I’ve been on the Internet since I was like, maybe seven or so…? Basically 10+ years (I’m 19), I’ve been on the Internet for a while is what I’m really getting at. But it’s only somewhat recently where I’ve been really in depth in the Internet culture, knowing about 4chan (specifically the /b/ board), reddit, imgur etc. I mean sure when I was like 13 I knew about Myspace, and Stickam (which isn’t a think anymore rip) and that sort of group. Internet culture is defined as “Cyberculture is the culture that has emerged, or is emerging, from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment, and business.” via it’s Wikipedia page.
So Internet culture, and specifically YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter and the thing I’m going to talk about is Sam Pepper. If you know me personally and you’ve been reading about my rantings and annoyance of Sam Pepper you can leave. Sam Pepper for the tl;dr members, he’s a British YouTuber living in America who make “prank“ videos (and when I mean “prank“ I’m using the biggest freaking air quotes ever – because they’re not pranks, well some of them are but some of them are harassing people) and he was on the UK version of Big Brother. He has recently come under fire for a “prank” (again air quotes) he did where he groped women’s bums, then a week later he made a second video which had the same title for the first one except it said 2/3, and the video was gendered reversed with a female friend grabbing the bums of other male members of the public. THEN, his last and final video in this whole thing was the REVEAL, where Sam admitted it’s a social experiment and he’s doing this to raise awareness for male victims of abuse and yeah.