” ‘Shitpost’ is the word that best describes the internet in 2017″

” ‘Shitpost’ is the word that best describes the internet in 2017″

…the American Dialect Society selects a single word or phrase that best represents the mood and interests of online discussions in the previous year. …

shitpost: Posting of worthless or irrelevant online content intended to derail a conversation or to provoke others.

More at Quartz.

This is interesting to note, because it might seem to be similarly applicable to 2016, 2015 and further back. However, a certain difference can be described among offensive activities which were primarily oriented to provocation towards this specifically irrelevant content, which in the Canadian case most typically comes imbued with Nazi-esque (e.g., well beyond personal responsibility principles manifested as non-assistance), strongly anti-Liberal (party), pro-Trump, anti-immigrant (with almost exclusive focus on Muslims) and more generally polarizing in nature, and in the sense of presenting ‘argumentation’ or positioning as anti-socialist is generally devoid of substance while doing so.

Use of “mirroring”, which in this context basically refers to an adult version of a “no you” or “no, but you are” retort (not to be confused with “mirror neurons” which trigger similarly regardless of whether performing an act or being visually cognizant of another person performing an act), also appears to have proliferated in 2017.


This could be compared to Oxford’s 2016 word of the year, post-truth, defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”

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