Read to the end for the undisputed best piece of “Planet Of The Bass” fan art
I feel like twitter right now is closer to what Livejournal was in 2009-2012. It's already hit it's peak of cultural relevancy and has been bleeding users for a while. There are a bunch of other sites popping up that are offering similar but different things to Livejournal (Dreamwidth, AO3, Tumblr, watpad and twitter) but no one is really sure which is going to become The Replacement. So people are signing up or at least lurking on all these different sites while still semi regularly posting to Livejournal. Eventually by 2012-2014 it will be clear Livejournal is dead. With Tumblr and AO3 becoming the primary replacements for the site. You will of course still have big groups like ONTD posting regularly to the site but otherwise it has been left largely internets dustbin of history.
I am really interested to find out what twitter community will be the Twitter equivalent to what ONTD has been on Livejournal. I.e which group will be the one last large group users who are still regurally posting long after the total cultural collapse of twitter.
One slight complication is that replacing the female vocalist for subsequent versions of the video is a part of the parody, which I'd expect the Twitter millennial nostalgists to get. Any time one of these Eurodance acts would have a crossover hit, they'd show up on Leno or whatever with a woman singing the chorus who looked completely different from the one in the music video. If the different videos were part of the TikTok strategy, they were also part of the bit from the beginning. I was disappointed in my fellow Twitter millennials for only getting half the joke - I cackled as soon as I saw the second one.
Can someone please sum up the Alabama River Brawl? I've heard only a tiny bit, and what I have heard doesn't make sense
Just a note that the Billboard article you posted is paywalled. I don't really get why bloggers who write publicly accessible content will then link out to content that's shut off from the open web.
“Per say” 😂
This is the first time I’ve heard of Planet of the Bass.
Reading the Planet Bass piece I am so glad I dumped IG & Twitter.
That Bean Dad issue was the one that got me started reading Garbage Day and fixed GD in my mind permanently as a purveyor of sane analyses of too-online drama. That was a really good one.