1. How to Talk the Social Media Talk

    May 6, 2011

    This industry is full of acronyms, techie lingo and worst of all, buzz words. It is important, however, if you’re going to start your own social network or engage in social media marketing, that you have some fundamental knowledge of these things. We recently discovered a few great “social dictionaries” to help with the educational effort. Below are some helpful links, as well as a few terms that especially good to know!

    Application Programing Interface (API) – An API is a documented interface that allows one software application to to interact with another application. An example of this is the Twitter API.

    Blog – Blog is a word that was created from two words: “web log”. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

    Chat - Chat can refer to any kind of communication over the Internet, but traditionally refers to one-to-one communication through a text-based chat application commonly referred to as instant messaging applications.

    Creative Commons – Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. It provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof. (more…)