Blingo! Blog lingo

Blogosphere Lingo!

So you grab your board and surf the web updating your blog and tagging friends in photos. Your computer nerd buddy gets cozy next to you and starts ranting about hyperlinks, diigo and crowd sourcing. Your knowledge is limited to ‘liking’ friends’ statuses…embarrassing!

This could have been avoided if you knew your techno lingo! Keep abreast of the latest developments in social networking and enhance your blogosphere lingo! Word to the http! Because the web is filled with made up words that get coined as IT jargon I’ve decided to make up one of my own…BLINGO! Blog+lingo=BLINGO! Has a ring to it right? Nice.

Definitions are courtesy of Urban Dictionary and wiktionary! The sharing site that lets you put up your definitions of everyday words. The best definition of the day on urban dictionary gets recognition.

  • Social networking

The interaction between a group of people who share a common interest; Using social contacts to network; Using internet’s network groups (such as Facebook and Twitter) to network and communicate between consumers and businesses.

Urban Dictionary calls it Social Notworking. The practice of spending time unproductively on social-networking websites, especially when one should be working.

Joe: Hey, Mark is constantly updating his Facebook status, does he not have any work to do?

John: His company obviously doesn’t realize how much Social Notworking he is doing!

  • Blog

A website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal while readers may comment on posts. Blog is short for web log which is an online journal.

A meandering, blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as “homework sucks” and “I slept until noon today.”

  • Hyperlink

In computing, a hyperlink (or link) is a reference to a document that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically. The reference points to a whole document or to a specific element within a document. Hypertext is text with hyperlinks.

When you view some web-sites, it shows you links. Links are hyperlinked to a certain url, within a click of that link. Also, webpages are linked/hyperlinked to a different page.

Example: My website has 100 hyperlinked pages. Diigo Diigo (pronounced ) is a social bookmarking website which allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag web-pages. Additionally, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page

  • Crowdsourcing

The practice of outsourcing a job or task that is traditionally performed by employees or a contracted company to a non-organized, usually large group of people, generally in the form of an open call or competition.

Example

A: “I wish I could write a dictionary for all the cool slang out there, but it’s too big a task for me alone, and I can’t afford to pay anyone else to do it.”

B: “Crowdsourcing is the solution to your problem.. I know — you should make a website called urbandicitonary.com, or something. People will just fill it up and edit and moderate all on their own, and you won’t have to pay a dime!”

  • Live blogging

Live-blogging is what one does when covering an event and posting to a blog in real time as a “citizen journalist.” A blog is a type of website with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. The bloggers shared their coverage of the Conference by “live-blogging” for a truly enhanced social media experience.

Hope this helped keep bloggers hip and in the know! Enough from me…I’m off like alt ctrl delete!

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About nicobaleng

My paradoxical love for the web is feeling immense freedom while confined to a seated position behind a desk. This is what the world wide web has to offer. Learning about the latest technological toys or playing around with programs sounds like nerds-play, but once you start exploring, the pc monitor in front of you becomes less and less intimidating. Tracked and documented I will share the journey of an average Joe like me, moving up toward achieving a black belt in web design! KAPOW!

Posted on March 24, 2011, in Geeked Up and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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