.: Glossary of
instant messaging client. Replaced by Live Messenger in 2006.
Messenger: instant messaging service commonly used by youth <http://get.live.com/messenger/overview>
ICQ: instant messaging service, more commonly used during the ‘90’s <http://www.icq.com>
Facebook: social networking site developed for college/university students,
now accommodating high school students, workplaces or geographical networks
Myspace: social networking site which allows users to post profiles,
pictures, blogs, music, videos etc.
“IM-Speak”: instant messaging talk; a type of internet slang. Terms
originated with the purpose of saving keystrokes, ie “lol” stands for
“laughing out loud”
Social networking sites: websites which allow users to post profiles,
pictures, and network with others via the internet
First Person Shooter, a style of game where you are looking through a first
person view, only seeing your gun in front of you. Popular FPS titles
include Killzone, Halo and Gears of War.
War (GoW): Popular FPS released for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game console.
Developed by Epic Games.
Multi-million copy selling FPS series created by Bungie Studios for
Microsoft’s Xbox and Xbox 360 systems.
for Sony’s PlayStation 3.
Popular FPS franchise on Sony’s PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.
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