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411

What does 411 mean?

The term “411” is an Internet slang used in chat as a way to talk about communicating information. For example: “Did you hear about the new big data platform? What’s the 411 on that?”

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Techopedia explains 411

In U.S. telephone exchanges, the number 411 is the extension used for information. Over time, this number developed into a shorthand way to talk about any kind of person-to-person or human communication. Some users such as younger ones might use it, especially in chatting or text messaging, in place of other older colloquialisms like “what’s the scoop?”

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