LOL: Digital social networking 101

In "MySpace - Facebook $200 billion ‘Digital Millennials’ I present new insights on “decoding” the “born at the keyboard,” “perpetually connected,” 14-24 year old demographic cohort expected to top 100 million soon and deemed to influence $200 billion in annual spending now!RU READY?

In "MySpace - Facebook $200 billion ‘Digital Millennials’ I present new insights on “decoding” the “born at the keyboard,” “perpetually connected,” 14-24 year old demographic cohort expected to top 100 million soon and deemed to influence $200 billion in annual spending now!

RU READY? For the Digital Millennials? Kelly Mooney, President & Chief Experience Officer, Resource Interactive, asked at the recent Shop.org conference in NYC. Mooney presented field research her firm conducted on “Decoding the Digital Millennials.”

According to Mooney, the digital millennials are always-on and always consuming, simultaneously: 20 hours of media consumption daily, over only seven hours of clock time:

10 hours online weekly
30 minutes on mobile phone daily
6-10 text messages per day…

Want to communicate with the “always-on” digital millenials? “Speak” to them in their “language”!

Digital social networking 101: 

  • AFK: Away From Keyboard
  • AFZ: Acronym free zone
  • AMRMTYFTS: All My Roommates Thank You For The Show
  • AOB: Abuse Of Bandwidth
  • AON: Apropos Of Nothing
  • BBB: Boring Beyond Belief
  • BBIAF: Be Back In A Few
  • C4N: Ciao For Now
  • CFV: Call For Vote
  • COS: Change Of Subject
  • DGTG: Don't Go There Girlfriend
  • DORD: Department of Redundancy Department
  • DRIB: Don't Read If Busy
  • DWWWI: Surfing the World Wide Web while Intoxicated
  • DYFM: Dude You Fascinate Me
  • DYHAB: Do You Have A Boyfriend
  • DYHAG: Do You Have A Girlfriend
  • EMFBI: Excuse Me For Butting In
  • F2F: Face-to-Face
  • FAWC: For Anyone Who Cares
  • FOAF: Friend Of A Friend
  • FOMCL: Falling Off My Chair Laughing
  • FWB: Friends With Benefits
  • FYA: For Your Amusement
  • IFAB: I Found A Bug
  • IYKWIMAITYD: If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
  • KFY: Kiss For You
  • LMIRL: Let's Meet In Real Life
  • MITIN: More Info Than I Needed
  • MOOS: Member Of The Opposite Sex
  • MOTAS: Member Of The Appropriate Sex
  • MOTSS: Members Of The Same Sex
  • MTBF: Mean Time Between Failure
  • NIFOC: Nude In Front Of The Computer
  • NSFW: Not Safe For Work
  • OOC: Out Of Control
  • OT: Off Topic
  • P&C: Private and Confidential
  • PANS: Pretty Awesome New Stuff
  • PMFJI: Pardon Me For Jumping In
  • PMIGBOM: Put Mind In Gear Before Opening Mouth
  • RFD: Request For Discussion
  • RLF: Real Life Friend
  • RTFAQ: Read the FAQ File
  • RTM or RTFM: Read The Manual - or - Read The F*#king Manual
  • RUMORF: Are You Male Or Female
  • S4L: Spam For Life
  • SFX: Sound Effects
  • SOHF: Sense Of Humor Failure
  • SOI: Self Owning Idiot
  • TCOY: Take Care Of Yourself
  • TEOTWAWKI: The End Of The World As We Know It
  • TFH: Thread From Hell
  • TFN: Thanks For Nothing
  • TFN: Til Further Notice
  • TFX: Traffic
  • TOT: Tons of Time
  • WF: Way Fun
  • WFM: Works For Me
  • WIIFM: What's In It For Me
  • WTMI: Way Too Much Information
  • YEPPIES: Young Experimenting Perfection Seekers

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