“Prior to the Internet, the last technology that had any real effect on the way people sat down and talked together was the table.”
Activity Feed: The rolling list of status updates and recent additions to a social network conveying what people are doing or feeling in real time.
Astroturfing: The formation of citizen groups or coalitions that appear to be grassroots based but are primarily conceived, created, and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests, or public relations firms.
Backchannel: Real-time text communications among audience members using something like Twitter or a local chat room during a live event. Coined in 1970 to describe listeners’ behaviors ...