Well, not really moving anywhere. These memes are attention and info-grabs. They are the ones doing the moving, around the net. The people circulating them? Not so much.
The I'm Going To Live In x For x Months Facebook chain status meme has puzzled a lot of people.
And it appears to have absolutely no point. At least that's better than getting women to post racy statuses and pretend it's about cancer awareness.
According to this best answer on Yahoo:
"You use the month and day you were born on.
Write: "I am going to live in (month you were born [see below]) for (day you were born) months!
January - Mexico
February - London
March - Miami
April - Dominican Republic
May - France
June - St. Petersburg
July - Austria
August - Germany
September - New York
October - Amsterdam
November - Las Vegas
December - Columbia"
Well, it's still a stupid status chain, and I think it's probably a way of getting people to reveal their birthdays, even if they have their FB privacy settings not to display their birth dates publicly. Most likely an attempt at collecting stats on people, and disguising that operation as a not-so-fun status game. The end result is a reveal of birthdays in a bunch of annoying nonsense status updates.
🤦🏽♀️BP: Bah! Another stupid forward, mangled!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Heh, look out, chain freak, you asked for it!
😏Meme: ITS PRETTY FUNNY THAT YOU OPENED THIS BECAUSE:
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: If you're THAT easy to amuse…
🤦🏽♀️BP: Hey, no need for all caps! And why is it funny? Funny because you think you've duped me? Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but I've opened this to mangle it!
😏Meme: TAG YOU'RE IT!!
🤦🏽♀️BP: Oh, not more tag! Look, I'm not it, I'm not playing your stupid game.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Yeah, it's not really "tag" it's more like "Spam! You got junked!"
😏Meme: In the next seven days you will:
🤦🏽♀️BP: Bah! Next seven days my foot!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Smash this chain, and get a lot of other stuff done.
😏Meme: 1. Have someone fall in love with you
🤦🏽♀️BP: Eww...just randomly *poof* "Hey, Beth, I'm in love with you!" *rolls eyes* Yeah, since I've always wanted a stalker...
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Eurgh, no! That wouldn't be love, and it would be creepy. No, I'm pretty sure no one's going to suddenly fall head over heels for me within such a short time. Oh, and this chain won't make anyone feel anything about me.
😏Meme: 2. Find a $20.00 bill on the ground
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Uh, no, I'm pretty careful with my wallet and Ipad and any money I have stowed in either case. I've come close to dropping 5$ on the groind that I picked up because it was loose in a jacket pocket, but that doesn't happen with larger bills ever.
🤦🏽♀️BP: Oh, woo-stinkin'-hoo. Maybe I don't want your chain-money.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Heh, no kidding, it would likely be counterfeit anyway.
😏Meme: 3. Go out with the person you like
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: And, um, like, who might that be? You don't even know if I actually "like" anyone, and if i did, it wouldn't be you.
🤦🏽♀️BP: Wait, is this a different person than the one who fell in love with me? Great. Now I have TWO stalkers.
😏Meme: 4. Your best friend will get you a really nice gift
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Why would they do that? It isn't Christmas and it isn't my birthday.
🤦🏽♀️BP: H'm! What, just randomly get me a present? In my experience, people don't just shell out gifts. There's a reason behind it.
🤦🏽♀️BP: DUN-DUN-DUUUN! Don't forget the big tension-building 'but'!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: "But" nothing. I'm not spamming your chain to anyone else in the phoney hopes of getting a bunch of phoney stalkers and phoney gifts.
😏Meme: first you will have to repost this
🤦🏽♀️BP: Ah-ha! The big reveal. That's what you were getting at all along!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Yeah, no, not reposting it without smashing it. this chain is not going to give me gifts and lovers, heck, I don't even want a romance, so there, take that.
😏Meme: with this title: I'm moving to (a random place)!
🤦🏽♀️BP: Now you're just trying to freak people out.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: I'm not posting any such nonsense lie.
😏Meme: *Repost this and see how many people you scare!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Oh, that's real mature and humanitarian of you. (Sarcasm warp50) Not happening. I care too much about my friends, and things like the truth to do anything so stupid and trollish.
🤦🏽♀️BP: H'm! See! I was right.
😏Meme: * No Send Backs!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Right, because this isn't the fake friendship variety of hoax, it's the get something for nothing sort. Since I don't know who actually started this chain, I can't send it back to them, even though they would surely deserve it, nor would I want to. I just don't stoop that low. But it will lie bleeding out, smashed here.
🤦🏽♀️BP: Pssh! Like I'd want to send you any e-mail, forward or otherwise.
😏Meme: * Send this to 10 people in the next 143 min.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Sheesh, tack on the 143 numerology hoax to make this thing seem more credible, not. This 143 business along with the "greatest shock" "crush's name will appear at key combo press" has been debunked so many times and has never worked for anyone who reposted it.
🤦🏽♀️BP: How about not?
😏Meme: When you are done press F6 and your crushes name will appear on the screen in big letters.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: *Sigh* It doesn't matter how many different versions of virals this hoax gets attached to, it will never come true. No forward is going to endow any computer keyboard with such power. Do I really have to say it again?
🤦🏽♀️BP: Yeah, and I'm best friends with Big Foot. *rolls eyes*
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Lol!
😏Meme:This is so scary cuz it works!!
🤦🏽♀️BP: It's scary that people believe this!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Sad how moronic this is. The only way this chain works is to annoy recipients and make the senders look stupid.
😏Meme:if you break the chain you will have problems with....
🤦🏽♀️BP: Only you, since you're the moron who wants this thing spread! I think I can live with you having a problem with me.
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Lol!
😏Meme: relationships, your job/school,Your family for the next 5 years
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Oh, you don't know which one fits my situation, so you just toss in a list of them all to try sounding scarier. Nope, not buying your load of bullcrap. There's nothing you can do to me.
🤦🏽♀️BP: Oh, gimme a break! You can't do a thing, so stop trying to use the 'forward or be cursed' tactic on me.
😏Meme: JUST COPY AND PASTE
🧝♀️Ocean Elf:Just smash.
😏Meme: Plotting Revenge Is FUN!!!
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: Well, that speaks volumes about you, as a typical chain originator, doesn't it? Revenge against who, for what? I hope someone gets theirs on you for starting something so stupid.
🤦🏽♀️BP: Pssh, wha-? We went from scaring people to plotting revenge? Sheesh! And you know what, revenge only hurts the person trying to get revenge. It starts a vicious cycle that just makes things worse. So, how's about you shut up and leave me alone?
🧝♀️Ocean Elf: That's right, actually, so I take it back. I hope someone gets justice rather than revenge on this chain idiot. And I have a suggestion for the originator of this hoax: take your own suggestion and move - to another galaxy!
Over and out.