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Ten definitions to social media words to impress your kids

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As technology develops and changes so does the vocabulary used to describe everyday things your child has knowledge about. While you are trying to keep pace, here are a few words you can drop to impress:

  1. selfie – a digital photo of oneself; Selfie became Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013. See Selfie named word of the year for 2013.
  2. API - Application Programming Interface: an interface that allows two software applications to interact more easily.” See Social Media Vocabulary.
  3. BYOD – bring your own device
  4. crowdsourcing - the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers. See Crowdsourcing.
  5. digital detox – taking a break from digital media or technology
  6. DM – direct message
  7. hacker – a person interested in computers or technology
  8. phablet – a smartphone with a screen larger than a regular smartphone and smaller than a tablet.
  9. Pin – a post on Pinterest
  10. Moblog – mobile blog

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