Funny Meme Pages On Instagram
The doors in the toilets are missing, someone prints a sliced eel on the cafeteria tray and then the exams are also written in tents. All these can be moments to despair about university life. Or to make an Internet meme out of it. Memes are popular: According to a survey by the digital association Bitkom, one in three Internet users has already shared one publicly; 43 percent of the 16- to 29-year-old respondents do so regularly. For media psychologist Anne Leiser, the pictures and videos are more than just a way to crack jokes: “The humor in Internet memes makes it easier to find an approach to some topics,” she says. That way, she says, people can deal with them, digest them more easily – and also express criticism. There are now dozens of accounts on Instagram that post memes just from university life – about the peculiarities of individual universities or popular subjects such as law or pharmacy. Behind them are mostly students who do not reveal their names. After all, it’s much easier to do anonymous research at humorous Asta meetings or university radio editorial conferences. And no one wants to ruin their grade by making jokes about their professors. Here, six students tell us why they devote themselves to producing memes on the side, what goals they pursue with the pictures, and what almost all students laugh about.
University of Duisburg-Essen
The account: unidue.memes The maker: Studies industrial engineering in the Bachelor “Once I sat a committee meeting of the university, and it was talked about my account. No one knew I was behind it. Sometimes it also happens that my fellow students send me my own memes. I then just reply with a laughing miley. I started the account in January 2020. Sometimes I post daily, for example when the best professor is elected at the university. On very active days, I invest about three hours for it. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram, which complements the article and is recommended by the editors. You can view and hide it with one click. Jokes about the rancid campus in Duisburg are a perennial favorite. The refectory is over thirty years old, many buildings resemble administrative buildings from the last century, and only the Audimax was recently rebuilt. In contrast, the campus in Essen: brand-new cafeteria, two new cafés, modern buildings with green areas. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram, which complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view and hide it with one click. Some of my favorite memes are from after the long pandemic semesters, everything took place online back then. Then in the winter semester of 2021, we students came back to campus – and there was a boarding system for admission. It was like being at an airport. Also good: In winter, we were supposed to write exams outside in a tent. Memes are about being able to humorously criticize – whether it’s the craziness with the tent, the Asta’s spending on alcoholic drinks, or the professors. That way I can draw attention to grievances. And maybe also change something.”
University of Trier
The account: unitrierposting The makers:inside: Five (former) students with the subjects History and English, Bio, one is doing a PhD, here tells a student in the last master’s semester teaching. “There used to be another meme account at the University of Trier. But it missed an important event: the toilet doors at the biology department were missing for months. We recognized the potential for raunchy jokes and quickly gathered followers. We usually take turns posting; when someone discovers something funny on the web, they quickly craft a meme out of it. Because we’re friends, we don’t have to coordinate, because we have almost the same sense of humor and can communicate with each other almost wordlessly. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view it and hide it with one click. What always works are memes about exam stress – especially when dogs and cats are on them. Our university also has a president who frequently ignores the concerns of us students. For example, despite protests from the Asta, the dual master’s degree was abolished or lecturers were casually dismissed. Instead, he knows what students otherwise love: Gifts. As soon as the temperature rises above 30 degrees, he hands out ice cream in front of the cafeteria, after the lockdown there were masks and once even cake. Him we process in many memes. And there’s a fish that divides us students: someone came up with the idea of printing the dining hall trays with a sliced eel. Some think it’s awful, others think it’s wonderful – I always try to avoid these trays. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram, which complements the article and is recommended by the editors. You can view it and hide it with one click. But we use the account not only for jokes. Once we asked our followers about their experiences with racism. Many came forward, and we offered them a platform – of course, we didn’t make memes, but shared their stories in our Story. By now, almost everyone from the early days of our account has graduated. We don’t want to stop yet – nevertheless, we have already cast support. Via a meme contest, of course.”
The account: classical_law_memes The doer: Will soon write the first state exam in law “The idea for my account came to me during one of my first lectures on legal history – the topic was the Digesta and Emperor Iustinian. That’s why I also post under the name Emperor Iustinian. The special thing about my memes: I use a lot of classical paintings. I’m interested in art and history myself, even wanted to study the subjects once on teaching degree. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram, which complements the article and is recommended by the editors. You can view and hide it with one click. Many of my memes deal with everyday student life: with impressions from the library, coffee breaks, or reading through facts during exams. Sometimes absurd cases come up that rarely happen in real life. The other day, I had a case in which all the accumulations and legal problem areas, from drunkenness to mental impairment, were combined in one person. The Federal Supreme Court often needs months or even years for a single decision, but in an exam we only have two to five hours. As a student, you sometimes feel like you’re being made fun of. What unfortunately also works well are prejudices about students from other courses of study: about business students, for example, who had ‘no idea’ what else to study, or about teacher training students who ‘of course all’ smoke weed and whose life search takes a little longer. I don’t believe that we lawyers are in any way better than others. On the contrary, many stereotypes from Burberry Trench to Sunday golf apply. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view and hide it with one click. Students often share their concerns with me via Instagram. I then try to listen, also learn for myself and share experiences. Every now and then, I organize a kind of matchmaking exchange: I ask my followers to send me some information about themselves, such as their age or character preferences. I then use a sophisticated system to create matches. A student from Cologne and a student from Düsseldorf are now engaged. I hope they’ll invite me to their wedding.”
University of Würzburg
The account: uni_wuerzburg_memes The Maker: Seventh semester Political and Social Studies student “During the first lockdown, I discovered a gap in the market: The University of Würzburg lacked a meme account, other universities already had one. So I founded one. It was probably also the boredom during the pandemic that gave me the idea. Building a meme takes about two minutes, but generating new ideas is much more time-consuming. During the exam period, I also let the account rest for two weeks. Recommended external content At this point you will find external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view it and hide it with one click. There are a few things that all students laugh about: Würzburg jokes, exam stress, coughing in the library. To make good university memes, you have to experience the situations yourself. I, too, find out every year that the exam period comes too early. Last year we had a university mascot: a goose. She walked along the banks of the Main River for months, eyeing students as they picnicked and drank. I named her Astrid and made a video collection of the latest sightings. At some point, the local newspaper discovered her. And was quite impudent: it simply called Astrid Waldemar. Recommended external content At this point you can find an external content from Instagram, which complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view and hide it with one click. Unfortunately, Astrid aka Waldemar has since disappeared. That’s a shame, but anyway, another meme was a long-running favorite this year: a student once accidentally sent an email to the university’s entire mailing list. The memes about it still have a high reach today.”
The account: pharmamemes.official The creators:inside: Three students of pharmacy, here a student from the third semester tells “In the beginning I was just an enthusiastic follower of the biggest pharma meme page. Then the admin of the page was looking for support because the work alone became too much for him. To apply, you had to create a meme; after all, the humor has to fit. I scored with a SpongeBob meme for my first internship in inorganic and applied chemistry. Many first-year students learn the periodic table by heart, but that’s not even necessary. Recommended external content At this point you will find external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editors. You can view and hide it with one click. We have a group chat together with another student whose meme was also convincing in the application, where we share funny brainstorms. If a meme is good, it gets posted. Sometimes there are new memes every day, often only once a week. We use the images to share our everyday university life and study frustrations. Recommended external content At this point, you will find an external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view and hide it with one click. We get the most coverage with situations that every pharmacy student has experienced. For example, when you are standing next to 30 other students in the laboratory and have to determine the concentration of a sample by adding a reference solution. The textbook specifies the color tone to which the liquid should be added – but the color differences are often small. Is it already salmon-colored or still light pink? In order to deliver the analysis successfully, you can hardly afford to make mistakes. This can sometimes bring one to the brink of despair. So it’s all the nicer when you can laugh about it with fellow sufferers after the lab is closed.”
University of Göttingen
Account: memefakultaet_unigoe The doer: Studying Political Science in Bachelor “In the first Lockdown, I missed university life – so I made memes instead. I like to be creative, so it was a good fit. At first, I didn’t even think that the memes could also create a social community. In the meantime, I exchange memes with other accounts. And when the new semester starts, I help a lot of first-year students. For example, they ask me on Instagram how the Mensa card works. Recommended external content At this point you will find external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view and hide it with one click. Last year, dramatic events played out at Göttingen’s Kiessee lake. A one and a half meter long catfish tried to eat a huge water turtle. None survived. The photo of the catfish went through the media – I made a meme out of it. I like it because it comes from Göttingen and fits pretty well to many situations in everyday university life. Sometimes I feel like the turtle: studying seems to swallow up one’s own person, until everything revolves around exams, lectures and the Mensa meal. Recommended external content At this point you will find an external content from Instagram that complements the article and is recommended by the editorial team. You can view and hide it with one click. The meme with the widest reach so far is set in the Bafög office: it shows Elton John, symbolizing a poor student, complaining about a lack of money. But instead of giving him Bafög, the advisor only comments ‘You dont’t look broke’. Why this meme, of all things, got so much response is beyond me – over 11,000 likes with around 3300 subscribers.” While so-called “serious” people may scoff at memes, they are an essential part of modern social media. Like it or not, there’s a good reason why your Instagram feed is filled with pictures of funny cats, cute kids and motivational quotes. According to the Collins English dictionary, a meme is “something like a video, picture, or phrase that many people send to each other on the Internet.” That’s a very general definition, but it describes memes well. The word once had a loftier meaning. Richard Dawkins created the term with the concept that a meme is an idea passed down from generation to generation. Does that mean the reason you share videos with your clumsy cat is to benefit future generations? Despite the looser social media definition of memes we use today, there’s no escaping their importance. By definition, memes are popular. Influential people share memes. If you want your material to get more engagement, you should share memes. You should include some memes in your influencer marketing (Except maybe companies that specialize in serious B2B). Just a word of warning. Internet memes tend to be irreverent and fun. This means that many favorite memes have the potential to offend some people. Instagrammers often continue this disrespect when naming their Instagram meme accounts. If you’re offended by swearing, you should probably avoid the next section of this post.
10 of the best Instagram meme accounts:
- 1. @epicfunnypage
- 3. @sarcasm_only
- 4. @daquan
- 5. @thefatjewish
- 6. @lmao.gaming
- 7. @societyfeelings
- 8. @couplesnote
- 9. @funnymemes
- 10. @ladbible
Followers: 15.8 million @epicfunnypage is very popular. It encourages people to follow for the funniest videos and memes. It is very important to post funny content several times a day. At the time of writing this article, @epicfunnypage is set up as a private account. This is nothing to worry about. All you have to do is click the blue “Follow” button and soon you’ll have access to their memes. In fact, this seems to be one of the biggest Instagram trends of 2018. The Atlantic writes, “More and more meme accounts are going private. Their owners say it’s a new way to gain followers on a crowded platform. This article quotes Jack Wagner, a Los Angeles-based director, who says, “People are going private because they get more followers when a follower sends a post to their friend, and that person has to follow the account to see the posts. It’s as simple as that.” @epicfunnypage posts about 10 short video memes each day, focusing on kids and animals doing something fun.
Followers: 16.6 million @fuckjerry has been on Instagram since 2012. He focuses on a Millenial / Generation Z audience and his posts contain numerous pop culture references relevant to these age groups. The meme account has since become Jerry Media, which works with brands to create appropriate sponsored content. The team behind the account has even created a social game called What Do You Meme.
Followers: 16.2 million @Sarcasm_only, which is set up as a private account, bluntly asks people to “follow me before I’m hot and famous.” She has a predominantly female audience and her memes target typical problems women face in life. These can be anything from coping with poor hygiene to the stresses of daily life. Her popularity has spread beyond the Instagram account. Fans of @sarcasm_only have even created Pinterest boards to showcase their favorite Instagram memes. This shows the cross-platform appeal of social media.
Followers: 16.5 million @daquan was created as a meme account in 2014 by Canadian-born Daquan Gesese. The majority of Daquan’s memes focus on topics of interest to Millenials, referencing relevant movies, shows, food and public figures, celebrities, athletes and musicians of interest to this age group. He claims that He “publishes the funniest content from all over the web.” Daquan Gesese has now moved south of the Canadian border to NYC and some of his memes now reflect his new home base.
Followers: 10 million Unlike most of these Instagram meme accounts, @thefatjewish relies heavily on the identity of its owner. The “fat Jew” in question is Josh Ostrovsky, an American writer, actor, model, winemaker, entrepreneur, and Instagram celebrity. Ostrovsky created this Instagram account in 2009, but he only became famous in 2013 after posting a video parodying “Soul Cycle,” in which he led a spin class for the homeless. Time magazine included Ostrovsky in its list of the 30 most influential people on the Internet in 2015. As with most of these accounts, @thefatjewish takes a decidedly irreverent look at life.
Followers: 120K As anyone who grew up with the Internet knows, lmao stands for “laughing your ass off.” @lmao.gaming tries to make sure its followers do just that. Their posts often show the funny side of people’s everyday lives. The site is owned by @joey and he posts funny content on a daily basis. The material is a mix of short videos and funny still images with appropriate captions.
Followers: 2,348 @societyfeelings has followed the current trend of making their account private, but as usual you just have to click the blue Follow button and wait for an administrator to approve you. The description says “Follow for the deepest videos & pictures.” If you like those emotional posts that grab you by the heart, @societyfeelings should be ideal for you. Just make sure you find your pack of tissues first.
Followers: 8 million Another private account, @couplesnote, contains relationship posts and quotes. All of his memes focus on love and relationships. The word “couples” in his name is important. Much of the posted content is related to “couples destinations” and romantic moments between couples. Of course, it’s probably not the best account to follow if you’re single, as it playfully highlights all the downsides of single life.
Followers: 6.4 million This is a clear example of “you get what the tag says”. If you want to see and share funny memes, it makes sense to come to the long-established @funnymemes. Like so many of these accounts, it’s private, so you’ll need to apply for access first. It describes itself as “Instagram’s Funniest Video Account” and features “funny, crazy and outrageous videos.” Since the only common factor of this account’s memes is that they are funny, @funnymemes has a very diverse audience, which is something you should consider if you want to do influencer marketing with them.
Followers: 12.8 million While many of the Instagram meme accounts featured here predominantly target a female audience, @ladbible has a very different target market. They share memes that the typical young man (“Lad”) enjoys. These include topics like drinking, games, sports, cars, and chasing girls. However, as support for the account has grown, it has become less Lad-focused and covers a broader range of tastes. However, it still plays to a young, non-PC audience.
Why are Instagram meme accounts becoming extremely effective as IM tools?
Meme accounts are among the most popular on Instagram. People almost instinctively share funny pictures, GIFs, and short videos, especially if they include some pithy or culturally relevant captions. Most influencers who recognize this include a series of memes in the posts they share. Most people who spend time on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or other social media networks share a series of meme posts – occasionally even serious B2B Instagrammers. The number of people who follow these Instagram meme accounts is pretty amazing. They have as many followers as leading influencers in many popular niches. This is partly because they are easy to consume. It doesn’t take much effort for an Instagrammer to view/read the meme and understand its message. In today’s busy people with short attention spans, brevity is valued. If you can work with an influencer to somehow incorporate your message into a meme without it looking like a deliberate promotion, you have the ideal situation. Memes are shared much more than typical Instagram or other social media posts. Often, friends are tagged who you think will enjoy the meme – whether they subscribed to the original Instagram account or not. If the meme is particularly memorable, people can use it in multiple memes – they just have to change the caption each time. This can even lead to “memes within memes.”
Meme accounts are less niche and more general than most influencer accounts
The critical thing about the leading Instagram meme accounts is that they are general. They share posts on a variety of topics with a wide variety of different Instagrammers. They don’t have the same kind of niche, topic-based publicity that typical microinfluencers have. Therefore, they function more like celebrity influencers than microinfluencers, although people will share many of their memes on appropriate niche channels. They are particularly popular with Millennials, and there are probably more memes that relate to Millennials’ concerns than anything else. Meme accounts are especially appropriate for brands that target a large, diverse audience. They allow brands to build awareness by taking a more general approach than typical niche-specific influencer marketing.
Category-specific meme accounts are on the rise
As meme accounts have become more common, people have started to build dedicated niche meme sites. The @ladbible meme account above is an example of a themed account. There needs to be a balance here. The secret to meme account success is popularity. For that, you need a large number of people to see your meme posts. If you go too niche, you’ll break up your potential audience too much. However, it is possible to set up a dedicated meme account as long as you limit yourself to relatively broad categories. An Instagram meme account focused on fashion and beauty would do well. But it would be difficult to attract attention if you limited your memes to only women’s winter clothing. Some people have successfully set up meme accounts on a geographical basis. For example, @OverheardLA clearly refers to what users “overheard” in Los Angeles. They also run region-specific accounts in @Overheardnewyork. @OverheardLondon, and @overheardsanfrancisco. Like Itsshowtime, Depressiv24, etc.
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