Unit 9 – Social Media Vocab.

Application
a program that is accessed via web browser over the internet. Many apps are available for purchase in mobile format for smart phones and devices.
Blog
a web site, maintained by an individual or group, with commentary, and descriptions of events, or other media such as graphics or video. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add contents to a blog.
Facebook
a free-access networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. Users can join networks organized by city, workplace, school, and region to connect and interact with other people. People can also add friends and send them messages, as well as update their personal profiles to notify their friends about themselves.
Forum
an online equivalent of a bulletin board. People participating in an online forum can build bonds around certain topics or areas of interest.
MySpace
a social networking web site with an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos.
Podcast
a digital audio or visual file that can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Usually podcasts are in serial form, with consistent host or format. Podcasts are not limited to Apple’s iPod or iPhone and can be downloaded using a variety of free multimedia programs, including iTunes, windows media player and winamp.
Smartphone
any cell phone that has the ability to connect to the internet. Some examples include iPhone, Blackberry, and Droid.
Social Media
used to describe various websites or other forms of technology where people can connect and interact with one another and share information.
Twitter
a free social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read other users’ updates known as “tweets.” “Tweets are text- based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users (known as “followers”) who have subscribed to them.
Web 2.0
a perceived second generation of web development and design that facilitates communication, secure information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the Internet. Web 2.0 concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and applications, such as social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs.
Wiki
a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone with access to contribute or modify content. The best example is Wikipedia.