Happy Birthday WWW

Happy Birthday WWW

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Today, twenty years ago, the World Wide Web became available to everyone —and the world as it was, changed forever.

Ideas and concepts are expressed in language. Our daily vocabularies are certainly different. The new words that evolved around this new cyber culture give a clue to the extent of the changes in the past twenty years.

Here is just the beginning of a list of words we didn't even know about or meant something different. Go ahead and add more that you think of in the comments.

  • www (sometimes pronounced "dub-dub-dub)
  • world wide web
  • domain
  • domain name
  • email
  • url
  • download
  • blog
  • digital
  • click
  • surf
  • icon
  • leetspeak
  • e-commerce
  • tech support
  • online
  • offline
  • spam
  • cyber attack
  • ddos
  • e-books
  • docs
  • texting
  • unfriend
  • server
  • internet
  • website
  • under construction
  • website design
  • Bing
  • ip
  • ad banner
  • adwords
  • affiliate marketing
  • AOL
  • alt tags
  • AltaVista
  • Amazon
  • animated GIF
  • Jpeg
  • upgrade
  • emoticon
  • Apache
  • winsock
  • artificial intelligence
  • virtual reality
  • podcast
  • photo gallery
  • online gaming
  • eBay
  • spider
  • robots
  • search engine
  • autoresponder
  • voice mail
  • verification
  • avatar
  • echo
  • back end
  • back slash
  • forward slash
  • hover
  • click
  • mouse
  • virtual (anything)
  • eye candy
  • ear candy
  • page rank
  • home page
  • outsourcing
  • bandwidth
  • router
  • GUI
  • batch
  • bitcoin
  • evangelist
  • QOTD
  • VOIP
  • Hotmail
  • Gmail
  • hacker
  • WSOD
  • white screen of death
  • blue screen of death
  • BSOD
  • bluetooth
  • wireless
  • DOS
  • Apple
  • terminal
  • linux
  • unix
  • reboot
  • hardware
  • reboot
  • bounce rate
  • FaceBook
  • face time
  • brand domain
  • breadcrumb
  • heatmap
  • broadband
  • dial up
  • HDTV
  • Netflix
  • hung
  • sandbox
  • browser
  • resolution
  • high speed
  • entity
  • CSS
  • render
  • bulletin board
  • bundle
  • bump
  • exchange server
  • cache
  • able modem
  • proxy
  • canonical
  • guestbook
  • packet
  • url
  • chat
  • history
  • checkbox
  • opt-in
  • mousepad
  • tablet
  • Android
  • iPad
  • monitor
  • Apps
  • navigate
  • whitespace
  • Chief Community Strategist
  • Chief Internet Evangelist
  • Chief Internet Officer
  • Chief Knowledge Officer
  • host
  • plain text
  • rich text
  • YUM
  • chip
  • motherboard
  • video card
  • streaming
  • operating system
  • Yahoo
  • Windows
  • GZip
  • client
  • client-error
  • wild card
  • clone
  • Cold Fusion
  • ASP
  • PHP
  • HTML
  • XHTML
  • code
  • program
  • command line
  • refresh
  • connect time
  • MAC
  • content
  • spell checker
  • filters
  • cookies
  • snail mail
  • Microsoft
  • Craig's List
  • Creative Commons
  • favorite
  • bookmark
  • widget
  • gadget
  • CRM
  • CMS
  • cut and paste
  • zip
  • pixels
  • PC
  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Jobs
  • Cyber Monday
  • cyberpunk
  • cyberbully
  • cyberslacker
  • cyberslang
  • zombie
  • daisy chain
  • Fast CGI
  • iframe
  • toolkit
  • Firefox
  • data center
  • geocaching
  • system recovery
  • backup
  • restore
  • encryption
  • decryption
  • http
  • SSL
  • https
  • pipe
  • socket
  • Internet Explorer
  • deep linking
  • back links
  • megabyte
  • gigabyte
  • terabyte
  • motherboard
  • SEO
  • SEM
  • defrag
  • freeware
  • software
  • demoware
  • instant messaging
  • mailbox
  • mailing list
  • desktop publishing
  • geek
  • Twitter
  • hashtag
  • microblog
  • profile
  • identity theft
  • Generation D, E, X, Y, Z and M
  • Adobe Suite
  • device driver
  • control panel
  • operating system
  • fiber optics
  • digital music
  • iTunes
  • dot-com
  • landing page
  • doorway page
  • information overload
  • link
  • hyperlink
  • markup
  • password
  • Flash
  • domaineering
  • drop down menu
  • e-card
  • login
  • username
  • lurker
  • stalker
  • flat screen
  • desktop
  • laptop
  • box
  • install
  • kill
  • search
  • CD
  • DVD floppy disk
  • thumb drive
  • hard drive
  • Google
  • ethernet
  • interactive
  • podcast
  • YouTube
  • viral
  • JavaScripts
  • shopping cart
  • Skype