Wednesday, February 3, 2010

“What’s that mean?” – Common Professional-Use Social Media ACRONYMS Spelled Out

I am the go-to-girl for family, friends, and many business associates for social media network and blog how-to questions as well as general technology questions and ideas. Something I noticed recently is how much I take for granted in talking to people about social media. About 46% of Americans use some type of social media, but generally they are not social media experts or strategists. They don’t necessarily use it in their everyday work for example like I do. I often answer these questions with common social media acronyms, and more times than not; I am then asked “What’s that mean?” There are several good social media term glossaries on the Internet, so I decided to post a quick list of the common “acronyms” spelled out for the ones I come across the most in my social media based work. I think the majority of people know what the common social network and text acronyms mean such as LOL, OMG, IMHO, or the like; so here is my list for the common professional-use acronyms.