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But I digress. As for why it was so widespread in free aberdeen naughty chat '90s… well, I'm actually not totally clear on that, either. But back before Windows as we know it today, Mac OS, and perhaps to a lesser degree Linux had become the standard home computer operating systems, most of room dealt with DOS at one point or another. No regrets, y'all.

It's basically a really pretty-looking IRC, which means that a learning how it works was a breeze when I first started using it, and b I get a little rush of nostalgia every time I load it up. IRCs were a staple of early Internet communication, even though they've fallen somewhat out of favor these days. abbrevitaion

My high school, for example, had a BBS that was used both to run our school addresses and as a drop box for some asments particular in literature classesand many of the message boards that are still around today owe their structure to the BBS chat room in los angeles think Reddit, 4chan, and even most comment sections on websites.

BBSes were originally more like intranet systems than Internet ones, allowing a whole bunch of computers to connect to a system using a terminal program.

Both the Disney Channel and home video were on the rise when us '80s and '90s kids were all… well, kids, so maybe it was the ready access free zihuatanejo chat dating Disney's Winnie the Pooh shorts, films, and television series Welcome to Pooh Corner, anyone? Aside from the aforementioned still-common favorites, many acronyms that were ubiquitous in the '90s are rarely encountered today.

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This means that I also grew up fluent in a huge of '90s Internet acronymsmamy of which have now been lost to the sands of time. However, there are some exceptions, which are fairly safe to use: 2.

But hey, at least we can keep the past alive ourselves, right? I'll be honest: I've never understood the point of saying an acronym out loud to another person.

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Alas, this is not a skill I have managed to hang onto in the decades since. Remember how much fun all those chat rooms and programs used to be, even if they were also a little sketchy? Fun fact, though: If you chat rooms australia no registration a few favorite PC games that are too ancient for your current machine to run, there's a handy little tool called DOSBox that will emulate DOS on your modern home computer.

Obviously there are still a metaphorical boatload of tech-based acronyms we use today. Veeeeeeery clever.

abbreviaton And yet here I am, writing on the Internet as my actual self for a living ICQ Meaning: An online chat program and messaging system. Examples: Lib.

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The earliest PC I remember my family owning — a sort of Frankenmachine one of my dad's friends built for us — ran on the Microsoft version, MS-DOS; my crowning achievement as an early computer user was memorizing the commands needed to install games and being able to take care of the installation process myself. LOL is still widely used, for example, as are OMG, IMO, and JK — and indeed, they've gotten even more pervasive, popping up not just online, but also in wisconsin chat line numbers messages and sometimes even in real life.

What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms? However, like many kids indian girl sex chat free came of age alongside the Internet, I was also taught that regardless as to how anyone answered that question, there was never any way to know whether they were telling the truth; as such, it was imperative that I never reveal anything about my actual self on the Abbreviatiom, ever.

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It usually has a full-stop at the end. This isn't to say that the BBS format totally disappeared, however; it adapted to function as an Hairfinder chat tool.

Largely because things to chat about with a girl were pegged to technology or social conventions that are now outmoded. Most of us probably recognize it as Tigger's catchphrase; the character was obviously around long before then, though A. They had message boards, they allowed people to share files with relative ease, and sometimes they even had chat programs — but the rise of dial-up Internet in the mid part of the decade basically killed the market for them.

Still, though — it's impressive that it's still around, is it not? MIDI Meaning: Musical instrument digital interface Anyone who played video or computer games in the '90s should be familiar with the unique sound of MIDI files; if you weren't a gamer back then, though, odds are you encountered at least a couple of homemade Geocities or Angelfire websites that autoplayed some terrifyingly loud MIDI song every time they loaded.

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Apparently we also have MIDI to thank for modern dance and electronic music. No regrets. The of times I told people I free chat now roleplay in a time zone that was nowhere shemales free chat my own is a little embarrassing in retrospect. MIDIs could be fun on their own, too, though, particularly in the pre-Pandora and iTunes days — that is, before actual music was readily available on the Internet.

Its userbase has also shrunk pretty considerably over the years, going from a peak of around million registered s in to only about 11 million monthly users today. These days, the acronym is more or less obsolete for a few reasons: One, we're a little more into maintaining our anonymity online; and two, if we are willing to reveal how old we are or where we're located, our profiles can take care of answering that query for us.