We all love a good Gif or video, but when media is in short supply social media users are increasingly discovering there's a different medium they can use to illustrate their point.
Not words obviously, leave those to the bookworms, but a different way to make pictures – emojis and keyboards characters.
When used shrewdly these icons can make memes of the highest quality and the 11 expertly-crafted illustrations below are no exception.
1. The tragedy of George and Lenny
2. Birthday balloons
3. Harry, Louis, Niall, Liam and Zayn
4. A Mexican stand-off in the office
6. Square-panted sea creatures
8. Marvel superheros
11. Large-lobed humans
No photography or filming skills required, just hop on your device and start start typing.
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.