Blogging & Social Networking Glossary: P
pinging: An automated notification system for search engines and newsreaders, letting those services know that your blog has been updated. A ping occurs when one computer asks another whether it’s there; the second computer confirms its presence.
post: 1. (noun) An entry in a blog containing text, images, other media, or any combination of these. 2. (verb) The act of creating and/or uploading a blog entry.
private profile: A MySpace profile that’s limited on who can view it, such as only people on your Friend List.
public domain: The status of publications, processes, and product designs that are free from copyrights and/or patents and are available for anyone's use.