This is part of a series of posts (and a project-in-progress),
compiled as a glossary of terms and phrases used in blogging and social
media, that will continually be added to and modified.
Mashup: Most often a web application that combines data from more than one source into a single tool. Not necessarily restricted to online applications ("Hey – you’ve got Peanut Butter on my Chocolate!")
Meme: Keeping things simple, here’s a partial definition from "The Daily Meme": In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of
personal web sites it’s some kind of list of questions that you saw
somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone
else sees them and does them and so on and so on.
MicroBlogging: A form of blogging allowing users to compose brief text updates and publish them. These messages can be submitted and received by a variety of means and devices, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, mobile device, MP3 or the web. Think Twitter
Moblogs: A blog published directly to the web from a phone or other mobile device.
Movable Type: Movable Type is a publishing platform a served web publishing platform (it sits on your server) created by SixApart, the same folks who operate Typepad (a hosted web publishing platform — hosted on their server).
MyBlogLog: A Yahoo-owned community and social networking site that tracks traffic and visits to member sites. One of the better community-building applications available. Also read: Faces on a Blog…
If you’ve suggestions, additions or modifications, add ‘em in a comment. Together we’re smarter.