Wednesday, March 26, 2008

iGeneration Speak

It's amazing how quickly you can lose touch with current trends. Perhaps the better view is that I'm just getting older and not necessarily wiser.
Keeping up now requires real effort and hard work; I feel like my parents struggling with the concept of Windows XP.

During my daily 'I'm so stressed I need to net surf on bloglines' session, I came across the term "rickroll" on xkcd, and in particular, this comic stip:

Wanting desperately to be in on the joke (it's no fun being on the outer), I googled the word.


Wiki says "In a rickroll a person provides a link they claim is relevant to the topic at hand which actually takes the user to the Rick Astley video."

Urban Dictionary says "To disguise a link to a video of Rick Astley singing "Never Gonna Give You Up." Popularized from excessive use on 4chan and certain Internet gaming forums."; and also "A variant on the duckroll"

4chan? duckroll? Rick Astley? Have I been hiding in a cave for the past couple of years? Nobody is speaking my language anymore. Blerg ...