Sunday September 27, 2020

Appetite for Distraction: ‘Got something exciting coming up. Can’t say yet . . .’ No. Stop it

For the answer to the question ‘which unfunny overused meme are you?’ and more, please read our Social Media Nopes 2020

2nd February, 2020
Responses to the “assume something about me” meme are inevitably a mix of flattering simpers, in-jokes from friends, and horrifyingly passive-aggressive digs

It’s almost a year since my Social Media Nopes manifesto for 2019. In it, I begged for emancipation from the overzealous posting about ‘fur babies’ by sappy pet owners, performative and smug logging off and chronic overuse of the Instagram dog filter. Now, just weeks into 2020 I’m afraid that we are all still At It. At It on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok and whatever other trends I’m too elderly to know about yet....

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