These memes first saw popularity on Twitter as early as 2011, but only really blossomed into its current stock photo glory in September 2016. They started out pretty innocuously, utilizing the joke to make fun of universal subjects like musical tastes. Since then, the memes have become more "meta," tackling subjects like net neutrality and political theory. We've rounded up some of the best examples from the past year.
Ugh seriously not cool MAAAM and DAAAD. These two parents had to go and set the tone of an otherwise nice check-up convo between loving family members, to instead a paralyzing level of awkwardness. But hey, I'll be the first to suggest that group chats inherently suck -- no matter who is involved. This is the rock-bottom of terrible group chats though, that much is for sure. Though, I might take the quick and deadly stab of cringe in this conversation, over the 98 notifications that last Friday's group chat bitchslapped my deeply irritated phone with.