Using Social Media Acronyms to Speak to Millennials
Using Social Media Acronyms to Speak to Millennials

Using Social Media Acronyms to Speak to Millennials

The majority of us are familiar with fun and conversational acronyms, but these days social media slang words can look a bit like alphabet soup. Day by day social media acronyms are becoming more normal. IKR – I know, right? It’s crazy. Don’t worry, you haven’t lost your cool if you aren’t sure what all these terms, hashtags or acronyms on social media mean. However, knowing the meaning behind these social media abbreviations will be helpful when marketing your business and chatting with your millennial audience. So let’s get started!

2mr – Tomorrow

AMA – Ask Me Anything

BTW – By The Way

Using Social Media Acronyms to Speak to Millennials

CYF – Check Your Facebook

DM – Direct Message

F2F – Face 2 Face

FB – Facebook

FBF – Flashback Friday

FBO – Facebook Official

FF – Follow Friday

FYI – For Your Information

GIF – Graphics Interchange Format

GTG – Good To Go

GTR – Got To Run

HTH – Here To Help

ICYMI – In Case You Missed It

IDC – I Don’t Care

IDK – I Don’t Know

IM – Instant Message

IRL – In Real Life

Using Social Media Acronyms to Speak to Millennials

LMS – Like My Status

LOL – Laugh Out Loud

MCM – Man-Crush Monday

MIA – Missing In Action

MTF – More To Follow

OBV – Obviously

On Fleek – Perfect

OOTD – Outfit Of The Day

PP – Profile Picture

PM – Private Message

QOTD – Quote Of The Day

RT – Retweet

ROFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing

SELFIE – A Picture of Yourself

SMH – Shaking My Head

SOV – Share Of Voice

TBT – Throwback Thursday

TIL – Today I Learned

Tweet – Twitter Post

TTYL – Talk To You Later

TY – Thank You

WCW – Woman-Crush Wednesday

YOLO – You Only Live Once

YW – You’re Welcome

Overall, social media’s use of emojis, tweets, acronyms, and hashtags have created a clear impact on today’s language. Learning these acronyms is the first step in relating to your millennial audience. Injecting social media slang words can give your brand and content strategy an edge. If social media slang doesn’t align with your company’s voice, converse with a friendly tone. There should be a strategic reason behind everything you post as a business on social media, so make sure you are knowledgeable and authentic. Staying on top of the latest trends for your business is a lot for one person to handle, but it’s what we do best. If you have any questions, give The Modern Connection a shout. TTYS – Talk to ya soon!

Kylie Parr
Kylie Parr
Kylie Parr is a Social Media Manager at The Modern Connection with a degree in Graphic Design. She has a strong background in Magazine Ad Layout, Advertising Sales, Event Planning and Marketing. The rising trend in digital media has lead her into the social media world. Kylie loves to create and design content for clients to produce profitable, engaging results. In her spare time, you can find her designing home decor and chalkboards for the next Farmers Market, or spending time with her dog and friends on the island of Folly Beach.