Twitter, 140 Characters & 9 Years of Acronyms

Twitter Acronyms from the past 9 years

24 Mar Twitter, 140 Characters & 9 Years of Acronyms

Twitter was created in March of 2006 & launched to the public in July the same year.  Like it or not, at 140 characters & just one year shy of a decade old, Twitter (along with other Social Media channels) has dramatically impacted how we see the world, businesses market their products & receive information.

With that in mind we thought it might be fun to look at 55 of the more popular Twitter acronyms from the last nine years.

Acronyms & Translation

  • AFAIK – As Far As I Know
  • B/C – Because
  • BFN – Bye For Now
  • BR – Best Regards
  • BTW – By the Way
  • CX – Correction
  • DM – Direct Message (sent directly to the receiver, not visible publically)
  • EM – Email E2E – End to End
  • FB – Facebook
  • FTF or F2F – Face To Face
  • F2F – Face To Face
  • Fsq – FourSquare
  • FTW – For The Win
  • FWD or FW – Forward
  • FWTW – For What It’s Worth
  • G2G – Got to go
  • HT – Hat Tip
  • HTH – Hope That Helps
  • ICYMI – In Case You Missed It
  • IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
  • IMO – In My Opinion
  • IRL – In Real Life
  • JV – Joint Venture
  • J/K or JK – Just Kidding
  • LI – LinkedIn
  • LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
  • LMK – Let Me Know More
  • LOL – Laugh Out Loud
  • MT – Modified Tweet
  • NSFW – Not Safe For Work
  • NSFK – Not Safe For Kids
  • OH – Overheard
  • OOO – Out of Office
  • PRT – Partial Retweet
  • RE – In reply to…. i.e. RE for @ChatWMatt on Social Media Marketing
  • RR – ReRun
  • RT – ReTweet
  • RTR – Read the FAQ
  • RTR – Rich Text File
  • RTHX – Thanks for the ReTweet
  • SNAFU – Situation Normal All F-ed up
  • SU – Shut Up
  • TL;DR – Too Long, Didn’t Read
  • TMB  – Tweet Me Back
  • TMI – Too Much Information
  • Tw – Twitter
  • WHS – What he said
  • WWBD – What Would Barack (Obama) Do?
  • YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary
  • YW – Your Welcome

 

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