i am looking for meme

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The hottest Twitter meme puts a hilarious spin on dating profile clichés

Everybody's looking for something.

Aug 22, 2017, 3:30 pm*

Internet Culture

Tiffany Kelly 

Tiffany Kelly

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.

https://twitter.com/kerra_henke/status/898315832299618304

And references to songs, like the ever popular Mr. Brightside.

https://twitter.com/emofucc/status/899447081529692161

Then, like all memes, people started using it to reference pop culture.

https://twitter.com/stylinsonbaaby/status/899461188865609728

https://twitter.com/Dory/status/899470490531770368

https://twitter.com/carxlinv/status/899050923405619200

You can use the meme to pretend to be someone else.

https://twitter.com/MEMESG0D/status/899698428858441728

Or, if you’re Kenny G, you can just be your meme-loving self.

Some people are already tired of this meme.

https://twitter.com/MADBLACKTHOT/status/899455746382974977

Don’t worry. The internet will soon find new way to tell a joke.

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*First Published: Aug 23, 2017, 5:30 am