Online jargon that goes back to days of people using
chat rooms on AOL and how people search for others on [[Craig's
List]] and similar websites. In addition to w4m, there are the
following for alternative lifestyles:
Known as text message shorthand, used in
texting, online chat, [[instant
messaging]], email, blogs, and
newsgroup postings, these types of
abbreviations are also referred to as chat acronyms.
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