How Facebook is Stealing Billions of Views

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When a video or audio player starts playing automatically, it's called an autoplay. This means that the player will start playing the video or audio clip as soon as it is loaded.

  • The video played automatically, even though I didn't click on it.
  • The audio player autoplayed the entire song when I clicked on it.

To plummet is to fall rapidly and suddenly. When the stock prices fell, the market plummeted.

  • The stock prices plummeted when the company released their latest earnings.
  • The plummet in the stock prices caused a lot of people to lose a lot of money.

When someone is dwarfed, they are small and insignificant in comparison to other people. This can be a result of a number of things, like being shorter or having less muscle mass.

  • He was dwarfed by the giant elephant in the zoo.
  • She was dwarfed by the giant building in the city.

To pretend is to act or to look like something that you are not. When you pretend to be someone else, you are usually acting out a role that you have been assigned.

  • She pretended to be interested in his proposal, even though she wasn't really interested.
  • He pretended to be a tough guy, but he was really just a scared child.

To tweet is to post a short message on Twitter. Twitter is a social media platform where people can post short messages about anything that is happening in their lives.

  • I'm going to tweet about the party tonight.
  • She tweeted about her new book when it came out.

annoyingly means very annoyingly. Sometimes when you say something is annoyingly, you mean that it's really irritating.

  • The sound of the cat scratching the door was annoyingly loud.
  • The music was annoyingly loud.

To monetize something is to make it into a moneymaker. Sometimes this means turning it into a business that can be run profitably.

  • The company is trying to monetize the new product by selling it online.
  • The teacher is trying to monetize her knowledge by giving lectures.