If you own a Blackberry, then hearing the word “BBM” probably conjures the thought of RIM’s Blackberry Messenger. However it seems that the term has become so synonymous with Blackberry Messenger that the Collins English Dictionary has been updated to include the term. According to T.A. McCann, the Vice President of BBM and Social Communities at RIM, “The inclusion of BBM in the Collins English dictionary recognizes its status as one of the world’s most popular mobile social networks. In recent years, the term ‘BBM’ has transcended its technological origins to become a brand that is part of the everyday language of millions of people all over the world. The service itself continues to evolve, with ‘BBMers’ able to share content, create groups and even post status updates to other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter directly from the BBM app. We’re honoured that a word used daily by millions of our customers has been officially welcomed into the English language.” Pretty cool, huh?

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