Typing shortcuts are handy for slower typers, especially those with disabilities, as it is a quick and easy way of posting a sentence.
Teenagers also commonly abbreviate words when texting on cell phones to save time.
A significant portion of my life growing up was offline — I played sports and did heaps of extracurriculars in my teen years.
Human nature by default has been programmed to be socially active to a certain extent.
Life before tech: Spend majority of waking hours incessantly talking to my friends IRL (during basketball games, hanging out at home, during lunch, etc.).
Don’t get me wrong — it’s not like I don’t remember what life was like pre-technology.
I got my first cell phone in the seventh grade, but didn’t start sending text messages until high school.
Here are some of the most common chat room acronyms or abbreviations. List of Text Shortcuts for Chat Messengers & SMS Texting.
These typing short cuts are also used in Email messages, IM messenger programs such as MSN and Yahoo, and commonly used today in SMS messages as text shortcuts when texting on mobile or cell phones.