Tag Archives: text messaging

Ebay Watch: New IMshopping Widget for Sellers

IMshopping offers eBay sellers human-powered assistance to answer your buyer’s burning questions.

IMshopping, a human-assisted shopping assistance platform has recently announced an eBay-certified Merchant Answers service to all eBay sellers. The new widget provides merchants with a new channel from which they can create a community and offer shopping assistance.

When people browse an eBay listing, there is a quick link to “Ask Seller a Question.”  Potential buyers can ask for details on the product, shipping, payment and returns, or they can choose other. When a seller integrates the IMshopping Merchant Answers platform product questions are answered by the service.

Ebay Watch: New IMshopping Widget for Sellers
By Vangie Beal, December 17, 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!)

Funky Tech Slang

Webopedia.com is an excellent resource for adding a little tech term creativity to your blog posts. Lamer, dilberted, e-nag, Tweeple and many other tech term oddities are defined in Webopedia’s slang category. Here is a list of all the slang tech terms currently defined:

133t speak  24-7  advermation  alpha geek  anonoblog  anticipointment  AOLese  astroturfing  bagbiter  banana code  barn doors  best practices  beyond-the-banner  Big Blue  Big Iron  bioidentification  blaudience  blawg  blog storm  blogola  blogroach  blook  burp  buzzword  cellphone novel  chips and salsa  churn  citizen journalism  clewbie  cobweb Site  compooter  connectile dysfunction  crackberries  crapplet  creeping featurism  crisis blog  crowdsourcing  customer bounty  cyber  cyberbuck  cyberbullying  cyberculture  cyberlawyer  cyberloafing  cybernaut  cyberprise  cyberpublisher  cybersuicide  CYS  cytizenship  dead tree edition  digital footprint  dilberted  DM  dooce  drexting  early adopter  ego-surfing  e-nag  enterprise whuffie  faceosphere  flog  floodgater  friendquest  future-proof  Google blips  Googlewhack  griefer  grok  GUIX  hairball  id10t error  influencer  Intarweb  internesia  jailbreak  lamer  linerd  lock-in  LOL  loss leader  mashboard  mopy  moved to Atlanta  Neo-Luddite  netroots  netscuse  PEBCAK  photoshopping  picnic  Retweet  screenager  spaghetti marketing  Splog  sploitz  sporn  swag  swivel chair interface  synchicity  TOSsed  Twaffic  Tweeple  Twidroid  Twitosphere  Twitterers  Twittworking  Uberveillance  virtual group  Web novel  Webinar  woot  wugging

Visit the Webopedia slang category to see the terms and definitions.

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

YGTBKM! Definitions to more than 1,100 chat abbreviations

If you have ever received an instant message or text message that seemed to be written in a foreign language, this Webopedia Quick Reference will help you decipher the text chat lingo by providing the definitions to more than 1,100 chat abbreviations.

Text Messaging Abbreviations
Webopedia’s Online Chat Guide is compiled and maintained by Vangie Beal
Last updated: April 03, 2009

Cross-Platform, Multi-Net Instantbird Brings XUL to IM

Instantbird is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client lets you connect simultaneously to multiple IM networks including AIM, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, XMPP-based services, ICQ, IRC, and several of the less commonly supported platforms, like Novell GroupWise and MySpaceIM.

Another important aspect of Instantbird is that it is free and open source software, so anyone is free to distribute and modify it, something that will appeal to many developers. Instantbird merges two popular open source projects; it uses Pidgin’s libpurple to connect to the different networks. This library, which is used for developing IM programs, is also used by Pidgin, Adium, Meebo, and several other popular IM programs.

Cross-Platform, Multi-Net Instantbird Brings XUL to IM
By Vangie Beal, March 24, 2009