Social Media Abbreviations You Should Know

Social Media Abbreviations You Should Know

With character limits and time both in short supply it’s only natural that abbreviations have become widely used across social media BUT do you know your OMG* from your TBT**?

social media abbreviations

No? Don’t worry.

The following explanations for 5 popular social media abbreviations will ensure there’ll be no more FOMO*** for you…

ICYMI – in case you missed it
This is often used to prefix a retweet or repeated blog post or to point your followers in the direction of some useful news or information they may not have seen.

TL;DR – too long; didn’t read
This acts as an intro to a useful summary of a longer article or written piece that time-poor users may not be likely to read in its entirety.

NSFW – not safe for work
As expected this refers to something you probably wouldn’t want your boss to see – or hear you play without your headphones plugged in!

YOLO – you only live once
A light-hearted phrase which is often used to justify a risky choice or decision.

IMO/IMHO – in my opinion/in my humble opinion
This can be useful for ensuring that your followers know that what you’re about to say is an opinion, and not a fact.

There are of course many, many more abbreviations in use all over social media – and they are an ever-evolving entity – but the above information will help keep you in the loop for now.

JIC**** you need any help with your social media management, we’re always available to talk. Contact Mark Sowerby on 07595 301745 or email mark@brookesandsowerby.co.uk

 

*Oh My God
**Throwback Thursday
***Fear of Missing Out
****Just In Case

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