What happened to BRB?by Chris KeelingDecember 15, 20197 Comments No related posts. Tags:aimbecause internetbrbg2ginternet abbreviationsit's radish timeitsradishtimelinguisticssocial changestorytellingtaylor behnke 7 thoughts on “What happened to BRB?” MeSwanne December 15, 2019 at 4:59 pm Well, I'm definitely from a later wave of onternet users, I never used brb (but also I'm German, so that might play a part in it), but we used to write 'afk' when going offline! Reply Mason Elijah December 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm I would LOVE if more people recognised that it's okay to step away from your phone. I've been trying hard with that, lately. Unfortunately, it's something that is really hard for a lot of people. They feel that it's an obligation that they signed up for by getting social media and the truth is that it's not. You have to set boundaries for yourself at the end of the day. Thank you for the lovely video! Reply Rikki Poynter December 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm I see all of these on Twitch still, but "brb" the most Reply Omni Chrome December 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm 🤣…I am from the prior generation. I worked in telecom industry in the early 90’s supporting dial-up internet! Reply Elizabeth Royer December 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm Just commenting quickly to say I LOVED Because Internet! And it has totally turned me into an amateur linguist. This is so helpful to me to understand "brb", etc. because I'm slightly too young (early 20s) to have used dial up internet and AIM Reply DIYCameraGuy December 15, 2019 at 5:35 pm When I get the urge to check my phone I find something in that moment to be thankful for. It has changed my life. Reply StreakyW December 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm my initial internet experiences were primarily through pottemore, which seemed to still hold some of 'old' internet language? i absorbed a little through osmosis but never learnt the full forms of the abbreviations despite using them in context. and so i spent far too much of this video wracking my brain for what g2g actually extends to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.