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Social media and social networking

humblebrag

noun

a statement on social media in which you pretend to be modest but which you are really using as a way of telling people about your success or achievements

selfie

noun

a photo that you take of yourself, usually for use in social media

social media

noun

computer applications that people use in order to create and share information, through social networking

social networking

noun

the creation and sharing of information and ideas in online communities accessed via mobile and web-based technologies

SoNet site

noun

a social networking website

tweet

noun

a short message sent using the microblogging and social networking service Twitter

wall

noun

an area of a social networking website where you can write personal messages for a user

trend

verb

to be a very popular subject discussed on the microblogging service Twitter

trending

adjective

very popular as a subject discussed on the microblogging service Twitter

tweetup

noun

a meeting of two or more people who arrange the meeting through the microblogging service Twitter

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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spinnaker

an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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