Wednesday, October 11, 2006


If you have been in a chat room, an instant messaging conversation, or have done text messaging with your cell phone, you probably know what the title of this blog means. Internet lingo is what those acronyms you see on chats and text messaging are called. This type of communication was developed to increase speed while “talking” using an electronic media in real time and also add some emotion or texture to the conversation.

Internet lingo not only uses acronyms like “GMTA”, but also emoticons (little faces smiling, crying or looking very mad). People add emoticons to give the person on the other side of the screen a better idea of how he or she is feeling J. So, if you haven’t been in a chat room, had instant message conversations or if you want to start doing texting with your friends on your cell phone you might speed up your conversation and save yourself some keystrokes by checking some of the following websites on Internet lingo; and if you already knew about this, you might find new ones to use with your friends:

Internet Slang-Wikipedia


Chat, E-Mail, Web, and chat room slang and acronyms

Bet you're wondering what GMTA means; why don't you look it up and get back to us?!

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