Blogs, posts and shares
The words "census" and "repost" mean essentially the same thing, but to understand their meaning, you should be familiar with the concept of blogging. Blogs are online diaries, there are special sites where everyone can make their page and post photos, texts or videos.
From a personal website blog is different because other users can subscribe to updates and comment each other. The word "post" appeared from the English to post, meaning "to spread", that is, to publish a new blog entry. In the end all the entries were called posts.
Generally, the program possibilities of the site, where blogs allow you to automatically copy to yourself in a diary any posts of other users, thus providing a link to the original source. Such copied posts are referred to as census. The system of shares is beneficial to both parties: as the author, and the one who copied the original record.
It is necessary to distinguish the census and citation. If the census copies all of the entire record in the original design, the citation involves the embedding of a foreign post or in the author's text.
The author is gaining popularity, and this is the most valuable capital in the blogs. As for the user who made the census, he gets the stuff in his diary, without spending time writing a post. Now, many users do not make independent records limited by numerous census. However, even such "secondary" of the journal are its readers.
Other social networks
Social networks such as Facebook, "Vkontakte", "Odnoklassniki" and others, the emphasis is not on the production of original content, and communication. However, there on the pages the users to regularly publish short notes, statuses, interesting news. In addition, there are community groups that regularly appears with the new content, relevant to their topics.
The microblogging service Twitter, the message size which is limited to 140 characters, also provides the opportunity to do the census, right here they are called "retweets".
If the user of the social network wants to share some news, a phrase, or a picture of your feeds with your friends, it can make a census, by simply clicking the appropriate button. As a result, all his followers will see this with an active link to the source.