Social Media Glossary

29 Sep

Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook, smart phones… They’ve all changed how many of us live our daily lives. They’ve also revolutionized our vocabulary- tweet and friend have all new meanings. Advertising Age compiled a list of some of these more recent additions to Social Media diction, and some of them are quite hilarious/ridiculous… Click HERE for the full list, but these are a few of my favs (also ones I’m probably guilty of…)

Hash bragger: A person who consistently (and annoyingly) uses hash tags to brag about exploits, exclusive conferences or envious travel. Often uses multiple hash tags.

App rat: A relentless app collector who is known to download apps and then leave them to gather cobwebs. Related to Appotato, a compulsive app addict.

Top squatter: A person who reads, tries or buys anything at the top of the “best of” or “most shared” lists, whether it’s iTunes, apps, Huffington Post, Ad Age or New York Times. This person never slips beneath the fray.

Proud padder: An excessively proud iPad user. Known for over-embellished iPad demonstrations on planes or in public.

Password penitence: The need to continually use the “Forgot my password” function on websites, services and applications-often digital overload.

Pal purgatory: When you put a friend request on hold, sometimes indefinitely, via Facebook or Twitter.


One Response to “Social Media Glossary”


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