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Son, you’re too young (Chinese:少年，你太年轻了) is an expression used for commenting on idiotic posts on social media. Its aim is to spam the target post and discourage the target user, making the user believe that actually nobody is interested in the post.
Origin and Usage
It is known that the clause originated in some social media in mainland China. However, the very first usage of this expression could not be tracked down. The whole expression is as follows.
Son, you’re too young. Do you really think there are that many people responding to your post on this forum? It was all me. Let me change another user ID again and post the same expression here, then you’ll know.
After this expression is posted once on a page, other users will copy the expression and post it as comments in order to create an illusion that all the user IDs are actually of the same person.
This expression is spread to the Hong Kong internet community. Other than using the expression on forums, the expression can also be found on other social media, especially on Facebook. Various Facebook pages were also set up for this expression.
As this expression is used on different social platforms with different settings and functions, more variations of the expression emerged. For example, the Facebook version for the Likes.
Son, you’re too young. Do you really think there are that many people liking your status? It was all me. Let me change another user ID and like your status again, then you’ll know.
And this one is for the comments on Facebook.
Son, you’re too young. Do you really think there are that many people commenting on your posts on Facebook? It was all me. Let me change another user ID and post this same expression here, then you’ll know.
The expression is also translated into various languages around the world while most of them are still being used in the Chinese internet community, especially in Hong Kong.