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🗣️ 10 Dominant Internet Discourses In 2022
1) The Slap
The Oscars slap seems like a million years ago, but it happened in the spring. For about a week, every social media feed was full of discourse about the event. A cursed time.
2) Nepo babies
Look, being a nepo baby is not bad. But this year, people just wanted nepo babies to recognize where they came from.
A viral tweet turned into a massive international cultural discourse about people in Sweden reportedly not feeding guests, a practice that people who have been trained to always serve any house guest could not fathom.
This was during the height of the Don’t Worry Darling drama. Do celebs really fight over homemade salad dressings? It remains a Hollywood mystery.
One person became the Twitter main character multiple times this year, and it all started over a tweet that said mocking writers who don’t read much was “ableist.”
The “Wife Guy” was once seen as a beloved public figure—a man who really a truly loved his wife. Then some Wife Guys got caught up in scandals, and the term became an insult.
With the influx of “day in the life of” TikTok videos, people were exposed to the modern lives of stay-at-home wifes and girlfriends. Naturally, that led to discourse—again—about if housewives are really happy.
A woman posted a Twitter thread about making chili for her neighbors who order take-out a lot, and people had strong opinions about it!
A woman tweeted about drinking coffee each morning with her husband in their garden—what could go wrong? People angry that they can’t spend their mornings as the couple does.
10) By age 30
What should your life look like by age 30? Well, some people are the internet are here to tell you, and it always leads to heated discussions. The real answer? It should look like however you want it to look.