Online enthusiasts are learning that shorthand are in fact called acronyms, but this is incorrect.The difference between acronyms and shorthand is that with acronyms, (for example, 'ESP' is an initialism for 'extra sensory perception' whereas 'esp. The online practice is to refer to shorthand, initialisms, or abbreviations as acronyms.Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.It depends on the person's preference of doing their actions.In most cases all you have to do in Internet chats is just type out the web site address' URL, like this: With e-mail addresses the format is a bit different: mailto:full_address_here In some Internet chats you may have to employ full HTML coding to post up a web or mail link.Again you will have to refer to any instructions that the chat has on posting links. Such a new and wonderful concept, that is until you see the person you're talking to in person! While chatting away you may come across someone who happens to have your same interests.
This is most of the list from that place: AFAIK As Far As I Know AFK Away From Keyboard ASAP As Soon As Possible BBL Be Back Later BBN Bye Bye Now BBS Be Back Soon BEG Big Evil Grin BF Boy Friend BRB Be Right Back BTW By The Way BWL Bursting With Laughter C&G Chuckle and Grin CID Crying In Disgrace CNP... This can make your messages in bold, italics, or color.Try not to yell, this is where you either type in all capitals or use text editing to increase the font size and bold type of your message.In IRC's you can only type in all capitals, there is no text editing.Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.The actual definition of an acronym and text shorthand is here.