The paper examines the impact of novel linguistic vocabularies on the remediation of practices using computer-reliant media. As linguistic vocabularies we consider social Web services (with certain material agency) allowing recurrent engagement of users in designated communication acts. On the other hand, remediation is conceived as an evolving state of affairs where new practices (as defined by computer-mediated linguistic conventions) are improvised on the basis of old practices that work differently in new technological settings. In this vein, remediation of organizational routines takes place when established human activities are retooled using digital materials to convey new possibilities for action. The paper advances a proposition and a scaffold for remediating by design which is then ‘tested’ by reflecting upon an empirical case.