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The 8 most over-used words in Internet governance

In Internet governance parlance, some words and terms are used over and over again – ad nauseum. Read through the IGF transcripts, for example, and you’ll know what I mean.

I’ve made a rough list of such words and I’m wondering whether the people who use them realise how over-used some words are. Are they used on purpose, to make the speaker/author/blogger sound complex, forward-looking, and impressive? Or are they deliberately used to fill in the silence and convey as little meaning as possible?

Below is my list of the 8 most over-used terms which have by now attracted more than their fair share of attention.

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Comment by Paul Muchene on December 11, 2010 at 1:25pm

Multi-stakeholders/Multi-stakeholderism :- Words that have become platitudinous and common place in IGF

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