As we know that Zalgo or glitch text use diacritics to make the text look distorted and glitched. This leads to people questioning different things. Why is it creepy looking? Who will use this type of text message? Does it involve some serial killer perceptions? Or does it involve the Illuminati because of its mysterious and creepy forms and shapes?
So what is the truth behind all of this?
Aside from different conspiracy theories by people and sorry to disappoint but these scary-looking texts are not related to the Illuminati or serial killing. All of these theories that are made up by people are myths. But we cannot leave the fact that most of the time when they are used are for performing scary tasks. That is the reason that people tend to believe that it is a bad thing and shouldn’t be done.
But it turned out this was the reason that led to the success of Zalgo because fans went out for it. It influenced the people who wanted to use something different for their texts and it led to the attraction. So even now people have mixed reactions to glitch texts.
Are these Glitch texts useful?
Aside from the myths and storytelling, it turned out that these texts have different uses too.
So how does it all work out and who uses it? Let’s find out below:
Glitch texts are used in making copypasta memes. Copypasta means the message that keeps getting replicated and then sent. So these are some copy-pasted memes that are widely used by different sites. These memes are made with symbols that show glitches.
So when you type it in your computer it will look as if your computer is hacked or there is a malfunction in your system. So don’t be scared or turn your computer on and off because the surprise is it is just your common glitch text that is trying to scare you with its creepy shapes and your computer is just doing fine. So it is one of the reasons it is common in meme culture.
Also, these texts are used in freaky and weird memes that turn out to amuse people by the way they are. People find it aesthetically different because of the way these texts are, like their shapes are unusual and an illusion is created that differentiates it from the real world and then presented to people and they find the humor behind it aesthetically pleasing.
Most famous usage of glitch texts:
We as people get inspired when celebrities and influential figures use the same things that we use. It gives us a sense of feeling that they are the same people as us because we feel they belong to another dimension of the world and when they use it, therefore gives us a touch of connection that they are human beings just like us.
So we get inspired and sometimes it leads to a lot of laud for that personality and sometimes some critical response too. So who are those personalities that used the glitch text? Let’s dig into that….
From useless digital font to internet art:
You might probably think that from seeing the above issues glitch texts are of no use. But wait there’s more to it. Yes! You are right. Because an app was made influenced by glitch text and known as Glitchr.
Glitchr is an app that gives your pictures a super retro and aesthetic look. Also, You can generate glitch texts that are used in making short animated movies and in different drawings by giving a 3-D aspect to them. So to your surprise, it is more than a simple distorted text.
From the above discussion, we can conclude that Glitch text has transformed into a proper medium not only applying to its text, but also its drawings, meme culture, and also the introduction of different apps. This was all for glitch text. Hope you enjoyed reading this!
Michael Bloomberg Presidential Campaign:
It all went down but once again it rose when the presidential campaign for Michael Bloomberg brought back the memories of glitch texts in their presidential campaign in 2020. Their logo was the reason that led people to point their fingers that are glitch texts back in their game as it was a flashback of glitch texts.
But it also leads to critical claims because some of the audience had different reviews. Again the conspiracy theories were made regarding the symbols that were used in the logo of the campaign. But there was a slight change when it was updated that this whole glitch text might be the work of a fan site of Mike Bloomberg.
Issues with glitch text:
Some issues arose which might result in defame of glitch text. It was seen that by using glitch texts in messaging some apps got crashed as they cannot handle Zalgo texts. It was seen in some famous apps like Gmail, iMessage, etc. so this can also prove to be a turning point for glitch text as it can degrade their popularity.