What Does BUBBLE Mean?

BUBBLE is a slang term used widely to refer to interest groups defined by algorithms. In drugs related chat, BUBBLE is also used to refer to any illegal stimulants found in powdered form. Here is more information about each of these definitions of BUBBLE.

Algorithmically Defined Group

BUBBLE (or FILTER BUBBLE) is a slang term used to refer to groups of people who are determined by internet and social media algorithms to share the same interests. These algorithms note articles and themes that are popular with users and automatically present content that matches each user's perceived interests and biases.

The process of placing users in a BUBBLE is done completely automatically, without their knowledge or consent.

Powdered Illegal Stimulants

In drugs related chat, BUBBLE originally referred specifically to the drug mephedrone. However, the term is now widely used to refer to any synthetic stimulant in powdered form.

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Summary of Key Points

First Definition of BUBBLE

"Algorithmically Defined Group" is the most common definition for BUBBLE on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, as well as in mainstream use.
Definition:Algorithmically Defined Group
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of BUBBLE

In drugs related chat, BUBBLE is used to refer to powdered illegal stimulants.
Definition:Powdered Illegal Stimulants
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Example of BUBBLE Used in a Text


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