This Generation Was the First to Be Raised Online

This Generation Was the First to Be Raised Online

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Summary

This Generation Was the First to Be Raised Online refers to an exploitable image featuring a character with rainbow hair and a Tumblr shirt, with the caption, "This generation was the first to be raised online", listing various sites and what they supposedly taught the original poster. The format originally rose to popularity on Tumblr and 4chan in early-to-mid-2014, and continued to maintain a mild presence, regaining popularity in 2020 through 2023.

Origin

At a date believed to be in 2012, Tumblr user Gundham[2] commissioned fan art of Mother 3 from sharkie-19[3][4], featuring Claus and Lucas in Sunflower Fields during a clear and starry night (shown below).



At a date no later than April 10th, 2014, now-deactivated Tumblr[5] user the-boy-in-the-trapper-hat posted a traced version of the above art, recoloring Claus to have rainbow hair and wear a Tumblr shirt, and captioned it with the text "This generation was the first to be raised online", listing 10 websites and what they allegedly taught the poster, and ending with "And I wouldn't want it any other way" (shown below) The post received 7497 likes and 8417 reblogs in 9 years.


Lucas THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ONLINE Google TAUGHT ME TO BE CURIOUS tumblr TAUGHT ME TO BE INSPIRED You Tube TAUGHT ME TO BE MYSELF Vine TAUGHT ME TO LAUGH deviantART TAUGHT ME TO ASPIRE Blogger TAUGHT ME TO REACH OUT facebook. TAUGHT ME TO MAKE FRIENDS Instagram TAUGHT ME TO SHARE Etsy TAUGHT ME TO BE PROUD twitter TAUGHT ME TO LISTEN AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY

This generation was the first to be raised online
Google taught me to be curious
Tumblr taught me to be inspired
Vine taught me to laugh
Deviantart taught me to aspire
Blogger taught me to reach out
Facebook taught me to make friends
Instagram taught me to share
Etsy taught me to be proud
Twitter taught me to listen
And I wouldn't want it any other way

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Over the following years, the original image was edited in numerous ways mocking its intended message. Many of the variations either expressed the negative effects the websites had on the poster, or the message was changed entirely to something ironic. For example, on December 30th, 2018, Know Your Meme user Ted Burges posted an edit that gained over 240 likes (shown below, left). On April 11th, 2014, Tumblr user @wildworkingbluebottles[6] posted an edit mocking each website, gaining over 8,900 notes (shown below, right).


made you a spider faceboob. taught to wreck ass tumblr told you to finger kid s Je is fortn ite Pine copied2 aqnj dumb deviant TART IS a deep autistic. pjZza Blogger Etsy haha SOMETHING AWFUL too lazy to get an alyze CHEEZ BURGER taught you that leaving your dog in your car in summer was the best idea ever and you a f-- ヒwiヒヒer t--- killed osanne and James 9unn told you do something productive but you're too lazy and stupid because looping and pooping is a crime. nae reddi ttaught you to be bitchy and thats cool You have no appreciation of what the Internigga is capable of and are a c--- in a f--- machine hellbent on destroying p---- And for that, you have earned our edgy weed Lucão THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ONLINE Google taught me how easy it is to get free p--- taught me I'm a cisgendered privileged scum and my tumblr. opinon doesn't matter unless I'm an autistic trans minority You Tube taught me the pain of others is funny deviantART taught me how to fap to my childhood Blogger taught me how to not be tumblr facebook. taught me how much I hate the people I know Instagram taught me how to take sepiatone pictures of food Etsy taught me what happens if you want to do arts and crafts for a living twitter taught me how proper grammar is dated taught me that you shouldn't believe 4chan everything read or take your values from the INTERNET AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY

Variations began appearing in the early 2020s. For example, on January 26th, 2023, Tumblr user yharnam-is-a-fuck[7] posted a variation about Bloodborne bosses, gaining over 3,000 notes in two months (shown below, left). On July 28th, 2020, Tumblr user socialmediapersonified[1] posted a lewd edit that gained over 200 notes (shown below, right).


Lucas THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ON Bloodborne Gascoinge TAUGHT ME TO play aggressive Amelia TAUGHT ME TOplay aggressive Shadows of Yharnam TAUGHT ME TO play aggressive LudwigTAUGHT ME TO play aggressive Martyr Logarius TAUGHT ME TO play aggressive Bloodstarved Beast TAUGHT ME TO play aggressive Gehrman TAUGHT ME TO play aggressive Laurence TAUGHT ME TOplay aggressive Orphan of Kos TAUGHT ME TO play aggressive AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ONLINE Google TAUGHT ME TO COOM tumblr. TAUGHT ME TO COOM You Tube TAUGHT ME TO COOM Vine TAUGHT ME TO COOM deviantART TAUGHT ME TO COOM Blogger TAUGHT ME TO COOM facebook. TAUGHT ME TO Coom Instagram TAUGHT ME TO COOm Etsy TAUGHT ME TO Coom twitter TAUGHT ME TO COom >4chan taught me how to be a femboy AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY

Various Examples



Random THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE /a/ /b/ /pol/ RAISED ONLINE TAUGHT ME YOUR WAIFU IS S--- TAUGHT ME MEMES TAUGHT ME THE TRUTH AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY Lucas THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ONLINE CINEMA SINS taught me art EPICA BATTLES taught me history OF HISTORY * GAME taught me math THEORY THE LOW s taught me science AND I WOULDN'T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY Lucas THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ONLINE Google gave ME brain worm tumblr gave Me brain worm You Tube gave ME brain worm Vine gave ME brain worm deviantART gave me brain worm Blogger gave ME brain worm facebook gave MEbrain worm Instagram gave me brain worm Etsy gave ME brain worm twitter gave me brain worm oh god why didnt my parents restrict my internet access as a child oh f CRUSADER KINGS III THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ON paradox INTERACTIVEⓇ PRISON taught me the profitibilitaty of the ARCHITECT pro-profit prison industry. CITIES taught me that building car centric cities and just adding one more lane will solve all the city's problems. taught me the need for Inter-Family marriage, murdering of children and eugenics to secure my dynasty. taught me the positives of exploitation of EUROPA foreign religions and cultures for monetary benefits taught me that the only way to secure stable input VICTORIA of raw material, there is need for colonization and puppeting resource-rich nations. HEARTS taught me that my nation being democratic is no fun IRON STELLARIS taught me xenophobia IMPERATOR taught me to never pre-order a game. ROME AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY Lucas THIS GENERATION WAS THE FIRST TO BE RAISED ONLINE And it f------ sucks Lucio ME - MY GENERATION WAS RAISED ON TAUGHT ME TO BE BRAVE TAUGHT ME TO HAVE FRIENDS TAUGHT ME TO READ TAUGHT ME TO LAUGH TAUGHT ME TO BE KIND TAUGHT ME TO THINK FOR MYSELF TAUGHT ME TO LOVE TAUGHT ME TO FORGIVE AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY


External References

[1] Tumblr – socialmediapersonified

[2] Tumblr – INDOMITABLE

[3] Tumblr – Sharp Art

[4] DeviantArt – Sharkie19

[5] Tumblr – blackest-baron

[6] Tumblr – wildworkingbluebottles

[7] Tumblr – yharnam-is-a-fuck

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