Are You Cheugy, Bestie? – Tech Tuesday In Two Minutes

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There’s nothing like an Internet meme to make you feel old (or feel like you’ve still got it).

I won’t lie.
When I heard the term “cheugy,” I had to both look it up and watch a video on YouTube to hear how to say it.
I am the purest definition of the word.
I am (apparently) a little “off-trend.”
Or, so it seems.
You feeling me, bestie?

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” – Inigo Montoya – The Princess Bride.

Internet culture can funny.
Internet culture can be complex.
Internet culture can be brutal.
That’s the problem, opportunity, and hilarity of our language as it evolves online and into our daily lives.

Many phrases are now non-binary.

A phrase or word can be both a compliment and a snide retort.
Don’t believe me?
Take a listen, Girlboss…

The full story is here: Hey bestie, why is everyone saying “hey bestie” online? (Vox).

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes.

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

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