Logged On is Dazed’s monthly podcast series exploring all things internet culture, from memes to emerging trends, deep web conspiracy theories and beyond. Hosted by features editor Günseli Yalcinkaya, each episode will include leading voices from the frontlines of internet discourse, and give trusted insight into some of the terminally online topics facing young people today.
In episode four, we’re joined by meme duo POSTPOSTPOST to explore how the algorithm and top-down trend cycles are shaping the future of shitposting. In the past year, we’ve seen the dwindling of memes across social media, as platforms tighten their grip on censorship, and even the most personal content takes on a glossy, search engine-optimised sheen that’s indistinguishable from advertising. From Oceangate to Donald Trump’s mugshot, meme cycles are getting shorter and shorter, and no longer carry the critical edge they once had, which begs the question: is the golden age of posting over – or is it simply in its flop era?
Tune in to episode four “Is the golden age of posting over?” above. You can also find it on Audible, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.