cyberhole

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

cyber- +‎ hole

NounEdit

cyberhole ‎(plural cyberholes)

  1. Used to represent Internet oblivion.
    • 2001, February 11, Deep Visions[1]:
      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”, in The Devil is in the Details: Converting Good Research into Publishable Articles[2], 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”, in Shortcuts: Readers Weigh In With Tips on Jobs and Money[3]:
      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.