Category Archives: Social Media

These are tutorials based on social media based on WordPress. Nothing related to social media such as news, interviews, commentaries, or announcements should be placed under this category other than tutorials.

All the Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations You Need to Know

Working with students on WordPress, web publishing, writing for the web, and social media, it’s important to learn the language of the web – in this case the social web.

All Acronyms offers an extensive list of social media acronyms and abbreviations and NetLingo – The Internet Dictionary claims to be the largest resource featuring all of those funky letter combinations that say so much in so few keystrokes.

Infographic of Social Media Acronyms from B2 Squared.

Some long time favorites are listed:

  • AFAIK: As Far As I Know
  • BFN: By For Now
  • BTW: By The Way
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
  • LOL: Laugh Out Loud
  • TY: Thank You

And of course our favorite WTF.

Some are a little confusing as they haven’t totally standardized like FTL. Depending upon how you use it it is “For the Lose” or “For The Loss,” neither for sorrowful greetings. Dig a little deeper and you will see that FTL also means the following to the rest of the world: Continue reading All the Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations You Need to Know

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Posting Tweets on WordPress

With the ever growing popularity of social media, people are constantly seeking out ways to enhance their lives, quickly accomplish tasks, and tell the world about what they do.

Twitter, a micro-blogging platform with a character post capacity of 140 characters, and one of the largest user populations in the world; is often the social media platform of choice despite its limitations.

WordPress on the other hand, a much more feature-rich and complex blogging platform has the ability to take advantage of Twitter activity and display its feeds in real time.

To post a Twitter feed in your WordPress.com site, simply go to Appearance> Widgets> Twitter Timeline.

On a self-hosted site, using the Jetpack Plugin, use the Extra Sidebar Widgets feature to add a Twitter stream. Continue reading Posting Tweets on WordPress

How to add Content to RSS Feed Readers

Bloggers need their news, and they need it now. Timeliness is essential. An aggregator for multiple newsfeeds is what an RSS Feed Reader can provide. Pulling in the most recent articles from your favorite news sources and putting them all in one place, organized and easy to locate.

Most Feed readers are free. A few charge a fee, some have a one time cost, while others are available through subscription. The paid apps typically include some degree of tech support, email and blogging tools. Fortunately, for students, there are Feed Reader apps that provide basic services free of charge.

Let’s have a look at the Add Content features found in popular free readers, beginning with the well-known browser-based app, Feedly. Continue reading How to add Content to RSS Feed Readers