Don't Believe Everything You Read

What was originally a cryptic looking "acronym" is now a common expression due to the increase in user-generated content on the Internet. It began with the story of old man Turklebaum and continues in part because of the proliferation of blogging and the public editing of wikis. The fact is there are many kinds of hoaxes on the Internet, and so the general rule of thumb is  "Don't Believe Everything You Read."

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DBEYR is Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings.  It refers to the fact that because everyday people are posting information online, it may not necessarily be true.

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NetLingo Classification: Acronyms and Text Message


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