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Reputation Management Terms & Definitions

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Parental controls
This is a specific feature allowing parents to manage their children's online activities.
Phishing
A type of online fraud, where someone tries to trick the victim into revealing sensitive details, such as a username, password, or credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in electronic communication.
Photobomb
spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by unexpectedly appearing in the camera's field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke.

"we were interrupted and photobombed by at least twenty tourists"
ROFL
ROFL means Rolling on floor laughing.
Sexting
Using a camera equipped mobile phone, taking sexually explicit photos and sending them to one or more people.  Once someone has an image sent from another it can be used to broadcast to hundreds, thousands or millions of other.
slander
...simply slander is spoken defamation.
SMH
SMH means Shaking my head.
SMS
Short Message Service,” is a form of text messaging between mobile phones or computers.
Spam
Any unsolicited e-mail, or junk mail. Most spam is either a money scam or sexual in nature. Internet service Providers, e-mail software, and other software can help block some, but not all, spam.
Spoofing
Spoofing is a malicious practice employed by cyber scammers and hackers to deceive systems, individuals, and organizations into perceiving something to be what it is not. Communication is initiated by the spoofer to the victim or system from an unknown source but disguised to present itself as an authentic and safe sender. If you have ever received an email from a seemingly familiar source asking you to update your profile details because some funny system upgrade was necessary, then you have experienced spoofing.
Spyware
A wide variety of software installed on people’s computers, which collects information about you without your knowledge or consent and sends it back to whoever wrote the spyware program. The programs typically will track computer use and create numerous pop-up ads. in some instances, the spyware can damage the computer and facilitate identity theft.
STFU
STFU means Shut the *freak* up.
Texting
A way to send short messages between mobile phones and/or other computer devices.
Trolling
To make a consciously offensive online post in order to upset someone or trying to induce an angry response.

"if a person is obviously trolling, I'll make sure to un-follow them and hope others will do as well"
Twitter
Twitter is a social media service letting users the ability to send short (140 characters) messages.  These messages are called “tweets” sent to a network of online users.  It is similar to instant messaging or micro-blogging.
TYT
Take Your Time
Uniform Resource Locator
This is the web name for a site on the internet.  The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for google is http://Google.com. Every URL is unique.
Virus
A self-replicating software program that typically arrives through e-mail attachments and which multiplies on the hard drive, quickly exhausting the computer’s memory. A trojan is a variation that allows unauthorized users access to the computer, from which they can send infected e-mails or spam.
webcam
Cameras attached or built into a computer or phone used to record video images.  The videos are recorded digitally and can be sent to another while communicating online.