Getting to Know Facebook Lingo

I continue to meet people that get confused by Facebook Lingo. I’m going to do my best to explain ten of the core terms on the platform to help you understand what these core functions are and what they were created to do.

Profile - this is your personal platform to best represent yourself and what is going on in your life.

Page - this is an organizational platform that must be managed by people through their personal profile.

Group - this is a gathering of people around a common interest with flexible options to connect publicly, privately or in secret.

Status - this is what you post personally or organizationally to let people know what’s going on.  This can be text based, a photo or a video.  

Interactions - this is the core function that makes this a social network. This includes Likes, Comments and Shares.  

News Feed - this is Facebook’s collection of posts by those who you are friends with or pages that you Like based on what Facebook believes you will be most interested in.

Messenger - these are private interactions between you and your friends functioning in a similar way as email.  

Notifications - this is how Facebook lets you know about updates from Groups that you are in or comments from others on your profile posts.  

Checkin-In - allow you to let others know where you are, see who else might also be there and to see updates from others who have recently been in the same place.  

Insights - this is Facebook’s Analytics feature into your page posts so that you can know more about who you are connecting with and what posts are most engaging to that audience.

Are there any other key terms that I’m leaving out? Are there other terms that you have seen on Facebook that you might be confused about?