To a noob (that's internet-speak for a newbie), social media can look like alphabet soup. While you've probably picked up on the staples like LOL and OMG, there are hundreds of acronyms out there, some of which are way less obvious and way more useful.
Fun fact: The term abbreviation is an umbrella term—so basically all these little shortened text-speak words we’re using now are abbreviations because they are essentially just shortened versions of a word or phrase. Rly is a great example … they just took out the vowels—who needs ‘em. And, acronyms are types of abbreviations. Acronyms are usually in the form of initialisms—which is when a phrase is represented by the first letter of each word that makes it up.
Regardless of the technical differences between abbreviations and acronyms ... it's hard not to get lost in the letters—but, we've got you covered. Here are 10 acronyms every internet denizen should know.