is the correct historical narrative that shitposting grew out of weird twitter, or is there a clearer thru line from a different form of posting? maybe greentext? tumblr posts?
the word itself is probably a 4chan thing, if I were to bet anything. but it's normalization may have been a weird twitter thing
seeing tweets that use "shitpost" as we use it today as far back as 2009
@SuricrasiaOnline I've heard rumors that the word "shitposting" came from SA, but they used it to mean "making really bad posts in a thread to derail or tank it"
@BestGirlGrace @SuricrasiaOnline we weren't active on sa back in the day but from our limited reading of let's plays and occasionally reading other public threads this sounds familiar
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