I know I saw a word a few years ago used to describe the small sense of joy/novelty/excitement we exchange when we send/receive cool links with others. Now, I can't recall the word, or where I saw it.
I am not sure whether it was a repurposed word, or a neologism.
I have a feeling it may be related to frisson, but this feeling hasn't helped me find the word I'm looking for, despite searching several times over the past two years (and as such may be a red herring).
Edit: I've found a few places where others are expressing some of the underlying emotional makeup of this, but still not the word; figured I would share with you.
from Yahoo questions:
Where can i find funny links to cheer up my friend? My friend is having a bad day and i´d like to send some funny links to make her laugh. What u suggest?
You are not the person who watches the watchmen! You can only lead a horse to water. You cannot make a horse open a link or, for that matter, react to it in the way you want. Yes, sharing something you feel all crazy about is a wonderful, personal experience. Yes, you are excited and want to see the recipient's reaction in the hopes that it will be like your reaction. Refrain.
There are not enough links in this world to constitute a romantic relationship. Sending links is just something people do now, like day dreaming about cool Facebook albums or looking at their phone all the time. Usually, the fact that you have received this link is only tangentially related to you. There are three reasons people like to show other people things they like:
A) To get validation that the things they like are cool. B) So that the receiver will know they are cool. C) Because they think the link will bring the receiver pleasure.
Ideally, this list would be inverted, but in reality it is not. The sending of the link should be it's own reward. If it isn't, see #1.
Are you constantly looking for something fresh and interesting to link to from your MySpace or Facebook account to intrigue and fascinate your friends?
There is one remaining, very powerful way to provoke a reaction from your half-asleep friends. Link to one of the following top 10 disgusting websites, and watch what sort of response you get.
If you both have a Facebook account, share similar links to those of your crush's, based on what you see from him/her, or on his/her profile. He or she may 'like' or even comment on the links you post! Just never share the exact same links.