About us

DigitalCultures is an online education platform that provides information about the meaning, origin, distribution and public interest of slang terms and phrases mainly used online.

Our lab explores how context, culture and community shape the ways in which internet phenomena are used and understood across the world.

Origin of DigitalCultures

The project arose from the observation that in the age of YouTube, Twitch, Reddit, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms, more and more slang words, memes, emotes and abbreviations are moving from net jargon into everyday language and are used mainly by teenagers and young adults.

More and more children, adolescents and adults spend hours of their day on the Internet and thus make their decisions in life on the basis of the content they consume, which can be helpful on the one hand, but is just as damaging to community life on the other.

It is therefore essential to have a reliable dictionary and lexicon for the net language, which is the exact reason DigitalCultures was brought to life.

Our Team

Péter Deák (Lead editor)

Keshav Sanyal (Editor)

Isaac Anderson (Editor)

Silvio (Marketing & Co-Founder)

Nils (Quality Management & Co-Founder)

Editorial guidelines

We consider it our duty to provide our visitors with objective, reliable and accurate information.

Our goal is for DigitalCultures to become one of the first places to go for the English vernacular.

We stand for humour, while at the same time we stand for values like tolerance and respect, which are often lacking on the net due to the given anonymity.

Our highest premise is therefore objective reporting.

The creation of content is based on the following guidelines:

  • Relevance: Terms from colloquial language and memes that make their rounds on the net and ultimately find application in everyday language. Emotes, which simplify online communication, and events, which spread at lightning speed and mobilise masses of people
  • Significance: Internet phenomena that arise, spread and become viral on relevant platforms such as Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, Twitch and Urban Dictionary
  • Trends: Terms, memes and events that refer to specific situations and are history again as quickly as they become trends

Despite the careful research and expertise of our authors, it is not impossible that certain topics may be interpreted differently and that each user may give them an individual meaning that may differ from the official and as objective a definition as possible.

Advertising guidelines

We at DigitalCultures accept advertising from third parties (advertisers), including banners, advertorials, contextual advertising, and content created or provided by an advertiser (collectively referred to as “Advertisements”) to fund the offering.

Like you, we do not like intrusive and excessive advertising that takes the fun out of surfing the Internet, and we carefully review the aforementioned content

Our top priority is to align them with our target group.

Editorial work is not influenced by advertising partnerships. This means that the interests of the client are not relevant to the above-mentioned editorial guidelines.

We completely exclude the following industries:

  • Gambling
  • Eroticism
  • Pornography
  • Weapons
  • Tobacco