CNN: "Back in the day, Shakespeare enriched the English language by pumping out neologisms like a maniac. Fast forward nearly 500 years, and we don't really have an official bard, per se -- at least not in corporeal form.
Nope, if you want to put your finger on the entity that's currently shaping and torquing our lexicon like a game of drunken Twister, you're already there: Look down at your keyboard, and then at the screen and down at your keyboard again. Yup. Our bard would be the internet, breeding ground of such gems as "BRB," "tweet," and, sadly, "OMG!!!!!"
Some may call the advent of internet-speak the demise of the English language, and to them we would say, "STFU."