B. TiffneyComputer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery
Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery
Answered on May 23, 2019
There are many common symbols we use today when surfing the internet. Many a time, we just use them without having any knowledge of how they come about. An example is @, this symbol is pronounced as 'At'. And it is widely used especially on the internet and social media. The @ symbol is used on internet to specify the address a particular thing belongs.
For those who have Gmail address, you will see the @ symbol very close to Gmail, it means your name is registered in the Gmail site. Many use it when chatting with their friends on Facebook, WhatsApp or any other messaging app.
There is this uniqueness it gives to your writing when you are sending messages to your friends. People prefer using the symbol @ to the real word which is 'At'. For example, I may decide to type this as a response to a question; 'I'm not going to be @ work by noon'.
The full form of @ is usually called “At.” This is known to have gained popularity when technology also became more popular. There was a time when this was only used in emails but as time went by, this started to be used for a lot of other things. It will be common to see this being used on social media. You can use @ when you want to tag other people in a public post that you find funny or something that you can relate to.
You can also use @ when you want to tag a popular personality. The chances that the popular personality will see your post is slim but it may be worth it. This can also be used when you want to say where your current location is. This has truly evolved for sure.
There are so many symbols on the internet that we don't know what they mean, what they are used and how they can be used. A perfect example is @, this is used for many things. Some people call it ''At'' sign because it is pronounced as ''At'' and the symbol can be used in place of ''At''.
The use of @ 'At' is very common on social media, especially when someone is chatting with his friends on any of the messaging apps. For example, you can be asked about your whereabouts, you can simply reply by saying ''I am @ home''
The symbol @ is also used as address sign. This is a very common thing for those that have email or gmail account. For example, the symbol is used this way, [email protected] dot com, you can see the @ separating the user's name and the gmail website. The use of @ is not allowed in a formal communication or writing but can be used when chatting with friends