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BBC podcast's attempt to define 'shitposting' leaves viewers baffled
Laura Keunssberg, the Beeb's inept political editor, manages to make an utter mess of explaining "shitposting", claiming it's analogous to "boomer memes". Inadvertently this introduces the concept of a “skunked term” -- 'a word that becomes difficult to use because it is in the middle of transitioning from one common meaning to another'.
bbc  shitposting  internet  fail  bbclaurak  boomer-memes  memes  shitposts 
8 days ago by jm
UK Tories pioneering 'government through shitposting'
In the Australian election earlier this year, Scott Morrison’s Liberals did surprisingly well and "boomer memes" - as this style of message is called - were partially credited with the campaign’s online success, according to Latika Bourke who is a London-based journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald. The consultants who ran it – Topham Guerin – are now working for the Tories. So expect more dodgy memes.
shitposting  bad  memes  cynicism  uk  conservatives  topham-guerin  boomer-memes 
26 days ago by jm

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