private message


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private message

A way to communicate only with a select person or people on social media sites or Internet forums. It is most commonly used as a verb. Private message me if you have any questions. If you don't want everyone to see it, send a private message instead of posting it.
See also: message, private
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Kim's private messages drew mixed reactions from internet users.
"He was sent home in a full plaster cast and was so shattered that he went straight to bed, and it was only the next day that he realised he had received the private message on Facebook."
Recall that while K - 1 common message symbols are the desired signals for all users, the private message pairs excluding the desired K - 1 private messages among [1/2] K (K - 1) private message pairs become [1/2] K(K - 1) - (K - 1) = [1/2] (K - 1)(K - 2) interference signals.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that the Queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory."
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "The Queen has sent a private message to president Obama following yesterday's events in Boston." The Queen sometimes expresses her sympathy to fellow heads of state or foreign premiers following major disasters abroad or other serious events that cause a loss of life.
XenoMail provides the electronic equivalent of enclosing a private message in an 'envelope' to protect its confidentiality and signing it individually to guarantee its authenticity, using encryption and digital signatures respectively.
Often men's chat rooms will be populated with 99 men, but if you watch the screens, they're not really scrolling very quickly because the men aren't chatting in the rooms, they're chatting with each other [in private message sessions].
The vandal, who said he shattered the window of Liberty Hair Company in a booze-fuelled haze, sent a private message on Facebook apologising for his behaviour.
"If anyone has any information about these incidents or the people responsible please contact us on 101 or private message our main force Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/leicspolice"
They are said to have sent the snap in a private message to a colleague who reported it to the force's professional standards department.
The White House said Kayla Jean Mueller's family received a private message from her captors over the weekend and the information was authenticated by the US intelligence community.
Chief financial officer Anthony Noto sent what he thought was a private message about buying another company.
When a user users Cyphr to send a private message, it can be seen by only the sender and the recipient.
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