[Ed. – You’ve been ‘ratioed.’]
Students throughout the ages have suffered long nights of the soul as they revisit their exams. The answer was B, they think, breaking out into a cold sweat, not C! Most writers are well beyond the stage when they have nightmares about school. Instead, they now startle awake at night fearing that the tweet they sent before going to bed will be “ratioed” by the morning.
The term ratio will puzzle anyone who does not spend an inordinate share of their time on social media. … If a tweet elicits far more hostile replies than likes or retweets — meaning that there is a high ratio between criticism and approbation — it has been duly ratioed.
The other thing the non-initiated need to know is that, among the extremely online, getting ratioed is considered an unambiguous sign of moral and intellectual failure. …
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