Vocabulary used in Social Media

Vocabulary used in Social Networking:

Going viral
Meaning: To gain sudden popularity on a social media platform.
Example: “If you don’t stop crying I’m going to post this video online and you’ll go viral.”
FOMO (fear of missing out)

Meaning: An Acronym* meaning you don’t want to miss out on potentially fun opportunities by staying home.
Example: “I want to stay home and go to bed early but I also have serious FOMO.”

Throwback Thursday
Meaning: A picture or memory from the past you post online, usually on a Thursday.
Example: “Throwback Thursday to when I spilt milk all over my jeans at your birthday party.”

Salty
Meaning: An adjective used to describe the feeling of being upset, annoyed or disappointed. When someone is feeling ‘salty’ about a particular situation, they wish that situation had never occurred or that they could change it.
Example: “Wow, is Dan still feeling salty about his haircut?” asked Susan.”

Clickbait
Meaning: Content that uses manipulative copy or false advertisement to convince users to click on it. Clickbait tends to rely on exaggeration and withholding information to push people into clicking.


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Hi everybody! My name is Monique and I am a Native English speaker from sunny South Africa. Do you need help with Business English? Conversational English? English for travel? Preparing for an exam? I can help you! I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing Management as well as a 120 Hour TEFL Certificate. I taught English to adults in South Korea, where I taught Business English, conversational English and also helped students prepare for English proficiency tests like IELTS, OPIC, TOEIC and TOEFL. Apart from that I also coached students on job interviews, college interviews and reviewed résumés. I have worked in a corporate environment for about 7 years, so I have the experience and knowledge to teach students the correct expressions and mannerisms to use in business meetings, presentations, emails, conference calls and so forth. I am a very patient person, this is one of my strongest skills in my teaching method as it definitely makes students feel at ease and help th...
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English
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Hi everybody! My name is Monique and I am a Native English speaker from sunny South Africa. Do you need help with Business English? Conversational English? English for travel? Preparing for an exam? I can help you! I have a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing Management as well as a 120 Hour TEFL Certificate. I taught English to adults in South Korea, where I taught Business English, conversational English and also helped students prepare for English proficiency tests like IELTS, OPIC, TOEIC and TOEFL. Apart from that I also coached students on job interviews, college interviews and reviewed résumés. I have worked in a corporate environment for about 7 years, so I have the experience and knowledge to teach students the correct expressions and mannerisms to use in business meetings, presentations, emails, conference calls and so forth. I am a very patient person, this is one of my strongest skills in my teaching method as it definitely makes students feel at ease and help th...
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