cyberhole

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ hole

Noun[edit]

cyberhole (plural cyberholes)

  1. Used to represent Internet oblivion.
    • 2001 February 11, “Deep Visions”:
      But Tower did better than HBO, the Boston Business Journal, and some others, where the test messages apparently fell into a cyberhole.
    • 2004, “Daniel C. Feldman[1], The Devil is in the Details: Converting Good Research into Publishable Articles, volume 16, number 1, DOI:10.1016/j.jm.2003.09.001: 
      Consequently, their long-awaited decision letters were waiting unnecessarily in vacant cyberholes somewhere.
    • 2009 December 19, Alina Tugend, “Shortcuts: Readers Weigh In With Tips on Jobs and Money”:
      Although many of you seem to believe your messages drop into a black cyberhole, I do read every one, and often find it surprising to see which columns stir up emotion and which seem to sink with barely a murmur.