Welcome to NetLingo :-)

People tell me everyday "it's tough to keep up with all of this new technology!" I tell them "you're not alone!" It used to be that understanding the Internet was only for computer professionals and web design folks. Now you see technology permeating our lives everywhere and you realize that knowing Internet technology and online communication is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Plus it's always changing, for example, Internet used to only be spelled with a capital I, now it's OK to spell it lowercase too. Only NetLingo.com tracks this kind of jargon, and our purpose is to keep you up-to-date.

Research shows technology continues to proliferate... there's new software, new hardware, new technologies, new websites, new online services, and new lingo created literally every day. If you're a professional who feels like you're on information overload or a parent who wants to keep up with what your kids are talking about, NetLingo can help you.

Why does NetLingo exist? To track new Internet terms and text and chat acronyms. Others can do that but NetLingo is unique because it’s written by a woman using layman’s language, it is the oldest site that specializes in Internet terms, it has one of the largest list of text and chat acronyms, and it's designed to educate, entertain, and empower you.

NetLingo.com has tens of thousands of definitions that explain the online world of business, technology, and communication. It helps everyone from students, teachers, parents, and seniors, to gamers, designers, and techies, to bloggers, journalists, and industry professionals worldwide. NetLingo has been one of the leading Internet dictionaries since 1995 helping billions of people understand this new jargon.

Here are a few of the useful features that can help you learn a little more about the online world and social media each day:

  1. Content is King
    The NetLingo Dictionary
    is structured in an easy-to-read layout and filled with easy-to-understand definitions. Compiled by a woman using everyday language, Erin's purpose is to educate, entertain, and empower everyone about the language used in the online world. All definitions are cross referenced and sorted by Category to give you the big picture. We also encourage you to Add Your Own Lingo!

  2. Word of the Day Emails
    Sign up to receive our Word of the Day emails. You can get a daily Online Jargon Term and the Acronym of the Day. It's another easy way to learn a little bit at a time... Subscribe here!

  3. Tips and Tools
    In addition to our popular Pocket Dictionary, NetLingo is loaded with Tips to help you easily learn and reference online information, from Top 50 Lists to File Extensions, we are here to help adults stay up-to-date on trends that matter to be able to better use technology at work and home.

  4. Books & PDFs
    NetLingo publishes several books and information products including NSFW, TEXTING TERMS, A PARENT'S GUIDE, and of course the original book THE DICTIONARY. All of the NetLingo books are on Amazon.com :)

At NetLingo, my first commitment has always been to you. I am dedicated to providing users easy-to-understand Internet definitions and helpful resources in order to empower you and your family and your business to better enjoy and benefit more from life online. I am passionate about technology, words, Internet history and online culture. To ensure I live up to my commitment, I keep the content up-to-date and written in my signature style so everyone can easily understand the most amazing invention of our time: the Internet.

If you have any questions regarding NetLingo, don't hesitate to contact me. See you online,
Erin Jansen
Founder, NetLingo.com

About NetLingo:
NetLingo.com is a definitive guide to Internet culture. In business since 1995, we are a consumer-technology publishing company and provider of personalized Internet information and educational tools. These tools motivate tech-conscious people like you to learn, understand and grow in your knowledge of hardware, software and online technology, business and communication. NetLingo has been featured on national radio and television programs including CNN, MSNBC, BBC, Fox News, Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, and NPR, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and many more newspapers and magazines.

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