What is Kappa? The Story Behind Twitch's Undisputed King of Sarcasm

by Christian Pearson, Miles Hackett, Josh Bury Jun 24

The world of memes is a complex and oftentimes bewildering landscape to navigate.

To the outsider, it’s an ever-expanding language of seemingly nonsensical words and images.

But to the insider, the symbols of this world are powerful tools of communication, often subject to controversy, transformative meanings and varying durations of popularity.

However, since Twitch’s launch in 2011, one emote has become the universal trademark of sarcasm and continues to thrive atop the platform’s throne.

That's right. We're doing Kappa.

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