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article imageWhat's in a Tag? One heck of a Lot!

By guj_*     Mar 4, 2007 in Technology
So we all have gamer tags, but they don't mean anything right?
So we all have gamer tags, but they don't mean anything right?We just throw in whatever comes to our minds, but perhaps there is more too it. Somewhere in a gamer tags there is a cry for attention, longing for respect, violence or perhaps a reflection of our ego. A leading professor has divided up gamertags based on various needs as follows - omonastic, violence, titillation, transformation, approval, attention and exclusion. For example those who use 'leet' speak in tags such as l31ade are looking to form a secret and exclusive group.
"Examples: l31ade, b0ngzi11a, D34dly N1nj4, H34DRU5H, XxSWEETN3SSxX, KLZ g3rMzZ, Wh1TeSn4Ke, R1Pt3h5Y5T3m, xREL3NTL3SSx
"Leet" or "leetspeak" is a coded writing system that originated with computer hackers in the 1980s and has since been adopted as a popular form of communication among online gamers. It includes, but is not limited to, the substitution of numeric digits or special characters for alphabetic letters."
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