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Social Media Acronyms and Abbreviations You should Know

By Nkem Egenuka on Mon, 03/06/2019 - 18:26

You may have encountered a couple of acronyms while chatting online that had you a bit confused. Social Media language has become a ‘thing’ now and sometimes we get stuck trying to figure out the correct words.

Below are some social media acronyms/abbreviations and their meaning:

  • PM

This means ‘Private message’.

  • RT

This means ‘retweet’.  

  • MT

This stands for ‘Modified Tweet’. It indicates that the tweet has been edited.

  • GOAT

It stands for ‘greatest of all time’. It is a term used for remarkable persons, especially athletes.

  • BTAIM

This stands for ‘Be that as it may’. It is usually used to link a new idea or topic in a discussion.

  • HTH

This can mean ‘Here to help’ or ‘Happy to help’.

  • TFW

This refers to ‘That feeling when…’ It is a way of introducing a relatable experience.

  • DYK

Is simply ‘Did you know’.

  • AMA

This translates to ‘Ask Me Anything’. Like a question and answer session online

  • BTW

This means ‘By The Way’.  It is used to add additional information.

  • IDC/IDK

 ‘IDC’ stands for ‘I don’t care’ while ‘IDK’ means ‘I don’t know’.

  • AFAIK

This stands for "As Far As I Know."

  • AFAIR

This means ‘As Far As I Recall/Remember’

  • IKR?

This stands for ‘I Know, Right?’

  • IRL      

This translates to ‘In Real Life’.

  • MRW

This means ‘My Reaction When’.

  • SMH

SMH means ‘Shaking My Head’.

  • SOML

This means ‘Story of My Life’.

  • FWIW

This means ‘For What It’s Worth’.

  • NVM

This translates to ‘Nevermind’

  • H/T

This means ‘Hat Tip’. It is a virtual nod that credits an original source.

 

FOR BUSINESS

  • CX

This means ‘Customer experience’. It refers to the relationship a customer has with a company through various interactions and touchpoints.

  • ESP

ESP is ‘Email Service Provider’ In simple terms, an ESP is a third-party company that offers email services, such as newsletter deployment or marketing campaigns.

  • GA

GA is ‘Google Analytics’, it is an analytics platform for website that allow marketers to track website visitors, referrals, bounce rates, page views and more.

Others include BRB- Be Right Back, JK- just kidding, FBF- Flashback Friday, MCM- Man crush Monday, WCW- means Woman crush Wednesday, TBT -throwback Thursday; and many others

 

Sources

lifestyle.thecable.ng

blog.hootsuite.com

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