The Language Of Social Media

For those new to digital social media (like Facebook and Twitter) much of the commonly used jargon can seem like a foreign language. Often the words appear in lowercase. Much of the terminology used in instant messaging, texting, and Facebook updates is indecipherable to many! 

Here’s a translation of some of the most commonly used terms of social media language:

  • ❤ –  love, as in I ❤ U
  • afk – away from keyboard
  • brb – be right back
  • btw – by the way
  • b2b – business to business
  • c&v – chapter and verse
  • g2g – got to go
  • hand – have a nice day
  • imho – in my humble opinion
  • irl – in real life
  • lmho – laughing my head off
  • lol – laughing out loud
  • plz – please
  • r8 – right
  • smh – shake my head
  • tbh – to be honest
  • thx – thanks
  • ttyl – talk to you later
  • ru – are you?
  • u – you
  • ur – you’re 
  • w/e – whatever

For more information on internet terminology see

http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Words04/usage/slang_internet.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang

http://www.urbandictionary.com/

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

God Bless,

Kenneth Lillard

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