Less is more confusing


Earlier this week the Washington Post pointed out something many of you may have already noticed: People are using fewer and fewer words.

Can you think back to a time when people would actually say, “just kidding” instead of “j/k?” Remember when Charles Schwab was Charles Schwab? Now, he’s just Chuck. At one point in time people greeted each other by asking, “What’s up?” What’s up was then shortened to “What up?” (Because dropping the “S” really saves that much time? Come on!) and now many people simply say “SUP?” What has the world come to? Tweets have even gotten shorter.

All this abbreviating and acronym generating has led to a lot of confusion. Especially here in the world of telecommunications. In this post, blogger and Managing Editor of the TDS Residential Blog Missy Kellor, explains the difference between 3G, 4G and 10G networks.

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About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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