socialmedia Welcome to my series of blog posts on the ABC's of Social Media, a tool that you can use to make you more "hip" in the world of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn (just to name a few).  Today's letter is "P".   The "P" words in social media include Participation, presence and podcasting and the word picked for today: Permalink.

"P" is for Permalink

Sharpie Permalink

Pronounced: Purm-uh-lingk

A permalink is a URL that points to a specific blog or forum entry after it has passed from the front page to the archives. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, it is less susceptible to link rot. Most modern weblogging and content-syndication software systems support such links. Other types of websites use permanent links, but the term permalink is most common within the blogosphere.

Permalink is a portmanteau word made from permanent link. Permalinks are often simply stated so as to be human-readable.