Here are some very frequently used acronyms in the Internet world. Especially with the popularity of Facebook these will come in handy to the less internet savvy people out there, or should I say ppl out there.
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AKA - Also Known As
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ATM – At the Moment (also, automated teller machine for non computer talk =D )
BRB - Be Right Back
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTW - By the way
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FYI - For Your Information
GJ - Good Job
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMVHO - In My Very Humble Opinion
JK - Just Kidding
KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid (or Sweetheart)
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
OIC - Oh, I See
OMG - Oh, My God!
OMFG - Oh, My F*cking God!
PITA - Pain In The Ass
POV - Point of View
ROFL - Rolling on Floor Laughing
ROFLOL - Rolling on the Floor Laughing Out Loud
ROFLMAO - Rolling on Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
WB - Welcome Back
WBS - Write Back Soon
WTF - What the F*ck?
WTG - Way To Go
WTH - What the H*ll?
WTH - Who the H*ll? (read it in context to figure out which one they mean)
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
YW - You’re Welcome
These are more like abbreviated emoticons instead of using the actual faces:
*G* – Giggle
*LOL* – Laughing Out Loud
Also, keep in mind these are usually typed out in all lowercase unless it is to emphasize volume, as if they were yelling.
Feel free to add more in the comments below if you think they deserve being on the list. I am starting an eZine called Tom’s Techie Tips. I will be writing how-to and troubleshooting articles aimed toward the non-techie.