Internet Jargon

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  1. Falsor Wing profile image77
    Falsor Wingposted 8 years ago

    I have discovered many hubbers are not familiar with internet jargon such as IRL, troll, and more. Those of you suffering from this condition please tell me what phrases and words are unfamiliar to you so that I might espouse the wisdom of the interwebs.

  2. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Umm what is IRL?

    1. Falsor Wing profile image77
      Falsor Wingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      IRL: In Real Life. Refers to a harsh alien world theorized to exist outside of the internet and the events that take place there. This is where children are told their loved ones who are now offline have gone.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you smile

      2. TheGlassSpider profile image69
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL...Good answer.

  3. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Hey! yikes Webs are MY job! wink

    Besides. We all know what trolls and/or trolling is around here. Why we JUST had a huge conversation about it on the forum just the other day. smile

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    vishing and linkbaiting. i hear those tossed around here and there lately...

    1. Falsor Wing profile image77
      Falsor Wingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe link baiting is setting up a link with propoganda so more people will click on it but I am not sure. That is more of a technical term than I am qualified to answer.

      1. Misha profile image70
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Here I can help you - it is creating a piece of content that other people are likely to link to. Like - umm - a quiz "How dumb is your ex" or something like this. smile

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
          TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          How 'bout one of those silly ads that looks like an email announcement and reads, "Someone has a crush on you! Find out who it is!"

          Does that qualify?

          1. Misha profile image70
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Nah, you can call it a click bait prolly, but that's pretty much it. smile

            Link bait is a page on your site that people in quantities link to voluntarily - post on forums and blogs, bookmark, etc - so you don't have to build backlinks yourself. You hub can qualify too smile

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
              TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ahhhh, now I understand! Hey thanks, Misha!

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      check this out, cosette: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishing

  5. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    *waves legs at Misha* It's so good to see you around the forums again.

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, glad to see you, too - especially waving legs smile

 
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