Meaning and use
AFK is AOLspeak for "Away From Keyboard". It is typically used to inform one's online friends that one is, well, away from the keyboard, and therefore unable to tank Illidan. AFK is different from BRB because it is typically applied to one's profile or avatar after a server has detected a lack of input over a set amount of time. BRB, on the other hand, is used to inform one's online friends that one plans to leave the keyboard, or divert their attention to another task. Therefore, one says BRB when one wishes to go AFK.
- In some cultures it means Asia For Kids
- 9 out of 10 times the user is not actually away from their computer but are furiously fapping to furry pornography, or just avoiding you because YOU happen to suck.
|AFK is part of a series on Language & Communication|