Tapping into what's “hot and popular” may not be everyone's cup of tea, but some times, they can be really fun to participate in. It's why TikTok, where most trends originate from, is one of the leading social media platforms.
But TikTok is really a lot of “Gen Z” and a dash of “cool” millennials, and trends have been around for a long time — way before apps like TikTok and Instagram launched. Remember when everyone wanted to rock a punk?
The interesting part is people spent hard-earned cash on books and magazines just to look at memes they could just as easily looked up on the internet. Some even bought posters! Well, at least they got value for their money, right?
As boring as it sounds now, people got really crazy when you told them you didn't play — it was like a farmer's cult! Someone said, his wife was in labor and asking him if he could harvest her FarmVille crop. Priorities, fam.
Players used to spend hours with rapt attention on that app. A close friend of mine was even “addicted” to it. How did they have that much time? Now, everyone is looking for ways to survive inflation and spend time with their families.
Account has it that folks drew moustaches on their fingers and held it up to their chin for that Dwayne Johnson smoldering gaze or goofy look. They wore moustache-patterned clothing, and even moustache tattoos. It was considered “peak fashion.”
Cringe? This used to be a thing. I found it really annoying, and it was everywhere! Keep Calm and Enjoy Life. Keep Calm, and Don't Ask Why. Believe me, always ask why.
Keep Calm and Stay Single. Keep Calm, and Thank God This Trend is Long Gone.