I’m not talking about memes about Facebook, I’m talking about memes on Facebook.

The criteria for a meme to spread on Facebook is a little different than those on other sites. There is the occasional really funny one that goes around Facebook, but the usual ones have a bit of a trend.

First of all, they’re usually an image that makes it easy to tag people in. The “tag your friends” pictures where you tag your friends to describe them. This made friends feel they were appreciated and understood (assuming they were tagged in the right spot). This was pretty popular a couple of years ago, but now the use of it has died down.

From Hug Pages

Another aspect of a meme that spreads on Facebook is that it has to do something with yourself. Whether describing how bad your life is or your views on life in a meaningful way, if it is relate-able to a lot of different people, it will spread like wildfire. The “What people think I do” meme is a very good example. It describes people’s different view points of what they believe a part of your life is about. Society thinks that being a doctor is like being on Grey’s Anatomy, while their actually is a buttload of paperwork involved. This meme can be very funny and makes you think more about certain professions and activities.

from Know Your Memes

Now that you know how to make a meme trending on Facebook, remember to use it responsibly. If you only post memes on Facebook, it might ruin Facebook’s image. Instead of being a place to talk about yourself, through constant meme posting it might turn be a place to just post funny pictures, like Tumblr or Reddit. There is also the chance that people will start ignoring your posts entirely, which is probably more likely. So be very careful about posting these type of things.

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