Too slick to be 4chan (which is usually rough around the edges and usually has little 4chan-isms embedded within :I’m in the process of *trying* to keep my 12 yr old nephew away from 4chan. He knows enough to shut two of his friends up when they start extolling the meme virtues of 4chan to him, but I think it’s just a matter of time before he ends up rolling around in that cest pool with them for a few years]. [sorry… I have no love for 4chan and what it does to kids who get sucked in ]
I speak from what I see “out here” away from 4chan – the “fruits of its labor” as it were. I love the concept of 4chan and it’s likely there’s lots of great stuff coming out of it… but I guess for me it’s the politics. I hate that memes are all politicized now and infecting people’s thinking. Spongebob memes are all the rage right now and they have some ulltra-right nationalist thinking built into them thanks to 4chan cleverness and I have to correct my nephew on some wrong notions about the world that he absorbed thanks to such memes. It’s annoying.