Internet acronyms and lingoTerms related to Internet acronyms and lingo, including slang definitions and jargon about texting, Twitter and other social networking sites.
- catfish - A catfish is someone who creates a false identity online to deceive victims, often as a means of attracting romantic interest.
- chat room - A chat room is an online platform that enables users to communicate with each other in real time.
- chatting - While the term chatting or chitchat refers in general to communication between two or more parties that can occur in person, in today's modern age, it can also occur over the internet via Short Message Service (SMS) text message and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) or, for example, through tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
- chatty protocol - A chatty protocol is an application or routing protocol requiring a client or server to wait for an acknowledgment before transmitting data again.