NetLingo has been featured three times on CNN!
Most recently, Erin Jansen was interviewed on CNN Headline News by
Glenn Beck about online predators. Erin was taped at the television
studio in New York City.Erin was also quoted as an
online communication expert in a story called "E-everything?" and
NetLingo was featured in a special news segment of a similar theme
called "E-nough Already!" as well ;-)
More than 82 million people communicate regularly via text message, and with limits imposed on the length of texts, these messages can rely heavily on shorthand. So what does it all mean? Watch NetLingo.com founder Erin Jansen offer some basic translation on the Martha Stewart Show.
NetLingo has been featured twice on Good Morning America, in a special
report called "Webspeak: The Secret Language of Teens" and in a separate
segment called "How to Decode Slang Your Teen Uses Online." What did
they have to say? NetLingo is the place for parents to learn about
online jargon and text messaging terms!
Erin Jansen appeared on Fox News in a program
called "Planet Mancow" with Erich Muller regarding "the state of
affairs on new Internet buzzwords." Erin was interviewed at the studios
in New York City, plus: NetLingo is featured several times on Fox News - watch the videos below!
The BBC interviewed Erin Jansen, expert in online communication, for a British television program called "The Pedant's Revolt" about text messaging in schoolwork. Erin was taped at the studios in London.
MSNBC interviewed Erin Jansen, Founder of
NetLingo.com, on national television regarding "new Internet
terminology," Erin appeared LIVE via satellite from the studios in
NetLingo has been featured twice on NBC News! Once NetLingo was cited on NBC World News as a top Web site for parents and educators to go for help in decoding text messages and online jargon. The second segment was called "Safe and Secure - Crack the Secrets of Cyber Code." A year earlier NetLingo was featured on a NBC News special called "Internet Site Can Solve Mysteries of Online Shorthand."
The Oxygen Network recommended NetLingo on the SheCommerce segment, stating it is "a must-have bookmark for ladies who surf, especially if you have teens around the house and want to keep up with the new lingo!"
NetLingo was featured on cable TV show TNN (now
SpikeTV) as one of Viacom's "hot sites to check out for those who want
to remain eternally cool in the online world."
The SciFi Channel featured NetLingo on cable television in a segment about the "brave new world of online language." They were impressed that we had such "a large collection of high tech terms alongside newly coined Internet industry monikers."
E! Entertainment raved about NetLingo as "one
those sites that actually helps you stay hip instead of making you feel
like you just want to turn on the TV and forget about it all."
Channel 4 U.K. based in Belfast did a poll of over 50 year-olds: Confusion about internet jargon was cited as a worry by 31%.
CBS4 WBZ-TV News in Boston featured NetLingo in a special segment called "Online Language Keeps Parents Guessing."
KING 5 Television News in Seattle referred to NetLingo as a leading resource in helping parents decode online communication as part of a feature story called "The Secret Online Code That Keeps Parents In The Dark."
NetLingo has been featured twice on WVLT TV in
Knoxville, Tennessee! Once NetLingo was in an evening segment about how
a "Forum Keeps Parents Aware of New Tech Trends," and earlier in a
special story called "A New Language."
Erin Jansen appeared LIVE on Inside Books Radio Show with Emmy award-winning host, Chuck England.
Erin Jansen appeared LIVE on The Wright Place Radio Show with Dr. Letitia Wright.
NetLingo was featured twice on the popular
World Wide Web Radio Show by Pat and Mike (now on AudioNet). Erin
appeared on their LIVE radio show as a guest each time.
NetLingo was featured on The Kim Komando Radio Show! She gave a great review :-) "Do you know what raster graphics are? How
about a vertical portal? Even if you're an Internet professional, the
new terms, acronyms, and catch-phrases that appear each day on the Web
can be overwhelming. NetLingo is your online dictionary - designed to
help you stay up to date and in touch with the latest Internet
vocabulary the easy way - look up individual words as you hear them,
check out NetLingo's list of "latest addition", or browse the entire
dictionary to get caught up."
89.3 KSBJ Christian Radio featured NetLingo on The Morning Show with Mike and Susan on February 10, 2009 "Internet Safety Day." They encourage parents to review The Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know.
NetLingo was featured on Channel 3000 in Madison, Wisconsin in a program called "Web Users Reshape Language by Adopting Net Lingo: Parents Try To Adjust To Acronyms" -- there are also links to view the broadcast, view an acronym slide show, take a survey about social networking, and read an Internet Safety Guide ;-)
Fox News continues to talk about NetLingo, this time in a television
broadcast called "Secret Sex-Message Codes Your Teen Is Using -- or
Probably Not" and in a Fox special called "Fired...by Text Message?"
Fox News in NY and DC ran a segment about the Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent
Needs to Know and featured NetLingo. The coverage said "concern about
kids' online safety is still on many parents' minds. NetLingo reports
that 95 percent of parents don't recognize the lingo kids use to let
people know their parents are watching and 89 percent of sexual
solicitations are made either in chat rooms or instant messages."
Fox News ran has run many segments about text messaging code and interviewed Erin Jansen several times. She explains "The purpose of posting the Top 50 codes is to keep parents in the loop. This is stuff that's being used all across the Internet, in instant messaging, in chat rooms, in text messaging. There are spikes in the amount of usage for each acronym, and regional variations. Not every teenager is using each acronym, but all of them are things parents should be aware of."
NetLingo was featured in special segment on WTOP 103.5 FM in Washington. The Top 50 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know is their suggestion because "young people are going to keep coming up with new ways to communicate, and old people are going to have a hard time understanding." NetLingo is here to help ;-)
Erin Jansen, Founder of NetLingo.com, was interviewed recognized on VOA
News Voice Of America "Experts Divided Over Internet Changes to
Language." Read the transcript or listen to the radio interview below!
NetLingo was featured on KSDK Channel 5 of St. Louis in a story called
"Cell Phone Data Usage is On the Rise." According to the CTIA, the
trade association for cellular companies, for the first time, more
people use their cell phones for data than they do for voice. That means
they're sending more texts and emails and fewer phone calls.