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LIS 1001 Fall 2014: Types of Social Media

For use with the classes taught by Librarians

Facebook

Face·book

 [feys-book]  Show IPA
Trademark.
1.
the name of a social-networking service and Web site, launched in 2004.
verb (used with object)
2.
to communicate with (a person) or search for information about (a person) by using Facebook: My oldboyfriend just Facebooked me. His future employer Facebooked him and decided to withdraw the job offer.
3.
to post on Facebook: I facebooked some photos of my cat. You should Facebook the event so more peoplewill show up.
verb (used without object)
4.
to use Facebook: Does your mom Facebook?
Also, face·book for defs 2–4.

Origin: 
1980–85; facebook,  college student directory with personal photos and basic information

 

Twitter

twit·ter
ˈtwitər/
verb
  1. 1.
    (of a bird) give a call consisting of repeated light tremulous sounds.
    synonyms:

    chirp, chirrup, cheep, tweet,

     peep, chatter, trill, warble, sing

  2. 2.
    make a posting on the social networking site Twitter.
    "many active bloggers are twittering more and more these days"
noun
  1. 1.
    a series of short, high-pitched calls or sounds.
    "his words were cut off by a faint electronic twitter"
     

Pinterest

Pinterest

A socially oriented photo-sharing site in the form of an online pinboard.

Co-founded by Ben Silbermann, the site's tag line is

"Organize and share the things you love."

Pinterest was launched as a closed site in March 2010

and later made invitation only. Members post images, called "pins,"

onto their boards for any purpose, including planning a wedding,

saving recipes and redecorating a home.

Repin and Pin It
Members can "repin" images from other boards onto theirs, and all boards

are identified by one of several categories, which are posted on the

Pinterest menu. A "Pin It" button on the user's bookmark bar (the

"pinmarklet") displays all the images on a Web page for ease of

selection for pinning. Videos can also be uploaded to the site

, which are featured in a separate section. For more information,

visit www.pinterest.com.