Whether you are participating on social media to pass the time, to promote your products or services, or for other purposes, there are many terms unique to the social media world that you should know before you get started. If you are unaware of these terms and important information, it can certainly cause unnecessary stress that you do not want to experience. Read below to learn more about those terms to avoid hassles.
It’s an ‘F’ For You
Exactly what is a person trying to say when the ‘F’ is left on a post? Could it be a secret society ready to sneak in and attack you? Is the person politely saying that hideous four-letter word? Not at all. The ‘F’ simply means the person wants to follow the post.
Not a Cute Troll
A social media troll is someone who means harm to your social media presence. They’re online to invoke hate, to spark controversy, and to otherwise anger as many people as possible. Rest assured you’ll encounter a troll or two during your social media encounters.
If you use social media for promotions and business purposes, you may want to buy followers for Instagram and other sites. Many people buy their followers because it is cheap and a simple way to get their name out there. It is 100% legal, despite the thoughts of many people.
You hope that all of your posts go viral because when they do, it means your name is getting out there in major ways. When a post goes viral, it simply means that it has attracted the attention of thousands of social media account holders.
If you’ve ever heard a person mention their clout, it is their social media influence. Some people are even known as influencers because they have such great clout. Obviously, you want to gain clout if social media is used for promotions for your business.
Hashtags were popularized on Instagram, although you’ll see them used among many of the social networks these days. A hashtag is simply the pound sign followed by (no space) a keyword that relates to the post. For example, a hashtag for a photograph of a Paris restaurant could include #Paris #restaurant #food.
Bogs are sites that are updated with new content on specific topics. Most bloggers allow readers to leave comments on their blog posts to start discussions. Blog posts are easy to share on social media platforms to further promote your name.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the largest form of marketing used online. You’ll participate in SEO whether you want to or not. Without good SEO, it is hard to rank well within search engines, thus depleting the number of people who are aware of your existence.
When you interact with other users on social media, you are engaging with them.
A thread is a particular series of comments left on a post.