NetLingo.com was ranked #676 among the elite Google Top 1000 Web Sites. Wow, next to selling more than 7000 books at Barnes and Noble, and appearing on the major TV news shows, this is a top accomplishment! NetLingo is also used as a reference in Google Answers.
UPI reports there is a whole new language due to text messaging and the way teens communicate with today's technology, there are new words related to sex and sexual activity that parents need to know so they can understand their teens and their friends. They recommend parents learn teen sex lingo at NetLingo.com.
NetLingo was iReviewed by Apple and here's what they had to say: "NetLingo, an online dictionary of
the tech vernacular, is achieving the extraordinary feat of keeping up with the rapidly
mutating vocabulary of the
Internet. Unless you've been in a
Cistercian monastery for the past
five years, words like e-tailer and
spam have probably become all
too familiar. Other terms, such as Boolean logic, which lets
search engine users refine their searches, or emoticons, the
punctuation graffiti littering chat rooms and e-mail, may still be
foreign. NetLingo provides simple definitions for these terms,
typically in language even a technophobe can understand.
Chat rooms and e-mail have also spawned their own
shorthand language, a particularly noxious method of
communicating heretofore mostly limited to the armed services.
In addition to defining the ubiquitous and generally misplaced
LOL (for "laugh out loud"), NetLingo explains that BRB and
TTYL mean "be right back" and "talk to you later." Follow the "Chat Acronyms & Shorthand" link to find these and other
more colorful examples of the shorthand whizzing across chat
Most e-mail users have at some time received a forwarded
message filled with X's and O's which, when scrolled through
rapidly, reveal a pattern or image. NetLingo's ASCII Art page
links to a number of elaborate examples of this art form. The
site also provides an incongruous yet nonetheless useful tool for
anyone interested in creating an attractive Web site. The Web
Design Coloring Book lets you choose from a palette of
background and foreground colors to see what the
combinations look like on the screen. Once you find an
appealing combination, simply cut and paste the supplied
hexadecimal codes into the HTML of your Web page."
NetLingo was referenced in Wikipedia's
definition of "Internet Slang" (among others). It begins by explaining
exactly what NetLingo defines: Internet slang is jargon that Internet
users have coined and promulgated. Such terms typically originated with
the purpose of saving keystrokes, and many people use the same
abbreviations in text messages and instant messaging. The terms often
appear in lower case, with capitals reserved for emphasis. People also
use "u" to mean "you", and "r" to mean "are"...etc.
Today's teens are quick and nimble with their
fingers, which they use with great dexterity for communicating. They
also have their own abbreviated texting code, such as cu2moro (See you
tomorrow) and PIR (Parents in room). To find the answer and more
text-messaging codes, go to NetLingo.com!
If you want to learn some of this tech-speak,
or just need to decipher what your children and grandchildren are
saying, logon to: www.netlingo.com. IAWNW (It's a whole new world.) But
be warned. A good share of it is X-rated.
The Web site Net Lingo caters to the cyber
community for the purpose of rapid communication and cyberculture. As a
professor, I see no serious problems with Netlage, as long as we
continue to treasure, and practice, our writing forms and expressions.
"Confused by all the new Web vocab that people are slinging around?
Have no fear, NetLingo is here...NetLingo is a breeze to navigate, and
with an ever-growing database and additional content on the way, this
site can only get better."
NetLingo was a WITI "Link of the Week."
Women in Technology International think NetLingo excels in all areas of Web site satisfaction.
SIMCOE.COM is an online publication serving the
communities of Barrie, Alliston, Collingwood/Wasaga Beach, Midland,
Stayner and Orillia in central Ontario, Canada. NetLingo was featured
as the site for parents to learn online lingo at a conference presented
by the Youth Issues Unit, Crime Prevention Section. The conference was
videotaped and can be viewed here!
UK Online - "Before you get too far into the
Net, you'd better learn some of the jargon. It's a constantly changing
language, with new terms and acronyms added practically every day as
technology changes and new concepts emerge. NetLingo is an online
dictionary that covers just about every Net-related terms you'll ever
Webcrawler Select featured NetLingo as one of the best Internet Reference sites.
(OK, back in 1996, this was a HUGE deal ;-)
Netlingo was featured as the Web site of the week on EMAZING.com - they warned we might experience an increase in traffic, we sure did!
Bradley News Weekly highlighted NetLingo as a
helpful resource in a story called "New Language Leaves Us 404 - GL
Trying to Break the Code!"
Our fellow netizens give us glowing reviews on Illumirate.
Check it out! "They only deal with the terminology which is on the net.
It seems that they are updating their site pretty fast since even the
new terms are there. Very good resource for beginners!" "This is a
really interesting site, if a bit slow. Very funny, has all the
newfangled terminology floating around the web these days. Definately a
must see for the net newbies!" "This site has a very simple text bar on
the left side which has a link to every definition in alphabetical
order. This makes it a snap to find whatever is being searched for.
Site is also very quick when loading." "What a great service to the
cyber community I finally found out what cookies are." "Very good site
for Internet newbies. They can find explanations on all sorts of
Internet Lingo. I highly recommend this site!"
The esteemed John December has listed NetLingo
as an "excellent link in my list of information sources about the
Internet and computer-mediated communication" since 1994.
RedNova featured NetLingo in a story called "Site Makes Sense of Latest Jargon."
NetLingo received a rave review from You Are Here Publishing.
said: "We have all been in situations when we are online and we don't
know what the Internet word or emoticon symbol means. Net Lingo comes
to the rescue with definitions for computer words. If you need to find
out what a chat acronym means or you come across a random Internet
word, you will find it here. Recommended for Ages 7+."
Indiana University informs it's students to use
NetLingo to understand how the lingo is changing: "There is a whole new
language due to text messaging and the way teens communicate with
NetLingo was listed in a business communications course with the University of Maryland.
NetLingo was reproduced in part in several college text books including those published by Harcourt College Publishers.
Income Diary.com, brought to you by Michael Dunlop, decided that "in recognition of
the great numbers of female entrepreneurs out there and in particular
those who are active online I have decided not to rank the 30 women
listed below by wealth alone but simply as my list of the “30 Top
Female Internet Entrepreneurs”. Enjoy!
NetLingo was the authoritative reference in the Sunday Standard article
"Be Careful Abbreviating when Texting." Here's an excerpt, "Kate
Washburn didn't know what to make of the email a friend sent to her
office with the abbreviation "NSFW" written at the bottom. Then she
clicked through the attached sideshow, titled "Awkward Family Photos."
It included shots of a family in furry "nude" suits and of another
family alongside a male walrus in a revealing pose. After looking up
NSFW on NetLingo.com - a Web site that provides definitions of Internet
and texting terms, she discovered what it stood for: "Not safe for
NetLingo was reproduced in part in several educational guides including "The Addison Annual Report Beginner's Guide."
The seventh graders at Whitehorse Middle School in Madison, WI are using terms from NetLingo to better understand the Internet. Great work gang!
NetLingo was chosen by StudyWeb as one of "The
Best Educational Resources on the Web" by their researchers. StudyWeb
is a comprehensive Web site with educational resources for students and
NetLingo was chosen as a "Selection for the
KIDS Report," a bi-weekly collection of useful Internet sites selected,
evaluated, and annotated by K-12 students for other K-12 students.
Erin Jansen gave the University of Washington's
Information School (iSchool) 500 copies of the book "NetLingo The
Internet Dictionary." Erin donated the books to help foster education
about the language used in the online world ;-)
The Wired Campus reports that despite the
worries of their parents and professors, teenagers' use of language
online is surprisingly sophisticated.
HTLounge of New York City reported on NetLingo in a story called "Cultural Differences Regarding e-Smileys." They said "If you hop on over to NetLingo,
you'll find quite the range of Japanese smileys!"
PR Web and White House Drug Czar alerts parents to threat of online exposure and calls for stronger monitoring. The release said "the better parents understand netlingo, the better you understand teens' online habits."
Dial-a-Phone in the U.K. featured NetLingo in an article about how officials at the North Carolina DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) have been forced to recall over 10,000 vehicle license plates after they were found to contain offensive text message lingo.
Killer Start-Ups reviewed NetLingo and said a ton of awesome stuff, including if you're having trouble with technology language, use NetLingo.com! "These definitions evolve and change together with technology so you will always get an up-to-date definition about the word you look for."
NetLingo is referenced in the U.K. SchoolZone Web Guide! They said "NetLingo is an online dictionary about the Internet
and computers. You type a word and are presented with a list of words that make
up your search results. Clicking one of these takes you to a meaning. This
sounds great, but how do you know which word to click in the search results? You
can navigate using an alphabetical index. We find it very useful."
NetLingo is on display in this cute article that includes 20+ favorite
TXT MSG terms ;-) The Online Philippines says "Its a cyberspace and
teenage lingo, and they called it Netlingo – a texting abbreviations
that commonly used in chat room, and social media networks."
NetLingo was featured on Yahoo! Buzz ;-) You know that main
area on the Yahoo! page where a lot of people get their news? Right
there! It linked to the Wall Street Journal article called "Quick! Tell
Us What KUTGW Means!"
NetLingo "Word of the Day" definitions are often featured in tech blogs
including the mighty bMighty. They got a kick out of it ;-) and said
"According to NetLingo, sneakernet has also been known as tennisnet,
floppynet, shoenet, and walknet. Who knew?
NetLingo was featured on MSN India in a story called "Parent Trap: Decoding Teen's Secret Sex-Messages" with quotes by NetLingo founder Erin Jansen. It said "NetLingo.com has a long list of commonly used text terms, which is useful. That's the one parents should be looking at. If parents don't know those, it doesn't mean they're old -- it just means they're not tuned into Internet culture."
Erin Jansen, Founder of NetLingo.com, is recognized on "Top 25 Women in
Tech to Watch" List at the AlwaysOn Venture Summit
in Silicon Valley. Selection for the List, was based on the following
criteria: Overall innovation, ability to identify new market
opportunities, commercialization of new products and services, creation
of stakeholder value, and media buzz and awareness in the Tech
community. Read more about the Summit and the other women below!