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at sign

at sign

The at sign (@), which is shorthand for the word "at," has become widely identified around the world due to its use in Internet e-mail addresses and Twitter names. Officially called an "asperand," the at sign separates the recipient's name from the domain name in e-mail; for example, me@mycompany.com.

A Twitter Symbol
The at sign is a prefix to a member's name on Twitter; for example, @BarackObama is President Obama's Twitter name. See Internet address.
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But going on its track record - five years ago it failed to have "email" changed to "mel", and the fact that arobase is not even French but derives from an Arabic word - don't expect an overnight change.
Cote d'Ivoire Telecom (CI-Telecom), MTN CI, Arobase Telecom, Orange CI (France Telecom), Comium CI (KoZ), Etisalat (Moov), LapGreen (Green Network, GreenN, Oricel), Warid Telecom, Globacom, CORA de Comstar, Aircomm CI, Mainstreet Technologies, Africa Online, AfNet, Aviso, Globe Access Internet (Omnes), Intel Afrique, Solaris Telecom, Africom, Afripa Telecom (Atlantique Telecom), Comete, Globe Access, Monicash.
A second national operator (SNO), Arobase was licensed before the civil war but only got off the ground in 2006 and was then acquired by MTN.
A second national operator (SNO), Arobase was licensed before the crisis but only got off the ground in 2006 and was then acquired by MTN.