Lolcats Presentatie

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I held this presentation, as a student on Interactive Media, for my class. We had to choose a relevant media-trend to talk about. I thought to be original by choosing the upcoming lolcats fenomena. :)

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Lolcats Presentatie

  1. 1. Trendanalyse
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductie trend • Oorsprong • Lolspeak • Trendpiramide • Stellingen
  3. 3. Introductie + LOL = LOLCAT Kattenfoto’s met onderschrift in LOL-speak..
  4. 4. Introductie (2) “They have a life of their own. When we’re not looking, we just know they’re secretly engaged in human activities - like fixing computers (..) The rational part of us knows this isn’t so, but somewhere deep down we want to believe that our cats could really be cyclists. Or hovercrafts.”
  5. 5. Oorsprong History of LOLCATS (G4TV)
  6. 6. Web 1.0 Er verschijnt/verschijnen.. • Duizenden message/image boards met miljoenen topics waar Image Macro’s worden gepost (vaak als reply) • Internet slang – Leetspeak (oorspronkelijk door h4x0rz bedacht, later opgepakt door gamers) • OMG, WTF, PWNED – Chat-taal • A/S/L • TTYL • Image Macro’s met dieren
  7. 7. Lolspeak
  8. 8. Taal(r)evolutie diagram
  9. 9. A guide in lolspeak 1. “That’s a really cute cat. And look, he has a bow on his head!” 2. “That being the kitty very full of cuteness. And to be with looking! Him gots bowage on hims head!” 3. “Dat beesing teh kiti vary ful ov kutenis. An to bees lukingz! Hims gotz bowwagez on hims hed!!” 4. “OMG wau!! Dat beesing a kiti vary ful ov tewtul kutenis!! Bees wif da lukingz! Omg him gotz da bowwagez on himz hed lyk WTF?!?” 5. “OMG wau!! Dat beesings a kiti vary ful ov tewtul kutenis!! Bees wif da lukingz!! Omg him gotz da bowwagez on himz hed lyk WTF?!? OMG I tewtul wuntz to grabz dat kiti and fuzziez himz awl ovar … him sooooooo mooshy an fullz ov win!! Don werry lil kiti, I no eetz u! I luvz kitiz! I can has bunchiz ov dem! Mah kitiz luvz bowwagez too! YETH!! GIMME!! Kthxbai!” How to lolspeak – icanhascheezburger.com
  10. 10. “(..) giving animals speech and then making them talk funny is all about distinguishing who is like us and who is not. Not just who is human and who is not, but also, who is a native English speaker and who is, say, a Mexican immigrant.” ~ Marc Shell
  11. 11. Groei lolcat macro’s Lolcat builder op ICHC.co m Lolcat specifieke sites ontstaan Reeksen ontstaan Happy (invisible.., Cat I eated (eerste cookie) LOLCAT) verschijnt
  12. 12. Trendpiramide Micro – Het ontstaan van LOLCAT- of andere specifieke Image Macro’s sites / databases Meso – Het participeren aan internethumor zonder al te veel moeite te hoeven doen Macro – Het collectief komen tot een globale subculturele humor
  13. 13. Fin
  14. 14. Stellingen
  15. 15. Bronnen • http://www.dashes.com/anil/2007/04/cats- can-has-gr.html • http://www.icanhascheezburger.com • http://www.wikipedia.org • http://www.radioopensource.org/i-can-has- talking-animals/ • http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDfSqtG2 E4 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leetspeak

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