Twitter is in the mood for farewell as Fleets will no longer be a part of Twitter. Fleets are stepping down after a failed mission. Although it was introduced with the aim of easing up users who found Twitter to be a bit intimidating and public, the users didn’t find it very intriguing. In fact, a good majority came to know about the existence of such a feature only through the farewell memes. However, on the bright side, at least it won’t be a silent goodbye.
Although it is hard to say whether Twitterati is actually grief-stricken or if it’s just plain sarcasm, the fact stands that memes are always welcome even if it is a goodbye. After all, memes are the default response to anything that happens that it is not a matter of surprise. And if there is an opportunity to unleash some memes in the name of Fleets, why miss the chance? Here are some bits and pieces from that farewell(meme) party from Twitter.
Emptiness. Void. What else? Feel free to add the terms.
how the top of the app feels like after fleets are gone pic.twitter.com/DPLWbkHQ3E
— Bes D. Marx (@besf0rt) August 3, 2021
Oh no! Fleets are gone!
— Gigguk (@GiggukAZ) August 4, 2021
“Omg fleets are gone” pic.twitter.com/1pNzuJGyKm
— 𝙲𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚘𝚜 𝙶𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚎𝚗❤️🔥 (@seminariancag) August 3, 2021
Truth is always bitter.
Twitter looks so organized and clean today 😂#fleetsgone
— MOOSA RASHID (@YaminRashid9) August 4, 2021
Seeing the depth of grief on Twitter, I can’t help wonder if I am the only insensitive one not feeling anything.
That empty space that used to be for fleets feels like an empty apartment
— Jai Cabajar (@jaicabajar) August 4, 2021
The underlying emotion sounds so genuine that it’s hard to pick the sarcasm. Or is it actually genuine?
I'm an emotional wreck right now.. no more fleets.. so I'm sorry for tweeting all these sentimental stuff here 🥺 anyway..time to sleep. Have to wake up in 4 hours 🥲 Happy birthday EXO-L ❤ #L1485ToForever
— ♡찬열♡ (@no_loey_no_life) August 4, 2021
While there are some humans who don’t even know they exist.
Not me still looking for fleets😭😭😭
— C҉ e҉ e҉ 🦅🇬🇧 (@CeePresh1) August 4, 2021
I was at the Crystal Lake Carryout getting some god damn orange tic tacs, and the guy at the register told the man behind him that he was glad fleets are gone!!! Shit went south!! pic.twitter.com/vGavqMJInF
— Crazy Ralph (@CrazyRalph1980) August 4, 2021
How else is it supposed to disappear? Just curious.
So fleets dissapeared jist like that ?
Really 🙄🙄😒 pic.twitter.com/lyVkBmN1nJ
— itsnaftal ♂️ (@Naftallll) August 4, 2021
Hell yeah they got rid of fleets pic.twitter.com/DKkVdywU7O
— april (@tofucore) August 4, 2021
Let’s wrap up with this.
Fleets gone pic.twitter.com/RVU3JSy7bi
— 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙮𝙃𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙂𝙧𝙞𝙢_𝙑𝙪 (@Grim_Vu) August 3, 2021
Although the emotions behind the exit of fleets are hard to discern from the way Twitterati is reacting, one thing is certain. Although they failed to make an impact during their lifetime, they did make a rather good exit, accompanied by memes(Count this as my desperate attempt at a eulogy). While some are actually sad they are gone(or they are really good at sarcasm), the others are more concerned about their memes. When all is said and done, people are different, emotions are different. It is all just a fleeting emotion.