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Mar 11, 2014
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If the Internet was a person, we'll be saying to it right about now: Painum ka naman, bro!

Pardon us for asking for booze on a Tuesday, but we really can't help it. You see, the Internet turns a year older tomorrow, March 12! How old is it? Twenty-effin'-five! So again: Painum ka naman, bro!

The Internet has indeed come a long way. From being just an idea on a research paper of an obscure computer scientist named Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, it's now a global, ever-growing juggernaut that has changed modern culture and the way we communicate. To sum it up, the Internet has made the world a lot smaller...and way more entertaining!

We Pinoys have reaped the joys and benefits of using the Internet, and we're thankful as heck. For without it, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the awesome things below. So, ladies and gents, sabayan niyo kami in thanking the Internet for...

1. TURNING A YOUNG BOY INTO AN ONLINE PHENOM

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They call him "Totoy Brown." We call him one of the faces of Pinoy online culture. Have you seen his female counterpart? Love team na ito!


2. SENYORA SANTIBANEZ AND HER PANG-HAMPASLUPA HIRITS

internet 25 years
An antagonist in the '90s super hit mexicanovela Marimar, Senyora Angelica Santibanez returns over a decade later with the same brand of matapobre tongue-lashing she's known for. Ironically, instead of anger, her quips now elicit chuckles, Likes, and reposts. Ilabas ang corned beef!


3. BISAYA-FIED PARODIES

                                   


Bisaya dubbing adds a humorous twist to the testosterone fest that is 300. A genius move that tickles our funny boneeven if we don't understand sh*t. Go, bords!


4. GIVING "OVERLY-OPINIONATED" PINOYS A VOICE

internet 25 years
While we may hate many of the things being said on the Internet (we're looking at you, you goddamn trolls!) this doesn't diminish one key benefit we all enjoy from it: having a virtual voice. In the grand scheme of things, that's what matters the most. Of course, how we (smartly or stupidly) use this power bestowed upon us is another issue altogether.


5. GIVING OUR OFW FRIENDS A TOOL TO BUST THE LONELY BLUES AWAY

internet 25 years
Web tools like Skype function as a happy pill for many of our bros and sis based abroad. No matter the distance, making chika with their loved ones is just a click away.

NEXT: Online star search!


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