How to keep yourself protected while chatting on Yahoo Messenger

Yahoo Messenger and its ‘Chat Rooms’, told us how to chat and make new friends online years before the launch of Facebook. But it also gave birth to online spamming which infected thousands of users and their privacy. Though most of the people stopped using Yahoo Chat Rooms now but spammers are still there. And if you’re still using Yahoo Chat Rooms then here are few steps which will tell you how you can keep yourself protected from spammers and hackers.

To keep yourself protected it is necessary to keep your PC protected first, check out few points below:

  1. Before logging into a Yahoo chat room make sure that you have a good and updated Anti-Virus installed on your PC. You can also download a freeware if you don’t want to spend on a new, full version anti-virus.
  2. Avoid using your real name, location or any other personal data in your account. Even if you’re using it make sure that it’s not visible to everyone else.
  3. Never click on any link sent by other users. These links are generally in the format ‘Click here to see me http://….’. For your information these kinds of links are not sent by a beautiful girl, rather these are just automatically generated messages by a robot.
  4. Never accept a webcam request, spammers send these request to create a direct IP address path so that they can transfer Virus or Malware to your PC or access your PC’s data.
  5. Never share your data like phone number, location, and family or bank account details to anonymous users in IM. Also don’t ever go and meet someone you don’t know personally. Never trust anyone after chatting for just few hours
  6. Don’t let minors use Yahoo or any other messenger services. Keep it blocked on your PC so that they can’t access it when you are not there.

Don’t forget to share it with your friends to keep them protected too.


44 most commonly used shortforms/abbreviations while chatting on Facebook


Chatting on Facebook is the fastest way to communicate on the world’s largest social networking website. And to make it even more faster we have started using abbreviations of words we write. Most of them are the commonly used short forms and everyone must be familiar with it. But sometimes other person uses such abbreviations which you might not be familiar with. So just update your mind’s dictionary with the list given below.

  1. ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  2. ASL: Age/ Sex/ Location
  3. B4: Before
  4. B4U: Before You
  5. BRB: Be Right Back
  6. BTW: By The Way
  7. B/W: Between
  8. Cuz: Because (most commonly used on FacebooKnol as well 😛 )
  9. FYI: For Your Info
  10. FB: Facebook
  11. GM: Good Morning
  12. GN: Good Night
  13. GNASD: Good Night and Sweet Dreams
  14. IDK: I don’t Know
  15. IM: Instant Message
  16. JK: Just Kidding
  17. K: Okay
  18. L8: Late
  19. LOL: Laugh out Loud
  20. LMAO: Laugh my ass of
  21. LMFAO: Laugh my f**king ass off
  22. LMK: Let Me Know
  23. L8r: Later
  24. M/F? : Male or Female?
  25. Msg: Message
  26. Pls: Please
  27. Plz: Please
  28. PM me: Private Message me (send me a Private Message)
  29. Ppl: People
  30. r: are
  31. Rly: Reply (can also be used Really)
  32. SD: Sweet Dreams
  33. tht: that
  34. Thx: Thanks
  35. Tnx: Thanks
  36. Txt: Text
  37. TY: Thank You
  38. Ttly: Talk to you later
  39. u: you
  40. ur: your
  41. u’ll: you will
  42. wtf:  What the f**k
  43. wth: What the hell
  44. zzz: Sleeping

This is a list of commonly used abbreviations and there are thousands of such abbreviations used while chatting. Obviously we can’t post all of them here and it’s of no use either cuz it’s of no use and it confuses the other person while chatting. But chatting by using these given short forms makes it really short and cool as well. We have a list of some hidden Facebook smileys too. Subscribe to updates of this blog via e-mail to get it first 😉

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