In 1991, one man created the World Wide Web, the basis of the Internet, his name was Tim Berners-Lee and he was a scientist from CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research).
Originally developed for the purpose of exchanging data between researchers at the organization, it began a new digital innovation that would span for two decades and is still present now.
As he clicked on the mouse that created the World Wide Web, he would never realize his product would bestow seemingly infinite knowledge to the general public.
The "World Wide Web" defined the term "the Internet" and gave rise to one of the most crucial inventions of the next century, Google, a search engine that became the medium people would use to access websites and browse the Internet.
Clearly, based on the creation of the World Wide Web and the subsequent impact it had in the later century, it has a profound impact on the way people interact with technology.
As we interact with the Internet, new phrases and words emerge, either through usages of slang or the creation of new words.
Eventually, these words would be absorbed into the lexicon. See what happens when these words are ingrained in our heads...
The Effect Of The English Language
Visualize yourself in a family photograph that was captured a decade ago; a lovely family of five, all sitting on the sofa and watching the last episode of Friends.
It does seem like a nostalgic experience, doesn't it? You probably had a relative who took the photograph for you.
As your family scrolls through the photo gallery, you encounter the very same photograph. As you stare at the photograph, you notice a dog leaping in the air behind you.
In 2004, you would have struggled to describe this moment in words. Now, it's a different matter altogether, there is a single term that describes this particular action -- Photo bombing.
This is one of the many words that have flooded the English language in the past decade.