There's a new internet craze in town: and your phone may not thank you for it.
US Engineering student Seth Schneider innocently posted up a picture of himself, taken while bored during the recent Hurricane Matthew lockdown, which instantly went viral, racking up over 150,000 retweets
And what was it? This:
Yes, we know what you're thinking. It's not really a high five, it's a clap, isn't it?
What say you Seth?
isn't a a high five is nothing more than two people clapping up high though?— Seth Schneider (@TOSUBUCK) October 9, 2016
Fair point Seth. More questions followed, deftly answered by our newest hero.
how many times you pick the phone off the bathroom floor, you ninja you.— Slack Daddy (@BackRowLearner) October 9, 2016
Someone tried to be a party-pooper.
@Jcastro512 you know there's a timer on your phone you can turn on and it'll take a photo of you,,,,— Rach (@rshaffer31) October 8, 2016
but there's no fun in that. With this you gotta push the button and be speedy 😂— Seth Schneider (@TOSUBUCK) October 8, 2016
Another fair question:
And the big one - how is it done?
by taking advantage of the phone camera's initial delay when taking a picture— Seth Schneider (@TOSUBUCK) October 9, 2016
And can us mere mortals do it?
But Seth, pray tell, how?
the art of Phone Fiving is self taught. You must look deep in your heart to learn— Seth Schneider (@TOSUBUCK) October 9, 2016
People of the internet: you know what to do.