Taking Funny Kitten Videos Seriously

Taking Funny Kitten Videos Seriously

What if the central question of the Internet was not whether it is making society smarter or dumber, but rather, how it reflects us?

Michael Brooks
  • 19 august 2010

What if the central question of the Internet was not whether it is making us smarter or dumber, but rather, how the Internet reflects us?  Rob Walker suggests that “ROFL” (Roll on the floor laughing) culture tells us a lot about how we are using the Internet in real time. All of the memes, funny cat videos, and other social media fads take up a significant amount of our online lives. Looking at what we are posting, laughing at, sharing and engaging with can help us gain a better understanding of ourselves.

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