IDC is a widely encountered expression online, serving as an acronym for the phrase “I Don’t Care”.
It may have a number of other meanings as well, depending on the context, such as “Internet Data Center” or “Industrial Design and Construction” however the most widespread significance of the phrase is the one listed above.
Origin of the term
Like many internet slang acronyms, “IDC” was also birthed by the minds of early internet users, encountering each other on message boards, forums and chatrooms during the late 1990’s.
It was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003, with a large amount of entries written on the subject since then.
Spread of the term
The appearance of SMS technology and later smart phones and social media has led to the spread of “IDC”.
Today, in 2021, it may be encountered in text messages, tweets as well as hashtags and posts.