An accolade bestowed upon those in the industry who actually "get it" in terms of knowing how to combine Internet technology with Web design, it is also a name given to the person who handles all of the Web/Internet needs of an organization or company.
The term "Web guru" appeared circa 1995 to describe a "Web grrl" or "programmer dude" who inherently understood how to combine computers and the Internet and the Web for useful applications and interesting multimedia design. As the term implies, a guru is also concerned with developing sites that have a purpose. They are passionate about what they do. The norm in Silicon Valley is that this person works until late at night, sleeps all day, goes to Craig's List parties, and drinks lots of mochas. Can also be a Webmaster, but not all Webmasters are gurus.
NetLingo Classification: Online Jargon