Working with students on WordPress, web publishing, writing for the web, and social media, it’s important to learn the language of the web – in this case the social web.
All Acronyms offers an extensive list of social media acronyms and abbreviations and NetLingo – The Internet Dictionary claims to be the largest resource featuring all of those funky letter combinations that say so much in so few keystrokes.
Some long time favorites are listed:
- AFAIK: As Far As I Know
- BFN: By For Now
- BTW: By The Way
- FYI: For Your Information
- IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
- LOL: Laugh Out Loud
- TY: Thank You
And of course our favorite WTF.
Some are a little confusing as they haven’t totally standardized like FTL. Depending upon how you use it it is “For the Lose” or “For The Loss,” neither for sorrowful greetings. Dig a little deeper and you will see that FTL also means the following to the rest of the world: Continue reading All the Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations You Need to Know