This Nerve article really hit the nail on the head:

Imagine Daria and Jane lampooning trust-fund-baby protestors at Occupy Wall Street, or taking aim at the Snooki/Ronnie dynamic on Jersey Shore. There’s an endless parade of public figures who are primed and ready for our withering contempt, and they’re making more noise than ever before. Who better than Daria, Jane, and Mystik Spiral to voice our frustrations?

If Daria was around now and voiced her sarcasm via blogs and social networking platforms, a giant fanbase of devoted cynics would undoubtedly hang on her every word. But then, she might be really contemptuous of social media in the first place. Meh.