Behind the Meme: What makes a meme funny?


Jessica Xing

What makes a meme successful? Frazier asked her classes to analyze how networking, in a growingly interconnected world, has contributed to the spread of viral culture. For homework, she asked her students to create and spread a meme through social media over the long weekend. While it didn’t necessarily have to be successful, Frazier still wanted her students to see the exponential growth and the almost infective nature it can take on.

AP Computer Science Principles teacher Debbie Frazier and her student senior Shivani Chowkwale discuss what makes a meme funny to them.

Photos taken with permission from MVHS alumnus Zarek Peris’ Facebook page.