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Tech Tip – Teen Text Codes – Do You Know Them?

G’day – Marc here. The other day I was asked by a friend if I knew what the acronym FINSTA meant. I hated to admit to them I didn’t know.

Of course, I had to look into this. I knew what the following acronyms mean; GTG (Got To Go), ISO (In Search Of), LOL (Laugh Out Loud). But what I didn’t realize is that the teen culture has a whole subset of abbreviations, and many of them are not PG.

For those of you who are the parent of a teenager, or a preteen, with a mobile device and/or social media, I think that this short article will be a big eye-opener. For those of you whose children haven’t reached this stage yet, be prepared.

BTW, FINSTA means Fake Instagram Account! Who knew?

Have a great week!

Cheers, Marc