Facebook Glossary of Terms

Facebook Speak:

FACEBOOK: The largest of the social networks (it boasts more than 500 million active users), Facebook has become a favorite destination for people, businesses, and organizations to connect and share information because of its easy-to-use interface and interactive features. It’s the most multimedia-friendly of the big three networks as members can post text, pictures, audio, and video. It also offers tons of applications and widgets that can make your Facebook Page engaging and fun.

Admin: Admins are people who create and manage activity in groups and pages. The new Timeline features boasts an efficient Admin Panel to help you keep track of your activity on your Page.

Apps: Application software, also known as an application or an “app“, is computer software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks. Facebook’s new Timeline replaced the links that used to be on the left sidebar with larger, more visible 111 x 74 pixel “apps” that can be customized using Facebook iFrames and programs like Lujure.

Cover Photo: Your cover photo is the large picture at the top of your timeline, right above your profile picture.

SIDE NOTE: The cover photo can be up to 851px by 315px but may NOT contain the following:

  • Price or purchase information, such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”.
  • Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About section.
  • References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features.
  • Calls to action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”.

Fan Page Messaging: Now people can contact your business Page privately using “Messages.” Notifications about new messages will appear right in your admin panel.

Friend:Friends are people you connect and share with on Facebook.

Insights:Facebook Insights provides Facebook Platform developers and Facebook Page owners with metrics around their content. By understanding and analyzing trends within user growth and demographics, consumption of content, and creation of content, Page owners and Platform developers are better equipped to improve their business and create better experiences on Facebook. (for more details about Insights, go HERE).

Liker: Clicking Like is a way to give positive feedback and connect with things you care about. “Likers” are exclusive to Facebook business pages only.

News Feed: Your news feed is the ongoing list of updates on your home page that shows you what’s new with the friends and pages you follow.

Notifications: Notifications are email, onsite, or mobile updates about activity on Facebook

Profile: Your Profile is your Facebook personal information. Your must set up a personal profile before you can create a business Page. Any individual who is on Facebook has a personal profile: it’s the focal point for the entire network. Your profile page contains all your pertinent information and is how others find and connect with you on Facebook. Through your profile, you can share status updates, photos, videos, links, and other content. Plus, friends can comment on your posts. Businesses, organizations, and celebrities are recommended to create a Page rather than a personal profile.

Page:Pages allow businesses, brands, and celebrities to connect with people on Facebook. Admins can post information and News Feed updates to people who like them.

Pin to the Top: Hover over a story and click on the star ( star icon ) to make it wider, or on the pencil ( pencil icon ) to pin it to the top of your Page, hide or delete it entirely.

Poke: You can poke someone to get their attention or say hello.

Privacy Settings: Yo.ur privacy settings let you manage basic privacy preferences, such as who can send you friend requests and messages.

Share: To post or re-post content on a social media site is to share it. Facebook specifically has a Share option, which allows you to post someone else’s content on your page

Social Plugins: Social plugins are tools that other websites can use to provide people with personalized and social experiences. When you interact with social plugins, you share your experiences off Facebook with your friends on Facebook.

Subscribe: Subscribe is a way to hear from people you’re interested in, even if you’re not friends. The Subscribe button is also a way to fine-tune your News Feed to get the types of updates you want to see.

Tagging: A tag links a person, page, or place to something you post, like a status update or a photo. For example, you can tag a photo to say who’s in the photo or post a status update and say who you’re with.
Thumbnail: Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures, used to help in recognizing and organizing apps.
Ticker: Ticker, on the right-hand side of your home page, lets you see all your friends’ activity in real-time.
Timeline: Your timeline is your collection of the photos, stories, and experiences that tell your story.
Top story: Your top stories are stories published since you last checked News Feed that we think you’ll find interesting. They’re marked with a blue corner and may be different depending on how long it’s been since you last visited your News Feed.
Wall: Your Wall is the space on your profile where you and friends can post and share.

For more details on Facebook Terminology visit http://www.facebook.com/help/glossary


**This Page is a work in progress. What terms would YOU like to know more about??**


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