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[mass noun] Software or online content that has been added to a CD or placed on the Internet without having been altered so as to suit the new medium.
- ‘All of the candidates' sites provided important collateral materials - biographies, press releases, schedules, shovelware.’
- ‘All stories in the Oklahoman are automatically included through computer software called shovelware.’
- ‘We see shovelware everywhere, but we know that the new media can be liberated - and still convergent - from its print and broadcast forebears.’
- ‘You don't want to ship shovelware and want to stay back to finish what you started’
- ‘I am very aware that without the right questions and tasks, my work won't be changing anything much; it will be mere shovelware.’
1980s: from the notion of ‘shovelling’ the information on to a CD or the Internet indiscriminately.
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