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How To Talk About Social Media...Even if You Have No Idea What You're Talking About
1) Google +
What it is: Kind of like Facebook. But with live video chat.
Nonchalant Sentence #1: "My cousin invited me, but I haven't checked it out." (You have to be invited; this is a key point. Do not be like me and try to discuss Google Plus as if all you have to do—duh—is hop on the site and try it out).
Nonchalant Sentence #2: "I'm up to like 67 circles." (Circles are like clubs that you organize. You can have friends circle or a co-workers circle or trout-fisherman circle,etc)
What it is: A place where ordinary people can make their own tiny, simple blogs really easy. Think of it as scrapbook where people post ideas on pages instead of just pictures.
Nonchalant Sentence #1: "Have you seen the one about the Daily Beast cat?" (Have see the one implies that you have seen more than one. The Daily Beast cat is a green-eyed tabby cat named Beast who is photographed by his owner every day. It bears no relation to the Daily Beast website).
What it is: A service that lets you broadcast your location to everyone you know.
Nonchalant Sentence Number #1: "I'm going for mayor of...insert fashionable eatery." (The mayor of anywhere is the person on FourSquare who is physically at that place more than any other user. So being a mayor of some place famous—say Thomas Keller's Per Se—might get you street cred among foodies. I, on the other hand, am going for mayor of Rite-Aid. I will probably earn it too, due my children's need for milk, diapers, and black Spiderman Band-Aids.)
Want to sound like a total tech-master? Just say the word: Spotify.
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