Have you ever been told “TMI!” while you’re talking about your latest medical procedure in great detail? Here’s what it means and why you might want to tone down the organ talk.
If you see the acronym “w/e” in a text, then someone may not have been paying attention to what you were saying (or they might not care). Here’s what this internet slang term means and how to use it.
Online scalping doesn’t have anything to do with your hair. It’s the practice of buying and selling in-demand items to make a profit. Find out how it works and why it can be bad for regular customers.
Spotify is one of the biggest music streaming platforms in the world, so it only seems natural that it would try to enter the live audio space. That’s why Greenroom, a new social audio network from Spotify, was born. Here’s w…
A whale isn’t only the largest animal in the ocean. We’ll explain what online whales are and why they spend so much money on the internet.
The acronym “DW” is a great way to make a conversation a little less tense. We’ll tell you what it means and how to use it in your messages.
If you’re worried about how oddly specific the ads you see online are getting, read on. We’ll explain what ad personalization is and how you’re being targeted every time you use your smartphone or computer….
Not every “hack” is bad, and not every hacker is a criminal. In fact, many hackers secure websites and companies from malicious actors. Here’s how the terms got started—and how they became misunderstood….
You’re scrolling through social media, and you encounter someone saying that they’re “HODLING” or telling someone else to “HODL.” Confused? Here’s what the word means in the world of cryptocurrency and finance—and why it’s …
Has anyone ever sent you a short “IDC” in response to something you were really excited about? Here’s what it means and why you might find it a little rude.
Have you ever been sent a sentence referring to “smth” and wondered what that’s supposed to mean? We’ll explain this internet abbreviation to you and tell you how to use it.
If you’re an Instagram user, you may have seen someone on the platform refer to their “link in bio” in a video or image post. Here’s what that is and where you can find it.
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.