NetLingo has been featured three times in The New York Times! Once in an article on the cover page of the Arts section as one of the best online slang sites in "When the Geeks Get Snide; Computer Slang Scoffs at Wetware (Humans)." NetLingo was also referenced by Mr. William Safire in his syndicated column, this one was called "Qualassurepurp." And NetLingo was referenced in a special feature called "Geek Speak: A Peek Into a Cruel World."
NetLingo was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal
Lifestyle section in a fantastic article called "Quick! Tell Us What
KUTGW Means!" (It means Keep Up The Good Work ;-) It also said "One reason for
the surge in texting abbreviations - more than 2,000 and counting,
according to NetLingo - is the boom in social-media sites like Twitter,
where messages are limited to 140 characters. Text messages, too, are
limited in length, so users have developed an alphabet soup of
shorthand abbreviations to save time, and their thumbs."
The Boston Globe featured NetLingo twice, once as the Web site for parents and teens to use, in an article called "Internet Harassment Can Be a Kid's Virtual Nightmare" and later in the article "SWTHDTM = So What The Heck Does This Mean?"
The Seattle Post Intelligencer featured NetLingo three times! Each time we were part of a cover story in their Lifestyles section: Once in an article called "Kids led the way, but texting's GR8 for all." Another time in an article entitled "If You Want To Protect Your Kids, Get with the IM Lingo," and also in a story called "Hot Spot Sites You Love."
The Pew Research Center says in a new study that political polls that skip people who use only cell phones may be skewed because cell-only users typically are younger and more likely to be supporters of Democrat Barack Obama. At least that's what Pew thinks it learned, because the kids in the survey sent text messages that read: "dOOd, IMHO u WOOF YBS wen wOOt & BHO's top guvment dawg." (Translation available at NetLingo.com.)
NetLingo was featured in The London Times as one of the Top 50 Web sites! They said "Fast relief from confusing Internet jargon."
Featured in Australia's The Age, they said "Web dictionary NetLingo deciphers hundreds of the cryptic codes, with some of them as ridiculous as they are confusing - such as 2BZ4UQT (Too Busy for You Cutey), @TEOTD (At the End of the Day) and P911 (Parent Alert)."
NetLingo has been featured twice by The Toronto Star in their list of "This Week's Best Invented Words!" They quoted the terms "sheeple" and "jitterati" --if you don't know what these terms mean, look them up ;-)
NetLingo was featured exclusively in the sidebar as the website to visit gor an extensive glossary of text-messaging codes! This is part of a larger story called "Keeping up: U spk txt? Older cellphone users are embracing text messaging to keep in touch with kids (or grandkids) and jobs."
The Seminole Voice, serving Greater Oviedo and Winter Springs in Florida, ran a special story about social networking sites and said NetLingo is the place to go to learn about text shorthand and Internet definitions.
NetLingo has been featured three times in The Kansas City Star! In an article entitled "Real Men Know It's Swell To Cry," in an earlier article called "Send IM when U get this," and in a previous top story called "Message Mayhen: Those Acronyms Mean Something to Teenagers."
NetLingo has been featured three times in the
The Portsmouth Herald! Once in a story about "Internet Safety," another
time Erin contributed to a story called "Professor Worries that Cell
Phones are Dictating Our Lives," and earlier, Erin was quoted in a
feature story "Parents Know What Your Kids Are Talking About Online."
The Republican Herald has featured NetLingo three times! Originally in a story called "Web Has Language of its Own," next in the Cyber Corner series in an article called "Obscure Phrases May Make You LOL" and also in their local news section in an article called "Mystery of Spam Unraveled." Thank you Pottsville, PA ;-)
NetLingo was featured in a cover story in the San Mateo County Times
and then on Inside Bay Area.com - the article, called "Elementary:
Networking sites not always OK for kids" identified the NetLingo Top 50
Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know list as a helpful resource.
NetLingo was featured twice in The Lawrence Journal in an article
called "Texting Shaping Today's Language" and another called "Write or
wrong? Teachers wary of technology's effects on writing skills." A
special thank you Lawrence, Kansas! (Erin is a K.C. girl ;-)
NetLingo was referenced in The Times Herald-Record of Hudson Valley in a cover story called "School Will Revive Lost Art of Talking" when eighth graders realizing talking face to face was more uncomfortable than texting.
NetLingo was featured in the magazine Good Housekeeping in an article titled "Decoding Cyberslang." They quoted Erin Jansen and told readers to visit NetLingo.com for help in understanding teen jargon.
NetLingo was listed as a "Top Surfing Destination" in Fortune Magazine. They said "Want to know the meaning an Internet term, this is the place to find out."
Readers of PC Magazine consistently voted
NetLingo as a "Top 100 Web Site" two years in a row! They said "One of the 100 Best Web Sites,
it is a living dictionary devoted to the often cryptic and comedic
vocabulary of the Internet, which is evolving at record speed."
NetLingo was featured in the international edition of Reader's Digest
about how to navigate the World Wide Web. They said "A comprehensive
A-Z of every kind of Internet gibberish you are ever likely to
encounter." They also said "Bookmark it now!"
NetLingo was referenced in two separate issues of People Magazine! They said "IMHO,
NetLingo.com's guide to jargon, acronyms and silly smileys is super!
You might even catch a sighting of 5:-) (that would be Elvis)."
Featured in Inc. magazine, NetLingo was in the cover story article called "Master of Your Domain."
Bookmark It Now! A favorite of Fast Company,
NetLingo was featured in a promotional mailers as it is one of Ellen
Knapp's favorite bookmarks (Vice Chairman and Chief Information Officer
for Coopers and Lybrand), thank you Ellen!
NetLingo was featured in eBay magazine and supplies words and their definitions for the "Tech Terms" section.
NetLingo was featured in Yahoo! Magazine each month for a year in their "EZ-User" section.
NetLingo was continually referred to in Blink
magazine by Earthlink, as the dictionary to go to when you need
information such as acronyms and smileys.
NetLingo is "an excellent resource for Net newbies" according to Red Herring.
NetLingo was featured in Access Magazine, a syndicated insert in national newspapers.
NetLingo was featured as "Best of the Web" in a
cover story in Computer Currents magazine. They said we give "double
fast relief from all of the online jargon! No acronym or phrase goes
TheBrandReporter.com featured the NetLingo logo as a leading brand in "Brands are Created In the Mind." YESSS!
NetLingo was featured as "Best Web Site of the Year in the Reference Category" by The Net magazine. Here's what they wrote:
The 100 All-Time Best Web Sites -- "Cyberspace can be a strange and
wondrous place - if you speak the language. Yet for those of you who
think an applet is a jellied candy, it can be S-C-A-R-Y. NetLingo will
save you from your ignorance. This site acts as an easy-to-use
dictionary, with search and browse options for learning the Internet
lexicon and making sense of the cyberworld around you. NetLingo offers
regular updates that will keep you abreast of newly emerging
technologies, and layman's terminology that will draw you in instead of
driving you away."
NetLingo receives a "rave review" from The Net magazine:
Rave Review in the Blue Pages -- "As the Web is woven, a new language
emerges that those in the know use to communicate. Words and terms such
as ISDN, daemon, and packet switching are examples of the specialized
jargon of the online world. For both newcomers and long-time denizens,
techno-conversations can be a Tower of Babel unless certain definitions
are set down. That's where NetLingo comes in. A glossary defining
hundreds of Internet related technical terms, NetLingo is searchable,
hyperlinked, and elegantly simple. The definitions are clear and
concise, with a More button for those who want to delve deeper. Finely
designed and intelligently produced, NetLingo is positioned to be the
semantics storehouse of cyberspace." Thank you David Pescovitz (now of
NetLingo received a "Five Star: Best of the Web" by NetGuide.
Their review said:
"NetLingo offers a comprehensive list of terms and definitions that
contain a variety of links that draw upon the resources of the Web.
Even hackers will appreciate the definitions pertaining to their own
special vocabulary. Presentation is resplendent, and the information is
orderly and easy to access."
NetLingo got "Site of the Month" for Inside the
Internet Magazine, now owned by ComputerWorld. "We think your site is a
great resource! Keep up the good work!"
NetLingo was reviewed in a weekly column in the
Australian Brisbane News magazine. It was also reviewed in an
e-newsletter and discussed on ABC Radio Brisbane!
NetLingo was reviewed in a magazine called
Lancet, a British Medical Journal (which is part of Encyclopædia
Britannica). In a section entitled "Talk the talk" they want to keep
doctors informed of online resources and acknowledge "NetLingo is a
terrific site for users new to the net--or new to aspects of it, such
as chat or website development. The centerpiece is its searchable
dictionary of Internet terms, acronyms, and shorthand; the definitions
are readable and comprehensive. NetLingo also boasts a "smileys" page
:-), HTML tag library, a colouring book (try out Web page colours and
copy the code), and IM shorthand. The pocket dictionary opens in a
separate browser window and stays accessible as you surf."
NetLingo was featured as a "valuable online
resource" in the new book eMinistry: Connecting with the Net
Generation. They said "Today's teens and children inhabit a wired
world. This book helps church leaders respond to a generation that
seeks spiritual guidance from Web sites and chat rooms."
NetLingo was mentioned as an excellent resource
in the book "Cyber Warrior: The Ultimate Manifesto For Internet Usage
NetLingo was featured in the book "What In The World Are Your Kids Doing Online?"
Mobile Magazine tells readers to hop on over to NetLingo and find quite the range of Japanese smileys including the difference between a male (^_^) and female (^.^) smiley, a laughing smiley (^o^), a Cartman-esque angry smiley (>_<), and a sleeping smiley (u_u). Oh, and the one pictured on side there represents being in love (or fear).
Erin Jansen with Mark Victor Hansen, author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series. MVH quotes "I love this book! Anyone who has a computer or Internet access should have a copy of 'NetLingo The Internet Dictionary' next to it." View the flyer!
The Baltimore Daily Record featured NetLingo in a story called "Tech Talk: NetLingo can Translate Confusing Internet Terminology" saying NetLingo recognized the need for an online dictionary to serve as a reference for Internet users.
NetLingo is featured in Texting 101 in the San Jose Examiner. Part of a
two part series, it says "Ruok is not a Celtic rune but an abbreviated
question that saves typing - Are you okay?. If you do not have a clue
what it stands for, you’ll need backup; there is a good website,
netlingo.com. Their acronyms are the largest list of acronyms and text
message shorthand, and their dictionary defines most of the terms you
need to know."
NetLingo was featured in the Michigan Rosscommon Herald News in a story called "Text messaging world can be very confusing" as the place to go and learn about the variety of text messaging abbreviations and what each one means.
NetLingo is featured in an EXTREMELY INTERESTING article about how the
Internet is akin to the complex financial instruments devised by
the financial world to inflate wealth: both were innovative, but once
their everyday usage moves too far away from commonsense, they become destructive. A good read!
NetLingo is recommended by Tina Meier, the mother of Megan Meier (of Megan's Law, see cyberbullying)
as she educates middle and high schoolers and their parents that when
you bring the world to your laptop or cell phone, you can open the
digital door to those who wish to do you harm.
NetLingo is referred to as the best place to see and learn what sexting
codes are all about, in an article called "If you don't understand
'GNOC' please read this" in the Daily Herald of Suburban Chicago. It's
an eye-opening article!