Why teenagers are turning to shitposting
14 Nov 2018
Why teenagers are turning to shitposting

Exaggeratedly curated streams may dominate social media platforms, but there's been a backlash from digital natives. ’Shitposting’ gained notoriety in 2017 and its visibility has grown ever since. But what motivates young people to post irrelevant, mindless or purposefully dumb content?

Michael Snell

Michael Snell is a researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and is Southeast Regional Director of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. His research examines the connection between social media, behaviour, personality and psychological well-being.

Tacita Vero'

Tacita Vero is a journalist, maker and graduate from the London Consortium. Her main research interests are cycling culture, underground phenomena and alternative travelling, which have brought her to Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Chernobyl.