Definitions for NSFW

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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.

Freebase

  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 at work. 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. Companies and schools frequently adopt such policies because they regard the presence of sexual content as a misuse of company property and, potentially, a violation of sexual harassment policy. Employees found using work computers to view pornography may face suspension or firing. On November 28, 2007, Fark.com founder Drew Curtis filed an application to trademark the phrase, but registration was denied.

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