STFW

What does STFW mean online?

Search the flippin' web

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STFW is a modernized version of RTFM, which people send to tell others to look for answers on their own instead of relying on others. Also, people typically use it when they can easily find the information they seek just by performing a basic web search.

For example, if a person complains about not knowing how to change a headlight on his car, a friend may message back "STFW!" when he knows plenty of tutorial articles and videos are available. Or, a novice computer user may post in a forum about not knowing how to clear their web browser's cache and cookies, and another user replies, "It's so simple. Just stfw."

Example

maybe you should stfw first if you want to know
geez, ok

Time to stfw

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Updated August 28, 2023

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