Acronym of the Day – BRB: Be Right Back

Rules of Netiquette

Our Acronym of the Day, BRB is one that may be familiar to web enthusiasts. It stands for “Be Right Back.” BRB is used frequently in chat rooms and casual conversations.

Remember that not everyone is on the same digital page, so be prepared to give an explanation if asked. Remember, acronyms should be used sparingly and avoid use in business correspondence.

For a complete list of 200 acronyms that go beyond BFF and a sneak peek from our Rules of Netiquette Book, visit

Julie Spira is a netiquette expert and author of “The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Digital Manners.” For more netiquette and Internet etiquette tips, like us at and follow @netiquetterules on Twitter.

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