Technology has had quite a profound effect on the English language. Just last year Merriam-Webster added "selfie" and "hashtag" to its dictionary. But, English isn't the only language changing because of our tech-centric culture.
Just take a look at American Sign Language. Anytime new Internet slang enters our vocabulary, there's got to be new signs developed to reflect that. These signs develop organically over time and often more than one sign emerges to define new slang. Bill Vicars is the president and owner of Lifeprint, a company that provides technology-based ASL instruction and maintains a sign database. When deciding which signs to put in his dictionary, Vicars tries to look to a variety of sources like other dictionaries, books and signers themselves. Then, he posts the signs online to get feedback.
And while Lifeprint is one of the more popular ASL websites, Vicars notes that there is no “official” ASL website, as the government has yet to make one, leaving only a few grassroots sites to fill the void.