Created in 2004, this social network has over 1 billion users. This website is blocked in china however that doesn't stop people using it there
Reconised by its yellow ghost, this network allows users to share photos to friends and family. But watch out! they only last for 10 seconds
When bought by Facebook in 2010, this network only have 13 employees, however now is used globally
3.2 billion people use this globally. Without it, social media wouldn't be around toaday
Found in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, this symbol is used to categories different posts.
an image, video, piece of text, etc that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users for amusement
One of the most popular dating sights globally, this network recently lost many users due to its new age limit policy (18+)
A virtual representation of an individual, online and is commonly used for profile pics. This word also means incarnation in Sanskrit
Originally used for a short description of a user, however now holds many other purposes such as holding quotes.
Done by pretty much many social media user, it is when an individual looks scroll through another individuals account for extended periods of time
Alters a photo
Small images used to describe different situations. It is the internets way of showing emotion
7 seconds is all you have!
Known as the virtual scrapbook, this is used to create specific boards filled with DIY's and photos
a musical track comprising different songs
A photo of ones self
A form of blogging; were people upload videos to youtube
Blue and white, allows you to video call friends
Created in February 2007, this is one of the biggest forms of social media in todays society
“ask me anything," which originated in a popular subreddit where users will use the term to prompt questions from other users.
an image or username that represents a person online, most often within forums and social networks.
a free URL shortening service that provides statistics for the links users share online. Popularly used to condense long URLs to make them easier to share on social networks such as Twitter.
on social media refers to a short bit of explainer text that explains who the user is.
created from two words: “web log.” Usually maintained by an individual or a business with regular entries of content on a specific topic, descriptions of events, or other resources such as graphics or video. Can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to one.
marking something you found important, enjoyed, or want to continue reading later. The only difference online is that it's happening through websites using one of the various services available, such as Pocket, or right within your browser.
any kind of communication over the internet but traditionally refers to one to one communication through a text-based chat application, commonly referred to as instant messaging (IM) applications.
clusters of a user's friends, colleagues, family, or connections on Google+. You get to choose who goes in which, and when you want to share content with only these individuals, you include that specific ____ in your post's sharing options.
marketing or advertising material that employs a sensationalized headline to attract clicks. They rely heavily on the "curiosity gap" by creating just enough interest to provoke engagement.
a response that is often provided as an answer or reaction to a blog post or message on a social network.
The LinkedIn equivalent of a Facebook 'friend'. Because LinkedIn is a social networking site, the people you are connecting with are not necessarily people you are friends with, but rather professional contacts that you've met, heard speak, done business with, or know through another member.
a popular online commerce site in which users sell a variety of goods and services to other users. The service has been credited for causing the reduction of classified advertising in newspapers across the United States.
a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. It provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof. Creative
the act of soliciting ideas or content from a group of people, typically in an online setting.
private conversations that occur on Twitter. Both parties must be following one another to send a message.
an electronic version of a book
Refers to an instance in which another LinkedIn user recognizes you for one of the skills you have listed on your profile.
popular social media metric used to describe the amount of interaction - likes, shares, comments a piece of content receives.
social media platform founded by Mark Zuckerberg in 2004. The site connects people with friends, family, acquaintances, and businesses from all over the world and enables them to post, share, and engage with a variety of content such as photos and status updates.
Represented by the small star icon on Twitter, the action signals to the creator that you liked their content or post.
a social network for online picture sharing. The service allows users to store photos online and then share them with others through profiles, groups, sets, and other methods.
Also known as a message board, it is an online discussion site. It originated as the modern equivalent of a traditional bulletin board, and a technological evolution of the dial- up bulletin board system.
In a social media setting, a person who subscribes to your account in order to receive your updates.
the term used on Facebook to represent the connections you make and the people you follow. These are individuals you consider to be friendly enough with you to see your Facebook profile and engage with you.
the directional coordinates that can be attached to a piece of content online. For example, Instagram users often use it to highlight the location in which their photo was taken.
acronym for Graphics Interchange Format. In social media, small- scale animations and film clips.
a free web browser produced by Google that fully integrates with its online search system as well as its other applications.
a group of web-based office applications that includes tools for word processing, presentations, spreadsheet analysis, etc. All documents are stored and edited online and allow multiple people to collaborate on a document in real time
Google's social network. It serves as a platform for users to connect with friends, family, and professionals while enabling them to share photos, send messages, and engage with content. Google uses the "+1" to serve as the equivalent to a Like on Facebook or Instagram.
someone's @username on Twitter.
the large photo displayed at the top of your profile on
video service on Google+ that allows you to video chat with up to 10 Google+ users are a time. You can name these chats, watch YouTube videos during them, open a Google Doc with colleagues, and much more.
tag used on a variety of social networks as a way to annotate a message. Word or phrase used to categorize information and make it easily searchable for users.
a photo sharing application that lets users take photos, apply filters to their images, and share the photos instantly on the Instagram network and other social networks like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and Foursquare. The app is targeted toward mobile social sharing, and has gained more than 300 million users.
form of real- time, direct text- based communication between two or more people. More advanced instant messaging software clients also allow enhanced modes of communication, such as live voice or video calling.
on Facebook or Instagram, instead of writing a comment or sharing a post, a user can click the button as a quick way to show approval.
Business oriented social networking site with over 380 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking.
the act of delivering content over the internet in real- time. This term was popularized in social media by apps such as Meerkat and Periscope.
a person who reads discussions on a message board, newsgroup, social network, or other interactive system, but rarely or never participates in the discussion.
Content that contains multiple types of media drawn from pre-existing sources to create a new work.
a thought, idea, joke, or concept that's widely shared online. It is typically an image with text above and below it, but can also come in video and link form.
Twitter term used to describe an instance in which a user includes someone else's @username in their tweet to attribute a piece of content or start a discussion.
a type of online advertising in which the ad copy and format adheres to the format of a regular post on the network it's being published on. The purpose is to make ads feel less like ads, and more like part of the conversation.
On Facebook, the homepage of users' accounts where they can see all the latest updates from their friends. Called Timeline on Twitter. News
the practice of capitalizing on the popularity of a news story to amplify your sales and marketing success.
social online radio station that allows users to create stations based on their favorite artists and types of music.
social video app that allows users to broadcast live video from wherever they are. App users also have the ability to engage with others videos, browse live or recent broadcasts, and follow users to receive notifications.
an address or URL of a particular post within a blog or website that remains indefinitely unchanged.
a photo sharing social network that provides users with a platform for uploading, saving, and categorizing "pins" through collections called "boards." Boards are typically organized by theme, such as: Food & Drink, Women's Fashion, Gardening, etc. Users have the ability to "pin" and "repin" content that they like to their respective boards.
a series of digital media files, usually audio, that are released episodically and often downloaded through an RSS feed.
acronym for pay per click- an online advertising model in which advertisers display ads on various websites or search engines and pay when a visitor clicks through. Bid- based PPC involves an auction in which advertisers compete with other advertisers by setting the max bid or highest amount they're willing to pay for each click. Each time a visitor triggers the ad spot, the auction process pans out to select which ad will be displayed.