(Wikipedia offers a somewhat different definition.)A digital story is a short personal nonfiction narrative that is composed on a computer, often for publishing online or publishing to a DVD.They are told from the narrator’s point of view and the subject is generally about something the maker experienced personally.
Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world, with more than 200 million members. (See Wikipedia entry.)A flash mob is a group of individuals who gather and disperse with little notice for a specific purpose through text messages, social media or viral emails.
Members’ home page streams can now be seen in a wide range of applications and devices. It’s now generally considered a somewhat dated term (already! (See Wikipedia entry.)Geotagging is the process of adding location-based metadata to media such as photos, video or online maps.
GPS-enabled devices — most commonly mobile handhelds or a car’s navigation system — enable precise pinpointing of the location of people, buildings and objects.
(See Wikipedia entry.)A hashtag (or hash tag) is a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets.
(See Wikipedia entry.)Digg is a popular social news site that lets people discover and share content from anywhere on the Web.
Users submit links and stories and the community votes them up or down and comments on them.Users can “digg” stories they like or “bury” others they don’t.(Wikipedia offers a somewhat different definition.)Digital inclusion, or e-inclusion, is an effort to help people who are not online gain access with affordable hardware, software, tech support/information and broadband Internet service, so they can begin to use this technology to improve their lives.(See Wikipedia entry.)The act of adding code to a website so that a video or photo can be displayed while it’s being hosed at another site.Many users now watch embedded You Tube videos or see Flickr photos on blogs rather than on the original site. By using a news reader to subscribe to a feed, you can read the latest posts or watch the newest videos on your computer or portable device on your own schedule.Apps run the gamut from Web browsers and games to specialized programs like digital recorders, online chat or music players.