Günther Anders filosofo

Günther Anders’s ‘The Obsolescence of the Human’, an omen of the contemporary world

In 1956, the German philosopher Günther Anders wrote this thought, which I think describes contemporary life very well:

“To suppress any revolt in advance, one does not have to act violently. It is enough to create collective conditioning so powerful that the very idea of revolt will no longer even occur to people. The ideal would be to train individuals from birth by limiting their innate biological abilities. Then we would continue the conditioning by drastically reducing the level and quality of education to a form of vocational integration.

An ignorant individual has only a limited horizon of thought and the more his thinking is limited to material, mediocre concerns, the less he can revolt.

It must be ensured that access to knowledge becomes increasingly difficult and elitist, that the gap between the people and science widens, that information for the general public is anaesthetised of any subversive content. Above all, no philosophy. Here again, persuasion must be used and not direct violence: it will be transmitted massively through television, abridged entertainment, always flattering the emotional, the instinctive. It occupies the spirits with what is futile and entertaining. It is good with chatter and incessant music, preventing the mind from questioning, thinking, reflecting.

He puts sexuality at the forefront of human interests. As a social anaesthetic, there is nothing better. Generally speaking, they will try to banish the seriousness of existence, to turn everything of high value into derision, to maintain a constant apologia for lightness; so that the euphoria of advertising, of consumption, becomes the standard of human happiness and the model of freedom.

The conditioning will thus produce such integration by itself, that the only fear (which will have to be maintained) will be that of being excluded from the system and thus no longer having access to the material conditions necessary for happiness.

Mass man, thus produced, must be treated as what he is: a product, a calf, and must be watched over as a herd must be. Anything that allows his lucidity, his critical mind to be put to sleep is socially good, anything that would risk awakening it must be fought, ridiculed, stifled.

Any doctrine that challenges the system must first be designated as subversive and terrorist and those who support it must then be treated as such.”

Günther Anders, The Obsolescence of the Human, 1956.

The author categorised his ideas by coining the German term ‘Diskrepanzphilosophie’ (philosophy of discrepancy), to describe his focus on the growing divergence between what has become technically possible (e.g. the nuclear destruction of the entire planet), and what the human mind is capable of imagining.

Sell Photo Online Sell Photos

Guide: the best platforms to sell photos online

Are you a professional or amateur photographer? You can monetize your work by selling photos through numerous image banks

The internet has created new possibilities for those who are passionate about photography. Whether you are full-time professional photographers or amateur photographers looking to monetize their passion, selling photos online can provide a great extra source of income – the infamous passive income.

There are numerous platforms through which you can sell your works for various editorial purposes. The platforms are image banks, i.e. marketplaces in which buyers (from small bloggers to large publishers or international advertising agencies) choose the most suitable photos for their communication.

In addition to these platforms, it is also possible to sell photos directly on your website.

The main platforms for selling photos online

Many of the platforms are in English only.

Once you have created an account, you need to look for the link for selling images (eg Sell your Photos or Become a Contributor).

Some platforms, in addition to photographic images, also allow the sale of videos and other digital art formats. Obviously, on the same platforms, it is also possible to buy photos and some also offer images that can be used for free with a Creative Commons license.

How do the prices of photos sold online work?

The price varies according to the size and use (web, print) as well as the type of right granted (exclusive or not).

The same photo can therefore have different prices on the same platform. In some cases, it is possible to establish a price directly but generally, it is the image banks that establish it.

Selling photos through your personal website

It is always possible to sell directly through your personal website, by activating an eCommerce. In this regard, there are various platforms and special plugins. In fact, a photographer in addition to having a showcase site can activate a catalogue, presenting his works to agree on the purchase, or e-commerce, allowing the automatic download after payment of the fee. Here are some of the main platforms.

If you need a professional website to sell your photos, you can contact me, I am happy to share my experience in this regard.

The main requirements for selling photos online

Not all photos can be sold, but it is necessary that they meet certain characteristics established by the various platforms. Here are some of the main ones:

  • It is essential to categorize your works well by inserting appropriate titles and tags that allow easy research. We must not exaggerate because the so-called keyword stuffing (already known to SEO experts), i.e. the addition of irrelevant words, is not allowed and can lead to the ban of the work or the entire account if repeated. It is the most boring part but also the most important: if a photo is not associated with the words that buyers are looking for, it will be difficult or impossible to find (and sell). The platforms provide examples of how to categorize and tag your work.
  • Photos are almost always evaluated by experts before publication.
  • Photos should generally be of high quality, large size, and high resolution (thus avoid excessive noise, excessive postproduction, bad cropping, refractions and other optical problems). It is also preferable that the photos contain EXIF data (metadata with details about the shot). It is possible to keep the EXIF data even after post-production but in some cases, they fail, for example when overlapping photos for HDR processing.
  • Some platforms prefer professional but not very creative or artistic images.
  • Avoid inserting watermarks (name or website of the author on the photo). Following approval and publication in the marketplace, platforms generally add watermarks directly to previews to prevent images from being saved and misused.
  • If individuals are present, written authorization is required. Platforms usually provide forms to fill out. In the absence of this authorization, in some cases, it is possible to sell photos with individuals or brands as long as they are taken in public places, but only for editorial use. Attention also to works of art (for example paintings, sculptures, etc.) especially if taken in museums or exhibitions, as they are normally protected by copyright.
  • Obviously, the photos must be the property of the author.
  • Some platforms require exclusivity, others do not, so it is possible to insert the same photo on various platforms.

Publish photos for free use under a Creative Commons license to make yourself known

It’s a great strategy for emerging photographers. For this purpose, there are two main platforms:

Sell prints of your photos in various formats and support

Apart from selling the rights to use your picture, you can also sell a high-quality print of your photos, framed or not, on paper, canvas and other material. Here some leading services:

  • ImageKind – Sale of photographic prints in various formats
  • Shutterfly by TinyPrints
  • Fotomoto – integrate a snipped directly on your website by adding some code

The list is not exhaustive, and the NFT world deserves a separate chapter, which concerns the sale of copyrights on digital works, verified through the blockchain. If you have any other suggestions about platforms for the sale of photographs, feel free to leave them in the comments and good luck for the sales of the works!

Innovazioni Tecnologiche 2022

6 Technological innovations to consider in 2022

The growth of technological evolution is unprecedented in its speed. Every day, new start-ups create ingenious inventions that revolutionise human daily life. Billionaire entrepreneurs like Elon Musk are blazing trails with AI like never before, and technological progress continues to amaze in many ways.

But there is a dark side to this growth and innovation. As technologies are becoming more and more complex, they are becoming more and more difficult to control. Especially AI, with its ability to automate its learning.

Moving on, here is a list of technological innovations and facts that were unthinkable just a few years ago, unless we were talking about science fiction.

1. The Chinese social credit system

This is something a bit disturbing that was already present in an outbreak in the Black Mirror series. For the uninitiated, the whole of China has been under technological surveillance by its government for some years now. The Social Credit System is a national programme created by the Chinese government to keep tabs on ALL Chinese citizens.

Citizens’ digital activities, shopping activities, daily activities such as commuting and so on are watched by the government. Why does the government do this? They do it because they score citizens’ behaviour, and if their actions are bad/good in relation to government rules, their score goes up or down.

The score affects their lives in many ways; a good score means better school facilities for children, better medical care, better jobs, etc. And bad scores, well, you get the picture. And bad scores, well, you get the picture. Scores are measured and kept online, through various apps that have been incentivised to work with the government.

This sounds like the plot of a post-apocalyptic movie, but it really happened and continues to happen in China.

Freedom of movement used to be based on passports, but the Covid crisis has introduced a digital pass in many countries that is creating a division between citizens who align themselves with the advice of the authorities (in this case specific vaccination) and those who prefer to opt out.

2. A Tesla (ro)bot to serve humans

In August this year, Elon Musk unveiled his latest efforts in creating robots, with the introduction of a humanoid robot dubbed ‘Tesla Bot’. The bot runs on the same technology as Tesla’s autonomous cars. Of course, this high-profile project is still in the works, with Musk stating that the prototype will be ready starting next year, but it doesn’t hurt to know what’s coming.

His attempts to create robots have the masses a bit worried, as most of us have seen the Matrix and Terminator. However, Musk assures that they should be friendly, stating that any human could outsmart and outrun the robot. Let’s hope this is true.

Robots are designed to take care of repetitive and boring chores, such as grocery shopping.

These days Tesla has announced many open positions to accelerate the development of its Tesla Bot.

3. Neuralink connects the human brain to the computer

Also in the realm of Elon Musk, another creature of the space technology entrepreneur, Neuralink is being developed as a brain-computer interface in the form of a microchip implant.

Neuralink will serve to break down the barriers between computers and the brain. At the moment, they have managed to insert the Neuralink implant into the brain of a monkey and have managed to get the monkey to play ping pong with a computer using only its brain to control the game. How does it work? Well, the implant detects the activities of the neuron and sends that data to the computer through the implant. The future is now.

4. NFTs generate millions

Before we dive into the possible NFT fiasco, let’s clarify what an NFT is. NFT stands for a non-fungible token, which means it is unique. A bitcoin, for example, is fungible. It can be exchanged for another bitcoin, and people would get the same thing. If people exchange NFTs, then they will never get the same NFT back, it will always be a completely different NFT.

NFTs come in different forms, and one of them is art. Many people have recently managed to win millions of dollars by selling their NFT art online. They win Ethereum for it, which is a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

A prime example? Twelve-year-old Benyamin Ahmed won $400,000 by selling a collection of NFTs – making him richer than most adults. This happened recently, during the first week of September.

5. Vital organs on Emulate’s chips

Biotechnology company Emulate Inc. has created organs on chips that aim to emulate and simulate breathing, blood flow and well organs. Only people won’t get an organ in the size of an organ, it will be the size of an AA battery. The chips are small.

The chip is designed to mimic conditions in the human body so that drug manufacturers can predict more accurately. The organ on a chip will predict human responses to drugs – practical and hi-tech.

6. Financial institutions are going paperless

HSBC bank will replace paper records with a blockchain-based platform called Digital Vault. Using this platform, the bank’s customers can access digitised records of securities that have been purchased on private markets. HSBC bank will soon replace paper records with a blockchain-based platform, Digital Vault, to track $10 billion of private investments.

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, has replaced paper records with a blockchain-based platform called Digital Vault. With Digital Vault, customers can access their securities records digitally.

 

Intelligent robots that perform repetitive or difficult tasks and help humans, brain chips and digital art to make money are just of the many radical technological innovations already in place or on the way. States and their often obsolete legislation already seem like something of the past.

UN World Food Day

Towards the UN World Food Day 2021

Saturday 16 October is World Food Day 2021: here some updates concerning key food issues

The UN Food Systems Summit, held during the UN General Assembly in New York on 23 September 2021, set out to transform global food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The impact of global food production on global emissions has been steadily increasing and our food systems are expected to account for 60% of emissions by 2050.

If you are wondering how much your eating habits are contributing to global emissions, here are two resources you can use to calculate your food footprint. The European Commission JRC has created EDGAR-FOOD, an inventory of global greenhouse gas emissions from food systems.

A report published by French think-thank IDDRI shows how agroecological farming – which are environmentally friendly practices, such as organic farming – can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture by up to about 47%, helping to keep global warming below 2°C.

In this special feature, the BBC goes in-depth on how to cut the carbon emissions of our food, also answering the conundrum of whether eating imported food or eating meat is more carbon-intensive. From a carbon footprint perspective, is it better to consume animal products that are local and in season, or asparagus and green beans flown in from another continent?

The Economist recently covered extensively how climate change is altering where some of our food grows. For example, Russia is now growing soybeans on previously unproductive land and is now the world’s largest wheat producer, and globally since 1949, the cultivation of crops such as wine and rice is shifting north.

There is a broad consensus that animal agriculture is carbon-intensive, being responsible for about 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions – so can lab-grown animal proteins solve our problems? There are many schools of thought on this and meanwhile, in the USA a start-up is set to provide cell-based sushi-quality salmon by the end of this year.

However, one of the most promising agricultural innovations without posing problems of animal ethics is vertical farming. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) points out that about 14% of the world’s food is lost during transport, and the issue is likely to get worse as the population moves from rural to urban areas. Vertical farming uses less land and reduces emissions caused by ploughing, weeding, harvesting and transporting the final product, as there is no need to plough, weed, harvest the fields or transport the goods.

 

 

Accountable, the App for Freelancers in Belgium

Accountable, the App that any Freelance in Belgium & Germany must have

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Accountable can be defined as the freelancers’ best friend – not only digital marketers – in Belgium and Germany.

Never lose a receipt, create invoices in a few swipes and optimize your taxes as you go.

The all-in-one app helps freelancers to save time and money, focusing on what matters.

A freelancer or independent worker can connect the professional bank account and Accountable makes sure that payments count as professional expenses towards taxes.

The App tells what is possible to deduct from taxes, automatically reconcile invoices and payments and get a tax tip for each expense made.

It’s possible to generate invoices and send them to clients anywhere, in less than 30 seconds, including client details.

Accountable automatically generates the VAT return, saving time and money, with or without an accountant.

 

 

Full Complete List 1500 acronyms abbreviations internet English

+1500 Acronyms & Abbreviations in English Chat & Text Slang: An Exhaustive List

An exhaustive list of +1500 Chat & Text Acronyms & Abbreviations

Wel all hate acronyms, right? Particularly in the work environment, some companies can’t get rid of their dozens or hundreds of mysterious acronym representing often useless groups, tools, structures that represent a cost more than a benefit, to justify the existence of some job function and create more silo-culture (also in communication). More acronyms and abbreviations = more misunderstandings. They might save time fow writers, but might cause hard time to readers.

Have a look at some popular (and less popular) expressions and slang acronyms and abbreviations adopted in English language communication worldwide, mostly on digital platforms

TEXT MESSAGING (SMS) & CHAT ABBREVIATIONS: NUMBERS & SYMBOLS

? I don’t understand what you mean
? I have a question
?4U I have a question for you
;S Gentle warning, like “Hmm? What did you say?”
^^ Meaning “read line” or “read message” above
<3 Meaning “sideways heart” (love, friendship)
</3 Meaning “broken heart”
<3333 Meaning “heart or love” (more 3s is a bigger heart)
@TEOTD At the end of the day
.02 My (or your) two cents worth
1TG, 2TG Meaning number of items needed for win (online gaming)
1UP Meaning extra life (online gaming)
121 One-to-one (private chat initiation)
1337 Leet, meaning ‘elite’
143 I love you
1432 I love you too
14AA41 One for all, and all for one
182 I hate you
19 Zero hand (online gaming)
10M Ten man (online gaming)
10X Thanks
10Q Thank you
1CE Once
1DR I wonder
1NAM One in a million
2 Meaning “to” in SMS
20 Meaning “location”
2B To be
2EZ Too easy
2G2BT Too good to be true
2M2H Too much too handle
2MI Too much information
2MOR Tomorrow
2MORO Tomorrow
2M2H Too much to handle
2N8 Tonight
2NTE Tonight
4 Short for “for” in SMS
411 Meaning “information”
404 I don’t know
411 Meaning ‘information’
420 Lets get high
420 Meaning “Marijuana”
459 Means I love you (ILY is 459 using keypad numbers)
4AO For adults only
4COL For crying out loud
4EAE Forever and ever
4EVA Forever
4NR Foreigner
4SALE For sale
^5 High-five
511 Too much information (more than 411)
555 Sobbing, crying. (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
55555 Crying your eyes out (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
55555 Meaning Laughing (In Thai language the number 5 is pronounced ‘ha’.)
6Y Sexy
7K Sick
81 Meaning Hells Angels (H=8th letter of alphabet, A=1st letter of alphabet)
831 I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)
86 Over
88 Bye-bye (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
88 Hugs and kisses
9 Parent is watching
*s* Meaning “smile”
*w* Meaning “wink”

“A” TEXT MESSAGE & CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

A3 Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
AA As above
AA Ask about
AAF As a matter of fact
AAF As a friend
AAK Asleep at keyboard
AAK Alive and kicking
AAMOF As a matter of fact
AAMOI As a matter of interest
AAP Always a pleasure
AAR At any rate
AAS Alive and smiling
AASHTA As always, Sheldon has the answer (Bike mechanic Sheldon Brown)
AATK Always at the keyboard
AAYF As always, your friend
ABBR Meaning abbreviation
ABC Already been chewed
ABD Already been done
ABT About
ABT2 Meaning ‘About to’
ABTA Meaning Good-bye (signoff)
ABU All bugged up
AC Acceptable content
ACC Anyone can come
ACD ALT / CONTROL / DELETE
ACDNT Accident (e-mail, Government)
ACE Meaning marijuana cigarette
ACK Acknowledge
ACPT Accept (e-mail, Government)
ACQSTN Acquisition (e-mail, Government)
ADAD Another day, another dollar
ADBB All done, bye-bye
ADD Address
ADDY Address
ADIH Another day in hell
ADIP Another day in paradise
ADMIN Administrator
ADMINR Administrator (Government)
ADN Any day now
ADR Address
AE Area effect (online gaming)
AEAP As early as possible
AF April Fools
AF As *Freak*
AF Aggression factor (online gaming)
AFC Away from computer
AFAIAA As far as I am aware
AFAIC As far as I am concerned
AFAIK As far as I know
AFAIUI As far as I understand it
AFAP As far as possible
AFFA Angels Forever, Forever Angels
AFJ April Fool’s joke
AFK Away from keyboard
AFZ Acronym Free Zone
AFPOE A fresh pair of eyes
AGI Meaning “agility” (online gaming)
AH At home
AIAMU And I am a money’s uncle
AIGHT Alright
AIR As I remember
AISB As it should be
AISB As I said before
AISI As I see it
AITR Adult in the room
AKA Also known as
ALCON All concerned
ALOL Actually laughing out loud
AMA Ask me anything (Reddit)
AMAP As much as possible
AMBW All my best wishes
AML All my love
AMOF As a matter of fact
A/N Author’s note
AO Anarchy Online (online gaming)
AOC Available on cell
AOE Area of effect (online game)
AOM Age of majority
AOM Age of Mythology (online gaming)
AOTA All of the above
AOYP Angel on your pillow
APAC All praise and credit
APP Application
APP Appreciate
AQAP As quick (or quiet) as possible
ARC Archive (compressed files)
ARE Acronym rich environment
ARG Argument
ASIG And so it goes
ASAP As soon as possible
A/S/L Age/sex/location
ASL Age/sex/location
ASLA Age/sex/location/availability
AT At your terminal
ATB All the best
ATEOTD At the end of the day
ATM At the moment
ATSITS All the stars in the sky
ATSL Along the same line (or lines)
AWC After awhile crocodile
AWESO Awesome
AWOL Away without leaving
AWOL Absent without leave
AYDY Are you done yet?
AYBABTU All your base are belong to us (online gaming)
AYEC At your earliest convenience
AYOR At your own risk
AYSOS Are you stupid or something?
AYS Are you serious?
AYT Are you there?
AYTMTB And you’re telling me this because
AYV Are you vertical?
AYW As you were
AYW As you want / As you wish
AZN Asian

“B” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

B Back
B Be
B& Banned
B2B Business-to-business
B2C Business-to-consumer
B2W Back to work
B8 Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen)
B9 Boss is watching
B/F Boyfriend
B/G Background (personal information request)
B4 Before
B4N Bye for now
BAG Busting a gut
BA Bad *a*
BAE Before anyone else
BAE Meaning Babe or baby
BAFO Best and final offer
BAK Back at keyboard
BAM Below average mentality
BAMF Bad *a* mother *f*
BAO Be aware of
BAS Big ‘butt’ smile
BASIC Meaning anything mainstream
BASOR Breathing a sigh of relief
BAU Business as usual
BAY Back at ya
BB Be back
BB Big brother
BB Bebi / Baby (Spanish SMS)
BBC Big bad challenge
BBC Big beautiful cock (porno)
BBIAB Be back in a bit
BBIAF Be back in a few
BBIAM Be back in a minute
BBIAS Be back in a sec
BBL Be back later
BBN Bye, bye now
BBQ Barbeque, “Ownage”, shooting score/frag (online gaming)
BBS Be back soon
BBT Be back tomorrow
BBW Big beautiful woman (usually for curvy or obese in porno)
BC Because
B/C Because
BC Be cool
BCNU Be seeing you
BCOS Because
BCO Big crush on
BCOY Big crush on you
BD Big deal
BDAY Birthday
B-DAY Birthday
BDN Big darn number
BDSM Bondage, Domination, Sadism, Masochism / Kinky (sex)
BEG Big evil grin
BELF Meaning “Blood Elf” (online gaming)
BF Boyfriend
BF Brain fart
BFAW Best friend at work
BF2 Battlefield 2 (online gaming)
BF Best friend
BFF Best friends forever
BFFL Best friends for life
BFFLNMW Best friends for life, no matter what
BFD Big freaking deal
BFG Big freaking grin
BFFN Best friend for now
BFN Bye for now
BG Big grin
BGWM Be gentle with me
BHL8 Be home late
BIB Boss is back
BIBO Beer in, beer out
BIC Butt in chair
BIF Before I forget
BIH Burn in hell
BIL Brother in law
BIO Meaning “I’m going to the bathroom” (or) “Bathroom break”
BION Believe it or not
BIOYA Blow it out your *a*
BIOYN Blow it out your nose
BIS Best in slot (online gaming)
BISFLATM Boy, I sure feel like a turquoise monkey! (unverified)
BITMT But in the meantime
BL Belly laugh
BLNT Better luck next time
Bloke Meaning Man (Discord)
BM Bite me
BME Based on my experience
BM&Y Between me and you
BOB Back off *buddy*
BN Bad news
BOE Meaning “bind on equip” (online gaming)
BOHICA Bend over here it comes again
BOL Best of luck
BOM *b* of mine
BOLO Be on the look out
BOOMS Bored out of my skull
BOP Meaning “bind on pickup” (online gaming)
BOSMKL Bending over smacking my knee laughing
BOT Back on topic
BOT Be on that
BMS Broke my scale, used when rating someone
BOYF Boyfriend
BPLM Big person little mind
BRB Be right back
BR Best regards
BRBB Be right back *b*
BRNC Be right back, nature calls
BRD Bored
BRH Be right here
BRT Be right there
BSF But seriously folks
BSOD Blue screen of death
BSTS Better safe than sorry
BT Bite this
BT Between technologies
BTA But then again
BTC Bitcoin ₿ (cryptocurrency)
BTDT Been there, done that
BTW By the way
BTYCL Meaning ‘Bootycall’
BUBU Slang term for the most beautiful of women
BURN Used to reference an insult
Buff Meaning “changed and is now stronger” (online gaming)
BWL Bursting with laughter
BYOB Bring your own beer
BYOC Bring your own computer
BYOD Bring your own device
BYOH Bat you on (the) head
BYOP Bring your own paint (paintball)
BYTM Better you than me


“C” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

C&G Chuckle & grin
C4N Ciao for now
CAD Control + Alt + Delete
CAD Short for Canada/Canadian
Cakeday Meaning Birthday (Reddit)
CAM Camera (SMS)
CB Coffee break
CB Chat break
CB Crazy *b*
CD9 Code 9, Meaning “parents are around”
CFS Care for secret?
CFY Calling for you
CHK Check
CIAO Good-bye (Italian word)
CICO Coffee in, coffee out
CID Crying in disgrace
CID Consider it done
CLAB Crying like a baby
CLD Could
CLK Click
CM Call me
CMAP Cover my *a* partner (online gaming)
CMB Call me back
CMGR Meaning “Community manager”
CMIIW Correct me if I’m wrong
CMON Come on
CNP Continued (in) next post
COB Close of business
COH City of Heroes (online gaming)
COS Because
C/P Cross post
CP Chat post (or continue in IM)
CR8 Create
Cray Meaning crazy
CRE8 Create
CRA CRA Slang term meaning “crazy”
CRAFT Can’t remember a *freaking* thing
CRB Come right back
CRBT Crying really big tears
CRIT Meaning “critical hit” (online gaming)
CRZ Crazy
CRS Can’t remember *stuff*
CSG Chuckle, snicker, grin
CSL Can’t stop laughing
CSS Counter-Strike Source (online gaming)
CT Can’t talk
CTC Care to chat?
CTHU Cracking the *heck* up
CTN Can’t talk now
CTO Check this out
CU See you too
CU See you
CU2 See you
CUA See you around
CUL See you later
CULA See you later alligator
CUL8R See you later
CUMID See you in my dreams
CURLO See you around like a donut
CWD Comment when done
CWOT Complete waste of time
CWYL Chat with you later
CX Meaning “Correction”
CYA See you
CYAL8R See you later
CYE Check your e-mail
CYEP Close your eyes partner (online gaming)
CYO See you online

“D” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

D2 Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS)
D46? Down for sex?
DA Meaning “The”
DAE Does anyone else?
DAFUQ (What) the *Freak*?
DAM Don’t annoy me
DAoC Dark Age of Camelot (online gaming)
DBAU Doing business as usual
DBEYR Don’t believe everything you read
DC Disconnect
DD Dear (or Darling) daughter
DD Due diligence
DDG Drop dead gorgeous
DEEZ NUTZ A phrase used in online chat to annoy or frustrate those involved in the conversation.
DEGT Dear (or Darling) daughter
DERP Meaning stupid or silly
DF Don’t even go there
DFL Dead *freaking* last (online gaming)
DGA Don’t go anywhere
DGAF Don’t give a *freak*
DGT Don’t go there
DGTG Don’t go there, girlfriend
DGYF Dang, girl you fine
DH Dear (or Darling) husband
DHU Dinosaur hugs (used to show support)
DIIK Darned if I know
DIKU Do I know you?
DILLIGAF Do I look like I give a *freak*?
DILLIGAS Do I look like I give a sugar?
DIS Did I say?
DITYID Did I tell you I’m distressed?
DIY Do it yourself
DKDC Don’t know, don’t care
DKP Dragon kill points (online gaming)
D/L Download
DL Download
DL Down low
DL Dead link
DLBBB Don’t let (the) bed bugs bite
DLTBBB Don’t let the bed bugs bite
DM Doesn’t matter
DM Direct message (Twitter slang)
DM Do me
DM Dungeon Master (online gaming)
DMNO Dude Man No Offense
DMY Don’t mess yourself
DN Down
DNC Do not compute (meaning I do not understand)
DNR Dinner (SMS)
DNT Don’t
d00d Dude
DOE Daughter of Eve
DORBS Meaning “Adorable”
DOT Damage over time (online gaming)
Downvote Voting negatively on a thread using Reddit s voting system (Reddit)
DPS Damage per second (online gaming)
DQMOT Don’t quote me on this
DR Didn’t read
DS Dear (or Darling) son
DTR Define the relationship
DTRT Do the right thing
DTS Don’t think so
DTTD Don’t touch that dial
DUPE Duplicate
DUR Do you remember?
DV8 Deviate
DW Dear (or Darling) wife
DWF Divorced white female
DWM Divorced white male
DXNRY Dictionary
DYNWUTB Do you know what you are talking about?
DYFI Did you find it?
DYFM Dude, you fascinate me
DYJHIW Don’t you just hate it when…?
DYOR Do your own research (common stock market chat slang)

“E” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

E Ecstasy
E Enemy (online gaming)
E1 Everyone
E123 Easy as one, two, three
E2EG Ear to ear grin
EAK Eating at keyboard
EBKAC Error between keyboard and chair
ED Erase display
EF4T Effort
EG Evil grin
EI Eat it
EIP Editing in progress
ELI5 Explain like I’m 5
EM E-mail (Twitter slang)
EMA E-mail address (Twitter slang)
EMBAR Meaning “Embarassing”
EMFBI Excuse me for butting in
EMFBI Excuse me for jumping in
EMSG E-mail message
ENUF Enough
EOD End of day
EOD End of discussion
EOL End of lecture
EOL End of life
EOM End of message
EOS End of show
EOT End of transmission
EQ EverQuest (online gaming)
ERP Meaning “Erotic Role-Play” (online gaming)
ERS2 Eres tz / are you (Spanish SMS)
ES Erase screen
ESAD Eat *S* and die!
ETA Estimated time (of) arrival
ETA Edited to add
EVA Ever
EVO Evolution
EWG Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)
EWI Emailing while intoxicated
EXTRA Meaning over the top
EYC Excitable, yet calm
EZ Easy
EZY Easy

“F” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

F Meaning female
F2F Face to face
F2P Free to play (online gaming)
F4F Follow for follow (Instagram)
FAAK Falling asleep at keyboard
FAB Fabulous
Facepalm Used to represent the gesture of “smacking your forehead with your palm” to express embarrassment or frustration
FAF Funny as *freak*
FAM Family, but not limited to actual family members. Could mean friends.
FAQ Frequently asked questions
FAY *Freak* all you
FB Facebook
FBB Meaning “Facebook buddy”
FBC Facebook chat
FBF Flashback Friday
FBF Meaning “Facebook friend”
FBF Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)
FBFR FaceBook friend
FBM Fine by me
FBO Facebook official (An official update from Facebook)
FBOW For better or worse
FC Fingers crossed
FC Full card (online gaming)
FC’INGO For crying out loud
FCOL For crying out loud
Feelsbadman A social meme that means to feel negative.
Feelsbatman A social meme taking “feelsbadman” to the extreme. This references the DC super hero Batmanbecause he witnessed the murder of his parents.
Feelsgoodman A social meme that means to feel positive.
FEITCTAJ *Freak* ’em if they can’t take a joke
FF Follow Friday (Twitter slang)
FFA Free for all (online gaming)
FFS For *freak’*sakes
FICCL Frankly I couldn’t care a less
FIF *Freak* I’m funny
FIIK *Freaked* if I know
FIIOOH Forget it, I’m out of here
FIL Father in law
FIMH Forever in my heart
Finna Means “Going to”
Finsta A second Instagram account where someone can post things that they’re too afraid to post on their main account.
FISH First in, still here
FITB Fill in the blank
FML *Freak* My Life
FOMC Falling off my chair
FOMO Fear of missing out
FOAD *Freak* off and die
FOAF Friend of a friend
FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing
FRT For real though
FTBOMH From the bottom of my heart
FTFY Fixed that for you
FTL For the loss
FTW For the win
FU *Freak* you
FUBAR Fouled up beyond all recognition
FUBB Fouled up beyond belief
FUD Face up deal (online gaming)
FUTAB Feet up, take a break
FW Forward
FWB Friend with benefits
FWIW For what it’s worth
FWM Fine with me
FWP First world problems
FYE Fire, something that is cool
FYEO For your eyes only
FYA For your amusement
FYI For your information

“G” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

G Grin
G Giggle
G+ Google+
G/F Girlfriend
G2CU Good to see you
G2G Got to go
G2GICYAL8ER Got to go I’ll see you later
G2R Got to run
G2TU Got to tell u (you)
G4C Going for coffee
G9 Genius
GA Go ahead
GAC Get a clue
GAFC Get a *freaking* clue
GAL Get a life
GANK Meaning a player ambush or unfair player kill (online gaming)
GAS Got a second?
GAS Greetings and salutations
GB Goodbye
GBTW Get back to work
GBU God bless you
GD Good
GDR Grinning, ducking, and running
GD/R Grinning, ducking, and running
GFI Go for it
GF Girl friend
GFN Gone for now
GG Gotta Go
GG Good Game (online gaming)
GG Brother (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
GGA Good game, all (online gaming)
GGE1 Good game, everyone (online gaming)
GGU2 Good game, you too
GGMSOT Gotta get me some of that
GGOH Gotta Get Outa Here
GGP Got to go pee
GH Good hand (online gaming)
GIAR Give it a rest
GIC Gift in crib (online gaming)
GIGO Garbage in, garbage out
GIRL Guy in real life
GJ Good job
GL Good luck
GL2U Good luck to you (online gaming)
GLA Good luck all (online gaming)
GL/HF Good luck, have fun (online gaming)
GLE Good luck everyone (online gaming)
GLE1 Good luck everyone (online gaming)
GLNG Good luck next game (online gaming)
GMBA Giggling my butt off
GMTA Great minds think alike
GMV Got my vote
GN Good night
GNA Good night all
GNE1 Good night everyone
GNIGHT Good night
GNITE Good night
GNSD Good night, sweet dreams
GOAT Greatest of all Time(s)
GOI Get over it
GOL Giggling out loud
GOMB Get off my back
GPOY Gratuitous picture of yourself
GR8 Great
GRATZ Congratulations
GRL Girl
GRWG Get right with God
GR&D Grinning, running and ducking
GS Good shot
GS Good split (online gaming)
GT Good try
GTFO Get the *freak* out
GTFOH Get the *freak* outta here
GTG Got to go
GTM Giggling to myself
GTRM Going to read mail
GTSY Great (or good) to see you
GUCCI Good
GUD Good
GWHTLC Glad we had this little chat

“H” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

H Hug
H8 Hate
H8TTU Hate to be you
HAG1 Have a good one
HAK Hug and kiss
HALP Help (Discord)
HAU How about you?
H&K Hugs & kisses
H2CUS Hope to see you soon
HAGN Have a good night
HAGO Have a good one
HAND Have a nice day
HAWT Have a wonderful day (out-dated, see next in list)
HAWT Meaning “sexy” or “attractive”
HB Hurry back
HB Hug back
HBD Happy birthday
H-BDAY Happy Birthday
HBU How about you?
HF Have fun
HFAC Holy flipping animal crackers
H-FDAY Happy Father’s Day
HHIS Head hanging in shame
HIFW How I felt when… (Used with photo or gif)
HL Half Life (online gaming)
HLA Hola / hello (Spanish SMS)
H-MDAY Happy Mother’s Day
HMU Hit me up
HNL (w)Hole ‘nother level
HOAS Hold on a second
HP Hit points / Health points (online gaming)
HRU How are you?
HTH Hope this helps
HUB Head up butt
HUYA Head up your *butt*
HV Have
HVH Heroic Violet Hold (online gaming)
HW Homework
HYFR Hell yeah, *Freaking* right!

“I” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

I2 I too (me too)
IA8 I already ate
IAAA I am an accountant
IAAD I am a doctor
IAAL I am a lawyer
IAC In any case
IAE In any event
IANAC I am not a crook
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IAO I am out (of here)
IB I’m back
IB I’m back
IC I see
ICAM I couldn’t agree more
ICBW It could be worse
ICEDI I can’t even discuss it
ICFILWU I could fall in love with you
ICYMI In case you missed it (Twitter slang)
IDBI I don’t believe it
IDC I don’t care
IDGAF I don’t give a *freak*
IDK I don’t know
IDTS I don’t think so
IDUNNO I don’t know
IFYP I feel your pain
IG Instagram
IG2R I got to run
IGHT I got high tonight
IGN I (I’ve) got nothing
IGP I got to (go) pee
IHNI I have no idea
IIRC If I remember correctly
IIIO Intel inside, idiot outside
IK I know
IKR I know, right?
ILBL8 I’ll be late
ILU I love you
ILUM I love you man
ILYSM I love you so much
ILY I love you
IM Instant message
IMAO In my arrogant opinion
IMHO In my humble opinion
ImL (in Arial font) Means I love you (a way of using the American sign language in text)
IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion
IMO In my opinion
IMS I am sorry
IMSB I am so bored
IMTM I am the man
IMU I miss u (you)
INAL I’m not a lawyer
INC Meaning “incoming” (online gaming)
Inspoo Inspiration
INV Meaning “Invite”
IOMH In over my head
IOW In other words
IRL In real life
IRMC I rest my case
ISLY I still love you
ISO In search of
ITAM It’s The Accounting, Man (financial blogs)
ITT In This Thread
ITYK I thought you knew
IUSS If you say so
IWALU I will always love you
IWAWO I want a way out
IWIAM Idiot wrapped in a moron
IWSN I want sex now
IYKWIM If you know what I mean
IYO In your opinion
IYQ Meaning “I like you”
IYSS If you say so

“J” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

j00 You
j00r Your
JAC Just a second
JAM Just a minute
JAS Just a second
JC (J/C) Just checking
JDI Just do it
JELLY Meaning “jealous”
JFF Just for fun
JFGI Just *freaking* Google it
JIC Just in case
JJ (J/J) Just joking
JJA Just joking around
JK (J/K) Just kidding
JLMK Just let me know
JMO Just my opinion
JP Just playing
JP Jackpot (online gaming, bingo games)
JT (J/T) Just teasing
JTLYK Just to let you know
JV Joint venture
JW Just wondering

“K” TEXT MESSAGES / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

K Okay
KK Knock, knock
KK Okay, Okay!
K8T Katie
k/b Keyboard
KB Keyboard
KB Kick butt (online gaming)
KDFU Means Cracking (K) the (D as in Da) *freak* up
KEWL Cool
KEYA I will key you later
KEYME Key me when you get in
KFY Kiss for you
KIA Know it all
KIR Keep it real
KISS Keep it simple, stupid
KIT Keep in touch
KMA Kiss my *a*
KMK Kiss my keister
KMS Killing myself
KMT Kiss my tushie
KOC Kiss on cheek
KOL Key opinion leader
Koreaboo Someone obsessed with Korean culture
KOS Kid over shoulder
KOS Kill on sight (online gaming)
KOW Knock on wood
KOTC Kiss on the cheek
KOTD Kicks of the day (Instagram)
KOTL Kiss on the lips
KNIM Know what I mean?
KNOW Meaning “knowledge”
KPC Keeping parents clueless
KS Kill then steal (online gaming)
KSC Kind (of) sort (of) chuckle
KT Katie
KUTGW Keep up the good work
KYS Kill yourself

“L” TEXT MESSAGE & CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

L2G Like to go?
L2G (would) Love to go
L2K Like to come
L2P Learn to play
l33t Leet, meaning ‘elite’
L4L Like for like (Instagram)
L8R Later
L8RG8R Later, gator
LAB Life’s a *b*
LBAY Laughing back at you
LBS Laughing, but serious
LBVS Laughing, but very serious
LD Later, dude
LD Long distance
LDO Like, duh obviously
LEMENO Let me know
LERK Leaving easy reach of keyboard
LFD Left for day
LFG Looking for group (online gaming)
LFG Looking for guard (online gaming)
LFM Looking for more (online gaming)
LGH Lets get high
LH6 Lets have sex
LHSX Lets have sex
LHM Lord help me
LHO Laughing head off
LI LinkedIn
LIC Like I care
LIK Meaning liquor
LIMT Laugh in my tummy
LIT Meaning really good or something fun and exciting
LIT Extremely intoxicated
LLGB Love, later, God bless
LLS Laughing like *silly*
LMAO Laughing my *a* off
LMBO Laughing my butt off
LMFAO Laughing my freaking *a* off
LMIRL Lets meet in real life
LMK Let me know
LMMFAO Laughing my mother freaking a** off
LMNK Leave my name out
LMS Like my status (Facebook)
LNT Meaning lost in translation
LOA List of acronyms
LOL Laughing out loud
LOL Laugh out loud
LOL Lots of love
LOLH Laughing out loud hysterically
LOLO Lots of love
LOLWTF Laughing out loud (saying) “What the *freak*?”
LOTI Laughing on the inside
LOTR Lord of The Rings (online gaming)
LQTM Laughing quietly to myself
LSHMBH Laugh so hard my belly hurts
LSV Language, sex and violence
LTD Living the dream
LTLWDLS Let’s twist like we did last summer
LTNS Long time no see
LTOD Laptop of death
LTS Laughing to self
LULT Love you long time
LULZ Meaning joke, or for laughs
LVM Left voice mail
LWOS Laughing without smiling
LY Love ya
LYLAS Love you like a sis
LYLC Love you like crazy
LYSM Love you so much

“M” TEXT MESSAGES & CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

M$ Microsoft
M8 Mate
MB Mamma’s boy
MBS Mom behind shoulder
MC Merry Christmas
MDIAC My Dad is a cop
MEGO My eyes glaze over
MEH Meaning a “shrug” or shrugging shoulders
MEH Meaning a “so-so” or “just okay”
MEHH Meaning a “sigh” or sighing
MEZ Meaning “mesmerize” (online gaming)
MFI Mad for it
MFW My face when… (Used with photo or gif)
MGB May God bless
MGMT Management
MHOTY My hat (is) off to you
MIRL Me in real life
MIRL Meet in real life
MISS.(number) Meaning “child and her age”. Miss.3 would be a 3-year old daughter
MKAY Meaning “Mmm, okay”
MLM Meaning give the middle finger
MM Sister (Mandarin Chinese txt msg)
MMK Meaning okay? (as a question)
MNC Mother nature calls
MNSG Mensaje (message in Spanish)
MOD Moderator
MOD Modification (online gaming)
MORF Male or female?
MOMBOY Mamma’s boy
MOO My own opinion
MOOS Member of the opposite sex
MOS Mother over shoulder
MOSS Member of same sex
MP Mana points (online gaming)
MR.(number) Meaning “child and his age”. Mr.3 would be a 3-year old son
MRT Modified ReTweet (Twitter slang)
MRW My reaction when… (Used with photo or gif)
MSG Message
MTF More to follow
MTFBWU May the force be with you
MU Miss U (you)
MUAH Multiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humor
MUSM Miss you so much
MWAH Meaning “kiss” (it is is the sound made when kissing through the air)
MYO Mind your own (business)
MYOB Mind your own business

“N” TEXT MESSAGE & CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

n00b Newbie
N1 Nice one
N2M Nothing too much
NADT Not a darn thing
NALOPKT Not a lot of people know that
NANA Not now, no need
NBD No big deal
NBFAB No bad for a beginner (online gaming)
NC Nice crib (online gaming)
ND Nice double (online gaming)
NE Any
NE1 Anyone
NERF Meaning “Changed and is now weaker” (online gaming)
NFM None for me / Not for me
NFM Not for me
NGL Not gonna (going to) lie
NFS Need for Speed (online gaming)
NFS Not for sale
NFW No *freaking* way
NFW Not for work
NFWS Not for work safe
NH Nice hand (online gaming)
NIFOC Naked in front of computer
NIGI Now I get it
NIMBY Not in my back yard
NIROK Not in reach of keyboard
NLT No later than
NM Nothing much
NM Never mind
NM Nice meld (online gaming)
NMH Not much here
NMJC Nothing much, just chilling
NMU Not much, you?
NO1 No one
NOOB Meaning someone who is bad at (online) games
NOWL Meaning “knowledge”
NOYB None of your business
NP No problem
NPC Non-playing character (online gaming)
NQT Newly qualified teacher
NR Nice roll (online gaming)
NRN No response/reply necessary
NS Nice score (online gaming)
NS Nice split (online gaming)
NSA No strings attached
NSFL Not safe for life
NSFW Not safe for work
NSISR Not sure if spelled right
NT Nice try
NTHING Nothing (SMS)
NTS Note to self
NVM Never mind
NVR Never
NW No way
NWO No way out

“O” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

O4U Only for you
O Opponent (online gaming)
O Meaning “hugs”
O Over
OA Online auctions
OATUS On a totally unrelated subject
OB Oh baby
OB Oh brother
OBV Obviously
OFC Of course
OG Original gangster
OGIM Oh God, it’s Monday
OH Overheard
OHHEMMGEE Meaning “Oh My God” (alternate of OMG)
OI Operator indisposed
OIB Oh, I’m back
OIC Oh, I see
OJ Only joking
OL Old lady
OLL Online love
OM Old man
OM Oh, my
OMAA Oh, my aching *A* (butt)
OMDB Over my dead body
OMFG Oh my *freaking* God
omfglmaobbqrofl
copteriss
oh my *freaking* god, laugh my *a* off, owned, roll on floor spinning around I’m so sad
OMG Oh my God
OMG Oh my gosh
OMGYG2BK Oh my God, you got to be kidding
OMGYS Oh my gosh you suck
OMS On my soul (meaning “promise”)
OMW On my way
ONL Online
OO Over and out
OOC Out of character
OOH Out of here
OOMF One of my followers
OOTD One of these days
OOTD Outfit of the day (Instagram)
OOTO Out of the office
OP On phone
ORLY Oh really?
OS Operating system
OT Off topic (discussion forums)
OTB Off to bed
OTFL On the floor laughing
OTL Out to lunch
OTOH On the other hand
OTP On the phone
OTP One true pairing; two people you would love to see as a couple
OTT Over the top
OTTOMH Off the top of my head
OTW Off to work
OVA Over
OYO On your own

“P” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

P Partner (online gaming)
P2P Parent to parent
P2P Peer to peer
P2P Pay to play (online gaming)
P911 Parents coming into room alert
PAP Post a picture
PAT Meaning “patrol” (online gaming)
PAW Parents are watching
PBOOK Phonebook (e-mail)
PC Player character (online gaming)
PCM Please call me
PDA Personal display (of) affection
PDH Pretty darn happy
PDS Please don’t shoot
PDQ Pretty darn quick
PEEPS People
PFT Pretty *freaking* tight
PIC Picture
PIP Peeing in pants (laughing hard)
PIR Parents in room
PISS Put in some sugar
PITA Pain in the *butt*
PKMN Pokemon (online gaming)
PL8 Plate
PLD Played
PLMK Please let me know
PLS Please
PLU People like us
PLZ Please
PLZTLME Please tell me
PM Private Message
PMFI Pardon me for interrupting
PMFJI Pardon me for jumping in
PMSL Pee myself laughing
POAHF Put on a happy face
POIDH Picture, or it didn’t happen
POS Parent over shoulder
POT Meaning “potion” (online gaming)
POTD Photo of the day (Instagram)
POV Point of view
POV Privately owned vehicle (originally used to differentiate an individual’s vehicle from a military vehicle)
PPC Pay-per-click (digital marketing)
PPL People
PPU Pending pick-up
PRESH Precious
PROBS Probably
PROLLY Probably
PROGGY Meaning computer program
PRON Meaning pornography
PRT Party
PRT Please Retweet (Twitter slang)
PRW People/parents are watching
PSA Public Service Announcement
PSOS Parent standing over shoulder
PSP Playstation Portable
PST Please send tell (online gaming)
PTFO Pass the *freak* out
PTIYPASI Put that in your pipe and smoke it
PTL Praise the Lord
PTMM Please tell me more
PTO Paid time off
PTO Personal time off
PTO Parent Teacher Organization
PUG Pick up group (online gaming)
PVE Player vs enemy, Player versus environment (online gaming)
PVP Player versus player (online gaming)
PWN Meaning “own”
PXT Please explain that
PU That stinks!
PUKS Pick up kids (SMS)
PYT Pretty young thing
PZ Peace
PZA Pizza

“Q” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

Q Queue
Q4U (I have a) question for you
QC Quality control
QFE Question for everyone
QFI Quoted for idiocy
QFI Quoted for irony
QFT Quoted for truth
QIK Quick
QL Quit laughing
QOTD Quote of the day
QQ (qq) (Q_Q) Meaning “crying eyes”
QQ Quick question
QSL Reply
QSO Conversation
QT Cutie
QTPI Cutie pie

“R” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

R Meaning “are”
R8 Rate (SMS)
RBAY Right back at you
RFN Right *freaking* now
RGR Roger (I agree, I understand)
RHIP Rank has its privileges
RIP Rest in peace
RL Real life
RLY Really
RME Rolling my eyes
RMLB Read my lips baby
RMMM Read my mail man
ROFL Rolling on floor laughing
ROFLCOPTER Rolling on floor laughing and spinning around
ROFLMAO Rolling on the floor, laughing my *butt* off
ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLUTS Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak
RS Runescape (online gaming)
RSN Real soon now
RT Roger that
RT Retweet (Twitter slang)
RTBS Reason to be single
RTFM Read the *freaking* manual
RTFQ Read the *freaking* question
RTHX Meaning “Thanks for the RT (Retweet)” (Twitter slang)
RTMS Read the manual, stupid
RTNTN Retention (email, Government)
RTRCTV Retroactive (email, Government)
RTRMT Retirement (email, Government)
RTSM Read the stupid manual
RTWFQ Read the whole *freaking* question
RU Are you?
RUMOF Are you male or female?
RUT Are u (you) there?
RUOK Are you okay?
RX Regards
RW Real world
RX Meaning drugs or prescriptions
RYB Read your Bible
RYO Roll your own
RYS Read your screen
RYS Are you single?

“S” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

S2R Send to receive (meaning send me your picture to get mine)
S2S Sorry to say
S4L Spam for life
SAL Such a laugh
SAT Sorry about that
SAVAGE Slang for a shockingly careless expression or response to an event or message
SB Snap back (Snapchat)
SB Should be
SB Smiling back
SBIA Meaning Standing back in amazement
SBT Sorry ’bout that
SC Stay cool
SD Sweet dreams
SDMB Sweet dreams, my baby
SENPAI Meaning someone older than you, someone you look up to
SEA Search engine advertising / PPC / Search ads
SEM Search engine marketing
SEO Search engine optimization
SETE Smiling Ear-to-Ear
SELFIE A photo that is taken of oneself for social media sharing
SFAIK So far as I know
SH Same here
SH^ Shut up
SHID Slapping head in disgust
SHIP Slang for “wishing two people were in a relationship”
SICNR Sorry, I could not resist
SIG2R Sorry, I got to run
SIHTH Stupidity is hard to take
SIMYC Sorry I missed your call
SIR Strike it rich
SIS Snickering in silence
SIS Meaning sister
SIT Stay in touch
SITD Still in the dark
SJW Social justice warrior
SK8 Skate
SK8NG Skating
SK8R Skater
SK8RBOI Skater Boy
SLAP Sounds like a plan
Slay To succeed at something
SM Social media
SMAZED Smoky haze (marijuana stoned)
SMEXI Combination of sexy and Mexican, used to describe attractive people
SMH Shaking my head
SMHID Scratching my head in disbelief
SNAFU Situation normal all fouled up
SNERT Snot nosed egotistical rude teenager
SNR Streaks and Recents (Snapchat)
SO Significant other
SOAB Son of a *B*
S’OK Meaning It’ (s) okay (ok)
SOL Sooner or later
SOMY Sick of me yet?
SorG Straight or Gay?
SOS Meaning help
SOS Son of Sam
SOT Short of time
SOTMG Short of time, must go
SOWM Someone with me
SPK Speak (SMS)
SRSLY Seriously
SPST Same place, same time
SPTO Spoke to
SQ Square
SRY Sorry
SS So sorry
SSDD Same stuff, different day
SSIF So stupid it’s funny
SSINF So stupid it’s not funny
ST&D Stop texting and drive
Stan Meaning a die-hard fan of someone (Snapchat)
STFU Shut the *freak* up
STR8 Straight
STW Search the Web
SU Shut up
SUITM See you in the morning
SUL See you later
SUP What’s up?
SUTH So use(d) to haters (Facebook)
SUX Meanings sucks or “it sucks”
SUYF Shut up you fool
SWAG Meaning free stuff and giveaways from tech tradeshows
SWAG Scientific wild *a* guess
SWAK Sent (or sealed) with a kiss
SWALK Sealed (or sealed) with a loving kiss
SWAT Scientific wild *butt* guess
SWL Screaming with laughter
SWMBO She who must be obeyed. Meaning wife or partner
SYL See you later
SYS See you soon
SYY Shut your yapper

“T” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

T+ Think positive
T4BU Thanks for being you
T:)T Think happy thoughts
TA Thanks a lot
TAFN That’s all for now
TAM Tomorro a.m.
TANK Meaning really strong
TANKED Meaning “owned”
TANKING Meaning “owning”
TARFU Things Are Really *fouled* Up.
TAU Thinking about u (you)
TAUMUALU Thinking about you miss you always love you
TBAG Process of disgracing a corpse, taunting a fragged/killed player (online gaming)
TBBH To be brutally honest
TBC To be continued
TBD To be determined
TBH To be honest
TBL Text back later
TBT Throwback Thursday (Twitter slang)
TC Take care
TCB Take care of business
TCOY Take care of yourself
TD Tower defense (online gaming)
TD2M Talk dirty to me
TDTM Talk dirty to me
TEA Meaning gossip
TFF Too *freaking* funny
TFS Thanks for sharing
TFTF Thanks for the follow (Twitter slang)
TFTI Thanks for the invitation
TFTT Thanks for this tweet (Twitter slang)
TG Thank goodness
TGIF Thank God it’s Friday
THNQ Thank-you (SMS)
THNX Thanks
THOT That wh*re over there
THT Think happy thoughts
THX Thanks
TIA Thanks in advance
TIAD Tomorrow is another day
TIC Tongue-in-cheek
TIL Today I learned
TILIS Tell it like it is
TIR Teacher in room
TLK2UL8R Talk to you later
TL Too long
TL;DR Too long; didn’t read
TM Trust me
TMA Take my advice
TMB Text me back
TMB Tweet me back (Twitter slang)
TMI Too much information
TMOT Trust me on this
TMTH Too much to handle
TMYL Tell me your location
TMWFI Take my word for it
TNSTAAFL There’s no such thing as a free lunch
TNT Til next time
TOJ Tears of joy
TOS Terms of service
TOTES Totally
TOU Thinking of you
TOY Thinking of you
TPM Tomorrow p.m.
TPTB The powers that be
TQ Te quiero / I love you (Spanish SMS)
TSH Tripping so hard
TSNF That’s so not fair
TSTB The sooner, the better
TT Trending topic (Twitter slang)
TTFN Ta ta for now
TTLY Totally
TTTT These things take time
TTUL Talk to you later
TU Thank you
TUI Turning you in
TURNT Meaning excitement, turned up
TWSS That’s what she said
TTG Time to go
TTYAFN Talk to you awhile from now
TTYL Talk to you later
TTYS Talk to you soon
TV Television
TV Transvestite (porno)
TY Thank you
TYFC Thank you for charity (online gaming)
TYFYC Thank you for your comment
TYS Told you so
TYT Take your time
TYSO Thank you so much
TYAFY Thank you and *freak* you
TYVM Thank you very much
TX Thanks
TX Transexual, transgender, tranny (porno)

“U” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

^URS Up yours
UCMU You crack me up
UDI Unidentified drinking injury (meaning bruise, scratch, ache and so on)
UDM U (You) da (the) man
UDS Ugly domestic scene
UFB Un *freaking* believable
UFN Until further notice
UFWM You *freaking* with me?
UGTBK You’ve got to be kidding
UHGTBSM You have got to be s#$t*ing me!
UKTR You know that’s right
UL Upload
U-L Meaning “You will”
UNA Use no acronyms
UN4TUN8 Unfortunate
UNBLEFBLE Unbelievable
UNCRTN Uncertain
UNPC Un- (not) politically correct
UOK (Are) You ok?
UR You are / You’re
UR2YS4ME You are too wise for me
URA* You are a star
URH You are hot (U R Hot)
URSKTM You are so kind to me
URTM You are the man
URW You are welcome
USBCA Until something better comes along
USU Usually
UT Unreal Tournament (online gaming)
UT2L You take too long
UTM You tell me
UV Unpleasant visual
UW You’re welcome
UX User experience

“V” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

V Very
VAT Value added tax
VBL Visible bra line
VBS Very big smile
VC Voice chat
VEG Very evil grin
VFF Very freaking funny
VFM Value for money
VGC Very good condition
VGG Very good game (online gaming)
VGH Very good hand (online gaming)
VIP Very important person
VM Voice mail
VN Very nice
VNH Very nice hand (online gaming)
VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol
VRY Very
VSC Very soft chuckle
VSF Very sad face
VWD Very well done (online gaming)
VWP Very well played (online gaming)

“W” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

[email protected] What?
W/ With
W/B Welcome back
W3 WWW (Web address)
W8 Wait
WAH Working at home
WAJ What a jerk
WAM Wait a minute
WAN2 Want to? (SMS)
WAN2TLK Want to talk
WAREZ Meaning pirated (illegally gained) software
WAS Wait a second
WAS Wild *a* guess
WAT What
WAWA Where are we at?
WAYF Where are you from?
W/B Write back
WB Welcome back
WBS Write back soon
WBU What about you?
WC Welcome
WC Who cares
WCA Who cares anyway
W/E Whatever
W/END Weekend
WE Whatever
WEEBO Describes a person obsessed with of Japanese culture
WEP Weapon (online gaming)
WH5 Who, what, when, where, why
WHATEVES Whatever
WIBNI Wouldn’t it be nice if
WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge
WDYK What do you know?
WDYT What do you think?
WGACA What do you think?
WIKI Wikipedia
WIIFM What’s in it for me?
WISP Winning is so pleasurable
WITP What is the point?
WITW What in the world
WIU Wrap it up
WK Week
WKD Weekend
WRT With regard to
WL Whatta loser
W/O Without
WOA Work of Art
WOKE Slang for people who are aware of current social issues, and politics
WOMBAT Waste of money, brains and time
WOW World of Warcraft (online gaming)
WRK Work
WRU Where are you?
[email protected] Where are you at?
WRUD What are you doing?
WTB Want to buy (online gaming)
WTF What the *freak* ?
WTFE What the *freak* ever
WTFO What the *freak* ?, over.
WTG Way to go
WTGP Want to go private (talk out of public chat area)
WTH What the heck?
WTM Who’s the man?
WTS Want to sell? (online gaming)
WTT Want to trade? (online gaming)
WU What’s up?
WUCIWUG What you see is what you get
WUF Where are you from?
WUP What’s up?
WUT Meaning “what”
WUW What u (you) want?
WUU2 What are you up to?
WUZ Meaning “was”
WWJD What would Jesus do?
WWJD What Would Judd Do? (Artist Donald Judd, who was known to do things in his own compulsive way.)
WWNC Will wonders never cease
WWYC Write when you can
WYCM Will you call me?
WYD What (are) you doing?
WYGAM When you get a minute
WYHAM When you have a minute
WYLEI When you least expect it
WYSIWYG What you see is what you get
WYWH Wish you were here

“X” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

X-1-10 Meaning “Exciting”
X Ectasy (also Molly)
X Kiss
X! Meaning “a typical woman”
XD Meaning “really hard laugh” (where D is a smiley mouth)
XD Meaning a “devilish smile”
XME Excuse Me
XOXOXO Hugs & Kisses
XLNT Excellent
XLR8 Meaning “faster” or “going faster”
XPOST Meaning Cross-post. A link posted to a subreddit that was already shared on a different subreddit (Reddit)
XTC Ectasy
XYL Ex-young lady, meaning wife. (amateur radio)
XYZ Examine your zipper

“Y” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

Y? Why?
Y Meaning Yawn
Y2K You’re too kind
YA Your
YAA Yet another acronym
YABA Yet another bloody acronym
YARLY Ya, really?
YAS Meaning “praise”
YBIC Your brother in Christ
YBS You’ll be sorry
YCDBWYCID You can’t do business when your computer is down
YCHT You can have them
YCLIU You can look it up
YCMU You crack me up
YCT Meaning Your comment to?
YD Yesterday
YEET Meaning excitement, approval or display of energy (i.e. throwing something)
YF Wife
YG Young gentleman
YGG You go girl
YGTBKM You’ve got to be kidding me
YGTR You got that right
YHBT You have been trolled
YHBW You have been warned
YHL You have lost
YIU Yes, I understand
YKW You know what
YKWYCD You know what you can do
YL Young lady
YMMV Your mileage may vary
YNK You never know
YOLO You only live once
YR Your
YR Yeah right
YRYOCC You’re running your own cuckoo clock
YSIC Your sister in Christ
YSYD Yeah sure you do
YT YouTube
YT You there?
YTB You’re the best
YTB Youth talk back
YTTL You take too long
YTG You’re the greatest
YW You’re welcome
YWHNB Yes, we have no bananas
YWHOL Yelling “woohoo” out loud
YWSYLS You win some, you lose some
YYSSW Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever

“Z” TEXT MESSAGE / CHAT ABBREVIATIONS

Z Zero
Z Z’s are calling (meaning going to bed/sleep)
Z Meaning “Said”
Z% Zoo
ZH Sleeping Hour
ZOMG Used in World of Warcraft to mean OMG (Oh My God)
ZOT Zero tolerance
ZUP Meaning “What’s up?”
ZZZZ Sleeping (or bored)
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Paolo Margari at the European Digital Week 2020: Video & Social Media Marketing International Conference

I am glad to announce that I will be speaking at the Video & Social Media Marketing International Conference, a Virtual Event from 23 to 26 September 2020, part of the European Digital Week 2020

📌 SESSION: “Enhance your social media dataset to build insightful KPI’s

For Q&A join the LinkedIn group

Summary

Social platforms offer a highly valuable snapshot of your brand and product’s health. From prospects to leads, from customers to employees – including enthusiasts and evangelists as well as haters and trolls – the full range of users that learn and interact with your social channels are continuously shaping your brand equity.

What are you looking at to measure and improve your campaign performance?

Looking at the right KPIs, beyond the usual suspects, and thinking of social channels not just as broadcast, amplifier or communication tools, but also as customer feedback and market research platform gives valuable information to improve communication (content, tone of voice, style) and the product portfolio – or at least its perception.

During the presentation, we’ll look at how to build a social performance dashboard with actionable insights, easy to understand by different stakeholders. With some little hacks to your dataset, it is possible to explore performance under different points of view, going beyond the usual metrics, by creating new ones and adding more meaning and context to your social media analysis.

Learning outcomes

  • What are the most successful posts on LinkedIn
  • How to build an advanced social media performance dashboard on Google Data Studio
  • Verify if a good performance on social networks corresponds to a conversion on your website
  • Why good engagement KPIs on social media don’t always correspond to successful content

The event is organised by Ditech Media.

Do you want to attend the European Digital Week?

Join the European Digital Week here. If you’re interested to watch all the sessions, covering many topics, contact me to receive a promo code that allows a 40% discount (no affiliation).

Main topics covered during the European Digital Week:

  • International Cybersecurity & Digital Services Protection Conference
  • International Conference on Robotics, Automation & Artificial intelligence Systems. Legislation & Intellectual Property
  • International Conference on Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Biological Systems in the Digital Age
  • International Conference on Crypto Finance & Blockchain Technologies
  • International eCommerce & Omnichannel Transformation Conference
  • International Conference on Smart Cities, Smart Infrastructures and Smart Buildings
  • International Digital Healthtech, Healthcare & Pharmacy Conference
  • Fintech & Digital Banking Innovation Conference
  • Smart Industry & Digital Factory Technology Conference
  • International Conference on Supply Chain Management & Fulfillment Solutions
  • European Digital Innovation & Start-Up Summit
  • Video & Social Media Marketing International Conference
  • Digital HRM Conference. The Future of HR & Talent Management
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Exploding Topics by Brian Dean analyzed Google search volume growth for the most well-known SEO tools between 2014 and 2019.

Here the full findings.

Top SEO Tools 2020

Here’s the ranking of SEO Tools based on Google search volume growth over the last 5 years:

  1. KWFinder (Score: 6.12) – Keyword finder
  2. Google Search Console (Score: 5.75) – Checkup of index status
  3. Keywords Everywhere (Score: 5.56) – Browser add-on for Chrome or Firefox
  4. Answer The Public (Score: 4.45)
  5. Ubersuggest (Score: 4.24) – Keyword suggetsion
  6. SEMrush (Score: 4.08) – Full-Stack SEO Platform
  7. Seobility (Score: 4.02) – Full-stack SEO Platform
  8. Serpstat (Score: 3.69) – Full-stack SEO Platform
  9. Ahrefs (Score: 3.66) – Website and competitor audit
  10. GTmetrix (Score: 3.14) – Check site-speed and optimise performance
  11. Screaming Frog (Score: 2.33) – Map web pages
  12. SEOquake (Score: 1.02)
  13. Yoast SEO (Score: 0.87) – WordPress plugin
  14. Can I Rank (Score: 0.6)
  15. Google Keyword Planner (Score: 0.33) – Available with a Google Ads account
  16. Seed Keywords (Score: 0.24)
  17. Siteliner (Score: 0.09)
  18. Moz (Score: -0.08)
  19. Long Tail Pro (Score: -3.62) – Long-tail keyword suggestion
  20. Majestic SEO (Score: -3.63) – Ranking of many authority factors
  21. WooRank (Score: -4.22)

The above ranking is not based on their market share or usefulness, but it’s rather an indicator of their popularity among users.

Some of them are free (like Google Search Console or UberSuggest integrated in Neil Patel’s website), others are freemium, others are paid.

Among them, few are full platforms with many features including also non-SEO functionalities, others are only providing niche insights or services (like YoastSEO that is a very popular WordPress plug-in), but are still valuable.

Personally, I still believe that it’s better to test and improve search ranking of a website using a range of tools (and anyone has its own recipe or preferences), but still, focus on one that can provide many aspects. The most valuable platform, including everything you need to do SEO, is SEMRush, that has increased its features in recent years.

 


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Scooty (red) was the first to appear in the city, in 2016, followed by Felyx (green). Their mobile apps and websites are almost identical, as well as the scooters. Scooty service was discontinued in July 2020. There are also a few Poppy e-scooters around (the company offers mostly kickscooters and cars, all red). The last arrived, in October 2021, is Go Sharing, a Dutch company operating also in Germany, Austria and Turkey with their light-green scooters.

Their speed is limited by law to 49Km/h, which is fine to get anywhere in Brussels in a matter of minutes. The average cost is around 25 cents/minute unless you decide to park and keep it (in that case obviously the cost is lower). Some companies sell also packages and have discounts on special days.

You can find the closest e-scooter on the map and book it – it’ll be available for some minutes, the time you need to unblock it and start your ride. Normally, they offer two XL helmets inside.

Before parking check the area you’re going to. They can’t be taken or parked all over the city. Some communes out of the 19 that compose the Brussels region aren’t fully covered, but you can still find small islands in correspondence to the hotspots such as stations, hospitals, shopping malls.

Just register for the two services and benefit from a free credit of 30 minutes on each service using the promo codes below.

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  • GO SHARING: 1M4IVZ

  • SCOOTY: eG32mwQA – service discontinued since 27/07/2020

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The importance of customer service, which is fundamental for a successful company. Something that unfortunately many companies never learn.

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Enhance your social media dataset to build and visualise insightful KPI’s [Free PDF]

Enhance your social media dataset to build insightful KPI’s from Paolo Margari


Above, you can find the slides I presented at Digital First 2019, the leading digital event in Belgium (Brussels, 16-17 October 2019).

Paolo Margari (SWIFT) at Digital First 2019

Social platforms offer a highly valuable snapshot of your brand and products health. From prospects to leads, from customers to employees – including enthusiasts and evangelists as well as haters and trolls – the full range of users that learn and interact with your social channels are continuously shaping your brand equity.

What are you looking at to measure and improve your campaign performance?

Looking at the right KPIs, beyond the usual suspects, and thinking of social channels not just as broadcast, amplifier or communication tools, but also as customer feedback and market research platform gives valuable information to improve communication (content, tone of voice, style) and the product portfolio – or at least its perception.

During the presentation, I have shown how to build a social performance dashboard with actionable insights, easy to understand by different stakeholders. With some little hacks to your dataset, it is possible to explore performance under different points of view, going beyond the usual metrics, by creating new ones and adding more meaning and context to your social media analysis.