Social Media

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Words Related to Communication - Social Media

Read this lesson to learn words related to social media in English, such as "follow", "chat room" and "blog post".

Words Related to Communication
blognoun

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 blogverb

to regularly write in a blog or add content to it

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blogger
bloggernoun

someone who writes for a blog

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blogospherenoun

the virtual space where all the personal blogs are and the network of people communicating

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blog postnoun

any article or piece of information posted on a blog

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blogrollnoun

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

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bulletin boardnoun

(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 chatverb

to send and receive messages on an online platform

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chat
chatnoun

the online exchange of messages between people on the Internet

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chat room
chat roomnoun

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

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citizen journalismnoun

the coverage of news by ordinary people, which is then shared on the Internet

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DMnoun

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

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to DMverb

to send someone a private message on the social media

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Facebook
Facebooknoun

a social media platform that is very popular

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flash mobnoun

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 mobbingnoun

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 followverb

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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followeenoun

a person who is followed on a social media platform

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followernoun

a person who follows an account on social media

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friendnoun

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

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to friendverb

to add someone to the list of contacts on social media

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friend requestnoun

a request in which one asks someone else to follow their activity on social media

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handlenoun

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

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hashtagnoun

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 tipnoun

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

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influencernoun

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 likeverb

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
likenoun

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 blognoun

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

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to live-blogverb

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

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microblognoun

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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microbloggingnoun

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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Myspacenoun

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

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pm
pmnoun

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

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profilenoun

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

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to retweetverb

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

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sharenoun

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

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Snapchatnoun

(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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socialnoun

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

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social bookmarkingnoun

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

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social medianoun

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

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social networkingnoun

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

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system operatornoun

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

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threadnoun

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

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timelinenoun

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

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tweetnoun

a message or post on Twitter

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to tweetverb

to post or send something on Twitter

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Twitternoun

(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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VLEnoun

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

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vlognoun

a website that is regularly updated with short videos by a person

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vloggernoun

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

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vloggingnoun

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

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web lognoun

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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YouTubernoun

someone who is active on YouTube by creating content for it

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YouTube
YouTubenoun

a website on which people share their videos so that others can watch them

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