Social media has its own language. If you haven’t grown up with a device in your hands, you are probably saying, “Speak English!” Just like if you visit a foreign country, you need to learn the lingo. Below is a cool infographic with some of the social media jargon, but it’s missing a few:
Pin – (verb) – adding a picture or video to a board – like a post. You can add a description and it takes the URL (web address) with it so when you click on it, you go to the originating website. Noun: the actual picture or video on the board.
Pinning – the act of adding a pin
Board – the categories for pins, like the bulletin board on your wall, but with unlimited space.
Pinner – one who pins that has an account on Pinterest
Tweet – (noun) – a post on Twitter, 140 characters, can be text, a link, hashtag (see infographic), short video, or picture. Verb – to tweet – posting on Twitter.
Tweeting – the act of posting a tweet
Retweet – sharing someone else’s tweet with your followers
Reply – writing to the person who posted a tweet
TY – Thank you (saves characters)
Social Media Jargon Infographic by TopDog Social Media
This is just a tidbit of all the social media and online jargon!
You need the Social Savvy Marketer’s Guide to Online Jargon – the complete glossary of online lingo.