Recently an online colleague requested: Ping Me when that post is live!
Do you know what it means to ping someone?
Ping: to contact someone online directly or indirectly
Ping me is a request to be notified or contacted about an online event. Common pings include:
- email when a blog post goes live
- a new instant message tone
- an appointment reminder pop-up
- Facebook poke or private messages
- a Twitter mention
- a text bell
- Google Alert
Originally a technical term, ping me stems from submarines: sending pings is a way submarines detect distance from objects. Pinging is also used to evaluate network speed and determine how fast data is sent: you send a ping to a server and when it returns you can calculate the time it takes to send and return data.
- hit me up, or hit me
- buzz me
- call me
- text me
I verified this with a 22, 18 and 14 year old ;)