In general, an acronym is an abbreviation formed from the first letters of several words. Corresponding acronyms are plentiful in information technology.
Some examples of many thousands of technical acronyms are: ATM stands for A synchronous T ransfer M ode or BAP, which stands for B andwidth Allocation P rotocol.
Acronyms are also used on the Internet , but they are used to describe idioms. It is a special form of abbreviation that is formed from the first letters of several words and is often supplemented with digits, slurs, phonetic features or final letters. Such acronyms represent a shortened and polished form of language, because an abbreviation. Here are some examples of acronyms used on the web, on forums, or in email:
ASAP: A s S oon A s P ossible, which stands for "as soon as possible".
B4 is an example of an acronym consisting of an initial and a digit. B4 means "Before", i.e. "before" or "before".
An example of an acronym for adding a phonetic sound, digit and final letter is CUL8R : See You Late R , which stands for " see you later".
Abbreviations In English, Do We Know Them All?
There are short words that summarize longer ones in any language. These are the ones we know by abbreviations. We see them constantly and everywhere; but where they appear the most today is in social media.
Aware as we are of the importance that these have and assuming the reality that today customers, employees, collaborators, suppliers, competition... that is, EVERYTHING moves and is present through the networks, we have decided to leave today in our blog a few abbreviations in English and their meaning, which appear frequently in emails and on social networks. Knowing its meaning will give us a certain advantage.
|AFK||Away From Keyboard|
|AKA||Also Known As|
|ASAP||As Soon As Possible|
|BTW||By The Way|
|BFF||Best Friends Forever|
|BRB||Be Right Back|
|DYI||Do It Yourself|
|FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions|
|FYI||For Your Information|
|IDK||I Don’t Know|
|LOL||Laughing Out Loud|
|NWT||New With Tags|
|OMG||Oh My God (Goodness)|
|PIN||Personal Identification Number|
|TGIF||Thank God Is Friday|
|TTYL||Talk To You Later|
|VIP||Very Important Person|
SOME OF THE MOST FREQUENT ABBREVIATIONS ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
International abbreviation corresponding to the English language (English). It is usually placed in square brackets to indicate that the link included in a tweet is content in English. This is a rule of courtesy that is rarely applied, since content in English is ubiquitous on the Internet.
Hashtag used on Twitter. It means “Follow Always”, “follow always” (as an alternative to #FF, “Follow Fryday”). If we do a search for this hashtag, we will normally obtain results that have nothing to do with it, since it is used very little and coincides with other abbreviations (for example, the acronym of the "Frente Amplio" party in Uruguay).
Abbreviation for Facebook.
Follow Friday. Hashtag used on Twitter. It is a very consolidated Twitter tradition, although it seems that it is being distorted. It consists of recommending the most interesting accounts of the week on Fridays to follow them or to take a look at their recent activity (taking advantage of the weekend).
#FF @username1 @username2 @username2 …. There are those who use this sign without more but if we respect tradition, the #FF are held on Fridays.
“Got To Go”, “I have to go”. A common way to end a conversation in chats that is also often seen on Twitter (rarely among Spanish speakers).
Abbreviation for “Hope that helps”, “I hope it helps”. It is commonly used when responding to a question or query from another user.
Abbreviation of “In my opinion”, “in my opinion”. There is an older version, pre-Internet, with an H (for "humble", "humble") interspersed: IMHO ("in my humble opinion").
If you have linked accounts, and depending on your settings, the hashtag #in is used for a tweet to also appear as a status update on LinkedIn
It is used to indicate that you are joking (“just kidding”) but very few people know it, so in these cases it is more advisable to just wink: “;-)”. Also used without the slash: "JK".
Short for LinkedIn. If you have linked your Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, depending on your settings, the hashtag #li is used to make a tweet also appear as a status update on LinkedIn. The problem with using this option is that we add a hashtag that occupies 3 characters and does not contribute anything to our followers, since it is a reference for “internal” use. As an alternative, #in is also used to achieve this same effect.
Instead of these “#in” or “#Li” solutions, social media professionals often use tools like HootSuite to post to multiple networks simultaneously.
Abbreviation for “Laughing Out Loud”, which could be translated as “laugh out loud” or “break out laughing”. Its use is widespread throughout the world.
Depending on the context, it can mean several things, causing some confusion.
On Twitter, MT is “Modified Tweet” or “modified tweet”. In a chat or online game context, MT can be "Miss Type" or "Miss Tell", expressions used to indicate that the newly written text is wrong, because it has been misspelled or because it has been sent through a channel. wrong (it has been seen by people it was not intended for).
On Twitter, equivalent to MT. That is, "modified retweet" (Modified Re-Tweet).
This abbreviation tells us that accessing content may not be convenient if we are at work. You already know, if you are in an open-plan office and everyone can see or hear what is happening on your screen, think twice before opening a link accompanied by the acronym NSFW, “Not Suitable For Work” (or according to other versions “Not Safe For Work”).
It means "Please, Re-Tweet", "please retweet".
contracted abbreviation used to say thanks for a retweet. It is widely used in Anglo-Saxon countries but is seen less frequently among Spanish speakers.
It means “Re-Tweet”, or what is the same, “forward a tweet”. Making a RT does not mean an express support for the content of the original message but simply a desire to share something that is considered interesting or relevant. To indicate that the message we send is a retweet from a third party, and not our original message, the initials RT are placed in front followed by a mention of the author and then the entire message.
Abbreviation for “thanks”, “thank you”. Used in chat conversations and status updates. Sometimes also TKS and TY.
Timeline or "timeline", a term that in Spanish is usually translated as "chronology". It refers to the succession of messages, status updates or content that we can see on a social network.
"Welcome to my TL" is a very common formula on Twitter to greet new followers.
“Tweet Me Back”. On Twitter, short for "answer me" (reply to my tweet).
“Trending Topic”, or 'theme of the moment' on Twitter. These are the terms most commented on by users and therefore "set trends".