Internet slang

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Internet slang (Internet shorthand, cyber-slang, netspeak, or chatspeak) refers to various kinds of slang used by different people on the Internet.wikipedia
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Instant messaging

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Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites.
Users sometimes make use of internet slang or text speak to abbreviate common words or expressions to quicken conversations or reduce keystrokes.

Lolcat

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New dialects of slang, such as leet or Lolspeak, develop as ingroup internet memes rather than time savers.
The text parodies the grammar-poor patois stereotypically attributed to Internet slang.

Leet

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New dialects of slang, such as leet or Lolspeak, develop as ingroup internet memes rather than time savers.
Many words originally derived from leet slang have now become part of the modern Internet slang, such as "pwned".

Padonkaffsky jargon

padonkiOlbanian language
It started as an Internet slang language originally used in the Russian Internet community.

Text messaging

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Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites.

Internet troll

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The notions of flaming and trolling have also extended outside the computer, and are used in the same circumstances of deliberate or unintentional implicatures.
In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord

Acronym

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Acronyms, keyboard symbols and abbreviations are common types of Internet slang.

Shorthand

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Since 1979, users of communications networks like Usenet created their own shorthand.

Euphemisms for Internet censorship in China

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An outstanding example is the use of the term river crab to denote censorship.
River crab and harmonious/harmonize/harmonization are Internet slang terms created by Chinese netizens in reference to the Internet censorship, or other kinds of censorship in China.

Emoticon

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Aside from the more frequent abbreviations, acronyms, and emoticons, Internet slang also uses archaic words or the lesser-known meanings of mainstream terms.

LOL

lulzLaugh Out LoudROFL
For more examples of how other languages express "laughing out loud", see also: LOL
LOL, or lol, is an initialism for laugh(ing) out loud and a popular element of Internet slang.

Gawker

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In April 2014, Gawker's editor-in-chief Max Read instituted new writing style guidelines banning internet slang for his writing staff.
In April 2014, using internet slang was banned per new writing style guidelines.

Chinese Internet slang

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For example, in China, because of the tough Internet regulations imposed, users tend to use certain slang to talk about issues deemed as sensitive to the government.
Chinese Internet slang is informal Chinese language coined to express ideas on the Chinese Internet in response to events, the influence of the mass media and foreign culture, and the desires of users to simplify and update the Chinese language.

Internet linguistics

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The use of Internet lingo has also spread into the arena of music, significantly seen in popular music.

SMS language

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This is illustrated by the widely reported example of a school essay submitted by a Scottish teenager, which contained many abbreviations and acronyms likened to SMS language.

Jargon File

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A volunteer editor produced two updates, reflecting later influences (mostly excoriated) from text messaging language, LOLspeak, and Internet slang in general; the last was produced in January 2012.

Slang

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Internet slang (Internet shorthand, cyber-slang, netspeak, or chatspeak) refers to various kinds of slang used by different people on the Internet.

Internet

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Internet slang (Internet shorthand, cyber-slang, netspeak, or chatspeak) refers to various kinds of slang used by different people on the Internet.

Event (computing)

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Such terms often originate with the purpose of saving keystrokes or to compensate for small character limits.

List of social networking websites

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Many people use the same abbreviations in texting and instant messaging, and social networking websites.

Computer keyboard

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Acronyms, keyboard symbols and abbreviations are common types of Internet slang.

In-group and out-group

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New dialects of slang, such as leet or Lolspeak, develop as ingroup internet memes rather than time savers.

Internet meme

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New dialects of slang, such as leet or Lolspeak, develop as ingroup internet memes rather than time savers.

Chat room

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Internet slang is used in chat rooms, social networking services, online games, video games and in the online community.

Social networking service

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Internet slang is used in chat rooms, social networking services, online games, video games and in the online community.