We have acquired digitalcultures.net
digitalcultures.net is now slanglang.net
SlangLang is the premier resource for explaining slang terms, memes and emotes on the web.
Here you can find the meaning, the origin as well as the spread of thousands of terms, most of which originated on the net or at least have experienced a new edition on the net.
Through platforms such as Reddit, 4chan, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and various memes websites, these terms have usually spread in no time.
This is why digitalcultures.net was created – to explore the impact of new media technologies on culture, work, the environment, the economy and politics. Because the effects are immense, for example in election campaigns.
We are a group of internet-savvy individuals that enjoy researching current technologies that have a significant impact on our social lives, economic systems, politics, and the environment as a whole.
The fundamental examination and debate of the far-reaching effects of digital phenomena is the key component. We aim to connect the offline and online worlds, explain what’s going on to laypeople in the most understandable way possible, and tie everything together.
In the form of postings, interviews, and other works, we provide our thoughts into the digital world with its own language, internet phenomena, and trends.
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What is SlangLang.net about?
SlangLang is an online slang lexicon that gives information on the meaning, origin, distribution, and public interest of commonly used slang terms and phrases.
The idea for the project came from the observation that, in the age of YouTube, Twitch, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms, more and more slang phrases, memes, emotes, and abbreviations are shifting from net jargon to common English, and are mostly used by teenagers and young adults.
More and more children, teenagers, and adults are spending hours of their day on the Internet, making life decisions based on the content they consume, which can be beneficial on one hand but also harmful to community life on the other.
On the one hand, at SlangLang you will find slang words that have been around for decades and are sometimes revived, while others become trendy for a short time and disappear just as quickly.
On the other hand, you will find memes, internet phenomena, at SlangLang. They mock or impersonate well-known people and situations that have previously attracted media attention. They are increasingly being used in a socially critical manner.
A meme contains a mostly sarcastic, exaggerated and black humor. Such simple and humorous content tends to go viral very quickly from person to person via social media, blogs, personal mail, or other information sources on the internet.
Another area is emotes, which are used on streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube. They are used to enable viewers to react quickly and specifically to certain situations and statements, so that the reaction can be displayed with the help of a small pictogram.
Just as new trends are constantly spreading on the web, new slang terms, memes and emotes are published here every day.
Some definitions can only be found here on SlangLang.