On Wednesday, Dictionary.com announced that it had chosen “privacy” as the word of the year for 2013, quite a change from last year’s selection of “bluster”. The past year has been filled with events that rocked the media landscape and changed the way people thought about privacy. The introduction of Google Glass and Edward Snowden’s revelations about Government surveillance were just two of the major events that Dictionary.com cited as reasons for selecting privacy as their word of choice.
According to Dictionary.com, privacy is defined as
“the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life or affairs.”
Dictionary.com also released an infographic that outlined the key privacy-related events of 2013. Check it out here.