Netspeak

Internet slang (Internet shorthand, Cyber-slang, netspeak, chatspeak, or translexical phonological abbreviation) refers to a variety of slang languages used by different communities on the Internet. It is difficult to provide a standardized definition of Internet slang due to the constant changes made to its nature. However, it can be understood to be a type of slang that Internet users have popularized, and in many cases, have coined. Such terms often originate with the purpose of saving keystrokes or to compensate for small character limits. Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites.
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  • #TBT LOL

    … enough to start using for those new to netspeak. Meaning dilutes with broad usage Let’s be honest, LOL is completely meaningless today. If you are “laughing out loud” you have to write out “actually laughing out loud.” At best, LOL attempts to convey “I’m joking or being sarcastic.” Is there a lesson here that brands should resist the evolution…

    Sarah Burns/ BoostBlog- 40 readers -
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