Another young person reporting (19).
> For those turned off of 4chan, I'd assume most probably wouldn't look towards similar forms of communication, would they?
Mostly true. Most people just use reddit or twitter. I've run into a number of people who are interested imageboards, but most of them tend to either be of the "le epic memester" variety, or that they browse /pol/. Most know of 4chan, but don't actively browse and are generally turned off because it's aura of being a haven for shitposters and pedos.
>The appeal of an Anonymous way to share ones thoughts seems like it would be fleeting to youth grown on social media, used to being the center of attention or within a group of identifiable persons.
This really isn't the case. Some people do use twitter and instagram to blog, but it's not really that important. It's just something to do, really. The "groups of identifiable persons" that people actually use are just group chats for texting, although that's somewhat shifted towards using discord. Outside of blogging, people really only use twitter, instagram, tiktok, etc for sharing memes and stuff they've found.
>Is it a passing interest in that which they find unique, or a genuine desire for this style of online interaction?
For myself, I suppose it's a bit of both. I generally dislike all of the previously mentions forms of communication. Imageboards -- so long as they're not too large -- are also just a lot more laid back. There's not too much showboating or trying to be recognized for witty comments and stuff. For 4chan and other fast imageboards, that's not so much the case, but I really don't browse those places to begin with.
You also have to consider the young posters who are actually veterans that have been shitposting on various imageboards and forums since they were kids. I've been ruining threads since childhood and even after a little more than a decade later that probably isn't gonna change anytime soon. I feel like there's a significant portion of young posters who are in my situation.
Nobody on kissu is below 30.
this is not an old folks home!