With tons of Gen Z slang being spouted on TikTok every day, how can we keep up?
With constantly evolving technology, the internet has become a new playground for the new generation. The birth of online lingo or online language has confused a massive audience, especially our elderly, who have been outdated. It's hard to keep up in a world constantly aiming for innovation as many things are slowly changing and evolving.
The pandemic, on the other hand, has caused Millenials to hold tight to the internet as a means of communication and social interaction. Still, as the internet has no age restrictions, some terminologies that are inappropriate for some audiences are expressed and spelled in other ways, which makes them confused. Like other slang words, they also have different meanings depending on the reader's point of view. The online world is questioning the exact definition of ATP.
How is ATP used on TikTok and what does it mean??
ATP stands for the phrase 'answer the phone'. Many users like the new abbreviation as it gives them convenience, especially in typing. Who wouldn't like to deliver a message that, instead of typing the whole phrase, will only construct a 3 letter message? But just like other internet slang phrases, ATP uses a different definition. According to Urban Dictionary, ATP stands for 'at this point' or 'at that point.' If you use ATP while referring to its first definition and your receiver interprets it differently, there will be confusion between the parties. At this point, trying to save time and energy will only make things worse.
Must Watch Sports was the most popular #ATP video on TikTok, gaining 116,000 likes and 160,000 views on the platform. If you know the #ATP stan, which stands for the Association of Tennis Professionals in Tiktok, and know that that abbreviation was defined as ' answer the phone,' you will be in doubt about how #ATP was in tennis. Thus, it is important that you first check the hashtag before addressing it.
Why do we use abbreviations on TikTok?
Popularity was indeed the main goal of TikTok creators, users, and influencers, which made them use different strategies for boosting their content publicly. The views of the videos they made also helped them to gain popularity. Some influencers use unique ways of gathering views and likes online by doing this kind of stuff.
As internet users, they have to understand this internet slang before using it in their content because they can't control the people who view their pages. Using abbreviations can also help content creators stay updated with their followers by using a popular hashtag and gaining public attention by simply using it. Joining the flow of their feed by using popular hashtags can help them gain more followers and fans online.
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