Television and Radio Coverage
NetLingo has been featured three times on CNN! Most recently, Erin Jansen was interviewed on CNN Headline News by Glenn Beck about online predators. Erin was taped at the television studio in New York City.Erin was also quoted as an online communication expert in a story called "E-everything?" and NetLingo was featured in a special news segment of a similar theme called "E-nough Already!" as well ;-)
More than 82 million people communicate regularly via text message, and with limits imposed on the length of texts, these messages can rely heavily on shorthand. So what does it all mean? Watch NetLingo.com founder Erin Jansen offer some basic translation on the Martha Stewart Show.
NetLingo has been featured twice on Good Morning America, in a special report called "Webspeak: The Secret Language of Teens" and in a separate segment called "How to Decode Slang Your Teen Uses Online." What did they have to say? NetLingo is the place for parents to learn about online jargon and text messaging terms!
Erin Jansen appeared on Fox News in a program called "Planet Mancow" with Erich Muller regarding "the state of affairs on new Internet buzzwords." Erin was interviewed at the studios in New York City, plus: NetLingo is featured several times on Fox News - watch the videos below!
The BBC interviewed Erin Jansen, expert in online communication, for a British television program called "The Pedant's Revolt" about text messaging in schoolwork. Erin was taped at the studios in London.
MSNBC interviewed Erin Jansen, Founder of NetLingo.com, on national television regarding "new Internet terminology," Erin appeared LIVE via satellite from the studios in Burbank, California.
NetLingo has been featured twice on NBC News! Once NetLingo was cited on NBC World News as a top Web site for parents and educators to go for help in decoding text messages and online jargon. The second segment was called "Safe and Secure - Crack the Secrets of Cyber Code." A year earlier NetLingo was featured on a NBC News special called "Internet Site Can Solve Mysteries of Online Shorthand."
CBS provided news coverage of NetLingo, emphasizing that we have one of the largest collections of chat acronyms "those pesky words you may see online but don't know what they mean."
The Oxygen Network recommended NetLingo on the SheCommerce segment, stating it is "a must-have bookmark for ladies who surf, especially if you have teens around the house and want to keep up with the new lingo!"
NetLingo was featured on cable TV show TNN (now SpikeTV) as one of Viacom's "hot sites to check out for those who want to remain eternally cool in the online world."
The SciFi Channel featured NetLingo on cable television in a segment about the "brave new world of online language." They were impressed that we had such "a large collection of high tech terms alongside newly coined Internet industry monikers."
E! Entertainment raved about NetLingo as "one those sites that actually helps you stay hip instead of making you feel like you just want to turn on the TV and forget about it all."
Channel 4 U.K. based in Belfast did a poll of over 50 year-olds: Confusion about internet jargon was cited as a worry by 31%.
Fox News Carolina ran a special feature called "NetLingo" about none other than yours truly, NetLingo.com :-)
ABC4 Television News in Salt Lake City featured NetLingo in a special report called "Internet Chat Acronyms Designed to Keep Parents Clueless."
ABC7 Television News WJLA in Washington D.C. featured NetLingo exclusively in a special report called "The 411 on Text Messaging"
ABC12 Television News covered NetLingo as part of a top story called "MySpace.com Explodes With Teens."
ABC13 Television News featured NetLingo in a family segment called "Webspeak: The Secret Language of Teens."
CBS2 TV News in Chicago recommended NetLingo as part of an in-depth special report called "Online Lingo Aimed at Keeping Parents in the Dark."
CBS4 WBZ-TV News in Boston featured NetLingo in a special segment called "Online Language Keeps Parents Guessing."
KING 5 Television News in Seattle referred to NetLingo as a leading resource in helping parents decode online communication as part of a feature story called "The Secret Online Code That Keeps Parents In The Dark."
WGTV 10 TV News in San Diego featured NetLingo in a primetime segment called "Cryptic Computer Jargon Keeps Parents Uninformed."
KLAS TV News in Las Vegas ran a special about youth who communicate online and suggest parents use NetLingo to better understand it, in a feature story called "Online Lingo For Parents."
KTVK News in Phoenix suggested that teachers use NetLingo to help out with the fact that students are using more and more chat lingo in the classroom.
WINK TV in Florida featured NetLingo in a special segment called "NTK: Need To Know Internet Language For Parents."
NetLingo has been featured twice on WVLT TV in Knoxville, Tennessee! Once NetLingo was in an evening segment about how a "Forum Keeps Parents Aware of New Tech Trends," and earlier in a special story called "A New Language."
NetLingo was featured on WDEF TN in a lead story called "Internet Lingo: Cracking the Code."
WCCO Television in Minneapolis featured NetLingo in a report called "Good Question: What Does Kids' Online Lingo Mean?"
WECT TV Channel 6 in Wilmington, North Carolina featured NetLingo in a story called "Online Lingo Translated."
First Coast TV in Jacksonville, Florida ran a special about NetLingo in a segment called "Cracking the Code Behind Your Kids' Secret Online Language."
ABC Local 10 of South Florida featured NetLingo in a special report called "Understand Your Teens' Text Lingo?"
WSBTV Action 2 News in Atlanta featured NetLingo in a special report called "Out of Touch with Your Teens' Chat Lingo?"
NBC 10 of Greater Philadelphia, South Jersey, and Delaware featured NetLingo in a special report called "Understand Your Teens' Text Lingo?"
FOX 12 in Oregon featured NetLingo in a special report called "What You Need to Know to Understand Your Teens' Text Lingo!"FOX 12 Oregon "Understand Your Teens' Text Lingo?"(PDF)
NetLingo was featured on NPR: National Public Radio in an in-depth story on "Digital Culture: OMG, IM Slang Is Invading Everyday English" and in "Blog of the Nation."
Erin Jansen was interviewed LIVE on the radio in Montreal on The New 940 Montreal about the importance of parents understanding the IM lingo teenagers are using today.
Erin Jansen appeared LIVE on Inside Books Radio Show with Emmy award-winning host, Chuck England.
Erin Jansen appeared LIVE on The Wright Place Radio Show with Dr. Letitia Wright.
NetLingo was featured twice on the popular World Wide Web Radio Show by Pat and Mike (now on AudioNet). Erin appeared on their LIVE radio show as a guest each time.
NetLingo was featured on The Kim Komando Radio Show! She gave a great review :-) "Do you know what raster graphics are? How about a vertical portal? Even if you're an Internet professional, the new terms, acronyms, and catch-phrases that appear each day on the Web can be overwhelming. NetLingo is your online dictionary - designed to help you stay up to date and in touch with the latest Internet vocabulary the easy way - look up individual words as you hear them, check out NetLingo's list of "latest addition", or browse the entire dictionary to get caught up."
89.3 KSBJ Christian Radio featured NetLingo on The Morning Show with Mike and Susan on February 10, 2009 "Internet Safety Day." They encourage parents to review The Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know.
KSPR ABC News featured NetLingo in an segment called "Text Messaging" encouraging parents to find a lot more information on text message shorthand at netlingo.com.
NetLingo was featured on Channel 3000 in Madison, Wisconsin in a program called "Web Users Reshape Language by Adopting Net Lingo: Parents Try To Adjust To Acronyms" -- there are also links to view the broadcast, view an acronym slide show, take a survey about social networking, and read an Internet Safety Guide ;-)
Listen to Erin Jansen on the WWL Radio First News show with Tommy Tucker and Monica Pierre in New Orleans, LA. If you can't view the broadcast below, try this link: http://audio.wwl.com/m/audio/23312321/6-25-9am-erin-jansen.htm?q=erin+jansen
Fox News continues to talk about NetLingo, this time in a television broadcast called "Secret Sex-Message Codes Your Teen Is Using -- or Probably Not" and in a Fox special called "Fired...by Text Message?"
Fox News in NY and DC ran a segment about the Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know and featured NetLingo. The coverage said "concern about kids' online safety is still on many parents' minds. NetLingo reports that 95 percent of parents don't recognize the lingo kids use to let people know their parents are watching and 89 percent of sexual solicitations are made either in chat rooms or instant messages."
Fox News ran has run many segments about text messaging code and interviewed Erin Jansen several times. She explains "The purpose of posting the Top 50 codes is to keep parents in the loop. This is stuff that's being used all across the Internet, in instant messaging, in chat rooms, in text messaging. There are spikes in the amount of usage for each acronym, and regional variations. Not every teenager is using each acronym, but all of them are things parents should be aware of."
Read more: Fox News "Decoding Teen Text Talk" (PDF)
Fox "Know the Internet Lingo, Webcam Activity Your Kids Could be Hiding" (PDF)
Watch the Fox News Segment "Decoding Teen Text Talk" here!
Watch another Fox News Segment about NetLingo and Chat Roulette here!
NetLingo was featured in special segment on WTOP 103.5 FM in Washington. The Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know is their suggestion because "young people are going to keep coming up with new ways to communicate, and old people are going to have a hard time understanding." NetLingo is here to help ;-)
Erin Jansen, Founder of NetLingo.com, was interviewed recognized on VOA News Voice Of America "Experts Divided Over Internet Changes to Language." Read the transcript or listen to the radio interview below!
NetLingo was featured on KSDK Channel 5 of St. Louis in a story called "Cell Phone Data Usage is On the Rise." According to the CTIA, the trade association for cellular companies, for the first time, more people use their cell phones for data than they do for voice. That means they're sending more texts and emails and fewer phone calls.