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Internet Terminologies

  1. 1. Internet Terminology Website:
  2. 2. Websites: Email: Internet Terminology  Bio  Blog Post/Entry  Blogroll  Comment  Cyber-bullying/Cyber-harassment  Direct Message  Follow  #followfriday  Geolocation / Geotagging  Hashtags (#)  Influencer  Instant messaging: (IM)  Meme/Tweetmeme – “Meme”  Message Boards/Forums
  3. 3. Websites: Email: Internet Terminology  Micro-blogging  Multimedia  RSS Feed  Retweeting (RT)  Search Engine Marketing (SEM)  Social Bookmarking  Social Networking Sites  Tweet  Twitter Search  RSS Feed  Tags  Trackback  Trending Topic  URL Shorteners  Web 2.0  Widget
  4. 4. Websites: Email: Bio  A short personal description used to define who you are.  Most social media sites encourage or require a bio.  This is a good place to provide links to your website or your company’s website for additional visibility.
  5. 5. Websites: Email: Blog Post/Entry Content published on a blog. Entries may include pictures or embedded videos and links URLs for online sources used.
  6. 6. Websites: Email: Blogroll An assembly of blog URLs -blogs that the blogger reads regularly – displayed at the sidebar of the blog. A website where individuals provide entries of any type of content from video, podcasts, traditional text and photos in order to inform or create discussions. Presented in reverse chronological order.
  7. 7. Websites: Email: Comments Replies or opinions in reference to the topic at hand; usually left on blog posts
  8. 8. Websites: Email: Cyberbullying/Cyberharassment Common terms used to describe name-calling and harassment online
  9. 9. Websites: Email: Direct Message Most commonly used in Twitter, although LinkedIn and Facebook have a similar feature. Direct Messages are private between only the sender and recipient. Tweets become DMs when they begin with “d username” to specify who the message is for
  10. 10. Websites: Email: Follow To follow someone on Twitter means to subscribe to their Tweets or updates on the site
  11. 11. Websites: Email: #Followfriday To recommend users that others should follow by including their username and #followfriday or #FF in a tweet. Sometimes you’ll see a tweet full of usernames with no specific reason for the followfriday recommendation whereas other times you’ll read a “why” as well as names.
  12. 12. Websites: Email: Geolocation / Geotagging The use of location data in Tweets to tell us where you are in real time.
  13. 13. Websites: Email: Hashtags (#) Use the sharp or number sign (#) as part of a “hashtag” to organize and categorize your information. Whether or not you’ve got an account, Twitter hashtags are an easy way to follow conversations about different topics.
  14. 14. Websites: Email: Influencer A person specialized in a specific subject matter and highly recognized in an online community that has the ability to sway others’ thoughts; key influencers are seen as references or for assistance on specific subject matters.
  15. 15. Websites: Email: Instant messaging The tools allow you to indicate whether or not you are available for a chat, and if so can be a good alternative to emails for a rapid exchange. Problem arise when people in a group are using different IM tools that don’t connect. One way around this is to use a common Voice over IP tool like Skype that also provides IMc
  16. 16. Websites: Email: Meme/Tweetmeme TweetMeme is actually a piece of software (a plugin) that helps social media participants perpetuate this phenomenon by adding a “Tweet this” button to their blog posts. Some people refer to a tweetmeme as a “theme” or popular topic that is used in many tweets
  17. 17. Websites: Email: Message Boards/Forums people looking to discuss particular issues or needing support post threads (a message) on the forum or message board in hopes to gain more information or start a conversation
  18. 18. Websites: Email: Micro-blogging A form of blogging where the entries/posts are limited to a certain amount of characters or words, i.e. Twitter.
  19. 19. Websites: Email: Multimedia Media and content in different forms such as videos, pictures, etc. Examples include YouTube and Flickr Podcasts – Online audio or visual recordings syndicated on the Internet and available to download to portable media players such as an iPod
  20. 20. Websites: Email: RSS Feed Really Simple Syndication; a system that generates frequently updated information from a site
  21. 21. Websites: Email: Retweeting act of sharing someone else’s tweet with your followers – spreading the word wider. To identify a retweet, the Twitter convention is to put RT at the start of the retweet and to include the Twitter username of the person you are retweeting like attributing a quote.
  22. 22. Websites: Email: Is a form of Internet marketing that seeks to promote websites by increasing their visibility in search engine result pages (SERPs). According to the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, SEM methods include: Search engine optimization, paid placement, contextual advertising, and paid inclusion (Wikipedia, Search Engine Marketing) Search Engine Marketing
  23. 23. Websites: Email: Social Bookmarking Method to organize, store and share items (i.e. blog posts, online articles, pictures, etc.) of interest using the item’s URL Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results. (Wikipedia, Search Engine Optimization)
  24. 24. Websites: Email: Social Networking Sites Large sites that host multiple communities comprised of people with profiles who have with similar interests. Facebook – An online community for people to connect or re-connect with others. Enables people to share videos, pictures and information about themselves. LinkedIn – A professional online community used to network with fellow professionals; an online resume sharing site MySpace – A site where people can meet others with similar interests, creating online communities by sharing videos, photos, and personal information
  25. 25. Websites: Email: Social Networking Sites Social Networking Sites Friendfeed – enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing YouTube – An online site for uploading and discussing videos; Videos can also be embedded from YouTube onto other social media sites such as blogs or social networks Flickr –Online site for storing, sharing and commenting on photos Twitter – A micro-blogging community where posts and links are 140 characters or less
  26. 26. Websites: Email: Tweet The post/entry made on Twitter
  27. 27. Websites: Email: Tags a keyword or term associated and assigned to an item of content. Usually added to an item of content to enhance search engine optimization and make it content easier to organize and find
  28. 28. Websites: Email: Trackback some blogs provide a facility for other bloggers to leave a calling card automatically, instead of commenting. Blogger A may write on blog A about an item on blogger B’s site, and through the trackback facility leave a link on B’s site back to A. The collection of comments and trackbacks on a site facilitates conversations.
  29. 29. Websites: Email: Trending Topic A subject algorithmically determined to be one of the most popular on Twitter at the moment.URL - A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a web address that points to a unique page on the internet.
  30. 30. Websites: Email: URL Shorteners Because of the 140 character limit of each tweet, it can be difficult to include full URLs in a message. Even this page has a URL that contains 45 characters… or nearly 1/3 a full tweet! Luckily, there are many services that can take a long URL and give you a shorter one, usually under 20 characters, to use instead. Two of the best known sites are and tinyurl.
  31. 31. Websites: Email: Web 2.0 Is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as a platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform
  32. 32. Websites: Email: A mini application that performs a specific function and connects to the Internet Widget
  33. 33. Websites: Email: Business Training Program Get our Social networking for Business training program valued at $1999 sent to you for FREE. By visiting our site: and signing up for the Free program Plus you will get a complete system and the action plan how to create YOUR own Social network, grow and develop it into your best business asset.