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posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:34 PM
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Ok, this is either going to show some of my age or at least my incompetence with technology and or socialness? (is that a word?)


I keep seeing all kinds of words or acronyms that I am not familiar with. Some I have been recognizing but still do not understand the concept or even why it is used. So a little help here for the disadvantaged, please.

Here are a few terms that I would like some help with, in explanation, definition, the why & how, etc... :

Meme

SJW

emoticons (?)

emoti

trolls (though I had asked that one somewhere else as well)

I am sure there are plenty of others, so I may add to the list . . . but my brain just dropped a load so I'm all blank right now.

Therefore, please add to the list and give other examples of 'useless' terms and the reasons they're actually useful.




posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:39 PM
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edit on 12 9 16 by robbeh because: See below better answer ..



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

Meme : An image or idea that quickly transmits itself via recognition and repetition.

SJW : A person who hyperinflates a social issue to the point of sheer absurdity

Emoticons : the digital smiley face or other small image that conveys an emotion, object or action

Emoti : Shorthand variant of Emoticon

Trolls : People who antagonize discussion forums or comments sections with nothing relevant to contribute with the hope of luring others into a one on one argument of their own design.

edit on 9/12/16 by GENERAL EYES because: formatting



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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ok, thanks for definitions, but what are the reasons? why do they exist at all? I see no function in most of them.

And I'm sure there are others I will run into as well.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

All byproducts of digital interface communications.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:43 PM
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Here ya go:

www.urbandictionary.com...

As to the 'why' - that is self evident. The culture is always evolving and adapting now to the influx of technology.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: GENERAL EYES

well at least you didn't turn it into an acronym which strangely would be fitting.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: SentientCentenarian
Here ya go:

www.urbandictionary.com...

As to the 'why' - that is self evident. The culture is always evolving and adapting now to the influx of technology.

Very good. Where to find what younger generations are saying. Its in code mostly, acronyms usually, because newer generations use newer devices that don't have keyboards and its harder to imbue meaning when you're all thumbs.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

I was born in the 1970's.
Grew up with BASIC, right to the point.

Kids today, am I right?



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
a reply to: JDeLattre89

I was born in the 1970's.
Grew up with BASIC, right to the point.

Kids today, am I right?


I was born in 1915 - gotta keep up somehow, just a little.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian

Right on!
Bet you got some stories to tell!
Wow.
Congratulations!


Welcome Aboard it's on honor to meet you.


edit on 9/12/16 by GENERAL EYES because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
a reply to: SentientCentenarian

Right on!
Bet you got some stories to tell!
Wow.
Congratulations!


Welcome Aboard it's on honor to meet you.



I've been doing a Q and A recently - www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: SentientCentenarian

wow, my grandpa passed away at your age. it must be awesome to be able to say "I am one full century old" . Maybe with new technology, you can add another century??



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 05:39 PM
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why not just use Google?

You are reading, come across a term you don't know....open another tab and Google it. You'd be surprised how much knowing the words in an article helps you understand the article.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

because I thought I could get some intelligent reasoning here. You know, some logic to explain the illogical. Maybe, its just too much to hope for.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: SentientCentenarian

wow, my grandpa passed away at your age. it must be awesome to be able to say "I am one full century old" . Maybe with new technology, you can add another century??


Oddly, it's starting to feel routine... what's weird is thinking someone was born in the year 2000 or something. How is that even possible???



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

I wasn't responding sarcastically.

That's how i read. I open a new tab and search things out. It can take a week to read some articles, as I run through cross references, etc.

And what I learn along the way ends up blowing my mind.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: JDeLattre89

Trolling-You throw a fishing line into a lake behind a boat with bait...and drag it behind the boat to see what it will catch or "hook"...Its baiting someone to get a negative response.



posted on Sep, 12 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: GENERAL EYES

SJW-I thought that was "Single Jewish Female" on dating sites? (seriously)




posted on Sep, 13 2016 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

I didn't think you were.

I was simply responding truthfully, because I honestly don't get most people these days.



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