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Full Complete List 1500 acronyms abbreviations internet English

+1500 Acronyms & Abbreviations in English Chat & Text Slang: An Exhaustive List

An exhaustive list of +1500 Chat & Text Acronyms & Abbreviations

Wel all hate acronyms, right? Particularly in the work environment, some companies can’t get rid of their dozens or hundreds of mysterious acronym representing often useless groups, tools, structures that represent a cost more than a benefit, to justify the existence of some job function and create more silo-culture (also in communication). More acronyms and abbreviations = more misunderstandings. They might save time fow writers, but might cause hard time to readers.

Have a look at some popular (and less popular) expressions and slang acronyms and abbreviations adopted in English language communication worldwide, mostly on digital platforms


?I don’t understand what you mean
?I have a question
?4UI have a question for you
;SGentle warning, like “Hmm? What did you say?”
^^Meaning “read line” or “read message” above
<3Meaning “sideways heart” (love, friendship)
</3Meaning “broken heart”
<3333Meaning “heart or love” (more 3s is a bigger heart)
@TEOTDAt the end of the day
.02My (or your) two cents worth
1TG, 2TGMeaning number of items needed for win (online gaming)
1UPMeaning extra life (online gaming)
121One-to-one (private chat initiation)
1337Leet, meaning ‘elite’
143I love you
1432I love you too
14AA41One for all, and all for one
182I hate you
19Zero hand (online gaming)
10MTen man (online gaming)
10QThank you
1DRI wonder
1NAMOne in a million
2Meaning “to” in SMS
20Meaning “location”
2BTo be
2EZToo easy
2G2BTToo good to be true
2M2HToo much too handle
2MIToo much information
2M2HToo much to handle
4Short for “for” in SMS
411Meaning “information”
404I don’t know
411Meaning ‘information’
420Lets get high
420Meaning “Marijuana”
459Means I love you (ILY is 459 using keypad numbers)
4AOFor adults only
4COLFor crying out loud
4EAEForever and ever
4SALEFor sale
511Too much information (more than 411)
555Sobbing, crying. (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
55555Crying your eyes out (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
55555Meaning Laughing (In Thai language the number 5 is pronounced ‘ha’.)
81Meaning Hells Angels (H=8th letter of alphabet, A=1st letter of alphabet)
831I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)
88Bye-bye (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
88Hugs and kisses
9Parent is watching
*s*Meaning “smile”
*w*Meaning “wink”


A3Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
AAAlcoholics Anonymous
AAAs above
AAAsk about
AAFAs a matter of fact
AAFAs a friend
AAKAsleep at keyboard
AAKAlive and kicking
AAMOFAs a matter of fact
AAMOIAs a matter of interest
AAPAlways a pleasure
AARAt any rate
AASAlive and smiling
AASHTAAs always, Sheldon has the answer (Bike mechanic Sheldon Brown)
AATKAlways at the keyboard
AAYFAs always, your friend
ABBRMeaning abbreviation
ABCAlready been chewed
ABDAlready been done
ABT2Meaning ‘About to’
ABTAMeaning Good-bye (signoff)
ABUAll bugged up
ACAcceptable content
ACCAnyone can come
ACDNTAccident (e-mail, Government)
ACEMeaning marijuana cigarette
ACPTAccept (e-mail, Government)
ACQSTNAcquisition (e-mail, Government)
ADADAnother day, another dollar
ADBBAll done, bye-bye
ADIHAnother day in hell
ADIPAnother day in paradise
ADMINRAdministrator (Government)
ADNAny day now
AEArea effect (online gaming)
AEAPAs early as possible
AFApril Fools
AFAs *Freak*
AFAggression factor (online gaming)
AFCAway from computer
AFAIAAAs far as I am aware
AFAICAs far as I am concerned
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFAIUIAs far as I understand it
AFAPAs far as possible
AFFAAngels Forever, Forever Angels
AFJApril Fool’s joke
AFKAway from keyboard
AFZAcronym Free Zone
AFPOEA fresh pair of eyes
AGIMeaning “agility” (online gaming)
AHAt home
AIAMUAnd I am a money’s uncle
AIRAs I remember
AISBAs it should be
AISBAs I said before
AISIAs I see it
AITRAdult in the room
AKAAlso known as
ALCONAll concerned
ALOLActually laughing out loud
AMAAsk me anything (Reddit)
AMAPAs much as possible
AMBWAll my best wishes
AMLAll my love
AMOFAs a matter of fact
A/NAuthor’s note
AOAnarchy Online (online gaming)
AOCAvailable on cell
AOEArea of effect (online game)
AOMAge of majority
AOMAge of Mythology (online gaming)
AOTAAll of the above
AOYPAngel on your pillow
APACAll praise and credit
AQAPAs quick (or quiet) as possible
ARCArchive (compressed files)
AREAcronym rich environment
ASIGAnd so it goes
ASAPAs soon as possible
ATAt your terminal
ATBAll the best
ATEOTDAt the end of the day
ATMAt the moment
ATSITSAll the stars in the sky
ATSLAlong the same line (or lines)
AWCAfter awhile crocodile
AWOLAway without leaving
AWOLAbsent without leave
AYDYAre you done yet?
AYBABTUAll your base are belong to us (online gaming)
AYECAt your earliest convenience
AYORAt your own risk
AYSOSAre you stupid or something?
AYSAre you serious?
AYTAre you there?
AYTMTBAnd you’re telling me this because
AYVAre you vertical?
AYWAs you were
AYWAs you want / As you wish


B2WBack to work
B8Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen)
B9Boss is watching
B/GBackground (personal information request)
B4NBye for now
BAGBusting a gut
BABad *a*
BAEBefore anyone else
BAEMeaning Babe or baby
BAFOBest and final offer
BAKBack at keyboard
BAMBelow average mentality
BAMFBad *a* mother *f*
BAOBe aware of
BASBig ‘butt’ smile
BASICMeaning anything mainstream
BASORBreathing a sigh of relief
BAUBusiness as usual
BAYBack at ya
BBBe back
BBBig brother
BBBebi / Baby (Spanish SMS)
BBCBig bad challenge
BBCBig beautiful cock (porno)
BBIABBe back in a bit
BBIAFBe back in a few
BBIAMBe back in a minute
BBIASBe back in a sec
BBLBe back later
BBNBye, bye now
BBQBarbeque, “Ownage”, shooting score/frag (online gaming)
BBSBe back soon
BBTBe back tomorrow
BBWBig beautiful woman (usually for curvy or obese in porno)
BCBe cool
BCNUBe seeing you
BCOBig crush on
BCOYBig crush on you
BDBig deal
BDNBig darn number
BDSMBondage, Domination, Sadism, Masochism / Kinky (sex)
BEGBig evil grin
BELFMeaning “Blood Elf” (online gaming)
BFBrain fart
BFAWBest friend at work
BF2Battlefield 2 (online gaming)
BFBest friend
BFFBest friends forever
BFFLBest friends for life
BFFLNMWBest friends for life, no matter what
BFDBig freaking deal
BFGBig freaking grin
BFFNBest friend for now
BFNBye for now
BGBig grin
BGWMBe gentle with me
BHL8Be home late
BIBBoss is back
BIBOBeer in, beer out
BICButt in chair
BIFBefore I forget
BIHBurn in hell
BILBrother in law
BIOMeaning “I’m going to the bathroom” (or) “Bathroom break”
BIONBelieve it or not
BIOYABlow it out your *a*
BIOYNBlow it out your nose
BISBest in slot (online gaming)
BISFLATMBoy, I sure feel like a turquoise monkey! (unverified)
BITMTBut in the meantime
BLBelly laugh
BLNTBetter luck next time
BlokeMeaning Man (Discord)
BMBite me
BMEBased on my experience
BM&YBetween me and you
BOBBack off *buddy*
BNBad news
BOEMeaning “bind on equip” (online gaming)
BOHICABend over here it comes again
BOLBest of luck
BOM*b* of mine
BOLOBe on the look out
BOOMSBored out of my skull
BOPMeaning “bind on pickup” (online gaming)
BOSMKLBending over smacking my knee laughing
BOTBack on topic
BOTBe on that
BMSBroke my scale, used when rating someone
BPLMBig person little mind
BRBBe right back
BRBest regards
BRBBBe right back *b*
BRNCBe right back, nature calls
BRHBe right here
BRTBe right there
BSFBut seriously folks
BSODBlue screen of death
BSTSBetter safe than sorry
BTBite this
BTBetween technologies
BTABut then again
BTCBitcoin ₿ (cryptocurrency)
BTDTBeen there, done that
BTWBy the way
BTYCLMeaning ‘Bootycall’
BUBUSlang term for the most beautiful of women
BURNUsed to reference an insult
BuffMeaning “changed and is now stronger” (online gaming)
BWLBursting with laughter
BYOBBring your own beer
BYOCBring your own computer
BYODBring your own device
BYOHBat you on (the) head
BYOPBring your own paint (paintball)
BYTMBetter you than me


C&GChuckle & grin
C4NCiao for now
CADControl + Alt + Delete
CADShort for Canada/Canadian
CakedayMeaning Birthday (Reddit)
CAMCamera (SMS)
CBCoffee break
CBChat break
CBCrazy *b*
CD9Code 9, Meaning “parents are around”
CFSCare for secret?
CFYCalling for you
CIAOGood-bye (Italian word)
CICOCoffee in, coffee out
CIDCrying in disgrace
CIDConsider it done
CLABCrying like a baby
CMCall me
CMAPCover my *a* partner (online gaming)
CMBCall me back
CMGRMeaning “Community manager”
CMIIWCorrect me if I’m wrong
CMONCome on
CNPContinued (in) next post
COBClose of business
COHCity of Heroes (online gaming)
C/PCross post
CPChat post (or continue in IM)
CrayMeaning crazy
CRA CRASlang term meaning “crazy”
CRAFTCan’t remember a *freaking* thing
CRBCome right back
CRBTCrying really big tears
CRITMeaning “critical hit” (online gaming)
CRSCan’t remember *stuff*
CSGChuckle, snicker, grin
CSLCan’t stop laughing
CSSCounter-Strike Source (online gaming)
CTCan’t talk
CTCCare to chat?
CTHUCracking the *heck* up
CTNCan’t talk now
CTOCheck this out
CUSee you too
CUSee you
CU2See you
CUASee you around
CULSee you later
CULASee you later alligator
CUL8RSee you later
CUMIDSee you in my dreams
CURLOSee you around like a donut
CWDComment when done
CWOTComplete waste of time
CWYLChat with you later
CXMeaning “Correction”
CYASee you
CYAL8RSee you later
CYECheck your e-mail
CYEPClose your eyes partner (online gaming)
CYOSee you online


D2Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS)
D46?Down for sex?
DAMeaning “The”
DAEDoes anyone else?
DAFUQ(What) the *Freak*?
DAMDon’t annoy me
DAoCDark Age of Camelot (online gaming)
DBAUDoing business as usual
DBEYRDon’t believe everything you read
DDDear (or Darling) daughter
DDDue diligence
DDGDrop dead gorgeous
DEEZ NUTZA phrase used in online chat to annoy or frustrate those involved in the conversation.
DEGTDear (or Darling) daughter
DERPMeaning stupid or silly
DFDon’t even go there
DFLDead *freaking* last (online gaming)
DGADon’t go anywhere
DGAFDon’t give a *freak*
DGTDon’t go there
DGTGDon’t go there, girlfriend
DGYFDang, girl you fine
DHDear (or Darling) husband
DHUDinosaur hugs (used to show support)
DIIKDarned if I know
DIKUDo I know you?
DILLIGAFDo I look like I give a *freak*?
DILLIGASDo I look like I give a sugar?
DISDid I say?
DITYIDDid I tell you I’m distressed?
DIYDo it yourself
DKDCDon’t know, don’t care
DKPDragon kill points (online gaming)
DLDown low
DLDead link
DLBBBDon’t let (the) bed bugs bite
DLTBBBDon’t let the bed bugs bite
DMDoesn’t matter
DMDirect message (Twitter slang)
DMDo me
DMDungeon Master (online gaming)
DMNODude Man No Offense
DMYDon’t mess yourself
DNCDo not compute (meaning I do not understand)
DNRDinner (SMS)
DOEDaughter of Eve
DORBSMeaning “Adorable”
DOTDamage over time (online gaming)
DownvoteVoting negatively on a thread using Reddit s voting system (Reddit)
DPSDamage per second (online gaming)
DQMOTDon’t quote me on this
DRDidn’t read
DSDear (or Darling) son
DTRDefine the relationship
DTRTDo the right thing
DTSDon’t think so
DTTDDon’t touch that dial
DURDo you remember?
DWDear (or Darling) wife
DWFDivorced white female
DWMDivorced white male
DYNWUTBDo you know what you are talking about?
DYFIDid you find it?
DYFMDude, you fascinate me
DYJHIWDon’t you just hate it when…?
DYORDo your own research (common stock market chat slang)


EEnemy (online gaming)
E123Easy as one, two, three
E2EGEar to ear grin
EAKEating at keyboard
EBKACError between keyboard and chair
EDErase display
EGEvil grin
EIEat it
EIPEditing in progress
ELI5Explain like I’m 5
EME-mail (Twitter slang)
EMAE-mail address (Twitter slang)
EMBARMeaning “Embarassing”
EMFBIExcuse me for butting in
EMFBIExcuse me for jumping in
EMSGE-mail message
EODEnd of day
EODEnd of discussion
EOLEnd of lecture
EOLEnd of life
EOMEnd of message
EOSEnd of show
EOTEnd of transmission
EQEverQuest (online gaming)
ERPMeaning “Erotic Role-Play” (online gaming)
ERS2Eres tz / are you (Spanish SMS)
ESErase screen
ESADEat *S* and die!
ETAEstimated time (of) arrival
ETAEdited to add
EWGEvil wicked grin (in fun, teasing)
EWIEmailing while intoxicated
EXTRAMeaning over the top
EYCExcitable, yet calm


FMeaning female
F2FFace to face
F2PFree to play (online gaming)
F4FFollow for follow (Instagram)
FAAKFalling asleep at keyboard
FacepalmUsed to represent the gesture of “smacking your forehead with your palm” to express embarrassment or frustration
FAFFunny as *freak*
FAMFamily, but not limited to actual family members. Could mean friends.
FAQFrequently asked questions
FAY*Freak* all you
FBBMeaning “Facebook buddy”
FBCFacebook chat
FBFFlashback Friday
FBFMeaning “Facebook friend”
FBFFat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries)
FBFRFaceBook friend
FBMFine by me
FBOFacebook official (An official update from Facebook)
FBOWFor better or worse
FCFingers crossed
FCFull card (online gaming)
FC’INGOFor crying out loud
FCOLFor crying out loud
FeelsbadmanA social meme that means to feel negative.
FeelsbatmanA social meme taking “feelsbadman” to the extreme. This references the DC super hero Batmanbecause he witnessed the murder of his parents.
FeelsgoodmanA social meme that means to feel positive.
FEITCTAJ*Freak* ’em if they can’t take a joke
FFFollow Friday (Twitter slang)
FFAFree for all (online gaming)
FFSFor *freak’*sakes
FICCLFrankly I couldn’t care a less
FIF*Freak* I’m funny
FIIK*Freaked* if I know
FIIOOHForget it, I’m out of here
FILFather in law
FIMHForever in my heart
FinnaMeans “Going to”
FinstaA second Instagram account where someone can post things that they’re too afraid to post on their main account.
FISHFirst in, still here
FITBFill in the blank
FML*Freak* My Life
FOMCFalling off my chair
FOMOFear of missing out
FOAD*Freak* off and die
FOAFFriend of a friend
FOMCLFalling off my chair laughing
FRTFor real though
FTBOMHFrom the bottom of my heart
FTFYFixed that for you
FTLFor the loss
FTWFor the win
FU*Freak* you
FUBARFouled up beyond all recognition
FUBBFouled up beyond belief
FUDFace up deal (online gaming)
FUTABFeet up, take a break
FWBFriend with benefits
FWIWFor what it’s worth
FWMFine with me
FWPFirst world problems
FYEFire, something that is cool
FYEOFor your eyes only
FYAFor your amusement
FYIFor your information


G2CUGood to see you
G2GGot to go
G2GICYAL8ERGot to go I’ll see you later
G2RGot to run
G2TUGot to tell u (you)
G4CGoing for coffee
GAGo ahead
GACGet a clue
GAFCGet a *freaking* clue
GALGet a life
GANKMeaning a player ambush or unfair player kill (online gaming)
GASGot a second?
GASGreetings and salutations
GBTWGet back to work
GBUGod bless you
GDRGrinning, ducking, and running
GD/RGrinning, ducking, and running
GFIGo for it
GFGirl friend
GFNGone for now
GGGotta Go
GGGood Game (online gaming)
GGBrother (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs)
GGAGood game, all (online gaming)
GGE1Good game, everyone (online gaming)
GGU2Good game, you too
GGMSOTGotta get me some of that
GGOHGotta Get Outa Here
GGPGot to go pee
GHGood hand (online gaming)
GIARGive it a rest
GICGift in crib (online gaming)
GIGOGarbage in, garbage out
GIRLGuy in real life
GJGood job
GLGood luck
GL2UGood luck to you (online gaming)
GLAGood luck all (online gaming)
GL/HFGood luck, have fun (online gaming)
GLEGood luck everyone (online gaming)
GLE1Good luck everyone (online gaming)
GLNGGood luck next game (online gaming)
GMBAGiggling my butt off
GMTAGreat minds think alike
GMVGot my vote
GNGood night
GNAGood night all
GNE1Good night everyone
GNIGHTGood night
GNITEGood night
GNSDGood night, sweet dreams
GOATGreatest of all Time(s)
GOIGet over it
GOLGiggling out loud
GOMBGet off my back
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
GRWGGet right with God
GR&DGrinning, running and ducking
GSGood shot
GSGood split (online gaming)
GTGood try
GTFOGet the *freak* out
GTFOHGet the *freak* outta here
GTGGot to go
GTMGiggling to myself
GTRMGoing to read mail
GTSYGreat (or good) to see you
GWHTLCGlad we had this little chat


H8TTUHate to be you
HAG1Have a good one
HAKHug and kiss
HALPHelp (Discord)
HAUHow about you?
H&KHugs & kisses
H2CUSHope to see you soon
HAGNHave a good night
HAGOHave a good one
HANDHave a nice day
HAWTHave a wonderful day (out-dated, see next in list)
HAWTMeaning “sexy” or “attractive”
HBHurry back
HBHug back
HBDHappy birthday
H-BDAYHappy Birthday
HBUHow about you?
HFHave fun
HFACHoly flipping animal crackers
H-FDAYHappy Father’s Day
HHISHead hanging in shame
HIFWHow I felt when… (Used with photo or gif)
HLHalf Life (online gaming)
HLAHola / hello (Spanish SMS)
H-MDAYHappy Mother’s Day
HMUHit me up
HNL(w)Hole ‘nother level
HOASHold on a second
HPHit points / Health points (online gaming)
HRUHow are you?
HTHHope this helps
HUBHead up butt
HUYAHead up your *butt*
HVHHeroic Violet Hold (online gaming)
HYFRHell yeah, *Freaking* right!


I2I too (me too)
IA8I already ate
IAAAI am an accountant
IAADI am a doctor
IAALI am a lawyer
IACIn any case
IAEIn any event
IANACI am not a crook
IANALI am not a lawyer
IAOI am out (of here)
IBI’m back
IBI’m back
ICI see
ICAMI couldn’t agree more
ICBWIt could be worse
ICEDII can’t even discuss it
ICFILWUI could fall in love with you
ICYMIIn case you missed it (Twitter slang)
IDBII don’t believe it
IDCI don’t care
IDGAFI don’t give a *freak*
IDKI don’t know
IDTSI don’t think so
IDUNNOI don’t know
IFYPI feel your pain
IG2RI got to run
IGHTI got high tonight
IGNI (I’ve) got nothing
IGPI got to (go) pee
IHNII have no idea
IIRCIf I remember correctly
IIIOIntel inside, idiot outside
IKI know
IKRI know, right?
ILBL8I’ll be late
ILUI love you
ILUMI love you man
ILYSMI love you so much
ILYI love you
IMInstant message
IMAOIn my arrogant opinion
IMHOIn my humble opinion
ImL(in Arial font) Means I love you (a way of using the American sign language in text)
IMNSHOIn my not so humble opinion
IMOIn my opinion
IMSI am sorry
IMSBI am so bored
IMTMI am the man
IMUI miss u (you)
INALI’m not a lawyer
INCMeaning “incoming” (online gaming)
INVMeaning “Invite”
IOMHIn over my head
IOWIn other words
IRLIn real life
IRMCI rest my case
ISLYI still love you
ISOIn search of
ITAMIt’s The Accounting, Man (financial blogs)
ITTIn This Thread
ITYKI thought you knew
IUSSIf you say so
IWALUI will always love you
IWAWOI want a way out
IWIAMIdiot wrapped in a moron
IWSNI want sex now
IYKWIMIf you know what I mean
IYOIn your opinion
IYQMeaning “I like you”
IYSSIf you say so


JACJust a second
JAMJust a minute
JASJust a second
JC (J/C)Just checking
JDIJust do it
JELLYMeaning “jealous”
JFFJust for fun
JFGIJust *freaking* Google it
JICJust in case
JJ (J/J)Just joking
JJAJust joking around
JK (J/K)Just kidding
JLMKJust let me know
JMOJust my opinion
JPJust playing
JPJackpot (online gaming, bingo games)
JT (J/T)Just teasing
JTLYKJust to let you know
JVJoint venture
JWJust wondering


KKKnock, knock
KKOkay, Okay!
KBKick butt (online gaming)
KDFUMeans Cracking (K) the (D as in Da) *freak* up
KEYAI will key you later
KEYMEKey me when you get in
KFYKiss for you
KIAKnow it all
KIRKeep it real
KISSKeep it simple, stupid
KITKeep in touch
KMAKiss my *a*
KMKKiss my keister
KMSKilling myself
KMTKiss my tushie
KOCKiss on cheek
KOLKey opinion leader
KoreabooSomeone obsessed with Korean culture
KOSKid over shoulder
KOSKill on sight (online gaming)
KOWKnock on wood
KOTCKiss on the cheek
KOTDKicks of the day (Instagram)
KOTLKiss on the lips
KNIMKnow what I mean?
KNOWMeaning “knowledge”
KPCKeeping parents clueless
KSKill then steal (online gaming)
KSCKind (of) sort (of) chuckle
KUTGWKeep up the good work
KYSKill yourself


L2GLike to go?
L2G(would) Love to go
L2KLike to come
L2PLearn to play
l33tLeet, meaning ‘elite’
L4LLike for like (Instagram)
L8RG8RLater, gator
LABLife’s a *b*
LBAYLaughing back at you
LBSLaughing, but serious
LBVSLaughing, but very serious
LDLater, dude
LDLong distance
LDOLike, duh obviously
LEMENOLet me know
LERKLeaving easy reach of keyboard
LFDLeft for day
LFGLooking for group (online gaming)
LFGLooking for guard (online gaming)
LFMLooking for more (online gaming)
LGHLets get high
LH6Lets have sex
LHSXLets have sex
LHMLord help me
LHOLaughing head off
LICLike I care
LIKMeaning liquor
LIMTLaugh in my tummy
LITMeaning really good or something fun and exciting
LITExtremely intoxicated
LLGBLove, later, God bless
LLSLaughing like *silly*
LMAOLaughing my *a* off
LMBOLaughing my butt off
LMFAOLaughing my freaking *a* off
LMIRLLets meet in real life
LMKLet me know
LMMFAOLaughing my mother freaking a** off
LMNKLeave my name out
LMSLike my status (Facebook)
LNTMeaning lost in translation
LOAList of acronyms
LOLLaughing out loud
LOLLaugh out loud
LOLLots of love
LOLHLaughing out loud hysterically
LOLOLots of love
LOLWTFLaughing out loud (saying) “What the *freak*?”
LOTILaughing on the inside
LOTRLord of The Rings (online gaming)
LQTMLaughing quietly to myself
LSHMBHLaugh so hard my belly hurts
LSVLanguage, sex and violence
LTDLiving the dream
LTLWDLSLet’s twist like we did last summer
LTNSLong time no see
LTODLaptop of death
LTSLaughing to self
LULTLove you long time
LULZMeaning joke, or for laughs
LVMLeft voice mail
LWOSLaughing without smiling
LYLove ya
LYLASLove you like a sis
LYLCLove you like crazy
LYSMLove you so much


MBMamma’s boy
MBSMom behind shoulder
MCMerry Christmas
MDIACMy Dad is a cop
MEGOMy eyes glaze over
MEHMeaning a “shrug” or shrugging shoulders
MEHMeaning a “so-so” or “just okay”
MEHHMeaning a “sigh” or sighing
MEZMeaning “mesmerize” (online gaming)
MFIMad for it
MFWMy face when… (Used with photo or gif)
MGBMay God bless
MHOTYMy hat (is) off to you
MIRLMe in real life
MIRLMeet in real life
MISS.(number)Meaning “child and her age”. Miss.3 would be a 3-year old daughter
MKAYMeaning “Mmm, okay”
MLMMeaning give the middle finger
MMSister (Mandarin Chinese txt msg)
MMKMeaning okay? (as a question)
MNCMother nature calls
MNSGMensaje (message in Spanish)
MODModification (online gaming)
MORFMale or female?
MOMBOYMamma’s boy
MOOMy own opinion
MOOSMember of the opposite sex
MOSMother over shoulder
MOSSMember of same sex
MPMana points (online gaming)
MR.(number)Meaning “child and his age”. Mr.3 would be a 3-year old son
MRTModified ReTweet (Twitter slang)
MRWMy reaction when… (Used with photo or gif)
MTFMore to follow
MTFBWUMay the force be with you
MUMiss U (you)
MUAHMultiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humor
MUSMMiss you so much
MWAHMeaning “kiss” (it is is the sound made when kissing through the air)
MYOMind your own (business)
MYOBMind your own business


N1Nice one
N2MNothing too much
NADTNot a darn thing
NALOPKTNot a lot of people know that
NANANot now, no need
NBDNo big deal
NBFABNo bad for a beginner (online gaming)
NCNice crib (online gaming)
NDNice double (online gaming)
NERFMeaning “Changed and is now weaker” (online gaming)
NFMNone for me / Not for me
NFMNot for me
NGLNot gonna (going to) lie
NFSNeed for Speed (online gaming)
NFSNot for sale
NFWNo *freaking* way
NFWNot for work
NFWSNot for work safe
NHNice hand (online gaming)
NIFOCNaked in front of computer
NIGINow I get it
NIMBYNot in my back yard
NIROKNot in reach of keyboard
NLTNo later than
NMNothing much
NMNever mind
NMNice meld (online gaming)
NMHNot much here
NMJCNothing much, just chilling
NMUNot much, you?
NO1No one
NOOBMeaning someone who is bad at (online) games
NOWLMeaning “knowledge”
NOYBNone of your business
NPNo problem
NPCNon-playing character (online gaming)
NQTNewly qualified teacher
NRNice roll (online gaming)
NRNNo response/reply necessary
NSNice score (online gaming)
NSNice split (online gaming)
NSANo strings attached
NSFLNot safe for life
NSFWNot safe for work
NSISRNot sure if spelled right
NTNice try
NTSNote to self
NVMNever mind
NWNo way
NWONo way out


O4UOnly for you
OOpponent (online gaming)
OMeaning “hugs”
OAOnline auctions
OATUSOn a totally unrelated subject
OBOh baby
OBOh brother
OFCOf course
OGOriginal gangster
OGIMOh God, it’s Monday
OHHEMMGEEMeaning “Oh My God” (alternate of OMG)
OIOperator indisposed
OIBOh, I’m back
OICOh, I see
OJOnly joking
OLOld lady
OLLOnline love
OMOld man
OMOh, my
OMAAOh, my aching *A* (butt)
OMDBOver my dead body
OMFGOh my *freaking* God
oh my *freaking* god, laugh my *a* off, owned, roll on floor spinning around I’m so sad
OMGOh my God
OMGOh my gosh
OMGYG2BKOh my God, you got to be kidding
OMGYSOh my gosh you suck
OMSOn my soul (meaning “promise”)
OMWOn my way
OOOver and out
OOCOut of character
OOHOut of here
OOMFOne of my followers
OOTDOne of these days
OOTDOutfit of the day (Instagram)
OOTOOut of the office
OPOn phone
ORLYOh really?
OSOperating system
OTOff topic (discussion forums)
OTBOff to bed
OTFLOn the floor laughing
OTLOut to lunch
OTOHOn the other hand
OTPOn the phone
OTPOne true pairing; two people you would love to see as a couple
OTTOver the top
OTTOMHOff the top of my head
OTWOff to work
OYOOn your own


PPartner (online gaming)
P2PParent to parent
P2PPeer to peer
P2PPay to play (online gaming)
P911Parents coming into room alert
PAPPost a picture
PATMeaning “patrol” (online gaming)
PAWParents are watching
PBOOKPhonebook (e-mail)
PCPlayer character (online gaming)
PCMPlease call me
PDAPersonal display (of) affection
PDHPretty darn happy
PDSPlease don’t shoot
PDQPretty darn quick
PFTPretty *freaking* tight
PIPPeeing in pants (laughing hard)
PIRParents in room
PISSPut in some sugar
PITAPain in the *butt*
PKMNPokemon (online gaming)
PLMKPlease let me know
PLUPeople like us
PLZTLMEPlease tell me
PMPrivate Message
PMFIPardon me for interrupting
PMFJIPardon me for jumping in
PMSLPee myself laughing
POAHFPut on a happy face
POIDHPicture, or it didn’t happen
POSParent over shoulder
POTMeaning “potion” (online gaming)
POTDPhoto of the day (Instagram)
POVPoint of view
POVPrivately owned vehicle (originally used to differentiate an individual’s vehicle from a military vehicle)
PPCPay-per-click (digital marketing)
PPUPending pick-up
PROGGYMeaning computer program
PRONMeaning pornography
PRTPlease Retweet (Twitter slang)
PRWPeople/parents are watching
PSAPublic Service Announcement
PSOSParent standing over shoulder
PSPPlaystation Portable
PSTPlease send tell (online gaming)
PTFOPass the *freak* out
PTIYPASIPut that in your pipe and smoke it
PTLPraise the Lord
PTMMPlease tell me more
PTOPaid time off
PTOPersonal time off
PTOParent Teacher Organization
PUGPick up group (online gaming)
PVEPlayer vs enemy, Player versus environment (online gaming)
PVPPlayer versus player (online gaming)
PWNMeaning “own”
PXTPlease explain that
PUThat stinks!
PUKSPick up kids (SMS)
PYTPretty young thing


Q4U(I have a) question for you
QCQuality control
QFEQuestion for everyone
QFIQuoted for idiocy
QFIQuoted for irony
QFTQuoted for truth
QLQuit laughing
QOTDQuote of the day
QQ (qq) (Q_Q)Meaning “crying eyes”
QQQuick question
QTPICutie pie


RMeaning “are”
R8Rate (SMS)
RBAYRight back at you
RFNRight *freaking* now
RGRRoger (I agree, I understand)
RHIPRank has its privileges
RIPRest in peace
RLReal life
RMERolling my eyes
RMLBRead my lips baby
RMMMRead my mail man
ROFLRolling on floor laughing
ROFLCOPTERRolling on floor laughing and spinning around
ROFLMAORolling on the floor, laughing my *butt* off
ROTFLRolling on the floor laughing
ROTFLUTSRolling on the floor laughing unable to speak
RSRunescape (online gaming)
RSNReal soon now
RTRoger that
RTRetweet (Twitter slang)
RTBSReason to be single
RTFMRead the *freaking* manual
RTFQRead the *freaking* question
RTHXMeaning “Thanks for the RT (Retweet)” (Twitter slang)
RTMSRead the manual, stupid
RTNTNRetention (email, Government)
RTRCTVRetroactive (email, Government)
RTRMTRetirement (email, Government)
RTSMRead the stupid manual
RTWFQRead the whole *freaking* question
RUAre you?
RUMOFAre you male or female?
RUTAre u (you) there?
RUOKAre you okay?
RWReal world
RXMeaning drugs or prescriptions
RYBRead your Bible
RYORoll your own
RYSRead your screen
RYSAre you single?


S2RSend to receive (meaning send me your picture to get mine)
S2SSorry to say
S4LSpam for life
SALSuch a laugh
SATSorry about that
SAVAGESlang for a shockingly careless expression or response to an event or message
SBSnap back (Snapchat)
SBShould be
SBSmiling back
SBIAMeaning Standing back in amazement
SBTSorry ’bout that
SCStay cool
SDSweet dreams
SDMBSweet dreams, my baby
SENPAIMeaning someone older than you, someone you look up to
SEASearch engine advertising / PPC / Search ads
SEMSearch engine marketing
SEOSearch engine optimization
SETESmiling Ear-to-Ear
SELFIEA photo that is taken of oneself for social media sharing
SFAIKSo far as I know
SHSame here
SH^Shut up
SHIDSlapping head in disgust
SHIPSlang for “wishing two people were in a relationship”
SICNRSorry, I could not resist
SIG2RSorry, I got to run
SIHTHStupidity is hard to take
SIMYCSorry I missed your call
SIRStrike it rich
SISSnickering in silence
SISMeaning sister
SITStay in touch
SITDStill in the dark
SJWSocial justice warrior
SK8RBOISkater Boy
SLAPSounds like a plan
SlayTo succeed at something
SMSocial media
SMAZEDSmoky haze (marijuana stoned)
SMEXICombination of sexy and Mexican, used to describe attractive people
SMHShaking my head
SMHIDScratching my head in disbelief
SNAFUSituation normal all fouled up
SNERTSnot nosed egotistical rude teenager
SNRStreaks and Recents (Snapchat)
SOSignificant other
SOABSon of a *B*
S’OKMeaning It’ (s) okay (ok)
SOLSooner or later
SOMYSick of me yet?
SorGStraight or Gay?
SOSMeaning help
SOSSon of Sam
SOTShort of time
SOTMGShort of time, must go
SOWMSomeone with me
SPKSpeak (SMS)
SPSTSame place, same time
SPTOSpoke to
SSSo sorry
SSDDSame stuff, different day
SSIFSo stupid it’s funny
SSINFSo stupid it’s not funny
ST&DStop texting and drive
StanMeaning a die-hard fan of someone (Snapchat)
STFUShut the *freak* up
STWSearch the Web
SUShut up
SUITMSee you in the morning
SULSee you later
SUPWhat’s up?
SUTHSo use(d) to haters (Facebook)
SUXMeanings sucks or “it sucks”
SUYFShut up you fool
SWAGMeaning free stuff and giveaways from tech tradeshows
SWAGScientific wild *a* guess
SWAKSent (or sealed) with a kiss
SWALKSealed (or sealed) with a loving kiss
SWATScientific wild *butt* guess
SWLScreaming with laughter
SWMBOShe who must be obeyed. Meaning wife or partner
SYLSee you later
SYSSee you soon
SYYShut your yapper


T+Think positive
T4BUThanks for being you
T:)TThink happy thoughts
TAThanks a lot
TAFNThat’s all for now
TAMTomorro a.m.
TANKMeaning really strong
TANKEDMeaning “owned”
TANKINGMeaning “owning”
TARFUThings Are Really *fouled* Up.
TAUThinking about u (you)
TAUMUALUThinking about you miss you always love you
TBAGProcess of disgracing a corpse, taunting a fragged/killed player (online gaming)
TBBHTo be brutally honest
TBCTo be continued
TBDTo be determined
TBHTo be honest
TBLText back later
TBTThrowback Thursday (Twitter slang)
TCTake care
TCBTake care of business
TCOYTake care of yourself
TDTower defense (online gaming)
TD2MTalk dirty to me
TDTMTalk dirty to me
TEAMeaning gossip
TFFToo *freaking* funny
TFSThanks for sharing
TFTFThanks for the follow (Twitter slang)
TFTIThanks for the invitation
TFTTThanks for this tweet (Twitter slang)
TGThank goodness
TGIFThank God it’s Friday
THNQThank-you (SMS)
THOTThat wh*re over there
THTThink happy thoughts
TIAThanks in advance
TIADTomorrow is another day
TILToday I learned
TILISTell it like it is
TIRTeacher in room
TLK2UL8RTalk to you later
TLToo long
TL;DRToo long; didn’t read
TMTrust me
TMATake my advice
TMBText me back
TMBTweet me back (Twitter slang)
TMIToo much information
TMOTTrust me on this
TMTHToo much to handle
TMYLTell me your location
TMWFITake my word for it
TNSTAAFLThere’s no such thing as a free lunch
TNTTil next time
TOJTears of joy
TOSTerms of service
TOUThinking of you
TOYThinking of you
TPMTomorrow p.m.
TPTBThe powers that be
TQTe quiero / I love you (Spanish SMS)
TSHTripping so hard
TSNFThat’s so not fair
TSTBThe sooner, the better
TTTrending topic (Twitter slang)
TTFNTa ta for now
TTTTThese things take time
TTULTalk to you later
TUThank you
TUITurning you in
TURNTMeaning excitement, turned up
TWSSThat’s what she said
TTGTime to go
TTYAFNTalk to you awhile from now
TTYLTalk to you later
TTYSTalk to you soon
TVTransvestite (porno)
TYThank you
TYFCThank you for charity (online gaming)
TYFYCThank you for your comment
TYSTold you so
TYTTake your time
TYSOThank you so much
TYAFYThank you and *freak* you
TYVMThank you very much
TXTransexual, transgender, tranny (porno)


^URSUp yours
UCMUYou crack me up
UDIUnidentified drinking injury (meaning bruise, scratch, ache and so on)
UDMU (You) da (the) man
UDSUgly domestic scene
UFBUn *freaking* believable
UFNUntil further notice
UFWMYou *freaking* with me?
UGTBKYou’ve got to be kidding
UHGTBSMYou have got to be s#$t*ing me!
UKTRYou know that’s right
U-LMeaning “You will”
UNAUse no acronyms
UNPCUn- (not) politically correct
UOK(Are) You ok?
URYou are / You’re
UR2YS4MEYou are too wise for me
URA*You are a star
URHYou are hot (U R Hot)
URSKTMYou are so kind to me
URTMYou are the man
URWYou are welcome
USBCAUntil something better comes along
UTUnreal Tournament (online gaming)
UT2LYou take too long
UTMYou tell me
UVUnpleasant visual
UWYou’re welcome
UXUser experience


VATValue added tax
VBLVisible bra line
VBSVery big smile
VCVoice chat
VEGVery evil grin
VFFVery freaking funny
VFMValue for money
VGCVery good condition
VGGVery good game (online gaming)
VGHVery good hand (online gaming)
VIPVery important person
VMVoice mail
VNVery nice
VNHVery nice hand (online gaming)
VoIPVoice over Internet Protocol
VSCVery soft chuckle
VSFVery sad face
VWDVery well done (online gaming)
VWPVery well played (online gaming)


W/BWelcome back
W3WWW (Web address)
WAHWorking at home
WAJWhat a jerk
WAMWait a minute
WAN2Want to? (SMS)
WAN2TLKWant to talk
WAREZMeaning pirated (illegally gained) software
WASWait a second
WASWild *a* guess
WAWAWhere are we at?
WAYFWhere are you from?
W/BWrite back
WBWelcome back
WBSWrite back soon
WBUWhat about you?
WCWho cares
WCAWho cares anyway
WEEBODescribes a person obsessed with of Japanese culture
WEPWeapon (online gaming)
WH5Who, what, when, where, why
WIBNIWouldn’t it be nice if
WDALYICWho died and left you in charge
WDYKWhat do you know?
WDYTWhat do you think?
WGACAWhat do you think?
WIIFMWhat’s in it for me?
WISPWinning is so pleasurable
WITPWhat is the point?
WITWWhat in the world
WIUWrap it up
WRTWith regard to
WLWhatta loser
WOAWork of Art
WOKESlang for people who are aware of current social issues, and politics
WOMBATWaste of money, brains and time
WOWWorld of Warcraft (online gaming)
WRUWhere are you?
WRU@Where are you at?
WRUDWhat are you doing?
WTBWant to buy (online gaming)
WTFWhat the *freak* ?
WTFEWhat the *freak* ever
WTFOWhat the *freak* ?, over.
WTGWay to go
WTGPWant to go private (talk out of public chat area)
WTHWhat the heck?
WTMWho’s the man?
WTSWant to sell? (online gaming)
WTTWant to trade? (online gaming)
WUWhat’s up?
WUCIWUGWhat you see is what you get
WUFWhere are you from?
WUPWhat’s up?
WUTMeaning “what”
WUWWhat u (you) want?
WUU2What are you up to?
WUZMeaning “was”
WWJDWhat would Jesus do?
WWJDWhat Would Judd Do? (Artist Donald Judd, who was known to do things in his own compulsive way.)
WWNCWill wonders never cease
WWYCWrite when you can
WYCMWill you call me?
WYDWhat (are) you doing?
WYGAMWhen you get a minute
WYHAMWhen you have a minute
WYLEIWhen you least expect it
WYSIWYGWhat you see is what you get
WYWHWish you were here


X-1-10Meaning “Exciting”
XEctasy (also Molly)
X!Meaning “a typical woman”
XDMeaning “really hard laugh” (where D is a smiley mouth)
XDMeaning a “devilish smile”
XMEExcuse Me
XOXOXOHugs & Kisses
XLR8Meaning “faster” or “going faster”
XPOSTMeaning Cross-post. A link posted to a subreddit that was already shared on a different subreddit (Reddit)
XYLEx-young lady, meaning wife. (amateur radio)
XYZExamine your zipper


YMeaning Yawn
Y2KYou’re too kind
YAAYet another acronym
YABAYet another bloody acronym
YARLYYa, really?
YASMeaning “praise”
YBICYour brother in Christ
YBSYou’ll be sorry
YCDBWYCIDYou can’t do business when your computer is down
YCHTYou can have them
YCLIUYou can look it up
YCMUYou crack me up
YCTMeaning Your comment to?
YEETMeaning excitement, approval or display of energy (i.e. throwing something)
YGYoung gentleman
YGGYou go girl
YGTBKMYou’ve got to be kidding me
YGTRYou got that right
YHBTYou have been trolled
YHBWYou have been warned
YHLYou have lost
YIUYes, I understand
YKWYou know what
YKWYCDYou know what you can do
YLYoung lady
YMMVYour mileage may vary
YNKYou never know
YOLOYou only live once
YRYeah right
YRYOCCYou’re running your own cuckoo clock
YSICYour sister in Christ
YSYDYeah sure you do
YTYou there?
YTBYou’re the best
YTBYouth talk back
YTTLYou take too long
YTGYou’re the greatest
YWYou’re welcome
YWHNBYes, we have no bananas
YWHOLYelling “woohoo” out loud
YWSYLSYou win some, you lose some
YYSSWYeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever


ZZ’s are calling (meaning going to bed/sleep)
ZMeaning “Said”
ZHSleeping Hour
ZOMGUsed in World of Warcraft to mean OMG (Oh My God)
ZOTZero tolerance
ZUPMeaning “What’s up?”
ZZZZSleeping (or bored)
1common Club - Tech and smart gadgets shop

1common Club, the shop for all tech and smart gadgets lovers

I’m proud to announce a newborn by Oltre.Digital!

1common Club is a brand-new collection of excellent tech devices, an uncommon club for everyone that loves useful technology. Not only prosumers but also people that want to improve their quality of life through the latest tech devices.

The staff carefully select best-selling tech gadgets and products, choosing among the ones with the best reviews, new arrivals from top brands and, obviously, the best prices in the market.

Users can find what’s trending, convenient, useful and cool, for themselves or as a memorable gift – they can also keep a wishlist.

Not least, there is a Smart Video Magazine with reviews about the latest technology trends and gadgets.

Visit 1common.Club now!

Italian food ecommerce

Discover Spaccio Italia, the e-commerce of Italian gastronomic excellence


I am happy to announce the launch of, an e-commerce platform that offers an accurate selection of Italian gastronomic products on sale in over 50 countries. It’s a new arrival by Oltre Digital.

We have chosen over 4000 excellent grocery products, almost all Made in Italy, with attention to nutritional aspects, as well as a mix of tradition, innovation and taste.

Discover the surprising products of Spaccio Italia and with them the flavours of authentic Italian cuisine.

e-scooter brussels voucher scooty felyx

Get one hour of free rides on electric scooter in Brussels – Felyx & Scooty vouchers


Scooty discontinues its scooter sharing service in Brussels and Antwerp

Here’s the email sent on Monday 27th July 2020 by Scooty to all its customers:

It’s easy. I’m not talking of the kick scooters known in French as trottinettes or in Italian as monopattini. I’m talking of real scooters, like Vespa, but electric. Brussels offer many solutions of green mobility In Brussels there are a few companies such as Villò (heavy normal bikes, quite cheap, they can be linked to your Mobib card and can be taken and left only at their own stations) or e-bikes such as Billy (blue) and Jump (red, by Uber), available everywhere, despite frequent acts of vandalism. Then, there are a lot of kickscooters companies like Lime, Poppy, Dott. Some companies are already out of the local market, like Bird, the first kickscooter network in the city, that lasted only a few months (I was a charger, quite hard to find any around). Their fast proliferation is causing issues to the traffic. They aren’t that safe and some cities, like Milan, banned them.

The most popular e-scooters are Scooty – red color, it was the first to appear a few years ago – and Felyx, green colour, newest. Their mobile app and website are very similar, as well as the scooters. There are also a few Poppy – the company offers also kickscooters and cars.

Unfortunately, their speed is limited by law to 49Km/h, which is fine to get anywhere in Brussels in a matter of minutes. Still double speed than the kickscooters or a bike. The normal cost is around 25 cents/minute unless you decide to park and wait (in that case it’s just 7 cents/minute).

You can find the closest e-scooter on the map and book it. It won’t be taken for 15 minutes, the time you need to unblock it and start your ride. Scooty offers the possibility to block it for longer, up to 30 minutes, but the difference between the first 15 minutes and the limit of 30′ is paid at parking rate (7 cents/min).

Normally, they have two helmets inside, but sometimes you will find only one. Scooty has two sizes (M and XL) whilst generally Felyx has only XL.

Before parking check the area you’re going to. They can’t be taken or parked all over the city. Some communes out of the 19 that compose Brussels region aren’t covered.

Just register to the two services and you can receive a free credit of 30 minutes on each service using the vouchers below.

To benefit of the credit you have to register a brand new account clicking the links below and using the related coupon codes:

  • SCOOTY: eG32mwQA – service discontinued since 27/07/2020

  • FELYX: oju4PGqJ

Spread the voice among your friends in Brussels! 


Pasta Magic Formula

The pasta magic formula to determine how much quantity should be served per person

This is not a usual topic for me, however, it might be useful to some of the readers.

Pasta is undoubtedly the queen of the Mediterranean diet. Answering a question on Twitter, I have provided my ideal formula that I am glad to share it here with you.

Quantity per person = [(Weight / Height) * π] — Age

An example

For example, if the weight of a 35 years old person is 80Kg and his height is 1.75m, the ideal quantity will be 108 grams (I hope there was no need to remind that the mathematical constant Pi or π is 3.14…).

Try it here

After a few applications of the formula, the waist might be shaped like a perfect circle, aka lifebelt. If you think it’s the case, you can adjust the result by reducing by a certain percentage, corresponding to the difference between your current weight and the ideal weight you would like to reach.

The formula works only with the metric system so, if you use other systems, you have to convert the values into the metric one first.

The truth behind the formula? It’s been created for fun, but apparently it works quite well. No science, not to mention rocket science.

A final minor detail: despite my Italian nationality, I seldom eat pasta.

Buy the best Italian pasta online on Spaccio Italia

digital marketing

Countdown to Chrome warning for non-https websites


HTTPS is a secure protocol that helps defend your visitors’ info by encrypting knowledge traveling between the internet browser and the server.

SSL protocol

Google AdWords already recommends (and in some cases, requires) that every one URLs use the HTTPS protocol rather than HTTP to shield customers’ personal and money info.

As of April 2018, more than 57% of the Internet’s 137,971 most popular websites have a secure implementation of HTTPS (source: Alexa).

Starting from Chrome 68, expected to be released in July 2018, all HTTP pages will be market as “not secure”. This might cause a significant drop in traffic.


Not Secure website on Google Chrome

In terms of SEO, HTTPS is among the top Search Engine ranking factors.

If your website supports HTTPS and you run AdWords campaigns, make sure that the final URLs and mobile final URLs start with HTTPS – you can bulk edit this step wither on the platform, through Adwords editor or API.

If your website doesn’t support HTTPS speak with your webmaster or the CMS administrator and make sure that HTTPS is enabled on your server (double check with your hosting provider), then make sure that all internal links are HTTPS (on WordPress you can force them with specific plugins).

A free SSL service is LetsEncrypt, trusted and supported by the major hosting providers.

Any help? Get in touch!



Wireless.Education: learn anything, anywhere

Technology has increased the chances to learn many topics from anywhere. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are an example of mass study, where prestigious universities given anyone the opportunity to access quality training for free or for a very little fee, usually needed to cover the costs and granting the chance to access a final examination with certification.

Wireless.Education is a website where you can find many quality tools to learn anything, anywhere, anytime, from foreign languages to exams preparation (such as IELTS, TOEFL, GMAT, GRE) plus the courses most in demand by the job market nowadays and the study techniques needed to excell (speed reading, learning how to learn, etc.)



Yahoo 1996

Yahoo! killed Aviate and sold Flickr


I’m a proud user of both Aviate (Android launcher, the most useful amont dozens I tried, IMHO) and Flickr (image hosting, my account dates back to 2005 with over 7 million photo views).

Yahoo!, now owned by Verizon, acquired Flickr in 2005. Now it has sold it to the independent image-hosting company SmugHug for a price not known, probably it’s been a bargain.

Flickr has more than 75 million users and is well-known for being a free-service with unlimited storage. SmugHug instead is a small paid service, quite expensive considering alternatives. For example, you can opt for Google Photos that offer much more than just image-hosting.

Many users are asking if Flickr will remain free after the SmugHug aquisition and the aquiring company, already in charge of Flickr social network channels, is replying that free accounts won’t change “at this time”. At this time?!


Yahoo!, one of the oldes internet companies, launched in January 1994, today has only 2.1% of global search market share (source: vs Google that reaches more than 91%.

The company has a long list of failures and recently is getting quite slim. Clearly, it’s dying, and the Verizon acquisition is probably speeding up this process.

Startup founders age

Experience comes with age: on average, the founders of the most succesful startups are 45 years old

Experience comes with age. According to a paper published on April 2018, “the average age of a startup founder is about 41.9 years of age among all startups that hire at least one employee”.

Many observers and investors believe that young people are especially likely to produce the most successful new firms. Using administrative data at the U.S. Census Bureau to study the ages of founders of growth-oriented start-ups in the past decade, the primary finding is that successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young. The mean founder age for the 1 in 1,000 fastest growing startups is 45.

Source: “Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship” by Pierre Azoulay, Benjamin Jones, J. Daniel Kim, Javier Miranda. NBER Working Paper No. 24489, issued in April 2018

Intro: Many observers, and many investors, believe that young people are especially likely to produce the most successful new firms. We use administrative data at the U.S. Census Bureau to study the ages of founders of growth-oriented start-ups in the past decade. Our primary finding is that successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young. The mean founder age for the 1 in 1,000 fastest growing new ventures is 45.0. The findings are broadly similar when considering high-technology sectors, entrepreneurial hubs, and successful firm exits. Prior experience in the specific industry predicts much greater rates of entrepreneurial success. These findings strongly reject common hypotheses that emphasise youth as a key trait of successful entrepreneurs.

Read more: New research shows successful founders are far older than the Valley stereotype” by Danny Crichton on Techcrunch (11 April 2018)

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Guido Barilla apologies

PR on SERP: why copywriters should work with SEO guys. Barilla epic fail


Guido Barilla apologies

Guido Barilla video apologies. Too late.

26 September, morning. Guido Barilla, co-owner of the famous Parma-based pasta maker, during a live radio interview (La Zanzara, Radio24), proudly claim that gay people would never appear on its brand advertisement because he and his company will always support ‘traditional’ families. After being provoked by the speakers on this topic, he replies that anyone who doesn’t agree with his view can eat other pasta. After few minutes twitter tags #boicottabarilla, #barilla and #boycottbarilla became trend topics (#tt) in Italy. A lot of criticism raise also on Facebook and blog comments. Few hours later images and video parodies start to populate the social environment and later expand on the web. In a couple of hours after his radio interview, Guido Barilla gain the home page of popular online newspaper and, consequently, the top news on Google News. Some direct competitors (e.g. Buitoni, Garofalo, Misura, Bertolli shown below, etc.) took the occasion to declare their open minded point of view and their ironic but strong replies got viral immediately. A double damage.

Bertolli after barilla fail

Bertolli is one of Barilla’s competitors that has taken advantage of Guido Barilla fail with an immediate viral reply.

Too late to repair. A couple of brief textual apologies on Facebook and on Twitter did not seem enough. Two days later (28/9) Guido Barilla recorded a short video (about 1 minute, in Italian, where he looks quite unsecure in comparison with his radio interview). He sent apologies to everyone that felt offended by his previous declaration, saying that he must learn a lot about the contemporary concept of family. Money comes before personal point of views.

Still not enough. What is the most immediate place where you can write something that must be there for everyone curious to read? You might think of twitter, a twitter cover, a facebook cover, your home page. No. It is the SERP (search engine result page). Many people search for the company to find out how it reacts. And SERP is a crucial area where to place a reply that will be immediately noticed by everyone.

How to communicate through SERP? Well, first of all you must do a great SEO to rank on top, possibly before your detractors that are not just competitors. After a fail everyone is potentially your enemy.

Barilla ranks number one and took the occasion to communicate through two SERP channels that are page title and description, as seen in the picture below.

PR through SERP: Barilla fail signals are everywhere.

PR through SERP: Barilla fail signals are everywhere.

This case shows how social is the spark that triggers the fire (on the web). Social is immediate, fast, spread the virus easy and fast everywhere, potentially with no control and can disappear the same way through easy censorship operated by social media platforms (e.g. certain keywords, tags, images, songs, etc.)
The web is slower but slowly burn and can generate unexpected effects in the medium/long term. Predictions are difficult in both cases and correlations too, despite social and web are both integrated, they are two areas of the same environment.

Title, a typical SEO tool, can be used with the power of social for an immediate response, to enforce an official point of view against doubts rising on other channels. Therefore the few words allowed there (70 characters and 156 for description) must be used in the best way, not forgetting the brand that should be highly visible on title to remark the official site distinguished by the rest.

Copywriting and SEO should definitely help each other, in particular during critical times. Memes don’t come from nothing.

Google Databoard

The continuing r-evolution of Google services/tools and its benefits for the marketing industry: Think Insights & Databoard


Google Databoard

Marketing paid services are struggling against the fact that Google offers the same tools at no cost. From analytical tools to tag management, from videoconferences to market researches, Google is offering to business a wide range of fundamental marketing (and web marketing) tools and services that improve day by day.

For example, Google Tag Manager has been launched silently in October 2012 and “is now (July 2013) serving twice the amount of traffic it was in April 2013”. At the same time, Google is planning to standardise one of GTM’s core features, the Data Layer, through a specific “Customer Experience Digital Data Community” Group born on the W3C site (source: Analytics Blog).

Whilst Google is closing down many services (among the others Wave, Buzz, Reader, Latitude) or reshaping functions and integrating tools – for example website optimizer integrated into Google Analytics, GA Conversions Goals can be imported into Adwords, Adwords remarketing lists can be done through GA and G+ gaining centrality on all aspects, from being considered a top SEO ranking factor to pushing communication through Hangouts – it keeps on launching new services whose strengths are: cool, free, easy, accessible.

A recent site that worth a visit, mostly by marketers and communicators, is Think Insights, a collection of market research for many industries. Among cool examples here’s a Japan-based English language school whose classroom are made through Google Hangouts.

It includes also the Databoard, that “lets you explore insights from Google research studies, share them with others, and create your own custom infographics”. Unfortunately at the moment data are available only for the US.

Through Databoard, as an example, I’ve made for you an infographic showing key facts about use of smartphones in the US (2013). It’s time for you to build your own infographic!



ALtavista UI

July 2013: goodbye Altavista and Google Reader

ALtavista UI

One of the first Altavista UI.

After 14 years, starting from 8th July, the search engine Altavista will be redirected to its current owner Yahoo!.

Altavista used to be the top search engine in many countries until Google took over in 2001.

SE market nowadays is a restricted oligopoly in comparison with the peak of variety between 90s and 2000s but, inside the few ruling brands (Google, Yahoo!, Bing) social media users can gain an important influence for site rankings, based on reputation (something that doesn’t necessarily mean popularity: Panda rulez).

How many people use Google as entry point for other services like Wikipedia, Tripadvisor, Hotels or or your best recipe’s portal? Search engines have been loosing power on many fields but they still work as an entry point: they became a browser rather than a service (and Google Chrome was a great intuition on that sense… it’s weird to think of a Chrome user setting up Bing as standard search engine).

In the same month, another well known and quite popular service, this time in the Google family, closed down: Google Reader. Apparently it wasn’t as much profitable as Google expected but, IMHO, its closure is a move by Google towards big publishers that want to impose their paid channels rather than letting users choice their best blogs.
Google has launched Currents, an app to subscribe and read popular newspapers/magazines (webzine sounds too old nowadays that press became online-based). Other services, similar to Google Reader, are chasing the empty arena, starting from Feedly that took the highest share of users.

Someone still defending printed press risks to jump to a digital stage where feed readers are obsolete.

To find out more about destiny of old search engines read this interesting post by Dennis Sullivan on Search Engine Watch.

Apple iOS7 Home Screen

Does the iPhone battery last less than 2 hours with iOS 7?

In this video a guy is presenting the new iOS 7 whose beta has been released by Apple on 10 June 2013.

I find quite relevant the fact that when the video started, its iPhone 5 battery level was 63% and at the end, after just 10 minutes, it was already 55%. It means 8 percentage points in about 10 minutes which make 48% – let’s say almost 50% – in one hour.

Does it mean that with iOS 7 the battery last only about two hours? Ok, the guy might have an old battery, not fully efficient, but such data are quite scary considering that during the short preso no video have been recorded, no phone calls have been made, no games have been played.

Apple iOS7 Home Screen

Apple iOS7 Home Screen

Flickr reloaded: new look for the (former) most popular photo sharing platform

Flickr in 2004

The first UI of Flickr when launched in 2004 by Ludicorp, before the acquisition by Yahoo!

On 21st May 2013 one of the most – if not the most – photo sharing site has been completely revolutionised on its appearance and few more aspects. After almost 10 years keeping more or less the same style, something new has just been revealed: think that until few hours ago Flickr seemed an extract of web archive!

Flickr was founded by Ludicorp, a Canadian software house, in 2004. It was just a small web tool aimed at putting in touch players of a Ludicorp online multiplayer game (GNE) that eventually failed. It basically had a chatroom and a real time image exchange service.

Ludicorp, founder and former owner of Flickr announced Flickr launches on 20 February 2004After the game was dismantled, the service was kept alive and, later, sold to Yahoo! that focused on its photosharing capabilities, adding a strong link with cameras and their producers. Ludicorp website has not been updated since, it’s still visible the last post dated 25th March 2005 where it’s announced Flickr acquisition by Yahoo!.

Flickr kept the fashionable “beta” mention close to its logo for years (it’s been cool for many earlier 2.0 websites) and moved to gamma only in 2007.

Here’s a screenshot of Flickr in 2004, you can see that it was owned by Ludicorp at that time… (find more about Flickr history)

Recently it has been suffered of being invaded by mobile shots published through Instagram. Twitter kept away Instagram, but Flickr found on that service a way to repopulate its store rooms that recently, with growth of mobile devices, suffered from having less traffic than usual. Few months ago, Flickr launched and strongly pushed a powerful mobile app to fight Instagram rising market share.

It’s important to notice that on the same day that the new Flickr appeared, its owner Yahoo! confirmed recent rumors about Tumblr acquisition. Well Tumblr is not just about images, but is a bit overlapping Flickr on some points, like Instagram, acquired by Facebook, was overlapping the most popular social medium. Here’s how they present the new release on the official blog:

In the beginning, Flickr innovated the way people share and discover photos. Today, we are shifting the photo-sharing landscape again. We’re releasing a Flickr that’s more spectacular, much bigger, and one you can take anywhere.

Biggr. A free terabyte of space

At Flickr, we believe you should share all your images in full resolution, so life’s moments can be relived in their original quality. No limited pixels, no cramped formats, no memories that fall flat. We’re giving your photos room to breathe, and you the space to upload a dizzying number of photos and videos, for free. Just how big is a terabyte? Well, you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.

And yep, you heard us. It’s free.

Spectaculr. A new, beautiful experience for your photos

We want Flickr to be the most amazing community and place for you to share your photos. So, we’re also revealing a beautiful new design that puts photos at the heart of your Flickr experience, where they should always be. Whether it’s a sweeping landscape or a family portrait, we want every photo to be at its most spectacular.

Your homepage is now a gateway to everything you care about, and all the photos Flickr has to offer. Our new Activity Feed combines your friends’ recent uploads with activity on your own photos, and all in a beautiful design that lets you share and interact right on the page.

(…) posted on 20th May on

OK it’s mostly about graphic appearance. The only relavant news for non-pro users is the free TB of space which is enough to store a lot of photos. Before the change, the limit used to be maximum 200 photos for non-pro user. Some parts still remain as they were before though (e.g. personal profiles). Prehistoric tools like badges are not linked anymore but still indexed by Google.

Finally, what is going to happen with the magic interestingness thing, a kind of Flickr-Pagerank that used to determine ranking on the Explore page, giving a lot of visits and visibility to photographers? No news about such algorithm for years, but there’s still a way to determine the two criteria for classifying photos that are “relevance” and “interestingness” (the former closer to real meaning of the image and the latter closer to its name, title, tags, imaginative value).

I’m on Flickr since December 2005 and it gave me a lot in terms of great friends, photo techniques, inspiration, unexpectable achievements (about 2 million photos seen, not including stolen ones…) and, not least, a few business opportunity in the world of digital photography. Here’s my Flickr profile where very nice memories are stored: