The letter F and what it brought with it.

To continue with my series lets find the new words that got added to our dictionaries in the last decade.

Alphabet, 3D Albhabet, Letters, Color

F for FAM

Fam is a simple, catch-all term of endearment that could refer to a person or a group of people. Originally a shortened version of the word family,

F for Facial recognition

Apple did it last year. Everyone else did it this year. From a phone costing Rs 12,000 to Rs 1,44,000 – everyone now offers facial recognition.

Fake news

yes, this word also made rounds on media as earlier there was only news now there is fake news and real news.

So let’s check which gadget
with the letter “F”
entered our lives and changed it completely.

Fidget Spinners

Image result for fidget spinner

They first debuted in 2017, and seemingly within a day, they were everywhereadorning the fingers of fidgety children and adults alike. They boosted attention spans and toy-store profits, and then, just like that, they seemingly spun themselves into oblivion.



Image result for fitbit

Today in 2020 when I look back fitness wearables are not just for sportspersons or nor they are just symboling to show off but this innovation is a normal trend and wear which has even replaced a traditional watch from our wrists. People are fitness conscious and Fitbit and similar gadgets are the necessary trackers for us.

Indeed, arguably it wasn’t until activity tracker company Fitbit (only created in 2007) decided to evolve its technology to create a fitness tracker that you could wear on your wrist – the 2013 Fitbit Flex – that the wearable market really took off for the mainstream consumer.

Since then there have been numerous Fitbit wearables, as well as many other high-caliber fitness trackers and smartwatches. These trackers are so much a part of our lives as they have made and helped to make our daily routines healthier and better, encouraging and empowering them to live healthier.


– compiles news summaries from a variety of sources that you pre-select. You can customise and share your feed and a good use in HE is to use this app to access all of your students blogs easily


– best known as a photo storage service. For teaching and learning it is also a great source of creative commons licensed images. The mobile apps don’ t include advanced search options, but they are great for syncing all your photos, organising and sharing them with others



–  A free open source software for mind mapping.


That’s all for today

Do visit to check about new words and digital things what connected with us.

My theme for A2Z-2020 is peeping into new words and gadgets/ apps that time traveled in our lives in the last decade

and became part of our lives beyond separation now.

Wanna peep into my F post for Tiffin Treats…

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2 Responses

  1. I didn’t know fam is actually a word 😊
    Informative post!

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