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**?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*Oh My God
***Fear of Missing Out
****Just In Case