I use twitter and it's basically fine. I don't participate in the ‘anime community’ or w/e. I don't talk to frogs or the /pol/ reddit trump guys. There are some people on twitter who post about anime who are fine. When it comes to that kind of stuff, I just follow eastern artists and a couple funny American posters. These are people whose use of /a/ was probably contemporaneous to yours; it's just that they're more interested in talking to specific identifiable people now (on platforms other than IRC and the other ‘redacted chatrooms’). Other than that, I'm on there to discuss my academic interests and politics
. Which, of course, would be absurd to condemn as a practice. After all, these things still exist and the internet still facilitates every kind of communication possible, so they will appear somewhere, even if you don't think it should be imageboards. To deny a space for those kinds of discussions absolutely would be bizzare and frankly infantile.
>I hate how everything is a "meme" or "shitpost", can't stuff just be jokes anymore?
I understand that this is a uniquely /jp/ oldfag kind of sentiment, but I still find it kind of silly, even socially reactionary. I understand the following is bad tidings for places like Kissu, but attempts to ‘revert’ back to outmoded forms of expression will always fail. There's no way to turn back the clock. Instead, you need to proceed through
whatever current trends you find detrimental. You thereby arrive at what could in certain contexts be called the avant garde. Only there is it possible to be afforded the opportunity — although it's a precarious position and a lot of it is left up to chance — to propose alternate ways of doing things that question and challenge the norm, which is itself always as sclerotic and dated as the 'tradition' to which you previously tried to return. The proposition is not a call to go back to when things were better — it actually involves pushing the contemporary forms of expression to their very limit until they give way to something novel and interesting. This is how everything good online and IRL has always worked. I guess it's possible to LARP as tripfags from 2007 with your friends if you want, but you will quickly find out that it sucks and it's boring as hell.