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Research: You might think Twitter is a hellhole, but its memes are surprisingly wholesome

15/12/2021

Have you ever checked your Twitter timeline and wondered what on Earth everyone was talking about? You step away for a few hours and suddenly your timeline is filled with people swapping memes about an event you’ve completely missed. We studied these “memetic moments” to understand how memes emerge quickly and...
Have you ever checked your Twitter timeline and wondered what on Earth everyone was talking about? You step away for a few hours and suddenly your timeline is filled with people swapping memes about an event you’ve completely missed. We studied these “memetic moments” to understand how memes emerge quickly and spontaneously in response to key social events. We found they move even faster than we had thought, sometimes emerging, spreading wildly, and beginning to dissolve in less than a day. While Twitter and other social media are notorious as sites of abuse, racism, trolling, and other toxic content, we…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter
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