The fact that a new culture has appeared on the Internetmany people know. This is evident from such things as new memes, various heroes and characters, who are ridiculed and mentioned by millions of people. The effect of the appearance of such a culture has not been explored, since this phenomenon is relatively new. But seasoned Internet users can draw certain conclusions and independently (especially the abbreviation ROFL which means they know how other abbreviations, phrases and their meaning).
So, talking about which areas most oftenthere are new characters, phrases and turns, it should be mentioned different large communities, as well as online games. Speaking about the first, it is important to emphasize that it can be forums, social networks, sites of one narrow niche, where their audience "lives". Terms such as ROFL (which means this reduction, we will analyze later) went exactly from here. Later, they spread through the network and "caught on" in the slang of millions of people.
Another thing - the game on the Internet. They are more common than communities, because more people come here. And such phrases, again, like ROFL (which means in "DotA 2" this word, as in any other online game, we also describe below) are used in them as actively, although they were derived from, perhaps, forums and blogs.
It does not matter who invented a particular trend, a character or a word - on the network it all takes root, and popularity grows like a snowball.
So, let's talk about the most common. Above we have already mentioned that there is such a word as ROFL. What does this abbreviation mean? It's very simple - this is a shortening of the phrase rolling on floor laughing (that is, "rolling on the floor with laughter," if literally). Obviously, they use this to show how funny the interlocutor turned out to be. You see, everything is simple! Besides him, there are memes and jokes. For example, LOL (laughing out loud - loud laughter) and many others.
How to know all these cuts? How to be aware of the fact that there is such a thing as ROFL, what does it mean and in what cases it can be applied? The answer here is obvious - you just need to immerse yourself in the Internet environment, for example, regularly visit an entertainment portal, a forum or play online. Then you really will know if not all, then about the most popular and used trends.