Definition of astroturfing
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- the use of paid employees or contractors - or people who otherwise have a stake - to astroturf.
- See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.
- The creation of lobbying groups that appear to be separate from corporate interests, but that are actually funded by them. As opposed to "grass-roots" political activism.
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Other terms relating to 'computer slang':
|Definitions include: an insufficient (and often dismissive) explanation of something complex.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "great".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "I know, right?"|
|Definitions include: to switch between tasks, requiring one to switch their focus on the new task.|
|Definitions include: the "real world" time of day - i.e. the time of day displayed by the clock on the wall - rather than other measures of time, such as a computer's current uptime.|
|Definitions include: "alright".|
|Definitions include: "benchmark".|
|Definitions include: a small piece of a design that doesn't work as well as the rest of the design.|
|Definitions include: a window that appears when a computer program is started, but before its main interface is displayed.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "I am not a medical doctor".|
|Definitions include: a session of communication that has little information relative to its time-length.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "love you lots".|
|Definitions include: non-elegant, in a way that solves a problem using the sheer amount of computer processing available, rather than finding (or inventing) a smarter technique.|
|Definitions include: Acronym for "your mileage may vary."|
|Definitions include: a post to a discussion forum that is intended to incite flames.|
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Other terms relating to 'astroturf':
|Definitions include: to join an online discussion and pretend to be an independent member of the community.|
|Definitions include: A Thing or person that makes little or no sense at all; something that has no point.|
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