Internet, Networking, & Security Around the Web What's the Difference Between Interweb and Internet? Interweb isn't really a thing Share Pin Email Print Around the Web Browsers Cloud Services Error Messages Home Networking 5G Antivirus VPN Web Development Around the Web View More By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated September 19, 2019 27 27 people found this article helpful The term interweb is a combination of the words "internet" and "web." The word is most often used jokingly or sarcastically by someone who is tech-savvy from the perspective of someone unfamiliar with the internet or technology in general. For example, "How do I cyber my email to the interweb?" Given its humorous connotation, interweb is commonly found in memes. Interweb Usage Examples The following are some examples where interweb might be used. Interweb is sometimes spelled interwebs, interwebz, or intarwebs to emphasize the ignorance of some people about technology concepts. You might also see interweb used in a phrase like "teh interweb," where "the" is spelled wrong on purpose to further mock the person being discussed. Look at me! I'm on the interwebs! Just look it up on the interwebs. I got lost in the interwebs! Do you think that the interwebs could help me find that recipe? Can someone help me facegram my instabook on the interwebs? When to Use Interweb vs. Internet Interweb should be used only in an informal context among friends. You'll likely get a chuckle if you include it in a text message, email, meme, or social media post when joking around with people you know will understand the reference. However, refrain from using interweb to mean internet in professional settings. It might be tempting to poke fun at someone by tossing around the term in any of its spellings but when you're dealing with employees, bosses, co-workers, clients, or other professional associates, it's best to stick to regular dictionary words.