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Questions tagged [social-media]

Questions about language conventions and writing styles used in social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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What's the difference between “Chinese social media marketing” and “Social media marketing in China”?

Chinese social media marketing advice from local experts. Avoid common mistakes and dominate in Chinese social media. Powerful advice on social media marketing in China from local experts. Follow ...
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How to introduce myself in linkedin? [closed]

Long before, I registered my account on LinkedIn, when pursuing BS Electrical Engineering at a university. After being graduate, I decided to change my university for getting Masters degree in a field,...
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Which preposition to use when considering the “social media” as a virtual counterpart of the “real” world?

So, what is then the correct distinction between the "in"and "on" preposition, when connected with the "social media" as a virtual space/entity - in oppposition to the "real" - physical reality... ...
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How does this Chinese phrase translates back to English?

This had been news for a while now. We've had reports on TV and net blogs about inappropriate videos known as "儿童邪典" which translates literally to "children evil compendium". These videos depicts ...
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Are there any style guides that dictate the use of “on/at Amazon” (and other web platforms). If so, what are they and what's the reasoning behind it?

I've been doing some really basic copywriting for various books that I've seen on various reading lists and I occasionally refer readers to Amazon. Here's a simple example: You can get a good ...
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single word to describe a person, who puts everything on social media [duplicate]

I m looking for a single word to describe a person, who puts everything on social media. Imagine a person who is updating his status every second. Whatever he sees, the first thing he does is take a ...
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What does “Wine! Because you never got a pony” mean?

The term Wine! Because you never got a pony appeared in a meme on my social media. My first reaction was to question if there was a spelling mistake, i.e. Whine! Because you never got a pony would ...
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What's the term for a show which is augmented with content in real life?

For example the BBC's Sherlock series seeps into reality via Dr John Watson's Blog and various characters' Twitter accounts. I think it's something along the lines of multi-format media; but can't ...
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What do you call a person that is silent in public but social on social media? [closed]

Someone asked me this and I've been searching everywhere but can't find anything. What do you call someone who is silent in public but social on social media?
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Is there a term for “likes” and “dislikes” on a social network?

What is the term to use for "likes" and "dislikes" on social networks? Are they marks or grades or rates or anything else? My purpose is that I'm programming a system where I have a Post domain ...
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Is there an online site or API that provides definitive, uncensored translations of internet slang words?

I am a computer scientist studying on sentiment analysis. I need to retrieve uncensored translations of internet slang words such as wtf, lmfao. There are some websites that provide translations for ...
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Usage of “burn” as a form of mockery - How did it start?

I have come across numerous posts/memes on social media where, considering A,B and C are different people: A posts something seemingly innocuous. B comments on A's post, something either very funny ...
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What is the plural and singular form of people you follow on social media?

I'm developing a social network which has a feature similar to twitter's follow/following setup. At the moment I have the following (hehe) terminology on the site: follower - someone who follows you ...
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What do you call a “cropped image” on a website?

Is there a particular name for this "picture of a baby seal in the comments section of facebook" of this image? I know there is "photo comment" but it doesn't point out that it is a cropped picture ...
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Colloquial meaning of a hashtag

Despite its primarily functional origins, the hash tag has broken out of its social media context and is a kind of colloquialism, usually intended as a joke, but utilized in just about any form of ...
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Word or phrase for people butting in and taking a side in an online conversation?

The phenomenon is not dissimilar to this: Word for "butting in on the Net", yet it wouldn't necessarily be considered trolling. Person A replies to a comment/post by Person B on the ...
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Why is “like” as in Facebook likes often put between quotes?

I often see people use the noun with quotes: We have received a lot of "likes." rather than: We have received a lot of likes. Why is this done?
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Which preposition to use with “social media”?

I have this sentence, and I'm not sure which preposition is best to use with social media. Teens take videos and post them through social media. Should it be-- through social media? to social ...
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social media platform vs. social media venue

What would be the correct or most appropriate word for each social media form (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Blog, etc.) Social media platform? Social media venue? Social media account? "Among multiple ...
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Do we have established terms yet for persons either addicted or averse to social media?

Terms for addicts are easily enough improvised by adding -oholic to the name for a specific social media platform, e.g. “Twitter-oholic,” but is there something more generic, & less ...
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Referring a particular website, should I use the noun adjunct or the genitive/possessive?

I'm wondering if there are any guidelines about using the noun adjunct or the possessive with a website and a company. Should I write: go to the Twitter website or go to Twitter's website? AFAIK ...
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Why does Facebook have “like's” instead of “like”s?

I'm not a native English speaker, so I'm sorry if this is obvious but I can't find an explanation. Why are "like"s usually referred to as like's on Facebook? (You can see many instances here.) To ...
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What word can be used to describe someone you're following? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s a good word for a person that’s being followed? For example, a Twitter user can have many followers. Twitter refers to the users that another user is following as ...
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Can I say “Do you have a facebook”?

Can I say "Do you have a facebook" to ask if someone has "a Facebook account"? I know it is not grammatically correct. I just wanted to know if people say that or not.
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Should I capitalize Twitter links? [closed]

Should I capitalize Twitter links? If yes and no, give examples of both. The direct example in question is the http://twitter.com/XonaGames bio. I could set it one of the following three ways. I have ...
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How to pronounce @[name] on Twitter?

@ is usually pronounced as "at", but it seems @ is a verb when it means Twitter somebody, like: @Tom for more information. Tweet Tom for more information. Contact Tom for more information. But ...
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What is a one or two word phrase for “Social Media following”?

I am writing an application and need to find a short way to describe a shared group of people who follow certain aspects; for example, hashtags in Twitter or fans of certain pages on Facebook. I had ...
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Is it “on Facebook“ or “in Facebook“?

For preposition of places, should Facebook, an Internet space, be used as in or on? E.g. Find us in Facebook.
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Should it be an “unlike” or “dislike” button on Facebook?

I see an increasing demand for an unlike button on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unlike-Button/72641866357 Facebook Adds An Unlike Button For Pages May 7, 2010 Facebook "Unlike" Button ...
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Which of these is correct: “Sheila is now in Facebook” or “Sheila is now on Facebook”?

Can I also use in when referring to someone who is already a member of Facebook?
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What is the correct name for posts made on twitter?

Well, I honestly tried to search for this but I drowned in twit* and tweet* results. Should I write: "my tweet" or "my twit"? "I am tweetting" or "I am twitting" ("to twit" vs. "to tweet")? ...
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To add someone “to” Facebook or “on” Facebook

Which one is correct and why: It was the first time a girl asked me to add her on Facebook Or It was the first time a girl asked me to add her to Facebook
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Is “tweet” a proper verb now?

So I know that in modern English, the word "google" is considered a proper verb now. Can the same be said for the word "tweet" (i.e. to post a 140-char message to Twitter)?