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What 100 Internet and Texting Abbreviations Mean

The world is more connected today than it has ever been before. Whether you're talking with a stranger in an online forum or setting up weekend plans with your best friend via text messages, you're using a unique system to communicate.

But part of what makes the Internet and texting so revolutionary is the shorthand abbreviations that came out of them. With these short, universal strings of letters, you can say whole sentences in a matter of moments instead of typing out a whole message. And as the Internet and texting have evolved, the shorthand has too.

Today, there are thousands of different abbreviations that people use to communicate online or through texting. If you're a busy entrepreneur without a moment to spare or a concerned parent looking out for your child — or somewhere in between — these are the 100 most common Internet abbreviations you need to know.