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Social Media: An Evolving Language

You may have noticed I skipped J! I will post J for Jargon later in the series when I have covered more topics. However I thought I would share a short commentary on the topic of language. Language!

A whole new glossary of terms is evolving and many of the terms don’t have a vowel!  Ok, perhaps a little exaggeration but I must admit, I am constantly looking up terms or abbreviations to decipher messages especially on Twitter. So if nothing else, if you are not familiar with social sites, I would suggest just visiting periodically to learn some of the language.  I think Twitter, with its 140 character limitation, has been a big driver of the use of abbreviations for messaging online. However texting and urban chatter has also crept into the mix.

For those of you who are not up on urban lingo here is a link to an urban dictionary which I use when I am totally lost. Yep, I too am learning on so many levels. So let me start you off so you don’t get into trouble.

TYVM: Thank you very much

YW: You are welcome

Lets have some fun and make our own list. Why not add  any abbreviations you have seen in the comment section below…..

In the interim, I will work on my next post, L for Linkedin!




About Shirley Williams

I have a passion to create, resolve and build.I have had a pretty dynamic career that some say has led to a solid reputation as a visionary, result-driven and passionate leader. I say, simplify the complexity, work WITH people and you have a formula that not only deliver results but forms bonds that will stand the test of time. I have led numerous initiatives with a geographical scope that has included Canada, US, The South Americas,Europe and Australia. My professional career spans Biotechnology, Brand & Generic Pharmaceuticals, IBM Business Consulting Services, Healthcare, Retail, Electronics, more recently Mining and now Social Media. I am a biochemist and have a Master of Scence degree in endocrine pharmacology. I am a certified practitioner and professional in Change Management (Prosci), Project Management (PMP/PMI) and Social Media (OMCP, Online Marketing Certified Professional). So that makes my full title to be: Shirley Williams, MSc. PMP. CMC. OCMP. Having spent many years in the LifeSciences (you can check my career profile on Linkedin ) I have now directed my attention to bridging strategy and goals with social media. Loving it! In fact I am passionate about it. I have also produced and currently host my own internet radio show. My programs to-date have included Rise Of The Patient and Give Startups A Chance. I consider myself as an Experience Enabler. I facilitate and advocate for improved experience from the consumer perspective. Thank you for stopping by to check me out!


3 thoughts on “Social Media: An Evolving Language

  1. Hello, just wanted to say, I enjoyed this article. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

    Posted by andrew peltcs | January 8, 2012, 5:28 pm


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