[AI] Glossary of Social Networking Terms
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Tue Mar 4 07:12:16 EST 2008
Glossary of Social Networking Terms
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Add: n. The act of gaining a new friend, and social
networking's common currency, as in "Dude, thanks for
Block: v. To configure your social networking service
to prevent a particular user from contacting you or
viewing your profile.
Check-in: n. In mobile social networking, an
electronic message that alerts your group of friends
that you have arrived at the local pub and are ready
Cyberbully: v. To attack, harass, or ridicule a fellow
community member via posted text, video, or other
Defriend: v. The inverse of adding a friend, and the
very epitome of coldness. Same as unfriend.
Faceslam: v. To ignore a Facebook friend request from
someone you don't know and/or wish would just go away.
Facestalk: v. To scan, jealously, the Facebook
profiles and photos of people you know, are going out
with, or are going out with in your dreams.
Friend: v. To request that another user add you as a
friend--sometimes an awkward moment for the social
MySpace Suicide: n. The act of deleting one's MySpace
Nudge: v. On Twitter, to send a message notifying
someone you follow that they're not posting frequently
Poke: n. On Facebook, a feature that lets other users
know that you're looking at their profile, and
possibly stalking them.
RL: n. Real life--the world of flesh, bone, and
face-to-face meetings that existed before the Web
Slurping: n. The ability of most social networks to
import your Web-based mail contacts to see if any are
already on the service. Watch out for slurpers that
spam every contact with membership invites.
Twitterrhea: n. A condition resulting in an excess of
Twitter posts. For even more Twitter jargon, see the
Twitter Fan Wiki's glossary.
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