The Almanac (pseudohistorian) wrote,
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Read Us Any Rule, We'll Break It

Governo's Law of Online Social Stimulus (GLOSS)

"The amount of response to something you post online is inversely proportional to the amount of time and thought you put into posting it."

Sample Sentence:

That squee thread was a classic example of GLOSS if I've ever seen one.

This is the reason why your thoroughly researched, exquisitely well-articulated treatise on the nature of existence, posted only after countless hours of careful consideration and planning, barely attracts any notice; while your hastily scribbled, grammatically catastrophic rant on the nature of mayonnaise, posted out of the blue at three in the morning after an ill-fated Miracle Whip purchase, elicits dozens of comments almost instantaneously.
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