Tag Archives: cyberlore


F

“F.” That right there is literally the entire performance of this recent piece of cyberlore. This weird custom arose from the video game Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, in which the player (if playing on a computer) has the option to go up to a fallen soldier and “press F to pay respects.” The game… Continue Reading »

Pepe the Frog

The meme: “It’s like a frog cartoon that…people use as a reaction image…I don’t know??? Some people use it to express sadness.” The informant is a college student who gets on Tumblr every day, regardless of having a love-hate relationship with it; the website is where she first encountered Pepe the Frog, but she says… Continue Reading »

THE BUTTON

ABOUT THE INFORMANT: My informant is a senior graduating this semester from USC. He is a biomedical engineer, and is the oldest son of two immigrants from China. EXAMPLE: https://www.reddit.com/r/thebutton/ CONTEXT/BACKGROUND: “I found this thing, well actually, my buddy sent it over to me because he is the one who always spends his time on… Continue Reading »

Kek

“lel” is a common term used among people who frequent certain online imageboards. It is commonly used as schadenfreude in response to something bad happening to someone else, or some antic that elicits inappropriate laughter, implying the emitter of the laugh is a “troll.” It has had a complicated history. The original acronym, “lol”, stood for “laugh… Continue Reading »