Chat tool & network abbreviation
With the development of modern real-time communication tools, the web chat tools become an indispensable part in our lives, by which we can keep in touch with our old classmates, relations, our customers and so on; They make the SOHO (Small Office and Home Office) become truth, perhaps we will work at home one day. It is very convenient to use them to transfer the electronic doucument, we even cannot work without the chat tools in our office. Let me give some examples about chat tools:
ICQ（”I seek you”）is one of the most popular chat tools in the world.
MSN Messenger is an instant-messaging program that notifies you when your friends are online so you can send messages or chat with several friends at once.
QQ is both the most popular instant messenger service and the largest online community in China.
UC is a chat tool of Sina, same chatting function as QQ, its English corner is free, you can enjoy your English journey there.
Skype is also a popular chat tool, you can make internet calls for free with Skype. Call friends and family on any phone with pay monthly subscriptions.
Google Talk which enables users to instantly communicate with others via voice calls and instant messaging.
See the examples given above. What chat tools have you ever used? Which one do you like best?
In order to save time and increase the speed for giving fast response to each other during the chat, I want to introduce the following network abbreviations, maybe you are familiar with these words or you have ever used them.
ASAP：As soon as possible
BTW：By the way
BBL：Be back later
BRB：Be right back
CUL：See you later
DIIK：Damned if I known
FTF：Face to face
FYI：For your information
IAE：In any event
ILY：I love you
IMHO：In my humble opinion
IMO：In my opinion
IOW：In other words
LOL：Laughing out loudly
NRN：No reply necessary
OIC：Oh, I see
PEM：Privacy enhanced mail
RSVP：Reply if you please
TIA：Thanks in advance
TTUL：Talk to you later
WRT：With respect to
WYMM：Will you marry me
NOTE: This is not a complete list of all network abbreviation used now.
It is just a list of abbreviations what I know. If you know others, please share with me.