Internet "Cultures"
#21
EEGs (Early European Gamers)
#22
(03-16-2022, 08:32 AM)ezrapoundlover Wrote: Among zoomer groyper types ifunny has it's own closely-knit subculture. I will not divulge the origin of this information but at one point I could say absolutely 25-33% of Atomwaffen members had one, including every single one of them involved in the murders ( murderer ifunnies are well known in the press though).
Weren't all the Atomwaffen killings friendly-fire? The only one I can recall is when one in a cell converted to Islam and killed the other two.
#23
What was Noontide? I remember Ulysses but what was this group?
#24
I've noticed that the amarna/general dissident right twitter sphere is probably the most avant-garde form of posting on the internet so far. I've browsed some of the dissident right Instagram spheres (lol) and these people are still on little dark age VHS ecofash edits.
#25
I agree that tumblr had an outsized influence, possibly the largest of all time. Think about it, the entirety of the normalization of "announcing your pronouns" which mainstream politicians even do now, can be traced directly to tumblr. Fucking job websites have that now. In certain professions, like being a lawyer at a big firm, it's entirely a red flag that you are a social class enemy if you don't have your pronouns in your email signature. This combined with the severe-mental-illness-as-performative-niche-"gender" pretty much seals the deal for me for tumblr being the biggest IRL crossover of any internet culture.

(03-19-2022, 07:32 PM)Svevlad Wrote: A bigger mystery is why Tumblr went the way it did - perhaps there was something about the format itself that attracted women and boosted every bad characteristic about them?

Tumblr was intentionally designed to be as simple to use as possible, deliberately appealing to "non tech people." I do not think it is a coincidence that this attracted feminists and just women in general.
#26
(05-25-2022, 01:31 AM)Coyote Wrote: I agree that tumblr had an outsized influence, possibly the largest of all time.  Think about it, the entirety of the normalization of "announcing your pronouns" which mainstream politicians even do now, can be traced directly to tumblr.  Fucking job websites have that now.  In certain professions, like being a lawyer at a big firm, it's entirely a red flag that you are a social class enemy if you don't have your pronouns in your email signature.  This combined with the severe-mental-illness-as-performative-niche-"gender" pretty much seals the deal for me for tumblr being the biggest IRL crossover of any internet culture.

100% agree and the lesson needs to be drilled into the heads of anyone even vaguely right wing. I had a post about this subject saved in my drafts that I never finished because I couldn't wrap it up nicely, but I'll pick a couple sentences from it:
  • The driving force behind [the migration from Tumblr to Twitter] is also one of the great ironies of internet culture: a female exodus from the largest female space on the internet to one of the most hostile, motivated entirely by the banning of pornography.
  • While the even-nominally right wing users on Twitter were subjected to years of censorship due to excuses like "targeted harassment", the marauders of Tumblr found complete impunity and continued the "criticism and self-criticism" rituals of their predecessor. (Or at least girls mass reporting you and telling you to rope in 1337speak.) 
  • The ideology of cancel culture had existed for years against prominent figures online and in the media but Tumblr-Twitter democratized it; no target was too small, no comment too insignificant to warrant complete life destruction.
  • I remember seeing a Tumblr user remark that they were all wise beyond their years because they had been exposed to graduate level feminist theory throughout their teenage years. Whether true or not, it is both a smoking gun and a celebratory cheer of what happened behind the scenes. Now that group dominates all facets of life.
#27
(05-25-2022, 09:05 PM)Frank Wrote:
  • While the even-nominally right wing users on Twitter were subjected to years of censorship due to excuses like "targeted harassment", the marauders of Tumblr found complete impunity and continued the "criticism and self-criticism" rituals of their predecessor. (Or at least girls mass reporting you and telling you to rope in 1337speak.) 

Tumblr, if you ignore all the social-justice pablum, is among the more tolerable social media platforms; but I can't think of a single Tumblrite migration to another community that didn't result in the community's ruin.

Probably the worst case of this was the SCP Foundation. Tumblrinas seem totally unable to comprehend what made earlier SCP good, and so went in an orthogonal direction, turning the whole site into "fandom-bait" on the level of Buffy or Superwholock. It went from cosmic, inhuman, and awe-inspiring to a congealed urinal cake of life's minutiae.
#28
(03-11-2022, 11:14 PM)Massacre Wrote:
Quote:I think Tumblr should get at least an honorable mention here; it was dominated by femoids and helped spread a lot of the vernacular of modern day woke talk, including pronouns, edgy identities like “bigender aromantic” and such. Also exposed a lot of kids to porn, starting them down the tranny pipeline. I don’t know what happened to it since it banned porn years ago, but major impact and unique culture nonetheless.

I've always been under the impression that the massive Tumblr exodus in ~2018 went almost entirely to Twitter, and that Tumblr remains a fully intact e-tribe there (and increasingly on TikTok) with greater-than-ever social and cultural impact.

Noticed another user mention the peak of high-IQ, culturally rich 4chan board culture being in ~2012-2015 - definitely true in many respects, but I'd argue that rather than these higher-quality users leaving in 2016-2017, they were slowly channeled into primarily using /pol/ beginning in 2014, with this trend bursting out across the culture of the whole site most strongly from 2015 (e.g. 'current year'-posting on /int/). The users that had been posting instantly-famous greentexts about space marines etc on /tg/ in 2013/2014 were the same people posting in redpill dump threads on /pol/ in 2015, then about Kek and chaos magic in 2016, and who either migrated to 8chan or got burned out by the increase in spam from 2017 onward. Anyone who claims (as many subhuman posters from the faggier boards like /lit/, /his/, /mu/ etc frequently do) that the 2016 /pol/ phenomenon was the introduction of an alien cultural force, and the retreat of genuine chan culture such as it had previously existed, is either a total newfag, an amnesiac, or just retarded - if anything it was the blossoming and consummation of all the cultural energies of the site that had been brewing for the previous half-decade (and arguably, for the entire history of 4chan as a community).

Not quite true, there was both a large influx of posters from storm at all times during those years, and also a slow radicalization of the majority of /pol/ after the world revealed it's true colors to them. I remember especially after it got taken off the internet for a bit, there was a huge swarm of stormfags who didn't get 4chan culture on a few boards, which is probably why /pol/ is so hated on those boards; they consider any /pol/fag as a storm intruder.


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