If you’re not quick enough, you can miss an internet trend in the blink of an eye. The latest trend to hit was a short jumbled audio clip that left people questioning whether they heard “Yanny” or “Laurel.” It called back to the extensive debates surrounding 2015’s “is the dress blue or gold,” but didn’t gain the same kind of traction.
By day three or so, people were already tired of the whole “Yanny or Laurel” thing. It had an incredibly short lifespan and didn’t quite muster the reaction that other “viral comparisons” tend to. As Senior Technology Writer at Buzzfeed Charlie Warzel puts it, “This new TheDress2.0 audio thing lacks all the internet fun and spontaneous joy of the first one.”