Friday, March 02, 2007


In Cyberspace Nobody can hear you ROFL

ASL= what age sex and location are you pretending to be today?

BOOK = cool from textspeak predictive text in which if you type “cool” you get “book”

AUNT = see the reference to S****horpe elsewhere.

BRB= I am going away and may never return – boy are you boring!

LOL Lots of love or Laughs out Loud. An important area of cyberpsychology is the research into whether people who write this actually do laugh out loud.

Newb = a term I really hate. We were all newcomers once and people made us welcome. Newb is a term of abuse for newcomers and no civilised person uses it.

ROFL= Rolls on the Floor Laughing. You just said something mildly amusing and your interlocutor likes you or you said something really newb and they hate you.

ROFLAWM = I leave you to work this one out yourself. Or Google it.
A review of Sherry Turkle's "Life on the Screen" is available here



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