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Shovelware vs. News

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Shovelwarenoun

A haphazard collection of software assembled in terms of quantity rather than quality.

Newsnoun

New information of interest.

‘Is there any news about the storm?’; ‘That was not much news in the press release.’;

Shovelwarenoun

Traditional media content, such as printed news reports, republished hastily on the Internet without considering the needs and capabilities of that medium.

Newsnoun

Information about current events disseminated via media.

‘Did you hear/read/see the latest news?’; ‘The news is that a new leader will be elected in one month.’;

Shovelware

Shovelware is a term for individual video games or software bundles known more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness.The metaphor implies that the creators showed little care for the quality of the original software, as if the new compilation or version had been created by indiscriminately adding titles in the same way someone would shovel bulk material into a pile. The term is coined by semantic analogy to phrases like shareware and freeware, which describe methods of software distribution.

‘by the shovel’; ‘shovelware’;

Newsnoun

posts published on newsgroups

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Newsverb

To report; to make known.

Newsnoun

A report of recent occurrences; information of something that has lately taken place, or of something before unknown; fresh tidings; recent intelligence.

‘Evil news rides post, while good news baits.’;

Newsnoun

Something strange or newly happened.

‘It is no news for the weak and poor to be a prey to the strong and rich.’;

Newsnoun

A bearer of news; a courier; a newspaper.

‘There cometh a news thither with his horse.’;

Newsnoun

new information about specific and timely events;

‘they awaited news of the outcome’;

Newsnoun

new information of any kind;

‘it was news to me’;

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Newsnoun

a program devoted to news;

‘we watch the 7 o'clock news every night’;

Newsnoun

information reported in a newspaper or news magazine;

‘the news of my death was greatly exaggerated’;

Newsnoun

the quality of being sufficiently interesting to be reported in news bulletins;

‘the judge conceded the newsworthiness of the trial’; ‘he is no longer news in the fashion world’;

News

News is information about current events. This may be provided through many different media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, electronic communication, or through the testimony of observers and witnesses to events.

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