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blog

blog

/ˈbɫɔɡ/
noun
a web page on which an individual or group of people regularly write about a topic of interest or their opinions or experiences, usually in an informal style

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to blog

to blog

/ˈbɫɔɡ/
verb
to regularly write in a blog or add content to it

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blogger

blogger

/ˈbɫɔɡɝ/
noun
someone who writes for a blog

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blogosphere

blogosphere

/ˈbɫɔɡəsˌfɪɹ/, /ˈbɫɔɡɔsˈfiɹ/
noun
the virtual space where all the personal blogs are and the network of people communicating

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blog post

blog post

/blˈɑːɡ pˈoʊst/
noun
any article or piece of information posted on a blog

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blogroll

blogroll

/blˈɑːɡɹoʊl/
noun
a list of links on a blog to other websites that the owner thinks are useful

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bulletin board

bulletin board

/bˈʊlɪtˌɪn bˈoːɹd/
noun
(computing) a computer network or an online website where users can leave messages and read other people's posts

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to chat

to chat

/ˈtʃæt/
verb
to send and receive messages on an online platform

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chat

chat

/ˈtʃæt/
noun
the online exchange of messages between people on the Internet

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chat room

chat room

/tʃˈæt ɹˈuːm/
noun
a place on the Internet where people can communicate with one another and talk about a specific topic

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citizen journalism

citizen journalism

/sˈɪɾɪzən dʒˈɜːnəlˌɪzəm/
noun
the coverage of news by ordinary people, which is then shared on the Internet

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DM

DM

/dˌiːˈɛm/
noun
a message sent on a social media platform that is available only to the recipient

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to DM

to DM

/dˌiːˈɛm/
verb
to send someone a private message on the social media

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Facebook

Facebook

/fˈeɪsbʊk/
noun
a social media platform that is very popular

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flash mob

flash mob

/flˈæʃ mˈɑːb/
noun
a large group of people organized using social media who gather together publicly at an exact time, do something for a short time and then disperse

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flash mobbing

flash mobbing

/flˈæʃ mˈɑːbɪŋ/
noun
an act of organizing a large group of people using social media to gather them together publicly at an exact time, doing something for a short time and then dispersing

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to follow

to follow

/ˈfɑɫoʊ/
verb
to subscribe to a person or organization's account on a social media platform to check everything that they post or publish

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followee

followee

/fˈɑːloʊˌiː/
noun
a person who is followed on a social media platform

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follower

follower

/ˈfɑɫoʊɝ/
noun
a person who follows an account on social media

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friend

friend

/ˈfɹɛnd/
noun
a person that one adds to the list of contacts of their account on the social media

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to friend

to friend

/ˈfɹɛnd/
verb
to add someone to the list of contacts on social media

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friend request

friend request

/fɹˈɛnd ɹɪkwˈɛst/
noun
a request in which one asks someone else to follow their activity on social media

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handle

handle

/ˈhændəɫ/
noun
someone's username on an online forum or social media platform

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hashtag

hashtag

/ˈhæʃˌtæɡ/
noun
a word or phrase coming after a hash sign '#' used on social media platforms so that one can access all messages with the same subject containing the same hashtag

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hat tip

hat tip

/hˈæt tˈɪp/
noun
used on the internet to acknowledge someone's role in providing information or giving an idea

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influencer

influencer

/ˈɪnfluːənsɚ/
noun
someone who encourages other people to purchase a product or service by talking about it on social media

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to like

to like

/ˈɫaɪk/
verb
to show support for or interest in a post shared on social media, a blog, etc. by tapping a specific button

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like

like

/ˈɫaɪk/
noun
something by which a person can show their interest in or approval of a post shared on social media, a blog, etc. by tapping a specific button

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live blog

live blog

/lˈaɪv blˈɑːɡ/
noun
a blog or a microblog that provides a real time commentary of an event as it is happening

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to live-blog

to live-blog

/lˈaɪvblˈɑːɡ/
verb
to write and share a real time commentary of an event online in a blog as it is happening

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microblog

microblog

/mˈaɪkɹoʊblˌɑːɡ/
noun
a social media platform with restraints on the size of the contents that one can share through which one posts thoughts, feelings, etc. in short messages

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microblogging

microblogging

/mˈaɪkɹoʊblˌɑːɡɪŋ/
noun
the activity of posting regular short messages to a social media platform that restricts the length and size of the content

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Myspace

Myspace

/mˈaɪspeɪs/
noun
(trademark) a social networking service that was once very popular in the US

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pm

pm

/ˈpiˈɛm/
noun
a private message sent on a social media platform, online forum, etc.

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profile

profile

/ˈpɹoʊˌfaɪɫ/
noun
the personal details and other information that someone posts online on a social media platform

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to retweet

to retweet

/ɹɪtwˈiːt/
verb
to repost or share a message that has already been shared by someone else on Twitter

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share

share

/ˈʃɛɹ/
noun
the action of posting or reposting a message on social media platforms

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Snapchat

Snapchat

/snˈæptʃæt/
noun
(trademark) a social media service that allows the user to share photos, short videos or messages, the posts of which disappear after a short period

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social

social

/ˈsoʊʃəɫ/
noun
(plural) all the social media platforms and messaging applications that a person uses

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social bookmarking

social bookmarking

/sˈoʊʃəl bˈʊkmɑːɹkɪŋ/
noun
(computing) an online service that enables users to add, edit and share bookmarks of web documents

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social media

social media

/sˈoʊʃəl mˈiːdiːə/
noun
websites and applications enabling users to share content and build communities on their smartphones, computers, etc.

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social networking

social networking

/sˈoʊʃəl nˈɛtwɜːkɪŋ/
noun
the use of designated online platforms to communicate with other users, to find people with shared interests, ideas, etc.

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system operator

system operator

/sˈɪstəm ˈɑːpɚɹˌeɪɾɚ/
noun
(computing) someone whose job is to manage a computer system or electronic communication service

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thread

thread

/ˈθɹɛd/
noun
a sequence of linked messages on social media, email, etc.

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timeline

timeline

/ˈtaɪmɫaɪn/
noun
a list of the online activities of a user on a social media platform in a chronological order

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tweet

tweet

/ˈtwit/
noun
a message or post on Twitter

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to tweet

to tweet

/ˈtwit/
verb
to post or send something on Twitter

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Twitter

Twitter

/twˈɪɾɚ/
noun
(trademark) a social media platform and microblogging service available online that enables users to share short messages and interact with others

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VLE

VLE

/vˌiːˌɛlˈiː/
noun
a web-based platform for delivering digital content in educational institutions

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vlog

vlog

/vˈiːlˈɔɡ/
noun
a website that is regularly updated with short videos by a person

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vlogger

vlogger

/vˈiːlˈɔɡɚ/
noun
a person who regularly updates a blog or a social media account by short videos

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vlogging

vlogging

/vˈiːlˈɔɡɪŋ/
noun
the act of updating a blog or a social media account by short videos on a regular basis

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web log

web log

/wˈɛb lˈɔɡ/
noun
a webpage that an individual or a group of people regularly post updates about recent events or a topic of interest, usually in an informal or colloquial style

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YouTuber

YouTuber

/juː tˈuːbɚ/
noun
someone who is active on YouTube by creating content for it

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YouTube

YouTube

/juː tˈuːb/
noun
a website on which people share their videos so that others can watch them

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