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Top 100 Internet Trends of 2014

From Intentionally Unattractive Selfies to Viral Cat-Calling PSAs

— January 3, 2015 — Pop Culture
These 2014 internet trends range from intentionally unattractive selfies to celebrity makeup transformations that will have one looking like their favorite star in mere minutes.

Though humorous photography and pop culture cosmetic tutorials were some of the most popular 2014 internet trends, the year wasn't short on thought-provoking material either.

While viral cat-calling PSAs addressed serious issues like harassment of the urban woman, feminist Instagram movements paired the #feministsareugly hashtag with photographs of beautiful and empowered women.

In addition to humor, activism and empowerment, the internet trends of the year also included personified animal photography that focused on the season's Normcore fashion fad along with imaginary crossbreed blogs that blended unlikely creatures together.

For more info about the emerging internet trends for next year, check out Trend Hunter's Top 20 Trends in 2015 video.
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Beauty Patch Experiments
Beauty Patch Experiments
The Dove Beauty Patch Experiment Shows Women They are Beautiful
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99
Video Game Romantic Novels
Video Game Romantic Novels
These Video Games Got Reworked, Romance Novel Style
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98
Pop Culture Popsicle Illustrations
Pop Culture Popsicle Illustrations
These Illustrations Turn Famous Characters into Tasty Treats
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97
Cultured Movie Tumblrs
Cultured Movie Tumblrs
'Art in Film' Celebrates Artistic Works in Backgrounds of Movies and Shows
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96
Pixelated Pop Culture GIFs
Pixelated Pop Culture GIFs
These Movie GIFs Will Give You a Hankering to Watch Your Favorite Picks
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95
Selfie Shaming Sites
Selfie Shaming Sites
The Selfie Police Website Asks Self-Portrait Offenders to Pay Up for Charity
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94
Throned Cat Ruling Memes
Throned Cat Ruling Memes
The Famous Grumpy Cat Takes Over SXSW as Grump of Thrones
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93
Smartphone Photography Compilations
Smartphone Photography Compilations
The iPhone Photography Series by Jennifer Abessira is Magical
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92
Color Blind-Addressing Browsers
Color Blind-Addressing Browsers
Google Chrome ReColor Project Will Allow Users to Adjust Colors
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91
Charitable Feline Film Festivals
Charitable Feline Film Festivals
'Just for Cats' is Bringing The Best Cat Videos to The Big Screen
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90
Brutally Honest Job Titles
Brutally Honest Job Titles
These Posters from Someecards Describe Standard Office Roles Truthfully
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89
Comical Cyberspace Dieties
Comical Cyberspace Dieties
The Gods of the Internet Pantheon Series Pokes Fun at Online Activities
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88
Digital Currency Cleaners
Digital Currency Cleaners
BitSoaps Were Playfully Inspired by Internet Money
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87
Bachelor Food Blogs
Bachelor Food Blogs
'Dimly Lit Meals for One' Chronicles Lazily Made Meals Gone Wrong
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86
Eye-Catching GIF Resumes
Eye-Catching GIF Resumes
This Creative Resume Adds Some Movement to the Mundane
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85
Electronic Expert Fantasy Memes
Electronic Expert Fantasy Memes
Tech Support Gandalf Brings Magical Prowess to Tech
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84
Hilariously Ruthless Toddlers
Hilariously Ruthless Toddlers
The Business Baby Meme Will Have Diapers in Knots
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83
Disgruntled Feline Festival Appearances
Disgruntled Feline Festival Appearances
The Grumpy Cat SXSW Appearance is Breaking the Internet
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82
Suited Baby Photography
Suited Baby Photography
Mommy Shorts Captures Tots in Grown-up Outfits
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81
Millennial Spending Infographics
Millennial Spending Infographics
This Infographic Measures Millennial Vices
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80
Hipster Football Branding
Hipster Football Branding
Artist Dave Rappoccio Reworked the NFL Team's Images into Hipster Logos
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79
Viral Kitty Supercars
Viral Kitty Supercars
DJ Deadmau5's Nyan Cat Ferrari is Getting Noticed
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78
Drunken Model Blogs
Drunken Model Blogs
The Drunk J.Crew Tumblr Calls the Models Out for Drinking on the Job
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77
High School President Selfies
High School President Selfies
This High Schooler Dresses Up as All the Presidents and Documents It
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76
Hilarious Football Fan Photography
Hilarious Football Fan Photography
The Depressing Bronco Fan Photographs Provide Comic Relief
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75
Scarf Guy Social Accounts
Scarf Guy Social Accounts
Someone Started a Twitter Account for this Apple Keynote Presenter
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74
Bizarre Bathrobe Photography
Bizarre Bathrobe Photography
The Bathrobe Crusader Instagram Travel Photo Series is Hilarious
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73
Mean Girl Tribute Recipes
Mean Girl Tribute Recipes
Celebrate Mean Girls 10th Anniversary with Ice Cream
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72
Ancestral Animal Rap Portraits
Ancestral Animal Rap Portraits
The Animal Rap Portraits by Berkley Illustrations are Cleverly Cute
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71
Beautiful Instagram Poetry
Beautiful Instagram Poetry
Tony Ciampa of emolabs Writes Poems that Capture a Moment
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70
Everyday Medieval Makeup
Everyday Medieval Makeup
These Game of Thrones House Makeup Looks are Beautiful
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69
Property Photography Fails
Property Photography Fails
A Blog Documents Disastrous Examples of Real Estate Photography
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68
Funny Flesh Typefaces
Funny Flesh Typefaces
Jasse Kyttanen's Work For Reputation Squad Reflects Disturbing Personalities
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67
Mannequin Outfit-Matching Blogs
Mannequin Outfit-Matching Blogs
Steve Venegas Captures Himself in the Same Outfit as Mannequins
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66
Cherished Person Photography
Cherished Person Photography
'The Ones We Love' Documents Beloved People
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65
Saturated Pop Culture Portraits
Saturated Pop Culture Portraits
These Pop Culture Pictures Take the Average and Hyper-Visualize It
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64
Gas Mask Wedding Photography
Gas Mask Wedding Photography
Smog Forced This Chinese Couple to Wear Masks on Their Big Day
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63
Celebrity Meme T-Shirts
Celebrity Meme T-Shirts
Taylor Swift's 'No Its Becky' Shirt Has Broken the Internet
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62
Cartoon Fantasy Characters
Cartoon Fantasy Characters
These Game of Thrones TCharacters Receive a Stylized Simpsons Makeover
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61
Addictive Avian App Parodies
Addictive Avian App Parodies
Flappy Doge is a Replacement for the Flappy Bird Removed Game
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60
Hypnotic Animated GIFs
Hypnotic Animated GIFs
David Szakaly Turns Mundane Shapes into Works of Art
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59
Convict Social Media
Convict Social Media
The Orange is the New Black Snapchat Account is Hilarious
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58
Feminist Hashtag Movements
Feminist Hashtag Movements
#FeministsareUgly Aims to Dispel Stereotypes Around Feminism
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57
Female-Empowering Superhero Squads
Female-Empowering Superhero Squads
This All-Female Superhero Team Shows Girls Can Kick Butt Too
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56
Quirky Pop Culture Illustrations
Quirky Pop Culture Illustrations
Jiro Bevis' Impressive Portfolio Has the Power to Turn Heads
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55
Pixar Character Photography
Pixar Character Photography
Woody from Toy Story Garners Over 5 Million Followers on Instagram
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54
Viral Catcalling PSAs
Viral Catcalling PSAs
This Viral Catcalling Video Functions as a Street Harassment PSA
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53
Clever Fantasy Photography
Clever Fantasy Photography
Francois Dourlen Blends Pop Culture Images with Real World Scenarios
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52
Comedic Commuter Cartoons
Comedic Commuter Cartoons
This Bored Artist Drew Cartoon Faces on His Fellow Commuters
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51
Unimpressed Animal Sweaters
Unimpressed Animal Sweaters
This Grumpy Cat Sweater from 1991inc is the Curmudgeon Even
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50
Psychedelic Surrealist Collages
Psychedelic Surrealist Collages
This Flower Collage Art is Now Available in an Exclusive Zine
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49
Ancestral Feline Photography
Ancestral Feline Photography
Harry Whittier Frees' Photo of Cats and Dogs Precede Internet Memes
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48
Parody Princess Accounts
Parody Princess Accounts
These Disney Princess Snapchats are Nostalgic and Hilarious
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47
Imaginary Crossbreed Blogs
Imaginary Crossbreed Blogs
This Tumblr Features Adorable Superimposed Images of Sloths and Kittens
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46
Critical Fundraising Infographics
Critical Fundraising Infographics
This Charitable Chart References Ice Bucket Challenge Donations
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45
Terrifying Mouth-Replaced Eyes
Terrifying Mouth-Replaced Eyes
The Innocence in Danger Ads Targets Children on the Internet
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44
Surrealist Literary Collages
Surrealist Literary Collages
This Digital Collage Captivates and Seduces
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43
Ceremonial Celebrity Snapshots
Ceremonial Celebrity Snapshots
The Kanye and Kim Wedding Photo is Now Instagram's Most Liked Ever
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42
DIY Mutant Costumes
DIY Mutant Costumes
This Mystique Costume Took Ten Hours to Create
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41
Creative Cardboard Masks
Creative Cardboard Masks
Sandra Suarez's 365 Day Project Brings Crafty Inspiration to Instagram
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40
Inflated Oscars Selfie Recreations
Inflated Oscars Selfie Recreations
This Artist Turned Ellen's Oscar Selfie into Balloon Art
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39
Villainous Whispering Memes
Villainous Whispering Memes
The Hail Hydra Meme Has Captain America Fans Feeling Villainous
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38
Intergalactic Prom Dresses
Intergalactic Prom Dresses
This Girl is the Envy of Her Class with This Star Wars Prom Dress Idea
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37
Internet Dog Weather Forecasts
Internet Dog Weather Forecasts
The Doge Weather Site Plays Up the Doge Meme with Broken English
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36
Retro Time Capsule Photography
Retro Time Capsule Photography
The Mad Men Set Photography Takes You Back in Time
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35
Iconic Rapper Painting Makeovers
Iconic Rapper Painting Makeovers
Blog B4XVI Compares Rap Music Artists and Famous Paintings
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34
Deflated Sci-Fi Icons
Deflated Sci-Fi Icons
Filipe Carvalho's Star Wars Icons are Two-Dimensional
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33
Grumpy Cat Disney Princesses
Grumpy Cat Disney Princesses
DeviantArt User Tsaoshin Mashes Fairytale Characters with a Cat Meme
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32
Candid Lounging Model Photography
Candid Lounging Model Photography
Nicolas Santinaque Has Gained Tumblr Photography Stardom
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31
Photoshopped Newborn Photos
Photoshopped Newborn Photos
Grieving Father Asks the Internet to Fix Hospital Photo of His Baby
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30
Whimsical Feline Double Entendres
Whimsical Feline Double Entendres
Artist Derlaines Turns Pop Culture Icons into Cat Puns
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29
Laughable Life Quotes
Laughable Life Quotes
Buzzfeed Creates Inspirational Memes that Tell It Like It Is
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28
Easter Animal Cruelty Ads
Easter Animal Cruelty Ads
PETA's Easter Ad Highlights the Egg Industry's Killing of Chicks
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27
Edible Spring Time Images
Edible Spring Time Images
Dan Cretu and Pizza Hut Restaurants Create Art Using Salad Ingredients
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26
Disfigured Teenage Turtle Memes
Disfigured Teenage Turtle Memes
The Michelangelo Meme Pokes Fun at the Turtle's New Appearance
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25
Satirical Selfie Drawings
Satirical Selfie Drawings
The French Girls App Provides a Hilarious and Eye-Opening Service
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24
Role-Playing Disney Princesses
Role-Playing Disney Princesses
The Disney Princess Photo Shows the Girls Playing D&D
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23
Line-Lifting Motivational Posters
Line-Lifting Motivational Posters
Parks and Recreation Quotes From Andy Dwyer Provide Inspiration
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22
Internet Famous T-Shirts
Internet Famous T-Shirts
This Fashionable Tee Indicates You Are Cooler on the Internet
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21
Celebrity Makeup Transformations
Celebrity Makeup Transformations
Paolo Ballesteros Undergoes Makeup Metamorphoses
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20
Revamped Modernized Disney Posters
Revamped Modernized Disney Posters
These Modern Disney Posters are New Versions of the Classics
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19
Freaky Facial Feature Blogs
Freaky Facial Feature Blogs
Nosemouth Enlarges Nostrils to Replace the Mouth
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18
Comical Personified Snack Doodles
Comical Personified Snack Doodles
The 'Orange Is The New Snack' Food Blog Brings Meals to Life
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17
Normcore Doggie Fashions
Normcore Doggie Fashions
Ifitwags is an Instagram Account for Canine Style
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16
Swapped Social Media Logos
Swapped Social Media Logos
Fabio Di Corleto Illustrated Popular Web Brands with Swapped Logos
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15
Devastated Soccer Fan Blogs
Devastated Soccer Fan Blogs
Tumblr Site Sad Brazilians Celebrates the Fervor of the World Cup
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14
Disastrous Babysitting Adventures
Disastrous Babysitting Adventures
A Couple Envisions Over-the-Top Scenarios While Babysitting
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13
Abused Prince Posters
Abused Prince Posters
Saint Hoax' Abuse Awareness Campaign Stars the Men of Disney
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12
Brutally Honest App Slogans
Brutally Honest App Slogans
These Hilariously Honest Slogans Get Right to the Point
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11
Trapped Pet Photography
Trapped Pet Photography
The Cats, Dogs and Human Furniture Series Deserves a Good Chuckle
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10
Hipster-Mocking Posters
Hipster-Mocking Posters
Sad and Useless Created Posters that Poke Fun at Stereotypical Hipsters
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9
Superheroine Princess Mashups
Superheroine Princess Mashups
This Disney Princes Remake Fuses the Girls with the Avengers
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8
Creepy Cartoon Memes
Creepy Cartoon Memes
Paddington Bear Gets Classic Horror Movie Makeovers
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7
Re-Designed Pop Culture Brands
Re-Designed Pop Culture Brands
These Logos Get Re-Worked in Very Unique and Clever Ways
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6
Ex-Lover Text Compilations
Ex-Lover Text Compilations
Texts From Your Ex Has a Laugh at the Expense of Your Former Lover
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5
Ungroomed Armpit Selfies
Ungroomed Armpit Selfies
Chinese Teens Make Hairy Underarms Popular on Social Media
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4
Reality Altering Disney Adaptations
Reality Altering Disney Adaptations
These Alternate Reality Images Show Frozen in a New Light
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3
Intentionally Unattractive Photos
Intentionally Unattractive Photos
Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces is a Refreshingly Humorous Tumblr
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2
Gender Reversed Disney Princesses
Gender Reversed Disney Princesses
These Disney Princesses Do a Gender Switch and Get Made into Men
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1
Gender-Swapped CartoCharacters
Gender-Swapped CartoCharacters
Deviantartist Sakimi Chan Creates Gender-Swapped Disney Characters
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