"Interaction on the Internet Your Online Translator as you Travel within the Electronic World"
by Jeff Cates firstname.lastname@example.org
If your eyes are a window to the soul, is your computer a window to the world? Once you open that door to the information superhighway, it can be pretty intimidating to even the most seasoned websurfer. You may feel like you're traveling on a long journey, and you have no idea where you're going. It's easy to get lost along the way, and even if you want to stop and ask for directions, there's not a service station anywhere in sight.
Do you know the difference between URL (uniform resource locator) and URE (Unsolicited Commercial E-mail )? Do you find that children have mastered a language that you're still struggling to learn?
A visit to the NetLingo Website at http://www.netlingo.com will help you to get on the right track. Remember: formal messages are out. There are no more Dear's or Sincerely's. Millions of email and chatroom messages contain a growing list of acronyms. NetLingo has granted us permission to see a sample below from The Internet Language Dictionary, (copyright 1995), available at their website. With their help, you can travel into an electronic world without a translator. I recommend that you go there ASAP.
WCA: Who cares anyway IMHO: In my humble opinion TX: Thanks TFN: Thanks for nothin' BTW: By the way TEOTWAWKI: The end of the world as we know it TIC: Tongue in cheek TIAIL: Think I am in love ISP: Internet service provider TPTB: The powers that be TWHAB: This won't hurt a bit TYVM: Thank you very much TTYL: Talk to you later URYY4M: You are too wise for me WYSIWYG: What you see is what you get YOYO: You're on your own STYS: Speak to you soon SIG: Special interest group ###