Biggest Trends of the Decade

Writers: Sydney Fox, Emily Taylor, Bradley Friedrich, and Mat Fluker

Editor: Lauren Cohn

2010: Kik, Wii, Angry Birds, Silly Bandz

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2011: Call Me Maybe, Temple Run

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2012: Vine, Candy Crush, Gangnam Style, Snapchat Filters

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2013: Selfie, Dumb ways to Die

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2014: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Frozen, Black and Blue Dress

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2015: The Dab, Hoverboard, Whip Nae Nae

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2016: Mannequin Challenge, Pokemon Go

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2017: The Fidget Spinner, HQ

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2018: God’s Plan, Fortnite, Juuls, Tide Pods

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2019: Tik Tok, Vsco Girl + E-boy

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Citations:

“Call Me Maybe.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Dec. 2019, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_Me_Maybe.

ET Bureau. “Why the Angry Birds Is Making Headlines.” The Economic Times, Economic Times, 8 May 2016, https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/why-the-angry-birds-is-making-headlines/articleshow/52166855.cms. Accessed 11 Dec. 2019.

“Fidget Spinner.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Dec. 2019, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fidget_spinner.

“God’s Plan Starts Playing.” Know Your Meme, 22 Nov. 2019, https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/gods-plan-starts-playing.

Hamburger, Ellis. “Indie Smash Hit ‘Flappy Bird’ Racks up $50K per Day in Ad Revenue.” The Verge, The Verge, 5 Feb. 2014, https://www.theverge.com/2014/2/5/5383708/flappy-bird-revenue-50-k-per-day-dong-nguyen-interview.

Jones, Gary. “Pokemon Go: How to Get Smeargle Catching Tips Revealed with Warning.” Express.co.uk, Express.co.uk, 28 Feb. 2019, https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1093575/Pokemon-Go-How-to-get-Smeargle-easy-tips.

lee23j. “Some YouTube Commenters Argue PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ Is Japanese.” Soompi, Soompi, 13 Aug. 2012, https://www.soompi.com/article/415986wpp/some-youtube-commenters-argue-psys-gangnam-style-is-japanese.

Litman, Laken, and Like. “Cam Newton Says It’s Time to Let the Dab Go.” USA Today, Gannett Satellite Information Network, 9 June 2016, https://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/06/cam-newton-says-its-time-to-let-the-dab-go.

Mahler, Jonathan. “The White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress That Melted the Internet.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 27 Feb. 2015, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/business/a-simple-question-about-a-dress-and-the-world-weighs-in.html.

Mix. “TikTok Is Testing a WhatsApp Shortcut to Share Videos with Close Friends.” The Next Web, 18 July 2019, https://thenextweb.com/apps/2019/07/18/tiktok-whatsapp-instagram-youtube-snapchat/.

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