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I saw a person had described his position as "CP at example.com" on Linkedin.

Not someone who I know personally, but I had been in contact when he asked me to publish my Android application on this website (a kind of apps market in China).

Just curious, what does CP means? I search on Wikipedia and abbreviations website to no avail.

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It could also stand for Child Pornographer. :) –  Mechanical snail May 24 '12 at 3:42

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Based on the context, I'd say it's either computer programmer or content producer.

There are a few other professions that use the abbreviation, but likely aren't applicable:

  • certified paralegal
  • certified practioner

Both use CP as a suffix (like Esq., CPA, and MD are used for lawyers, accountants, and doctors, respectively).

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I'm pretty sure it's the latter in that context and web site. –  Joe Blow Jun 18 '11 at 7:48
@Joe I've seen many non-American programmers refer to themselves as CP, so I'm not particularly convinced it's one or the other. A website for the Android market is likely a startup where employees wear multiple hats, and I wouldn't be surprised if a developer of the site was reaching out to other programmers. –  user2512 Jun 18 '11 at 7:55
interesting, Mark, thanks. Aside, another point -- you know on sites like that, people are often looking for, you know, "scam" content generation -- in relation to "SEO", do you know what I mean? As in "create 45x 100 word essays about mattress construction for $95...!!" Do you know what I mean? I believe, that particular type of "content production" is usually referred to as "CP" (I used to use those sites a lot and you have to cut through the "scam CP / SEO" entries!) Re the particular company at hand, I'm sure it's just what you describe, CP = computer programmers. –  Joe Blow Jun 18 '11 at 15:49

That might stand for "Corporate President".

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In the telecommunications industry, CP stands for "Communication Provider".

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How is this relevant to the question? Also, welcome to the site! –  New Alexandria Sep 17 '13 at 17:39

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