Words new and old – The 3rd millennium’s first decade was replete with buzzwords, many of them neologism arising from unremitting cyber innovations. As the world careened into what will henceforth be known as the Internet Era, we had such neologisms as:
- the dotcom revolution, so named for the way internet addresses are written, “com” suggesting the commercial focus of the medium. This term along with Internet itself dates from the Stone Age of the 20th century internet;
- wikipedia (2001), “wiki” being Hawaiian for “quick”, the world’s first collective encyclopaedia, produced online by millions of users, now in dozens of languages, though increasingly regulated, especially when dealing with living persons;
- blogging (2002), referring to the explosion of personal sites which the Internet allows;
- photoshopping (2006), referring to the now common practice of touching up electronic images or making collages to suit one’s needs;
- twitter (2006), mobile software allowing anyone anywhere to link instantaneously with anyone anywhere (as long as they are wired in).
Oh, and don’t forget the great spoof of the decade, Y2K, the gimmicky shortform popularised by the fear that the now-computer addicted world would “crash” when the clock struck 2000
These neologisms are entering all world languages, including Arabic, as the world gravitates towards an English-language based new world order. They are not such innocent playthings, however. In the world of politics, they represent a powerful means for their owners to promote an agenda other than greater freedom of communications. Moldova’s communists were displaced in a twitter revolution, and Iran’s Ahmedinejad almost was, as crowds of Western-savvy young people converged on their respective capitals, intent on overthrowing their governments after disputed elections. China especially is attempting to prevent these innovations in the blogosphere from being used to erode government authority.
The fact must be confronted that most of the Internet is in Jewish hands (Google, Yahoo, Facebook), and, given the organisation and power of the Israeli Lobby in the US and Europe, the ability to monitor, tap and store infinite quantities of personal data as well as control access to certain information suddenly brings us face-to-face with the spectre of Orwellian mind-and-body control. The highly lucrative world of Google and others is a boon whose owners are Zionists. Google co-founder and billionaire Sergei Brin is a big supporter financially of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, which just happens to fund Jews from the diaspora to settle in Israel. Blog and youtube sites considered harmful have been “disappeared” without explanation. Anti-Zionist/ Jewish critique has been blocked as “hate promotion”, and anti-Muslim/ Arab critique condoned as “freedom of speech”.
Many existing words took on new significance as buzzwords during the decade. Buzzwords include: … (full text).