Social media are interactive computer-mediated technologies that facilitate the staying in contact, creation and sharing of information, ideas, career interests and other forms of expression via virtual communities and networks.
Being social is relating to activities in which you meet and spend time – yes, you really meet and spend time – with other people. Remember: People using social media are not necessarily social people.
Socialize is to train people or animals to behave in a way that others in the group think is suitable.
Let’s get social but not socialized: You are hereby cordially invited to decide whether and if so how social you wanna get with me but there’s no need to socialize me.
The meanwhile well-known Avatar is an image that represents you online – a little picture that appears next to your name when you interact with websites.
A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You create and upload your profile just once and whenever you participate in any gravatar-enabled site, your gravatar image and profile will automatically follow you there.
A QR code (short for “quick response” code) is a type of barcode that contains a matrix of dots. It can be scanned using a QR scanner or a smartphone with built-in camera.
For example, scanning a QR code with your phone might open a scan-extracted URL in your phone’s web browser either automatically or by you clicking on it. Scan me and take me with you on all your devices wherever you go!