ITT discussion of people who use memes, jokes, or lingo in the real world. If I hear one more person say "lawl" in real life I think I am going to die
I have a friend who ALLWAYS talk about 4chan
do you know what they did today on b?
A Japanese acquaintance of mine mentioned there were people at his university who also used 2ch memespeak and standard netspeak IRL - in front of the uninitiated as well. He was disgusted.
I also see no way to win this battle, unless each person opposed makes it their priority to immediately point out how retarded a person sounds anytime they spew their annoyances. Even then, it seems near-impossible as the "persecution" might further embolden them.
How do we reverse this trend?
By destroying the internet.
Just finished reading The Shallows by Nicholas Carr, and I've become very cynical of what the internet has become and what it is doing to our culture. I've also been thinking a lot about how people used to spread information between computers, using text files that would often be printed out and read away from the computers themselves. It's hard not to think about things like this and not sound like a Luddite, but I guess that's what my growing dislike of the web is going to end up making me in to.
so you're saying it's only gonna get worse as the little faggots grow up?
impossible in Russia. there is war now
I think like all things in life, moderation is key. Memes are great in that they represent a group-based idea of something that is funny, interesting or literally exists. They can help like-minded people connect. But I think lately the word meme has come to have some of the same properties as the word fuck; It's easily used in many contexts. I think this is dangerous because it can lead people to be lazy in their critical thinking. i.e. "Why is that like that?" "Because meme"