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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:

https://twitter.com/SPENCERcNIEMETZ/status/897164537920499712

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

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.

https://twitter.com/kennyg/status/899303729823862784

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.

Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

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.