Straight Outta the Ingroup
The nature of online discourse means some concepts take off with a some subcultures before they are even encountered by others. Here are some online rhetorical patterns from my favorite nerd groups.
I’m not particularly proud to admit that I’ve been on Twitter for most of my adult life. I’ve used my account to think out loud, find new things, and be obnoxious (or just simply noxious). I like to think I’ve mellowed out in the last few years, but then we all like to think nice things about ourselves.
There are far too many bad things about Twitter (a…