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  1. NSFW(Adjective)

    Not Safe (or Suitable) For Work; i.e., containing graphic or adult imagery, such as content that might be offensive to employers or co-workers.

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  1. Not safe for work

    Not suitable/safe for work is Internet slang or shorthand. Typically, the NSFW tag is used in e-mail, videos, and on interactive discussion areas to mark URLs or hyperlinks which contain material such as nudity, pornography or profanity, which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as in a workplace. Determining a site to be NSFW is invariably subjective, and poses challenges for academics who study sexuality. The difficulty in identifying such content objectively has led to the creation of online tools to help individuals to identify NSFW content: NSFW has particular relevance for individuals making personal use of the Internet at workplaces or schools which have policies prohibiting access to sexually provocative content. On November 28, 2007, Fark.com founder Drew Curtis filed an application to trademark the phrase, but registration was denied. Conversely, the term Safe For Work or sometimes abbreviated to SFW is used to label material that may have a questionable title or include subjects that could potentially be NSFW, but are not.


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