I was chatting with someone today (she was using AIM, I was using Jabber) when it struck me that it’d be interesting to see how all chat slang’s changed since I was a heavy IRC user back in the day. brb, gtg, l8r, LOL, etc. What’s new, what’s old? I have a sneaking suspicion that the evolution is driven by teenage AIM users, which is why I’m unlikely to do any serious research. I’m sure some grad student somewhere’s already doing this.