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wilfing [1 record]

Record 1 2019-02-15


Subject field(s)
  • Internet and Telematics

Forgetting the goal of an Internet search and ending up browsing the Internet with no particular purpose, either in the context of work or leisure.


The term "wilfing" comes from the acronym "WILF" (introduced in some dictionaries in 2007) which it stands for What was I Looking For.


  • Internet et télématique

Fait d'oublier l'objet de sa recherche initiale et donc de passer du temps à naviguer sur Internet sans but précis, et ce, dans un cadre de travail ou non.


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