22 Social Media Memes of 2019: Which got the Most Followers and Likes?

Memes come and go, but there are some notable memes that garnered tons of followers and likes. These are the memes that are so memorable, we’re still mentioning it up until the end of this year.

Wondering what are those memorable memes that took the internet by storm? Here are the top 22 social media memes of the year, ranked.

Top 22 Social Media Memes: Trends That Gained Thousands of Followers and Likes this 2019

#22: Daenerys’ Passive Aggressive Squint

You know that weird squinty smile that moms give to their children when they break something? This is what Daenery (From Game of Thrones) encapsulates with this meme.

#21: Me and the Boys

It features a photo of the 60’s Spiderman Villains smiling together, somewhat similar to a modern group shot.

This meme meant to poke fun of mismatched people or an absurd situation that’s covering up as something “wholesome”. It also gives out some nostalgic references at times.

#20: Powerful Shaggy

This meme is meant to bring some irony to Shaggy’s character, as in Scooby-Doo, Shaggy is considered as the “weakest” character.

It features the stills on the behind-the-scenes interview of the Scooby-Doo movie. But instead of putting in the right subtitles, the internet decided to change it to lines that describe how “powerful” Shaggy is.

#19: Let me in!

Let Me In meme features a reaction image from American comedian Eric Andre. It’s pretty simple but a delightfully hilarious photo (and gif) of Eric Andre just frantically shouting “Let me in!” to a gate.

It’s used to relatable scenarios as someone seeing the latest release of “Stranger Things” up to political events such as Brexit.

#18: Bird Box Memes

This particular meme came from a popular Netflix Movie ‘Birdbox’. The characters are mostly on a blindfold in this movie, thus hilarity ensues. It’s used mainly as a reaction image when someone is being stubborn on certain relatable scenarios.

#17: First Image of the Black Hole

On April 10th, 2019, National Science Foundation issued a press release revealing the first-ever photograph of a black hole.

As the internet was raving about the said milestone, of course, it wasn’t safe from being a meme. The humor on this is that the blurry photo of the black hole is morphed into similar-looking objects, such as a PC power button.

#16: Aight Imma Head Out

Let’s be real: Spongebob will always have at least one popular meme every year.

For this year, it features a relatable reaction image when we get into situations we want to get out of.

#15: Learning to be Spiderman

This meme refers to a shot from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the recent animated film. It shows Peter Parker and Miles Morales and is used to imply the origin of a certain thing and the person who made a variation or copied the whole thing. This started garnering followers and likes when someone posted it on Reddit, featuring Elon Musk on the said meme.

#14: VSCO Girl

VSCO girl is a comical characterization of a teenage girl. VSCO girls are supposed to have tons of scrunchies, always has a hydro flask in her bag, loves the turtles and randomly “ssskssssss ssskksss” on her friends. It’s just meant to poke on mainstream teenage trends.

#13: Does This Spark Joy?

For those who are not familiar, Marie Kondo is a tidying expert (aka will help you organize your stuff). She has become an instant hit this 2019, as her book and Netflix series became more popular.

With that, fandoms were formed and memes were made, especially in related to her tip that only keep items that will “Spark Joy”.

#12: Gonna Tell My Kids

It’s a meme that joined in the last part of the year which features the internet posting photos of celebrities, fictional characters, and internet personalities with the caption “Gonna tell my kids that this is…” But instead of putting the real names, they’re putting up names of important people in our history.

#11: I’m Baby

One of the simplest meme formats on the list. It’s basically Kirby stating “I’m baby”. Where is this used? You can use this meme as an excuse for making petty things.

#10: Choking Sasuke

This meme came from Naruto: Shippūden anime series in which character Sasuke Uchiha is being held by the neck by his brother Itachi Uchiha.

In January 2019, image combinations and photoshopped images in which Sasuke appears being chocked by various individuals gained popularity on Twitter.

#9: Off-Ramp Meme

With this meme, it shows a car swerving into an off-ramp. On the highway sign, the meme’s author photoshops something the author disapproves of and something they would prefer. The car will then swerve to the author’s preferred (mostly absurd) choice.

#8: Me Explaining to My Mom

This meme has helped users garner tons of followers and likes from using the meme. It’s a two-panel image of a girl having a meltdown and seems to explain something, while the other person on the photo shows a confused look.

It’s used for people to share their strong opinions about certain things.

#7: Belle Delphine’s Bath Water

Belle Delphine is a popular internet personality, known mostly for her “gamer girl” character. She serves her followers with cute yet lewd photos on photo sharing platforms.

However, she took the extra mile and decided to sell bathwater. It got sold out pretty quickly and has become a meme as the story spreads out.

#6: Surprised Pikachu

Surprised Pikachu is a reaction image that you can use for something that you’re already expecting in the first place. It garners followers and likes for those who are using it especially on relatable or edgy scenarios.

#5: Table Cat

This meme features a 2-panel photo of a woman hysterically screaming and a cat who seems surprised with the whole thing. It has a similar vibe to “Me Explaining to my Mom” meme.

#4: Ah, sh*t here we go again

This came from the video game Grand Theft Auto (GTA).  You can use this reaction image when someone is dealing with something difficult or cringey.

#3: And I oop!

You can use this trending slang-slash-meme for surprising or awkward moments. It came from a video of Jasmine Masters discussing something and stopping mid-sentence, blurting out that iconic line.

#2: The World Record Egg

On January 4th, 2019, the @world_record_egg Instagram page uploaded a photograph of a brown egg along with the description “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram”. By the time, it seemed to be an impossible goal, but just after 10 days, the post gained 28.3 million likes and overtaking Kylie Jenner’s previous record.

And because this legendary egg has gotten lots of followers and likes, people started making memes out of it.

#1: Storm Area 51 Event

Topping the list is none other than Area 51 memes, at this meme did not just get followers and likes, the event actually happened.

The meme started out as a troll Facebook invite, which the original author invited everyone to storm Area 51 and see the aliens they are hiding on the said base. It became a rich source of memes and the event actually happened.

The raid only has a small crowd and some media people, but everyone’s still impressed though since nobody’s even expecting that the raid will actually happen.

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12 Emerging Trends on Social Media Platforms for 2020

Social media platforms are evolving. Apps are publishing new features. Existing trends are getting more traction.

Social media is changing for the better, and we’re all ready for it.

Now, to give you a glimpse of what’s about to come, we’ve compiled 12 trends on social media platforms that are going to emerge in this new decade.

12 Emerging Trends on Social Media Platforms for 2020

#1: Livestreaming is Booming

When it comes to the type of content that’s trending on the social networking space, live streaming is booming. It started out as a fun feature where users are sharing a quick glimpse of their life. Nowadays, this feature is now utilized for the following:

  • TV shows are using live streaming to garner more audiences.
  • Social media influencers use live streaming to engage with their followers.
  • Companies have product demos, webinars, etc. through live streaming.
  • Online merchants Livestream their products and even do online bidding.
  • Gambling through live streaming is getting more prevalent.

#2: Chatbots are Getting More Reliable

Chatbots and AI-Driven Messaging have paved the way to the digital world. It has been used by several companies as it’s more efficient than solely relying on a customer support representative.

Of course, it’s still different to talk to an actual representative on messenger, but chatbots are a good way to start the conversation since people appreciate fast replies.

#3: More Social Apps are Using Augmented Reality

guy using social media platforms on VR

Augmented Reality is getting more visibility in the public, as it’s now used for pokemon-hunting and furniture-shopping.

Aside from that, social media platforms are using Augmented Reality to bring more entertainment to its users. People can now take selfies with special effects or create virtual scenarios with themselves with the help of AR.

#4: More Online Purchases are Coming From Social Apps

Online shopping continues to emerge, as some brick-and-mortar shops are already closing down.

Aside from e-commerce platforms, established shops on social media are marketing and making transactions on the platform itself. It’s also easier for a seller to build a business on social media, they will only need good tools for visuals, an engaging model, and a well-thought brand.

#5: Influencer Marketing is Evolving

Before, influencer marketing is all about the number’s game. Most companies are seeking for content creators that have high followers count. But as this type of marketing evolves, it’s no longer the most effective approach.

For influencer marketing, it’s all about exposure now. Businesses are seeking now for micro-influencers. They’re not as popular as other personalities but they can still bring in more exposure and even authenticity to the table, as to compare to popular influencers.

Instead of one popular personality promoting the product, they instead get more micro-influencers and let them post the products in a specific time and date.

This technique is used so that the product campaign can create a buzz on everyone’s social media feeds, thus leading to possible inquiries and conversions.

#6: Brands and Personalities are Posting Ephemeral Content

For those who are not familiar with Ephemeral content, it’s posted content that only lasts for about 24 hours.

Also known as stories, this is another type of content that is going to generate more buzz in the next decade. It’s also used now as engagement for followers as some stories on social network apps has quizzes, countdowns, and polls.

#7: Video Content is Consistently Growing

Another format that’s consistently growing on social media platforms is video content. As long as the video is in a reasonable duration and is not longer than 5 minutes, more people are going to watch the video until the end.

#8: Podcasts Are Getting More Attention

People might think that podcasts are getting less attention, but that’s not necessarily the case. Podcasts are having better ways of promotions– such as making short videos containing the highlights of the promoted podcast.

#9: It’s All About Quality

If you’re an aspiring social media influencer or someone working for a business, you have to amp up your social media as people are looking out for quality content.

It should showcase a unique way of storytelling, or contains something interesting or funny that’s shareworthy or tag-worthy.

#10: People are Paying for Premium Content

With the rise of content creators providing quality content across social media platforms, viewers are now willing to go the extra mile and pay their creators for additional content. Fundraising platforms are rising as well, bringing a steady stream of monetary income for these quality creators.

#11: Social Media is Becoming a Crowdfunding Channel

Aside from content creators, social media platforms have become a channel for the ones in need. Most people post their loved ones or someone they know that is in a medical crisis. Most of them succeeded in getting the funds they need.

On the other hand, some got to receive fundings even if they weren’t asking for it. One example from this is a couple that got viral for their engagement photo. Instead of some fancy restaurant, the guy proposed to his girlfriend in a fast-food chain.  As the story went viral, different people and brands pitched in funds and items for the wedding.

#12: New Social Media Platforms Are Getting More Recognition

Because of the various privacy scandals from established social networking and chat apps, people are searching for new platforms that could bring more security.

On the other hand, some people are moving away from social networking apps just because they want something new. That’s why new social apps such as Tiktok and EyesUP are getting more traction.

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Speaking of social media platforms, check out the latest social network and messenger app that brings an interesting approach to the social media space.

EyesUP is a social app that aims to bring the basics. Instead of going to the flow of endless gimmicky features, the mobile app focused on the features that connect us.

EyesUP Features

Here are the features you could use when using this social network and chat app:

  • Customize your profile. You can use 6 photos as your profile picture.
  • Have high-quality voice and video calling.
  • Discover other content creators through the social networking app’s board.
  • Broaden your social network through a group chat.
  • Share videos and tag your friends and followers.
  • You can message, call, send photos and videos through messenger.
  • Request a feature to the EyesUP Team.

How to Sign Up on EyesUP

  • Install the social network and messenger app here on the Google Play Store or iOS App store.
  • Open EyesUP on your device and enter your mobile number.
  • Wait for the 4-Digit code to be sent via SMS.
  • Type in the code.
  • A one-time password will auto-fill and complete your registration.
  • Provide your first and last name together with your phone number for identity verification.
  • Set a password and choose your unique EyesUP ID.

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