This week's conversation topic is about quitting social media. Here are some articles, videos and podcasts to check out in your free time.

PODCAST: https://www.recode.net/2018/7/27/17618756/jaron-lanier-deleting-social-media-book-kara-swisher-too-embarrassed-podcast

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E7hkPZ-HTk

ARTICLES: https://www.businessinsider.com/i-quit-social-media-for-one-month-it-changed-my-life-facebook-instagram-snapchat-twitter-millennial-2018-1?IR=T


Here's some essential social media vocabulary to get you started:

Viral: Anything shared across social networks that get passed along rapidly. YouTube videos are a great example.

Influence: An individual's importance online is now measured by the Klout Score, a measurement of online influence.

Hashtag: a "word or string of characters that starts with a number sign." Identical hashtags are then grouped into a search thread.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): The process of organizing your website to give it the best chance of appearing near the top of search engine rankings.

Trending: A word, phrase or topic that is popular on Twitter at a given moment.

Algorithm: A system that suggests pages to search engines in response to a search query.

Click bait: an article or headline designed to attract incoming clicks. News and widget hooks are good examples.

Meme: A means of taking viral concepts and making them everyday lingo. Check out "Know Your Meme."

Tag: Indicates or labels what content is about

To post: To publish (a piece of writing, image, or other item of content) online, typically on a blog or social media website or application.