Did You Reddit?
About This Show
A mostly weekly podcast about the Internet, by way of Reddit: the front page of the Internet. Each episode, u/ItsYerDad, u/MyFreeday, and u/DogBoobes discuss a different Subreddit, and the subcultures that this subreddit is about...kindof. Brought to you by trueswords.com, until they tell us to stop saying that.
Most Recent Episode
77: r/darkfuturology, Lil Miquela AKA Lil MiQuaaludes, and the Instagram Uncanny Valley
Lately, an Instagram celebrity named Lil' Miquela (pronounced Lil MiQuaaludes) has been in the news quite a bit, and for good reason. Lil' Miquela, despite her insanely lifelike language, posture, and perspective, is not real. Not like "Timmy Thick sociological study" not real, but computer generated not real. Despite this, she's become a fashion icon, Instagram celebrity, advocate, and now pop star, begging the obvious question of whether or not we're fully prepared for the kind of uncanny valley we're entering with social media. With this in mind, we broach the topic of r/darkfuturology, considering the ramifications of Lil Miquela (Lil MiQuaaludes) on our overall perception of Internet authenticity. This episode brought to you by The Center for Children Who Can't Read Good, where u/itsyerdad and u/myfreeday should have gone first before doing this episode.
Rated 5 out of
The Weird Corners of the Internet Explained
This show is about exploring the weird corners of the Internet, using Reddit as the guide. Anyone that uses Reddit knows that for every totally normal sub, there's about 20 major headscratchers. This pod explores both, and does so with some hilarious commentary from the great hosts. Highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-06-06