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Published on janvier 1st, 2016 | by Archer

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Social Media Trends of 2015: A Look Back

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2015 had been all about trends.

Caitlyn Jenner, Man buns, Silly catch-phrases like ‘bae’, the Kardashians and of course, who would forget the ravenous dance step twerking? These ridiculous publicity stunts had adorned the past year like a smorgasbord of silly putties. There ain’t denying that some of them are cringe-worthy to the bone.

Today, let us walk along the nostalgia lane as we recall 2015’s most epic trends.

Man Bun

This hairstyle among men made it on headlines some time this year.  According to Odyssey Online, it is defined as a questionably sexy hairstyle in which a man with hair of the medium to long (and usually greasy) variety secures said hair into a firmly rounded bun. This trend certainly challenged the stereotype of men’s haircut all over the world. Too much had it become a popularity that even Hollywood stars started to conform. I mean, girl…

Twerking

This butt-wrenching dance step can be best remembered by that shocking Miley Cyrus and Robert Thicke performance on MTV Music Awards. Basically, the routine is composed of nothing but rigorous grinding of your butt and flaunting it for the world to see. Not very appealing to my taste but many seemed to be amused with this atrocious dance step.

Musical.ly

This music dubbing app followed suit from its predecessor Dubsmash. The difference is, now you can create impressive harmonies by making a collage of videos with vocals. You can now export and share your masterpiece on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any social media of your choice.

Hashtags

#Selfie #Food #Beauty #Makeup #Travel #Bags #Hashtags You can never get enough of these in social media. It was first introduced on Twitter as a trend tracker. However, it wasn’t long enough until Facebook, a social media giant took its own rules to the game with hashtags. Instagram, of course, also followed shortly. Before we knew it, #hashtags had been all over the place since then. A noteworthy example of its penetration to pop culture is Mariah Carey’s 2014 hit, #Beautiful with Miguel. It was indeed the song of the summer that time.

Caitlyn Jenner

Who would forget the arrival of the so-called « New Normal ». Caitlyn Jenner has been heralded by some as the quintessential transgender. She even made headlines and garnered different awards for raising awareness towards trans abuse and violence. On the other side of the coin, Caitlyn has had a lot of bashers saying she’s fake and pretentious. Some think she doesn’t deserve the recognition she’s getting. Whatever the case may be, she’s certainly one of the most talked about personalities of 2015.

 

The Kardashians

This elite family of plastic surgery patrons and fake boobies still holds a spot in this year’s trend. While most of the publicity that they’re getting is mostly hate-speech, it can’t be denied that they’re still relevant both in social media and TV. With their show, « Keeping up With The Kardashians » still on air, the multi-million family is indeed a fore runner. Haters gonna hate but they can’t have the life the Kardashians have. LOL

So there you have it, your look back of 2015’s social media trends.

 

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is one of our resident writers. With a melismatic style of writing, his knack of superfluous verbosity is strikingly evident. When he's not hooked up with his Mimi tunes, Archer can be found dealing with programming codes as he is also working as a Software Engineer at one of the IT companies in the metro. For those who know him well, it is a common fact that he's also fond of reading and writing online dating articles. Being a hopeless romantic at heart, Archer is indeed - a fine addition to our pool of writers.   You can reach him on the following social media accounts: Tumblr // Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Odesk



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