Monday, July 11, 2011

Experts Say You Could Be Suffering From Twitterhea

Talk The Talk. Walk The Walk.

One quick way to increase your net IQ is to increase your net vocabulary or net lingo.

Language is the key to understanding what you stand to gain, once you begin to realize how amazing the world of Social Media, blogosphere, I-commerce, SEO, social networking, e-commerce is.

So a few quick ones this morning. Plus this one would be for my mom who has absolutely no clue what I mean when I talk about Social Media and freelancing.


Facebook Obsessive Compulsive Disorder A modern condition that exists when a person has an uncontrollable urge to correct the spelling of last names on tags in Facebook. Also evidenced by the overwhelming need to finish tagging every single photo in another person’s folder.

geeking out

A phrase that describes the act of using technology in a fun but excessive manner. For example, if you're at home with your boyfriend watching the X-Files, and you both have your laptops booted up so you can do stuff during the commercials, you are said to be "geeking out."
SOH - Acronym
Sense Of Humor


Twitter power users, also referred to as "the tweet elite" whose feeds attract thousands of followers.


Slang for the Twitter universe, it stands for the community of Twitter users and their collective voice. 


A condition resulting in tweeting frequent, short bursts of the most minute daily activities, it is feeling compelled to tweet constantly about every meaningless thing you do. It also refers to the collection of tweets from a group of people about the same event, resulting in highly repetitive clumps of observations.


a.k.a. blogland -or- blogistan -or- blogspace -or- blogdom The shared intellectual space inhabited by bloggers (people who blog). It is actually more than the space, it is the community of bloggers itself and their collective voice. Blogs are increasing in popularity as a way for people to self-publish their insights on the Web and because of the free nature of this expression, they are transforming the way people and journalists work together to report, filter and break the news. One example of its usage is, "Reaction was swift in the blogosphere."

social scoring 

a.k.a. your social score

The act of rating a person's level of influence based on evaluating one's followers, friends, and postings on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.


a.k.a. digerati The literati of the digital world, it includes people in the industry who are considered knowledgeable, hip, or otherwise in-the-know with regard to the online revolution


a.k.a. microblogging Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (called microposts -- usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either publicly on a Web site and/or distributed to a private group of subscribers. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, e-mail, MP3 or the Web.
Popular services include Twitter (launched in July 2006), Jaiku, and Pownce; popular social networking websites Facebook and MySpace also have a micro-blogging feature, called "status update".

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