Internet Social Networking Terms

Add: (n) The act of gaining a new friend, and social networking's common currency as in “Dude, thanks for the add”

Block: (v) To configure your social networking service to prevent a particular user from contacting you or viewing your profile.

Cheek-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 to Party,

Cyberbully: (v) To attack harass or ridicule a fellow community member via posted text, video, or other electronic means.

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 Face-book 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 networker.

MySpace Suicide: (n) The act of deleting one's MySpace account forever.

Nudge: (v) On Twitter to send a message notifying someone you follow that they're not posting frequently enough.

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 browser.

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.

*.* Source of Information : April 2008 PC World

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