Monday, March 2, 2015
Yahoo! was begun twenty years ago today. Only a few would have dreamed how much that would change our daily lives. Yahoo brought everyman to the Internet.
In addition to new ways of thinking, the Internet brought us new words and usage of other words. It brought us the word "blog," near and dear to all our hearts. It is the shortened form of the original word, "weblog." Who would have thought that "friend" would be a verb and "like" would be a noun? There have been "selfies" as long as there have been cameras, but the word was never used before the Internet and smartphones. And while most of us grew up with Hi-Fi, few of us started out with Wi-Fi. "Texting" and "Sexting" were words not used only 20 years ago. And "tweets" were the sounds of birds chirping.
Yahoo is older than Facebook, even older than MySpace. It's older than YouTube, Tumbler, and Instagram.
So a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Yahoo! And to the changes that have evolved in those twenty years.