15 | Social Media

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Social Media"

TODAY’S TOPIC: “Social Media”

“Social media” is a relevant topic for you to study as an ESL learner because it will help you acquire vocabulary specific to this digital realm. Learning about social media will also help you to enhance your language skills and effectively communicate in personal and professional contexts. So, today’s vocabulary words will help you engage in meaningful conversations about social media. Let’s jump right in!



  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A word or phrase preceded by the "#" symbol, used to categorize and index content on social media platforms.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. I always include relevant hashtags in my Instagram posts to increase visibility and reach a wider audience.

    2. The trending hashtag for today is #ThrowbackThursday, where people share nostalgic pictures from the past.

    3. Let's create a unique hashtag for our campaign to track user engagement and monitor the impact of our marketing efforts.


  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The level of interaction and involvement that users have with content on social media platforms, such as likes, comments, and shares.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The post received high engagement, with many users liking, commenting, and sharing their thoughts in the comments section.

    2. To increase engagement, we need to create compelling content that resonates with our audience and encourages them to take action.

    3. The social media manager analyzed the engagement metrics to assess the campaign's success and identify areas for improvement.FEED

3 | FEED

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: The stream of content that appears on a user's social media homepage, displaying posts from people and accounts they follow.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. I scroll through my Instagram feed every morning to catch up on the latest posts from my favorite accounts.

    2. The algorithm curates my Twitter feed based on my interests and interactions, showing me relevant tweets from accounts I engage with.

    3. Her beautiful photography always stands out in my Facebook feed, making me stop and appreciate the stunning visuals.

4 | TAG

  • Part of speech: Verb

  • Definition: The act of mentioning or identifying someone in a social media post by using their username or handle.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. I tagged my friends in the group picture on Instagram, ensuring they were notified and could view the photo.

    2. The influencer tagged the brand in her post, giving them credit for the product and increasing its visibility to her followers.

    3. The event organizers tagged the keynote speaker in their tweet, expressing gratitude for the insightful session.


  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A person who deliberately stirs up controversy and provokes others by posting inflammatory or offensive comments on social media.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The celebrity's tweet attracted trolls who bombarded the comments section with hateful messages and insults.

    2. Online forums often have moderators to prevent trolls from disrupting discussions and creating a toxic environment.

    3. Instead of engaging with trolls, it's best to report and block them to maintain a positive online experience.


Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. In this digital age, the use of hashtags has revolutionized the way we categorize and discover content. By adding relevant hashtags to our posts, we can increase their visibility and reach a wider audience. However, it's not just about visibility; it's also about meaningful engagement. When users like, comment, and share our posts, it shows that they are actively interacting and connecting with our content. It's like a feedback loop, where their engagement fuels our motivation to create more compelling posts. As we scroll through our social media feed, we are exposed to a diverse range of content from the people and accounts we follow. It's like a personalized digital magazine, curated to match our interests and preferences. When we come across something interesting or want to share a post with someone, we can simply tag them, ensuring they are notified and can easily access the content. However, amidst the positive experiences, some seek to disrupt and provoke. These individuals, known as trolls, deliberately stir up controversy and spread negativity by posting inflammatory or offensive comments. It is crucial to recognize and address such behavior to maintain a safe and positive online environment.

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