrases that are continually being created and used. We'll list some of them here.  Please feel free and let us know if we need to add something. Together we are smarter than any of us alone.

"shoot the puppy" - to engage in an unpleasant but necessary task

"techno determinism" speaks to how much technology influences social change, media and technology.  It all has an effect on us and that effect is somewhat inevitable.

"extreme proactivity" (N, phrase) - Facebook demands "extreme proactivity when hiring according to its director of product design  "You want a designer who has looked for opportunities in their own lives; problems that need fixing; things that could be made easier."