Like all the rest of you, I’m sure, I spend a lot of time with my digital devices. I have a desktop computer, laptop computer, smartphone, and iPad. I blog, I Facebook, I tweet. I comment on blogs, I text friends and family.
I had to learn new lingo, especially for Twitter which gives you only 140 characters per message. Still, I can often get stuck on an acronym, scratching my head and feeling like I’m working on a puzzle to decipher what it could possibly mean.
LOL (laugh out loud) was probably the first I learned. BTW (by the way), next. IRL (in real life) often comes in handy for those of us who fictionalize for a living. There’s OMG and TY (easy peasy to guess) and one I always have to think about IIRC (if I recall correctly).
There is some digital lingo not so easy to figure out, which I think was developed by kids trying to puzzle their parents. POS (parent over shoulder) clearly came about to warn users that oldsters (and clearly not coolsters) were nearby. One I recently discovered is “459.” Know it? It signifies “I love you,” because those numbers represent the letters I, L, Y on a telephone keypad. Cute, huh?
But I was made curious by a new one to me when Twitter told me I had a new follower. Each time I get a new one, the social media networks sends me an email that includes the person’s bio. A new follower to me says that she’s passionate about CFNM. I’m thinking…a new hobby? A band unknown to me? So, of course I googled it. BTW, the link to follow is NSFW (not safe for work). From wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothed_female,_naked_male
Who’d a thunk it? What about you? A fave acronym or piece of internet lingo?