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Nearly 2 million people are pretending to live in an ant colony on Facebook

'We worship The Queen and do ant stuff.'

May 26, 2020, 12:18 pm

Internet Culture

Matt Silverman 

Matt Silverman

On the internet, nobody knows if you’re a dog. Or an ant, for that matter.

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And there are nearly 2 million people, all working together, pretending to be ants in a giant ant colony, in one special Facebook group.

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“A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony” has exploded in popularity thanks to its imaginative premise, and because honestly what else are you going to do in quarantine?

Also: Ants are cool AF.

This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk with Sydney Malloy, one of the group’s top “Ant-mins,” about what it takes to keep 2 million “ants” in line on Facebook, why ants are awesome, and the joy of collaborative pretending online.

Listen to episode 133 of #2G1P here:

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*First Published: May 26, 2020, 12:18 pm