A friend of mine who went by Sprout and I believe he still does had said something so funny in the teleconference room that I found myself truly laughing out loud, echoing off the walls of my kitchen. Roon when "LOL" was first used. The use of the phrase LOL spread quickly around Viewline, but it wasn't until a bunch of us got free GEnie s that it really became popular.
GEnie, back then, was one of the big online services with Compuserve and Prodigyand the hundreds of chatrooms included trivia rooms run by script bots -- quite fancy at the time! A bunch of us Viewliners found these rooms and, of course, our jargon mixed with the regulars of GEnie. Today, of course, we see many variations, and I'm amazed daily whenever I chxt "LOL" appear in obscure places.
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I admit that every so often I try to explain to people that LOL has a specific meaning or usage, but most scoff when I explain the origin. If I had any idea that such a thing would spread, I would have saved the original conversation that led to the acronym's inception.
Alas, I don't even recall what was so funny! While I can picture in my mind where I roim when it happened, I can't narrow the time down any further.
I don't expect you to believe this, really, as so many others don't. Still, it ought to be written out so there's at least a record of it somewhere on the Internet.