Social media has made us act in new ways. Naturally, we now have new words to describe those actions. Here's a quick list!
The English language is constantly being changed by the rise of social media. Even if you are not a heavy social media user, billions of people in the world are. It helps to stay updated on new vocabulary.
Here is a list of the top five verbs related to social media that you should know.
1. post – This is the generic word for the act of uploading and publishing something on social media. For example:
Sally posted pictures of her European trip on Instagram.
Paul posted about his new job on Facebook.
2. tweet – This is the specific verb for posting something on the social media platform Twitter. For example:
Gary tweets several times a day.
The magazine often tweets links to its online articles.
3. follow – When you follow someone on social media, you subscribe to his account so you can see everything he posts. For example:
I follow celebrities on Twitter.
She follows Kim Kardashian on Instagram.
To stop following someone, you unfollow them.
4. unfriend – This word is often used in the context of Facebook. To unfriend someone on Facebook, you remove them from your list of friends. They won't be able to see your posts. For example:
She unfriended me on Facebook after our argument.
Henry wanted to clean up his Facebook so he unfriended people he didn't know in real life.
5. block – When you block someone on social media, they won't be able to see your account. For example:
He blocks a lot of his critics on Twitter.
Sandra and Jason blocked each other on Facebook after they broke up.
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