There are several social media terms. Not everyone knows all the terms that are used. So, to help you out, I hand picked 10 social media terms for you to help navigate you through social media sites. I included visuals as well to help you understand the terms better. If there is a free service, feel free to click on the image, it will take you to the site that offers it.
Bitly is a free URL shortening service. It will condense a long URL to a short one for use on social media sites like Twitter.
Facebook About Page Info is used on social media sites for you to fill out that describes what your page is about.
Blogs are usually maintained by an individual owner or business of a website. They regularly write topics that are specific to their industry.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation who helps with free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work.
A handle is the use for Twitter to describe what your account is called. For example: My handle is @smqorg. If you want to write to communicate in Twitter, use @nameofcompany and then the message. Note that when you put @name of company first, only the recipient can see the message. If you want to share someone else content, place via @nameofcompany after the title and then add the link.
A hashtag (“#”) is used to mark keywords and other phrases in Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumbler. It helps a categorize content on a site.
A Meme is used to describe a thought, idea, joke, or concept that’s widely shared online. There is a text above or below it but can also be in a video. They are very popular with kids.
Periscope is a social video app that is popular these days with bloggers. You can share live activities and interact with the views while doing your presentation.
Search engine optimization is the process of improving the volume or quality of unpaid traffic to a website from search engines.
When someone said trending, it means what people are talking about at a particular point in time. You can see trending topics on different areas of social media sites.
I hope this helps you understand some of the terms that are on social media. Let me know what term you want to know or have learned by leaving a comment.
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