4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump
Dale Beran
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I have a 13 year old son who thinks 4chan is funny because it is horrible, but in this way is circling closer to it. And an 11-year-old son who leans the same way. The 13-year-old had asked what his generation would be called, and I hadn’t known. But the other day, I thought, rather than the “Me” generation, they (and those a bit older than them) are the “Meme” generation. I suppose it might also fit to call them the “Pepe” generation, particularly if it’s pronounced “Pee-pee,” since the humor follows that “taboo shocking things are funny” rule, which seems to be the longest stage in the humor development of young people. Anyhow, thank you for the article.

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