Does anyone else find the mental image of some guy in Brazil, India, or whatever, sitting down and opening up 4chan just kind of absurd?
In 2nd world countries I like to imagine they're on early 00's era PCs at an internet cafe
>living in venezuela
why when the caribean and colombia exist?
It's in one of these kind of """houses""" that Brazilians post from. Weird.
cyber-cafés have vanished here. The other day I passed in front of one but it's the only one I've seen in ages. It was all dusty, poorly illuminated inside and there wasn't anyone there but the employee behind the counter.
Those things became obsolete way before 2010.
I think that most people from south america on internet forums are the most autistic... The arabs are the little rich boys with parents working in the government or for some international companies. The same applies for India
100 dollars is a shitload of money in the actual Venezuela.
Here in my favela, I just became the new mussolini, but do you know what I appreciate more than my pool? BUNDA
Right, I still can't get over it. Like watching a circus bear roller skating.
>tfw been posting in 4chin since 2005
Being a weeb helps.
In fact, I am lot more proud of this new second floor that I had to get installed to hold all the BUNDA that I brought.
In fact the only reason that I'm still the Mussolini here is that it is a reminder, a reminder that dreams are still possible, because it wasn't that long ago, that I was a little drug dealer, delivering drugs across the country, sleeping on my car, with only 47 BUNDAS in my favela mount.
I didn't have a polished M16, I had no opportunities
But you know what...
Something happened that changed my life
I bumped into a mentor and another mentor and a few more mentors, I found 5 mentors, and they showed me what they did, to be come Druglord Millionaires, again is not about money is about the good life: drugs, parties and BUNDA.
This is where I used to raise my alligator to intimidate whoever disrespected me, but the cops took my alligator, now Janete (which has one of my favorite BUNDAS), like cool herself there.
Who the fuck went to Internet-cafes?
I remember watching my uncle play Starcraft in the year 2000.
The downside was that he had a 500 Mark bill since the internet was paid per minute kek.
Most posters are from the middle class and above, I guess it's the same with India, Russia and so on.
Actual posters from sub-saharan africa genuinely makes me wonder though, these people are going through real wars n shit, I'd be more worried about that than posting on a chinese image board
>Actual posters from sub-saharan africa
>implying it isn't all proxies
And what else are you going to do in a real war n shit? Bite your nails all day while contemplating the frailness of life? People need entertainment to take their mind off things.
Besides, the subsaharans here are from fairly stable countries.
I can say for my country only, but foreigners/"first worlders" do have a completely wrong picture of how things really are here. Last Christmas, my aunt's husband (he's American and had never traveled outside the US) finally visited us and he couldn't stop saying shit like "wow you guys have this here as well?" or "man I thought things were totally different here" (and then he'd proceed to ask where was the 'war on crime' or shit like that).
Also, for some reason he thought everyone would hate him, because "Americans are hated everywhere".
But meh, I really don't give a shit about what foreigners think anymore. I really doesn't change anything in my daily life.
Gringos are stupid m8.
I don't know where they get this warped idea about Brazil, i'm 22 and i've never been robbed. It's not something to boast about, i know, but it's not like i leave my house with a bulletproof vest or anything like that.
The answer is pretty simple actually: fucking media loves selling that type of image and Brazil is full of selfhaters that do anything to make their country look like shit (aka flooding every single site with br gore stuff like that - btw, many times it isn't even brazilian gore, but they still say it is because gringos won't be able to differentiate anyways).
Also, I guess the idea of having an unequal country (where regions can go from pretty good to a fucking shithole) isn't that easy to picture. Even though that also happens - to a lesser extent, obviously - in the US.
>I don't know where they get this warped idea about Brazil
Shockingly, Brazil's most notable cultural exports portray it as the shithole that foreigners imagine it to be, what a strange coincidence.
>have to sell house to tip doctor
>not third world
>But why people outside care?
Outside of autistic, international imageboards, nobody does. The average American could not give less of a fuck about Brazil. Brazil is totally irrelevant to people outside of memes
This sums it up. No-one really gives a shit about Brazil and their opinions of it are formed from depictions in media which generally aren't focused on the banality of everyday life for the majority of Brazilians.
>four hours a day at a book store
yea,i have been on 4chan for 4 year and i am still amazed with the gringo vision of brazil,i mean look at op,he literally put us in the same group as INDIA,it doesnt bother me anymore,now its kinda funny
>tfw most posters from 3rd world countries that post here are probably from really wealthy families
>tfw they still envy me
feels good desu senpai
People on /int/ is usually is much better people from people on /b/.Most people here tend to know a lot about world culture but just meme it to make it more fun.A lot of people in /his/ are from here and some people there are really smartass people
Same. I'm an 07fag that could have been an 05fag if I had really looked at this place earlier. I had heard about it on other forums but didn't understand and for some reason didn't investigate until 07. I love this place but it's probably a good thing I didn't discover it earlier.
It's hard to imagine anons from 3rd world countries posting here back in 2005. If any of you are still here today you must be a very rare group.
mexuco has an internet penetration slightly above 50 percent, and its really low compared to other latinamerican countries (fuck you Carlos Slim), so yeah we arent the poorest but no latinamerican 4chan users arent necesarlly wealthy, i dont believe there are many american posters from trailer parks and ghettos neither
>Does anyone else find the mental image of some guy in Brazil, India, or whatever, sitting down and opening up 4chan just kind of absurd?
I always picture some sweaty brown person in a rundown house, ambient sounds of babies crying, neighbors screaming at each other, and car horns, and they have one of those old monitors like this.
I wonder, how can you live in a first world country and be this stupid? I'm beginning to think that those guys who were born in good countries and spend their day shitposting in a site are the scum, literally the guys who should be born in a 3rd world country to learn how to be a fucking man. There's no excuse. You could get a job, you could do anything in a country like USA, but you guys stay here, shitposting all day. That's interesting.
07 aswell, there was no /int/ nor flags, but i do remeber mexican/spanish speaking threads back then, maybe you just didnt noticed us cause nationality rarely comes to be a subject in other boards
This is too stupid to be realistic. Hardly anyone in the middle class even knows about 4chan, most 4chan users in the third world countries sit in big bungalows in one of the most peaceful neighborhoods near the city centers of one of the largest cities of their country and use a fairly respectable computers.
>implying most 1st world posters are not just obese NEETs withh piss bottles, dirty dishes and old underwear all over their room
yeah nah fuck off cunts we know you are also a piece of shit
Because A your country is violent, and B people associate brazil with Columbia.
m8, everyone used to know this lucky dude who got Amiga or ZX computer from his rich uncle back in 80' when we were commie shithole. I bet there are Africans posting from their brand new Ipads and playing on PS4 all day.
Daily reminder that Brazil has politicians in their government who are literally considered international terrorists, prohibited from entering certain countries and considered a target for the Interpol.
Also the most corrupt president we've ever had, who we actually had to impeach due to how shameless he was about stealing everyone's money, is now heading an anti-corruption project.
Also every middle class person in Brazil has internet connection, so because I know that, I don't think it's odd at all that 4chan has so many Brazilian posters. We spread like cockroaches.
Collor wasn't the most corrupt president we ever had, nor did he take people's money for personal benefit.
He was just doing retarded stuff his unorthodox economists recommended by seizing savings accounts money so people would have less money and thus that would stop hyper-inflation.
Obviously people hated that so they wanted him gone, then they launched an investigation and they found evidence that his campaign was funded with dirty money and he used some of it to buy a car for personal use.
I'm not trying to defend Collor here, he tried something really retarded from an economic standpoint and was indeed corrupt, but to say he was the most corrupt president we ever had is just naive and stupid, considering we're right now investigating Lula being in conundrum with the largest construction companies in the country.
Seizing money from savings accounts wasn't corruption, just stupid.
Remember when they investigated Collor's family and they all had bitchen sports cars and mansions when the rest of the country was having all of their savings anally fucked
Seizing money from savings accounts might not have been corruption (incredibly retarded and evil, but not corruption apparently), but what WAS corruption was how his family, friends and himself were not only exempt from this but also having their pockets filled with sweet, sweet stolen money.
No doubt Lula is a disgusting, corrupted bastard, just like every single politician in this country, but at least during his time as president he tried to keep it all under wraps, while Collor was a lot more blatant - neither of them should be in charge of an anti-corruption project, however. The only way Brazil can have a chance against corruption is by putting every single politician on the streets, and elect new ones with no prior history in politics. The way it is now, people stay in the government forever, figuring out new ways to leech people's money and doing nothing in return.
I imagine most Usarian posters being "that one fat weird virgin kid" from a small town for some reason, even if most of you fucks live in big cities on the East and West coast and aren't fat.
I mostly come on here when my parents go to my little brothers cricket matches. We are only having one computer and whenever I use it my parents like to watch me browse facebook and like the images of western (mostly british) girls because they think it is proof I am a handsome hunk (I told them that the 'like' button only appears for men who the women who have rated as very sexy, and mostly browse girls profiles that are completely public).
I tried to use 4chan with them watching a few times but they don't like it. They mostly got angry when they saw Pakistani flag on an /sp/ cricket thread and started thinking /sp/ was a pakistan fan message board, and told me to stop using it.
I imagine them as men, but also ones that need non-consensual dicking.
I can't stop giggling whenever I think of some yuropoor anon being raped by a refugee after they get tired of women and children. I really hope an /int/ poster gets raped at some point.
I just assume most live in the safer parts of their nation and not the fucking ghettos
Like with Brazilian I always imagine them posting shirtless outside :3
Though people from Eastern Europe I always imagine in commie blocks
How I imagine posters from different countries are like IRL:
White middle class male, looks like a school shooter
20 something, entry level job where he need to wear a shirt, but no jacket
mulatto, old computer
university student (liberal arts, politics), normie
late 20, married
university student (sc&tech), virgin
Half drunk, sun burned
>This whole thread.
Jesus, are americans that stupid? Every country has a middle and high class. Just because I'm from Brazil doesn't mean I'm actually one of the favela monkeys.
Same thing for the rest. Keep rooting your brain with memes.
Availabity of flags in /int/ is more of a measured of how many faggots a country has, since we're all faggots here.
I lost my rare flags collection, but I am already back up to 93. Anyone know what flag looks like US but is not Malaysia? I have seen it before, I think the stars where a slight yellow colour too. Kind of like the difference between Hong Kong and Vietnam flags.