Dana Eagles of the Orlando Sentinel defines common Web terms to create an online journalism glossary.

Tweet (and other Twitter lingo)

Thanks to @barbaranixon for the inspiration with her Twitter lexicon blog post.

A few key terms you need to know to understand the Twitter world (Twittertopia?).

Tweet: Your 140-character (or shorter) message
Tweep: Someone you know on Twitter
@ : The symbol that precedes the name of a person you’re replying to
Twoops: Accidentally sending a direct (private) message publicly

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Friday, July 18, 2008

HTML

HTML is the computer language used to create documents on the Web. HTML, which stands for “hypertext markup language,” tells a Web browser how to display text and images. You can see the complex code that underlies a Web page by clicking “Source” in the View menu of Internet Explorer.… Read more
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Terms of Service

Terms of service are the “fine print” rules that online publishers establish and that users “agree” to follow in exchange for benefiting from the services the site provides. Though seldom read by users (and hard to find on on most sites), terms of service cover such matters as copying or appropriating the site’s content, the publisher’s liability, users’ privacy and guidelines for user-generated content.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

FTP

FTP stands for file transfer protocol. In essence, it’s a set of rules governing the exchange of files between computers over a network such as the Internet. FTP is commonly used to download files from a server. The address of an FTP site starts with ftp: rather than the more familiar http: .

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Monday, June 16, 2008

TrackBack

A TrackBack is an automated notification that lets one blog let another blog know it’s being linked to, thus facilitating “conversations” between blogs. Say, for example, that a food blog publishes a post with a link to a wine blog. The wine blog is alerted to this and may automatically publish a comment with an excerpt and a link back to the food blog’s post. This lets the authors and readers of the wine blog know that the food blog is discussing the wine blog’s content. … Read more

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Blogroll

A blogroll is a list of links in which a blogger points readers to related blogs. It says, in effect, if you liked my blog, you might be interested in these others, too. A blogroll typically runs down the side of a blog page. … Read more

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Technorati

Technoratiis a search engine devoted to finding and organizing content in the ever-expanding blogosphere – including the thousands of blogs hosted by news organizations. Although Technorati made its name with blogs, it has expanded to include the search for photos, video and music shared on social networking sites. Other search engines are devoted to blog content, too, including Google’s Blog Search. … Read more

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Chicklet

A chicklet is the small icon, or button, often seen on Web pages and blogs indicating that users can subscribe to a feed of the type of content displayed there – such as postings to a blog. Clicking on the button allows you to subscribe through formats such as RSS and Atom. … Read more

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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is an Apple software program widely used in newsrooms to edit video shot by photographers and reporters for posting on news sites. It’s an example of a non-linear editing program, which allows the editor to access frames regardless of where they fall within the video clip and to move them around easily.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photo Gallery

A photo gallery is a collection of pictures offering a variety of views of an event or situation -– and allowing photographers to display much more of their work than could be accommodated on any given page of a Web site. Although most photo galleries have captions and allow users to advance through a series of pictures, they are simpler to produce than slide shows, which rely on audio and timed transitions along with images to tell a story.
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