[Ads-l] zoom-bomb, zoom bombing, zoombombing

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 1 02:04:27 UTC 2020

Mark Mandel mentioned Zoom, the video conferencing system whose
popularity has surged because of the pandemic. Numerous articles have
appeared in recent days about trolls joining teleconferences and
causing disruption by transmitting video and audio deemed offensive by

The behavior has been called "zoombombing". This seems to be an
analogical construction based on "photobombing".

Website: Metro
Article: What is Zoombombing and how can you stop it?
Author: Jeff Parsons
Timestamp: 24 Mar 2020 12:16 pm


Here is a link (paywalled) to 2011 piece co-authored by Ben discussing

American Speech, Winter 2011, Volume 86, Issue 4
Among the New Words by Benjamin Zimmer and Charles E. Carson

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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