On July 15, 2006, the microblogging site Twitter launched. Twitter is sometimes nicknamed the “sms of the internet.”#shortmessageserviceTwitter is an up-to-date site for personal messages. More profoundly, it’s a crowdsourcing platform.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry Arab Spring Noun
(2010-ongoing) demonstrations and uprisings supporting democracy throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
(web log) website that contains online personal reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.
technique that enlists the public to assist with a specialized task.
important; having the ability to lead the opinions or attitudes of others.
produced by people.
natural disaster Noun
an event occurring naturally that has large-scale effects on the environment and people, such as a volcano, earthquake, or hurricane.
basic computer technology, including both hardware and software, sometimes geared to a specific purpose or application.
having to do with public policy, government, administration, or elected office.
powerful or insightful.
(short message service) data application that allows short text messaging from one device (such as a cell phone) to another.