The Emoticon started off as simple text used to easily indicate that some specific text was sarcasm or 'just a joke' or to indicate an emotion such as happiness or sadness.
The first officially recognized 'Webcam' was created to help people working in other parts of the building avoid pointless trips to the coffee room by providing, on the user's desktop computer, a live 128x128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot. In 1993 it was connected to the Internet
Bryon Sutherland puts his diary online for the world to read - including his business and his relationships. Readers have lots of questions, which he tries to answer. One of the first proto-bloggers
Jennifer Ringley, the first real full time online webcam girl. Ringely left her webcam on 24 hours a day to fully document her life and quickly became an internet phenomenon.
The video, one of the earliest examples of a true Internet Meme, became popular in 1996-1997 after being distributed widely over the Internet and appearing on the TV show Ally McBeal
Chess champ Kasparov challenged IBM supercomputer Deep Blue to a series of chess matches. It was webcast live via a Java viewer and ranked as the world's record Net event of its time
The website featured manipulated images of the puppet consorting with nefarious figures including Adolf Hitler, Osama bin Laden, and Jerry Springer, and present at tragedies such as the JFK assassination, humorously offered as 'proof' that Bert was no mere innocent children's television character.
A pioneer in the early days of free, on-line Flash gaming, 'Frog in a Blender' was played over 110 million times.
What more needs to be said? Most Memes are completely uneccessary. It's still around today.
All Your Base Are Belong To Us: The text is taken from the opening cut scene of the European Sega Mega Drive version of Zero Wing, a Japanese video game by Toaplan
By late 2006 the boy was described as being a 'nationwide celebrity', 'one of the most famous faces in China', and as having 'the face that launched 1,000 clicks'. He has also come to represent the face of his country's growing urban obesity issue
The O RLY? owl quickly became a standard retort to disputed statements to express disbelief, and was followed by other, now standard, phrases such as 'YA RLY', 'NO WAI!' and 'SRSLY?'
'Internets' is a Bushism-turned-catchphrase used humorously to portray the speaker as ignorant about the Internet or about technology in general, or as having a provincial or folksy attitude toward technology.
There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris' computer. Chuck Norris is always in control
I Can Has Cheezburger? (ICHC for short) was instrumental in bringing animal-based image macros and lolspeak into mainstream usage
Rickrolling is a prank and Internet meme involving a bait and switch: a person provides a link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand, but the link actually takes the user to the Astley video
While the 'fail' concept had been lingering for some time, failblog.org is launched popularizing the term and a meme is born
David DeVore Jr. was taken to the dentist to have an extra tooth removed. After the surgery, David was feeling extra loopy from the anaesthesia he was given. While in the car, he was asking his father questions like 'Is this real life?' and 'Is this going to be forever?' and also telling him that he had four eyes
Added to Youtube in November of 2009 the Video 'Я очень рад, ведь я, наконец, возвращаюсь домой' had only few views until it was posted into several music blogs in march of 2010. In a week more than 1 million people watched the Trololololololololololo man sing his song.
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