Erin Jansen founded NetLingo in 1995 because she saw the internet changing how people communicated and wanted to create a database to reflect new slang, acronyms, and other jargon. Karl Marx would not be surprised by the gig economy, said Leonid Bershidsky in Bloomberg. Find out what any acronym, abbreviation, or initialism stands for With more than 1,000,000 human-edited definitions, Acronym Finder is the world's largest and most comprehensive dictionary of acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms. The book lists the shorthand and leetspeak used by people all over the world. This chic California-based Web site even defines acronyms, text message phrases and smileys. The Pew Center on the States.
A 2016 study by Harvard political scientist reported that the Chinese government's creates 440 million pro-government social media posts per year. Bangkok: Royal Institute of Thailand. Online daters get to learn a new way of creatively expressing sweet nothings to their love interests. The report said that government employees were paid to create pro-government posts around the time of national holidays to avoid mass political protests. Corporate, political, and special-interest sponsored trolls See also: and Investigative journalist is one of several in the media who has reported on the trend for organizations to utilize trolls to manipulate public opinion as part and parcel of an initiative. Concern troll A concern troll is a created by a user whose actual is opposed to the one that the troll claims to hold. An index sorts the terms into 10 popular categories, and the appendix includes a complete list of international country codes and file extensions.
Its list of naughty abbreviations is a helpful guide for anyone attempting to woo a date online. It just amazes me that when someone goes newbie trolling how many people he catches. In , a or a may refer to trolls, the verbs þursa to troll or þursast to be trolling, to troll about may be used. The noun troll usually referred to an act of trolling — or to the resulting discussion — rather than to the author, though some posts punned on the dual meaning of troll. The troll attempts to pass as a legitimate participant, sharing the group's common interests and concerns; the newsgroup's or forum's members, if they are cognizant of trolls and other identity deceptions, attempt to both distinguish real from trolling postings, and upon judging a poster a troll, make the offending poster leave the group.
For example, a veteran of the group might make a post on the that. Congress, you cannot afford to be stuck in 1995. Even more startling is the fact that Congress doesn't get Big Tech. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Some believe this to be bad or incomplete advice for effectively dealing with trolls. Media coverage and controversy The examples and perspective in this section may not represent a of the subject.
London: The Guardian The Observer. NetLingo contains simple explanations and comprehensive coverage, including acronyms and. In , a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive, , or messages in an such as a , , , or blog with the readers into displaying responses and normalizing tangential discussion, whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain. Senators help make federal laws regulating technology, privacy, cybersecurity, and the digital economy, and for you, ignoring how everyone else in the nation communicates is a form of political malpractice. It has over 3,000 entries, and some will leave you breathless with laughter. Erin said she hopes her online audience will appreciate seeing their slang contributions in print and that it will spark many conversations about the funniest, strangest, and most useful slang terms and acronyms.
A troll can disrupt the discussion on a newsgroup or online forum, disseminate bad advice, and damage the feeling of trust in the online community. As Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post reminds us, the digital revolution is now decades old, affecting virtually every industry and public policy. If you know little or nothing about technology in a technological age, you shouldn't be in the Senate, but if you are, then please hire a consultant like me. The segment also included an exposé of a 2006 accident, in which an eighteen-year-old fatally crashed her father's car into a highway pylon; trolls emailed her grieving family the leaked pictures of her mutilated corpse see. Additionally, NetLingo offers a wealth of information on technology, language, and modern culture. In October 2012, a twenty-year-old man was jailed for twelve weeks for posting offensive jokes to a support group for friends and family of. Regardless of the circumstances, controversial posts may attract a particularly strong response from those unfamiliar with the robust dialogue found in some online, rather than physical, communities.
In 2007, the media was fooled by trollers into believing that students were consuming a drug called , purportedly made of human waste. This definition is too narrow. That same presentation also emphasized changing the topic of conversation as a winning strategy. NetLingo Founder Erin Jansen is an authority on online communication and internet slang. Newbies as well as techies will find commonly used shorthand, modern office phrases, entries about future technologies, and a large collection of emoticons. Even if the accusation is unfounded, being branded a troll may be damaging to one's online reputation. You can subscribe to NetLingo, and receive great tips and news, by simply visiting the Web site and signing up.
Everyday individuals can submit a slang word or abbreviation to the site, and Erin will review it, approve it, and see it go live on the site. No one else is tracking the online language this way. Such usage goes against the ordinary meaning of troll in multiple ways. If you are interested in reading more about this trendy language tool, please visit. Hodes eventually won the election. This included Steven Johnson in 1997 in the book Interface Culture, and a paper by in 1999. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.