No, “meatspace” isn’t the frozen food aisle at the grocery store. We’ll explain what this tidbit of internet history means, and what it reveals about our changing attitudes about the internet.
If you’re feeling very positive about what your friend just said, you might want to tell them SGTM. Here’s what that acronym means and how to use it to brighten up your conversations.
Have you ever seen a bunch of people replying “ratio” to a tweet and not known what it means? We’ll explain what a social media ratio is and why it matters.
If you’ve been on social media, you may have encountered the phrase “sliding into DMs.” What exactly does this mean, and why do people do it? Keep reading to find out.
A global shortage of graphics cards is making it difficult for consumers to get their hands on them at a fair price. Here’s why it feels impossible to buy a graphics card in 2021.
If you’ve opened your phone today, there’s a good chance that you’ve already seen a post with the acronym BTW in it. Here’s what it means and how to use it.
Has anyone ever told you “GTG!” instead of goodbye? Here’s what that means and how you can use it to make a quick getaway from a conversation.
VTubers are transforming online content creation by changing the way people look, sound, and act. Here’s who VTubers are, and why they’re so different from an average internet influencer.
Have you ever seen something so uncomfortable, you didn’t have the words to describe it? “Thanks, I Hate It” might be the exact phrase you’re looking for. Here’s what it means.
What exactly is “plain text?” And what’s the difference between plain text and other types of text? Read on to find out what plain text is and what it’s used for.
If someone has ever told you something you didn’t really ask to know, they probably also told you “JSYK.” Here’s what that internet initialism means and when to use it.
Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a casual viewer, you’ve likely heard the term “GOAT” before. Here’s what being the “GOAT” of a sport (or anything else) means.
Has someone ever asked you to “lmk?” Here’s what this common internet acronym means and how to use it.
Have you ever talked to someone online, and then found out that they were lying about who they were? Then you might have been catfished. The term is often applied to fraudulent romantic relationships, but it isn’t always abou…
If you’ve ever seen a popular, modern movie a few years after it came out, then you’ve probably felt LTTP. Here’s what this initialism is and how to use it on social media.
If you see “jk” on a message you just received, that’s a sign you shouldn’t take it too seriously. Here’s what the acronym is and how you can use it to lighten up a conversation.
TikTok is one of the world’s largest social media platforms, and its userbase is still growing. Here’s why so many people are still addicted to TikTok and why they won’t stop using it anytime soon.
Have you ever seen the short, randomly placed two-letter acronym “RN” in a text from a friend? Here’s what it means and how you can use it across a variety of internet conversations.
People use VPNs to protect their privacy from hackers, ISPs, and data thieves. But do VPNs themselves collect your browsing data and sell it to third parties? Here’s what you need to know.
Have you ever opened social media and realized that a complicated news story happened while you were away? That’s how it feels to be OOTL, or “out of the loop.”
Ghosting can be one of the most distressing experiences in online dating. Find out what it is, when it happens, and why dating apps and social media contribute to its rise.
Is there a topic you don’t understand and would like explained in the simplest way? You might want to use the acronym ELI5. Here’s what it means, and how to use it to get a helpful explanation.
Have you ever followed so many TV shows at the same time that you lost track? Never miss an episode again with these TV tracking apps.
Computational photography is responsible for most of the amazing strides our smartphone cameras have taken in the last decade. Here’s how it works, and how it makes our photos so much better.
Are you about to start a conversation with someone? The acronyms WYD and HYD are the shortest ways to initiate a back-and-forth with a friend. Find out what they mean, and how to use them here.