This is Phone Brandon. He’s been a GroupMe meme since 2011. That’s right. We’ve had meme technology since 2011, when employees Brandon Keene and Pat Nakajima wrote a command-line utility to place top and bottom text on any image and upload it to our team chat.
We’ve seen our memes develop personalities. This is Guru Spillman. He tastes the sun in the moonlight. And spends whole days thinking about happiness. Meanwhile, Phone Brandon collects evidence against us and orders Fernet and sodas.
Sometimes memes interact and build off each other. Here, Canadian Geoff (Disclaimer: Geoff no longer works for us but he is definitely very Canadian even if he tells you otherwise) is explaining a Canadian-ism:
Jared Explains responds:
But mostly they’re just one-off goofs:
I’m not writing this to brag about how hilarious we are. We know we are. But since this has been a big part of the GroupMe culture, we decided to bring it to the GroupMe product.
So now we are making our meme technology available in our iPhone and web app, so you and your friends can have the same fun we’ve had for two years.
All memes are of current or former GroupMe employees.