OMG, RT, and #: 154 Essential Social Media Definitions


By: Sarah Marczynski

154 Essential Social Media Definitions

“Ermahgerd, she totally creeped my pins and then RT’d them all!”

Need a translator for that? Thanks to social media, new terms are appearing constantly. And if you’re managing your organization’s social media, managing your own, or just want to know what all the kids are talking about these days, then you’ll likely need a social media dictionary of some sort.*

Luckily social media managing site, Hootsuite has a you and your tweeps covered.  Published by Matt Foulger, The 2014 Social Media Glossary: 154 Essential Definitions is a working document that covers social media speak from a to z…. well, from “abandonment rate” to “word cloud” and all the likes, retweets, and #TBTs in between.

[box type=”tick” border=”full”]*In February 2015, the Oxford Dictionaries Online added terms like “awk” and “AFAIC” used in social media, which goes along with selfie, brofie, SMH, humblebrag and others that had previously been added. So, soon you may be able to find social media slang right on your bookshelf.[/box]

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Sarah Marczynski
Sarah joined the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera in 2010 working with the Marketing and Development staffs and quickly became interested in community engagement and education. She holds a Master’s of Public Administration focusing in Nonprofit Arts Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where her capstone and other work under Dr. Christopher Horne examined attendance patterns in high-art cultural institutions and network relationships between local arts agencies and cultural partners. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Vocal Music Education from UTC, where she studied under Dr. Kevin Ford and Ron Ulen. Sarah has been active in the Chattanooga arts community, serving as the founding chair of the Chattanooga Young Artistic Network (CYAN), graduating from the Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, and working with the Chattanooga Boys Choir, the Choral Arts Society, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Chattanooga Bach Choir. Outside of the arts world, Sarah pretends to be an excellent cook (but she's broken 2 ovens), reads Jane Austen novels, and watches way too much House of Cards.
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