Tag Archives: chat

BoldChat Basic Offers Pro Chat for Small Businesses

The recently enhanced live chat solution lets you invite site visitors to chat in encrypted windows and stores your chat history. Plus it won’t break a small biz budget.

A simplified version of the company’s robust live chat support software, the new BoldChat Basic was designed specifically for small online businesses and retailers, said Shea Sylvia, marketing retention manger for Bold Software. The software is to implement into any small business Web site, and Sylvia also noted that the new version is ideal for one-person shops and small businesses that don’t have immediate access to an IT support staff. 

BoldChat Basic Offers Pro Chat for Small Businesses
By Vangie Beal, November 30, 2009

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Twitter Dictionary: Understanding Twitter Chat and Slang

As with any new social medium, there is an entire vocabulary that users of the Twitter service adopt. Most of the Twitter-based terms and phrases are used to describe the collection of people who use the service, while other terms are used in reference to describe specific functions and features of the service itself.  Here are more than 20 words and phrases that are associated with the Twitter social service.

Twitter Dictionary: A guide to help you understand Twitter chatter and slang.
By Vangie Beal, November 06, 2009

Text Messaging Demystified

The Webopedia Guide to Understanding Online Chat Acronyms has been updated with definitions to more than 1,180 chat abbreviations. I know… SRSLY, GTFO! DIS 1180? YGTBKM!

(Seriously, get the *freak* out! 1180? You got to be kidding me!)

Definitions to 1,125 Text message Abbreviations

The Text Messaging Abbreviations Quick Reference has been updated over on Webopedia.com, and now contains the definitions to more than 1,125 chat abbreviations.

  • APACAll praise and credit
  • ASLAge/sex/location
  • BFFLNMWBest friends for life, no matter what
  • GRATZCongratulations
  • SIG2RSorry, I got to run
  • VNVery nice
  • YBSYou’ll be sorry
  • ZUPMeaning “What’s up?”

You can read the full list of chat abbreviations here.

Webopedia’s Online Chat Guide is compiled and maintained by Vangie Beal
Last updated: May 21, 2009

Chat With Your Visitors Using AIM’s Wimzi

AIM’s Wimzi widget offers a way to chat with visitors to a Web site or social network profile without having to provide your AIM username.

Wimzi can be used by any AIM user with a Web presence. Once embedded on your page this widget enables you to privately chat with visitors while they are on your site. If you use a personal AIM account—and not a work account—you can still incorporate the widget on your business or work page without giving away your personal AIM name.

You will need version 6.1 or higher of the AIM Client if you want to integrate the widget with your AIM Buddy List. This will let you chat with a Web site visitor in the same way you IM your buddies, using the AIM client.

Chat With Your Visitors Using AIM’s Wimzi
By Vangie Beal, March 10, 2009