On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, typed the first-ever tweet, “just setting up my twttr.” On March 22, 2021, Dorsey sold that tweet at auction for 2.9 million dollars. In recent weeks, several Atención readers have written to ask me “WTH?” (What the heck?).
A big challenge involved in writing a newspaper column is that what is written one day can be immediately overtaken by events before the next edition of Atención is printed. That is what just happened here, calling for a minor update to the advice dispensed only last week.
The good news is that the World Wide Web (www) has not gone away. The bad news, at least for the tech-savvy, is that “www” is being obscured and hidden away from the view of a very large number of internet users because Google now considers “www” to be “trivial.”