What Makes Up the Name: digital + literati

There are two branches of this elite digital social class, the academic & literary digerati, and the industrialist digerati (Zuckerburg & Jobs). Like the blogebrity, they both make their living off the digital world, but one type lives on the front lines and writes theories about it while the other type owns huge yachts.

Origin: A early addition to the digital repertoire, the first digerati usage we could find was from the New York Times in 1992.

See Also: gliterati, twitterati, and be thankful you cannot make a portmanteau of all of them because your online thesaurus would explode