(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- If you're familiar with teen tech slang, you probably know how to decipher "LOL" and maybe even "TTYL" ("talk to you later," for the uninitiated). But try this one on for size: "HMU."
It may draw blank stares from Facebook's older members, but apparently it's all the rage among the site's younger users. According to Facebook, the phrase, which stands for "hit me up," was the number one status trend of 2010.
The social networking site on Tuesday released its Memology 2010 global list of the site's top status trends. Although natural disasters and major news events made the top 10 list, Facebook said "HMU" was the fastest-growing trend on the site. Facebook said the acronym is a digital way for people to ask their friends to hang out.
The acronym increased by about 75 percent each month, and by the end of the summer it was being used more than 80,000 times a day.
Status updates about the World Cup and movies took the number two and three spots on the list, respectively. At the start of the World Cup in June, Facebook said the phrase was mentioned 1.5 million times across the site; at the end, it was mentioned 1.3 million times.
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