They tease out the worst stereotypes - the lonely loser Redditor, the annoying guy explaining stuff on RapGenius, the Tumblr user arguing about priviledge and "otherkin rights". Seeing these snippets of real text from sites pop up in your Twitter feed without any context is a pure delight.
Here's a quiz that uses top tweets from a few of these. Can you figure out which site each sentence came from?
Redditors are obsessed with atheism and prone to insanely overdramatic comparisons to Hitler.
I never noticed Predator looked different.
Pick-Up Artist forumsFurries messageboardTumblr
Furries are so gross.
Pick-Up Artist forumRap Genius
It's RapGenius, genius
Who doesn't love rapgenius.com's dry and didactic explanation of lyrics?
The world of "social justice" on Tumblr is vast in its breadth and eye-rollingness.
KickstarterPick-up Artist forumsRap Genius
Groan. These messageboards are full of guys sharing tips for how to "neg" girls and what opening pickup lines to say.
Fanfiction sitesBuzzFeed comments
"Pony" is the big tipoff here, since Redditors LOVE My Little Pony.
Who DOESN'T need more sloths? Very reasonable statement, BuzzFeed commentors are geniuses.
WikipediaRap GeniusFanfiction sites
This is from a story called "Absurd Love" on Fanfiction.net. Yes, it's as good as you'd expect.
A bad idea on Kickstarter?
Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Internet?
All quotes in the quiz come from my favorite "TXT" Twitter accounts:
Or you can follow this Twitter list that former BuzzFeed intern Brian Feldman made. Easy! Do it! You won't regret it!
Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.
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