Tag Archives: Internet


Gamer Terminology

“Yeah, it’s called lagging. When your internet is slow and glitches you can say to the other people online that you are lagging.” Context: The informant has been playing video games for over 10 years and would consider himself a serious gamer. Informant Analysis: He noted that he first heard the term lagging when he… Continue Reading »

Rickrolling

The particular details and background of the following prank were introduced to me by a fellow student majoring in computer science.   The prank in question takes place on internet video platforms, most commonly YouTube, where viewers are led to believe they are accessing entirely unrelated material and instead are met with the surprise appearance… Continue Reading »

Squidward’s Suicide

Squidward’s Suicide is an urban legend surrounding the Nickelodeon children’s television show, Spongebob Squarepants (referencing the character “Squidward”).   BA: So, the story goes, that there was an intern at Nickelodeon; I think he just started working there, and he was really excited about it, I guess. And during one of the episodes, when they’re… Continue Reading »