Valleyspeak: FrieNDA, crowdserfing, and lol factor

The growing Valleyspeak phrasebook — a translation of Silicon Valley's language into English — gets three more entries:

  • FrieNDA: A non-disclosure agreement between pals, used for good news ("Google made me VP!") and too-hot gossip.
  • Crowdserfing: The more economically accurate term for "crowdsourcing."
  • lol factor: The earmark of when a blog search tool adds MySpace blogs to its index. A graph of posts using "lol" over time shows when Technorati took MySpace in and out of its database.