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Therapeutic Deprecation

Consumers revel in products that help them criticize others

Implications - Rude services seem to have grown in popularity. Criticism is something many people want to give, but very few want to receive. As the credit crunch and world news topics have many people feeling low, some people are attempting to bring their spirits up by putting other people down.
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Megatrends
8 Featured, 54 Examples:
2,377,439 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Apr 09 — Oct 09
Trending:
Hot
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Featured Examples

Anti-Inspirational Posters
Anti-Inspirational Posters
Discouraging Signs That Shock You With Witty Rudeness
Many people grew up with those posters that offer thoughtful introspection into life and its many facets. These spoof posters are a funny twist on the serious posters of yore. They really hit on some… MORE
Rude Parking Notes
Rude Parking Notes
Novelty Parking Tickets Call People Lousy Drivers
Parking tickets are not just for the uniformed; when you see bad parking or just plain auto idiots, you can now say something. The novelty parking tickets let you get your point across without resorting… MORE
play_circle_filled Money for Being Mean
Money for Being Mean
'People of Wal-Mart' Adds Cash Contest for Crowdsourced Photos (UPDATE)
The three founders of ‘The People of Walmart’ site say they have nothing against Wal-Mart; in fact, they shop there. That didn’t keep them from creating a site for the “satirical social commentary of the… MORE
Mean Street Fashion Blogs
Mean Street Fashion Blogs
‘Look at This F*cking Hipster' Torments Fashion Victims
With the ubiquity of digital cameras and their integration into mobile phones, it has become extremely easy to snap a picture of something or someone that grabs your attention when you’re out in the streets.… MORE
Regional Meanvertising
Regional Meanvertising
Molson Coors' Toronto-Trashing Billboards Flop
Molson Coors launched a summer beer campaign that centered around the theme that their beer is “Colder than…” many frosty things, including people from Toronto. The advertising blitz was launched in British… MORE
Critical Anonymail
Critical Anonymail
‘Nice Critic' Sends Not-So-Nice Tips With Sender Disguised
Everyone has wanted to tell someone something, whether it be a personal hygiene tip, a neighborly suggestion or office behavior advice but haven’t because we didn’t want the person knowing it was us doing… MORE
4-Year-Old Art Critics
4-Year-Old Art Critics
Bill Zeman Gets His Work Ripped Apart by 'Tiny Art Director'
Bill Zeman is an artist who shares a blog with his 4-year-old daughter.  He sketches his art and then displays it to his not-so-sweet little girl and then she usually goes on about how horrible it is. … MORE
Mean Green Totes
Mean Green Totes
‘My Reusable Bag Makes Me Better Than You' For Fierce Shoppers
Showing off how eco-friendly you are is cool, but only if it’s in a 'friendly' way. This shopping bag, called and labelled “My Reusable Bag Makes Me Better Than You,” has a certain mean streak… MORE

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