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TYT to Read This! Social Terms, a Read FWIW

Written by Barsha Bishwakarma · 2 min read >

Internet these days, has made everything available at a single touch of hand. It has shortened the physical distance in a virtual way. The revolution in internet was initialized by “Social Media” which in point of fact brought forward a broad conception about the usage of internet.

We are social beings and we need social interactions to maintain a healthy life and a healthy mind. Social media has changed the way we used to look into being social. Today being social mostly means being active on social media, having many friends and followers in social media, and having more engaging posts in social media.

Social media is full of “Entertainment” and “Embarrassment” as well. Anything can happen on the internet. Our one mistake can get us into a lump of troubles. And as a social media user, it is sure that we have either been a part or at least have witnessed embarrassing moments of others. And for public figures and celebrities, one wrong post and BOOM! there comes the flood of trolls, controversies and sometimes scandals too.

Imagine you are in a deep conversation with your boss, giving an interview or may be chatting with your crush. And they text you AYOR, FWIW, TTYL or anything like that but you don’t know what it means. Though Google is there to look for the meaning, but still it is quite embarrassing being in such a situation. So getting known to some social media terms might be a saviour for you.

Acronyms used in social media:

BTW – By the way

TTYL – Talk to you later

TYT – Take your time

LOL – Laughing out loud

ROTFL – Rolling on the floor laughing

FWIW – For what it’s worth

POV – Point of view

B/C – Because

AYOR – At your own risk

B4N – Bye for now

DH – Dear husband

DF – Dear friend

EML – Email me later

JK – Just kidding

SFW – Safe for work

OIC – Oh I see

AAMOF – As a matter of fact

TYVM – Thank you very much

AFAIK – As far as I know

IIRC – If I recall correctly

EOD – End of day

EOM – End of message

C&P – Copy and paste

HTH – Hope this helps

NNTR – No need to reply

YAM – Yet another meeting

ICYMI – In case you missed it

TBA – To be announced

B2K/BTK – Back to keyboard

WFM – Works for me

LMK – Let me know

NVM – Never mind

ASAP– As soon as possible

AKA– Also known as

AYDY– Are you done yet

B4N– Bye for now

CSL– Can’t stop laughing

YKN– You never know

WBU– What about you

WBS– Write back soon

TGIF– Thank God it’s Friday

TC– Take care

GC– Group chat

Using short forms depends upon your wish. You can also create your own but understandable shortcuts to make the typing faster.

Some more social media terms you can add to your vocabulary:

Post- anything posted in Facebook, Instagram

Engagement- Action taken by other social media users on you posts e.g. likes, reaction, comments, and shares

Tweet- Anything you post in Twitter

DP/PP– Your display or profile picture

Filter- For editing your pictures in social media

Handle- Twitter account name, also used for Instagram name

Tag- Tagging your friends will make them a part of your post

Hashtag- Used as a way to find content about a specific topic, or as a way to make your content more discoverable to other users. It is written with any word following “#” like #stayhome #visitnepal2020 etc.

Impression- The number of times your posts have been seen by other users.

Share- Sharing the post in a message, group, and community or simply reposting any post.

Twitterati- Twitter users having incredibly large number of followers and who post regularly like celebrities, social influencers, etc.

Followers- The other social media users who can see your posts regularly

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B4N, TC. :)

Written by Barsha Bishwakarma
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