Weird Facebook shouldn’t exist.
Wait, let me back up a minute, if you have no idea what I’m talking about. You know when something like this pops up in your Facebook feed?
That’s what we’d call Weird Facebook: a loose conglomeration of pages that post bizarre image macros. Fodder for the dumb guys you hung out with in high school.
The groups vary widely in the number of followers they attract. The biggest group I could find was Freddy Yolo, which has around 70,000 followers. S*** Memes has about 40,000, and Creme de la meme clocks in at 35,000. Below that tier, there are a handful of pages with 10,000 to 15,000 followers, and further down still, a vast array of groups with several thousand followers. Not a throng, but nothing to shake a stick at.
Those numbers are all the more impressive considering that Facebook doesn’t do anything to encourage the existence of these groups.
I’ll give you an example: Say someone recommends that you check out @fart on Twitter. Within 10 minutes, the similar accounts feature will take you to the top 20 or 30 pages that constitute Weird Twitter.