There are several social media terms. Not everyone knows all the words that are used. So, to help you out, I handpicked ten social media terms for you to help navigate you through social media sites. I included visuals as well to help you understand the words better. If there is a free service, feel free to click on the image, it will take you to the site that offers it.
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What does Bitly mean?
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.
What is Facebook About Page Info?
Facebook About Page Info is used on social media sites for you to fill out that describe what your page is about.
What does a “blog” mean?
Blogs are usually maintained by an individual owner or business of a website. They regularly write topics that are specific to their industry.
What is the term Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation who helps with free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work.
What is a “handle” on Twitter?
A handle is used on Twitter to describe what your profile page. For example, my handle is @smqorg. If you want to write to communicate on Twitter, use @nameofcompany and then the message. Note that when you put @name of the 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.
What is a hashtag?
A hashtag (“#”) is used to mark keywords and other phrases on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumbler. It helps categorize content on a site. It helps the AI on those platforms understand your content.
What is a meme?
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.
What is a Periscope?
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.
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
Search engine optimization is the process of improving the volume or quality of unpaid traffic to a website from search engines.
What does the word “trending” mean?
When someone said trending, it means what people are talking about at a particular point in time. You can see trending topics in different areas of social media sites.
I hope this helps you understand some of the terms that are on social media. Let me know which word you want to know or have learned by leaving a comment.
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