Anonymous once said "don't worry, we are from the internet" and while I am from the internet I am the equivalent of one of those jungle tribes, albeit one with cool shit, that occasionally suffers outside invasion; the extent of my commenting/foruming on the internet is three forums, one of which is practically dead, and I otherwise have no social media or mobile phone or anything like that. The latest outside assault seems to be the term "shitposting" which I had not heard of prior to maybe 4 months ago (my perception is time is somewhat warped these days so that might be some point within the last year, definitely not longer ago). Where did it come from, why did it supplant previous perfectly functional terms (spam, nonsense, idiot posting...) and will it be going away? I tried to find an answer for the former but came up short. The other two I care less about, mainly as evolution of language and others have and others haven't so who knows are the answers there. There have always been cretins that mistake the enter key for the delete one (they are right next to each other), or maybe they just have an advanced case of fat finger syndrome, but describing it using the label of shitposting is new.