Know the Terms
As you consider incorporating online technologies and media into the communication of your work, you may encounter a number of terms surrounding computer-based tools and technologies. As in any field, the arena of online media and computer mediated communication has its own language. So, what do you need to know?
Keep in mind that online communication tools represent an evolving field, so staying up to date on the latest trends is just as important as knowing what is really new.
In many cases, terms are not mutually exclusive since online platforms often interact with each other or have more than one function. For example, Flickr is both a multimedia site (for images) and a social networking one (linking individual users together). To get you started, check out two of many social media glossaries, compiled by HubSpot and The Social Media Guide.