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What Is “Lurking” Online?

On the internet, “lurking” isn’t as ominous as it sounds. Here’s what this word means online and why you’re probably a lurker, even if you don’t know it.

What Does “NBD” Mean, and How Do I Use It?

No, NBD isn’t the name of a new boyband. It’s a popular internet acronym that you should add to your vocabulary. Keep reading to find out what it means and how you can use it effectively in your communications….

What Are MMOs and MMORPGs?

MMOs and MMORPGs are some of the most popular video games in the world right now. Let’s take a look at what they are, what makes them different from other games, and why they’re so popular.

What Does “OC” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

On the internet, “OC” usually doesn’t refer to that teen drama from over a decade ago. Instead, it’s usually used in conversations about memes and other forms of media. Here’s what it means, and how to use it….

What Is Doomscrolling?

The internet is a great place—until it’s not. You can fall into a pit of depressing news and “hot takes.” Yet many people have a tendency to come back for more. That’s where “doomscrolling” or “doomsurfing” comes in….

What Does “ROFL” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

If you say something funny in the group chat, someone might reply with “ROFL!” What does this acronym mean, and how is it different from LOL? We’ll take a look at the term, its origins, and how you can use it in your own conv…

What Does “TBF” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

Did you see someone say “TBF” in an enlightening internet debate? No, TBF doesn’t mean “total brain fart,” although you’d be forgiven for having one if you don’t recognize this initialism. Here’s what TBF means and how to use…
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