There is a fashion on the Internet. Everyone who uses the network regularly, at least once a day, knows about this. Only, unlike real life, where fashion extends to style, appearance, some things, shoes or clothes, the Internet mods are manifested in communication and in trends that are popular at one time or another.
So, if we talk about fashion trends, then thisthere may be some event that has become popular among Internet users. For example, an approaching holiday, some international competition, the release of a movie or book. It is possible to notice that this event is in fashion, by the way it is heard in the community, on various platforms where communication takes place in public. Among such sites are blogs, VKontakte groups, forums, communities in other social networks, chat rooms in games. The form in which this or that trend can be submitted also varies - the event can be derided and taken very seriously; it can be characterized in a positive or negative way, and so on. In addition to events, a word, a phrase or even a style of communication can be fashionable. For example, at one time the expression "omg" was popular. What this means, many Internet users know, which use the network at least a couple of times a day.
Many popular expressions came to us fromEnglish-speaking users. This is not surprising, because their prevalence is caused by the demand for the English language itself. This means that not only Americans, but also Chinese, Europeans and other people around the world can use the word "lol". This expression, by the way, means laughing out loud. It is used in those cases where a person wants to emphasize how much he is funny (literally the phrase means: "I laugh very loudly"). Another word - "omg" - has also become quite popular. It expresses surprise and means oh my God, and translated - "My God!".
About who specifically comes up with differentpopular words, is not known. In general, you can only say, for example, that the homeland of the word "omg" Dota (the most popular online game) is, since it was from its chat rooms that it was used in everyday life. In particular, it was her players who most often wrote the phrase "omg stats", showing surprise statistics of their or their colleagues. Most likely, from there this word also happened. Now, for example, Omg Dota is called one of the extensions in the game, which is slightly different from its basic version.
About how phrases like "lol", "wtf" appear,"idk", too, have their own versions. What they mean, everyone knows, but when exactly they were used for the first time - it is not clear, because it is folklore, folk art.
Since such fashionable phrases, words and abbreviationsquite a lot, the question arises as to how to be "in the subject" to know them all and every time not to ask: "Omg - what does this mean?" The only answer is to communicate on the net.
Recently, you can see that the singlethe complex of Internet trends began to crumble, breaking into different directions in communication. For example, VKontakte communities can use their terms, whereas Dota players actually speak their own slang.