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Everybody’s looking for something.
Who are you and what are you looking for? These are standard questions that people have been asking strangers on the internet since the first instant messaging services. Remeber the A/S/L of the early internet? Now people are identifying themselves, and their intentions, in a new meme.
Like the length of recording meme, the ‘looking for’ meme creatively uses emoji to set up a joke. In this meme, people use circular emoji to make it appear that they are answering questions in a survey. The meme really took off after this tweet about Carly Rae Jepsen:
More music-related requests followed.
And references to songs, like the ever popular Mr. Brightside.
Then, like all memes, people started using it to reference pop culture.
I am a:— Alex 🇬🇧 (@TheAuraGuardian) August 21, 2017
🔘 Pictures of Spider-Man pic.twitter.com/rWBUd3MIHC
I am:— Nir / NV ⚔️🛡️ | In The Multiverse Of Madness (@NVPlays) August 21, 2017
⚪️ A man
⚪️ A man
⚪️ A Woman
🔘 I am Groot
You can use the meme to pretend to be someone else.
Or, if you’re Kenny G, you can just be your meme-loving self.
Some people are already tired of this meme.
Don’t worry. The internet will soon find new way to tell a joke.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.