Often encountered on sites such as Facebook where people feel the need to repeatedly update their status with inane and repetitive content. It is characterised of being of no interest to anyone, except the people narcissistic enough to believe that their 'friends' want to know that he/she:
- "...is typing."
- "...is bored."
- "...is eating pasta for dinner."
- "...has finished dinner."
- "...is going to sleep."
Some may include too much information spanning multiple lines, boring readers with their detail, whereas others may may not add any content at all and simply fill their status update with punctuation, such as ".", "...", ">", etc.
Worse still, some believe their mere existence is worthy of an update, with a bsu along the lines of "...is."
Bsu is used as a reply to status updates to alert a person to their abuse of the status update facility. Numerous groups on Facebook have formed in response to this phenomena; of note: "Your boring facebook status makes me want to punch my computer screen," which captures the precise feelings evoked when a bsu is encountered.
FB Person 1: Michael is sitting down.
FB Person 2: Enough with the bsu. There's a site called Twitter you can join.
A further evolution of the thought that the phrase 'starving children in Africa' has lost its meaning and that it is used so frequently that it has since lost any significance that it once had.
The terms scia is therefore used to mock the irreverence of referring to the 'starving children in Africa,' or simply as a means of saving the number of energy it takes to describe the plight of the scia.
Person 1: Why are you wasting money on that chocolate bar? Think about all the starving children in Africa that can't even afford the basics to survive.
Person 2: Oh yeah, those scia. Let me enjoy my chocolate bar.