Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
All Categories » Internet and Online Services » Internet » Slang

Slang

With real time text-based communications, such as cell phone text messaging (SMS), instant messaging, email, social media and online gaming came the emergence of a new text language tailored to the immediacy and compactness of these new communication media.

From newsgroup etiquette to understanding Twitter abbreviations, our Internet slang dictionary offers a glossary of important terms you need to know to decipher online chat messages. If this isn't enough slang for you, be sure to visit our list of Text Messaging and Online Chat Abbreviations.

Terms
DID YOU KNOW
The Great Data Storage Debate: Is Tape Dead?

Tape clearly is on the decline. But remember, legacy systems can hang for a shockingly long time. Read More »

Apple Pay Promises to Strengthen Payment Security

Experts believe that Apple Pay and other competitive payment systems will be far more secure than cards, even cards equipped with EMV chips. Read More »

Internet of Things Shaping IT's Future

To make the IoT both work and pay off, IT is juggling upgrading and building app-centric networks, mapping out new data center architectures and... Read More »