Monday, April 21, 2008

Internet language and blogspeak

More on acronyms on the Internet and in the blogosphere. Here are some of my favourites:

GOL Giggling out loud

HTH Hope this helps

IMHO In my humble opinion

IMO In my opinion

TTFN Ta ta for now

BION Believe it or not

ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing

FWIW For what it's worth

AFAIK As far as I know

L8er Later

Snark This is a blog, posting or blogger who is nasty and obnoxious

Macrologue A conversation going on between lots of people, on a global scale, on many blogs all at the same time

Megablog This blogging word is used to describe a really big, very busy blog

Well, there's a lot more to blogspeak, the language of blogging than briefly mentioned here. The easiest way to find out more about blogspeak is to search the Internet in search engines such as Google, Yahoo or MSN.

You can look for a single acronym that you are not sure of. Alternatively, you could search in a blogging dictionary to find lists of terms.

Some good blogging dictionaries are:

There is nothing worse than trying to show off but using an acronym wrongly. It's best to check out and make sure of the meaning first before using.

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