W00t! \o/

I still don’t really know whadda heck that title exactly means, but the first time I saw some kids using this in a chat I was like: O_o

Seriously.

SMS is 160 character messaging.

Twitter is 140 character messaging.

People use stuff like this to communicate.

They invent all kinds of odd short phrases.

Where the heck is humanity heading?

6 thoughts on “W00t! \o/

  1. Woot stands for We Owned the Other Team – comes from Quake and other team shooter games. Often shouted at the end of the match after winning. WOOT!!!!

  2. 0_o and O_o = raised eyebrow face

    Awkward, confused and anything else that might get a raised eyebrow. :P

    Oh, and “woot” is a positive exclamation, like “woo hoo”. I think it actually came from the extended “woo” yell heard at sports events by guys, but that’s just a guess.

  3. I’m not sure either, but here’s some helpful pointers:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon

    :) <— we all know this, right?

  4. Funny thing is, I’m not sure what O_o means. To me it looks like a pair of eyes, one big and another small, but I’m not sure what kind of emotion it’s trying to convey.

  5. I refer to twitter as “blogging for the ADD generation”… although many friends call it “microblogging”.