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Creeps, Tweeps, & the Limits of Social Media Freedom

By Anonymous on 15 April 2016

We are faced not with a conflict of political affinity, but instead a problem grounded in a disagreement over whether the design of platforms can substitute for social norms: does digital freedom find its limits at the codework constraints of social media sites, in their manmade spaces of programmed possibility, or can digital freedom only exist in the presence of a robust, just, and enforced set of social norms?

See the Problem?

By Mike M. on 08 April 2016

The problem is causality. And no: shouting at me won’t make it less true.

long boys never grow up

By Isaac van Bakel, Ulysses King on 23 March 2016

Where have all the Long Boys gone? (Plus an exclusive interview with Special Meme Fresh)

Death of a Meme?

By Thomas Rososchansky on 03 March 2016

If you have an Internet connection, then you must have noticed how Leonardo DiCaprio’s face and name have infected your computer like some celebratory virus. Everyone is talking about Leo.

The Post-Pepe Manifesto

By S. Y. Her on 29 January 2016

Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it.

The Revised Quadrant Model

By S. Y. Her on 18 January 2016

Revised model of the four quadrants model of irony.

Glossary 1.0

By S. Y. Her on 18 January 2016

The Philosopher's Meme

The Ironic Normie

By Thomas Rososchansky on 18 December 2015

On some parts of the Internet the term ‘normie’ is used to define anyone who does not fully comprehend the humour and language of certain communities. A normie is usually seen as someone who has a social life outside of the Internet, and who does not know, or care, about its obscure customs. In this particular case, the term is as much an accusation as a label, expressing disdain toward anyone who is unaware of the growing community of Ironic memes.