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Broadly understood lingo could be key to keeping people online, says report author

News | 06/26/2002 4:00 am EDT

Online content creators can use specialized Internet lingo to help users feel good about being online, says the author of a new report on the subject. Neil Randall, a University of Waterloo professor, says web designers should take heart that a broad cross-section of online Canadians understand a new generation of emoticons and abbreviations unique to the web, and use them to enjoy their online experience and feel part of an elite group.

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