The strongest force on the internet? Looks like it’s the legion of tech-savvy fans of K-pop group Blackpink (sorry, Stans).
As if we needed further proof that there’s nothing more powerful on the internet than the humble Stan.
For those who aren’t as attuned to internet culture as I am — or haven’t had an awkward Stan period of their own — the term “Stan” comes from Eminem’s song of the same name, which portrays an obsessed fan with hero-worshiping tendencies. Which seems to be an appropriate description.
Devoted fans of South Korean girl group Blackpink, who refer to themselves as Blinks — a portmanteau of black and pink — have found a way to reverse-engineer streaming platforms’ algorithms to ensure the K-pop group’s success. expected second album. And honestly, color impressed me.