Duang: The word with no meaning that broke the Internet in China

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There are only a few instances when the Internet goes into total meltdown over something circulating on social media. More often than not, its something meaningless that for an unknown reason piques the interest of the entire digital world in one fatal blow. Symptoms can include exhaustion, heart palpitations and in some cases, trust issues.

In China, the sheer number of Internet users — approaching 700 million — makes this feat a more worrying possibility. In late February, these fears were realised when people across the nation were sucked down an Internet hole debating the meaning of a word with no meaning. Read more…

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