23 Popular Social Media Acronyms

QQ (Quick Question), why do we use acronyms on Social Media?

Obviously acronyms are used on Twitter due to the character limit. TBH (To Be Honest), it probably comes down to speed and acronyms help us communicate faster. It’s possible that your post, comment or reply could be less relevant if you don’t move fast on Social Media. Also, some people feel that shorter attention spans make speed essential if you want to stay engaged. So moving slow means missed opportunities. This could be opportunities to help customers, promote a product or grow your community. Acronyms are more accepted on Social Media because generally we aren’t expected to be 100% grammatically correct. There seems to be a certain liberty to communicate faster with shortcuts like acronyms and emojis.

23 popular acronyms you can use today:

HTH (Hope This Helps).

AFAIK – As Far As I Know

BAE – Before Anyone Else

B4N – Bye for Now

CSB – Cool Story Bro (used sarcastically)

DFTBA – Don’t Forget To Be Awesome

FTW – For The Win (indicates something really good)

GTG – Got To Go

HTH – Hope This Helps

ICYMI – In Case You Missed It

IDK – I Don’t Know

IIRC – If I Remember Correctly

IKR – I know, right?

JSYK – Just So You Know (similar to FYI)

LMK – Let Me Know

MTFBWY – May The Force Be With You (from Star Wars meaning “Good luck!”)

NBD – No Big Deal

NSFW – Not Safe For Work

QQ – Quick Question

SG – Sounds Good

SMH – Shaking My Head (indicates you find something foolish)

TBH – To Be Honest

U2U – Up To You

YOLO – You Only Live Once

What are some of your favorite acronyms? Are there any you find annoying? Have you seen any new acronyms recently?


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