I offer this glossary as a clarification for how I am using specific terms and jargon. These definitions are not intended to be perfect or make a scholarly statement. I hope that this list will be a quick reference for those who are new to social media. Readers who are interested in longer treatments of these terms may wish to check Wikipedia, where they will find fairly reasonable definitions.

Audacity A free digital audio editing program.

Blog A website typically of short articles (100–500 words) updated regularly and organized by date with the newest posts at the top of the page. Blogs are often thought of as online journals, but have evolved into more news-like sites covering a specific topic or related topics. Blogs have one ...

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