The lulz…

Posted: 09/11/2011 in Un poco de todo

The lulz (a corruption of LOL, online shorthand for laugh out loud) is the most important and abstract thing to understand about Anonymous, and perhaps the internet itself. The lulz is laughing instead of screaming. It’s a laughter of embarrassment and separation. It’s schadenfreude. It’s not the anesthetic humor that makes days go by easier, it’s humor that heightens contradictions. The lulz is laughter with pain in it. It forces you to consider injustice and hypocrisy, whichever side of it you are on in that moment.
In the culture of Anonymous, the lulz is the reason for doing. Anonymous wasn’t made for easy times; the trickster sleeps when all is well.

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