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Top 100 Internet Trends of 2015

From Multicultural Emoji Characters to Pet Personality Quizzes

— January 31, 2016 — Autos
The top 2015 Internet trends pay tribute to a number of things including the takeover of the emoji, re-mixed Disney characters and the widespread support for the LGBT community.

The historical moment in history this year when same sex marriage became legal in the United States inspired countless LGBT campaigns online, fashion editorials and support communities. One artist even recreated Disney scenes and characters to represent gay and lesbian relationships among the classic films.

Ever since Apple released the highly anticipated update of multicultural emojis, brands in all industries integrated the popularity of the text icons into their own products and social media marketing strategies.

For the amusement of web surfers, the Internet also gave rise to a variety of bizarre generators including pet personality quizzes, zombie survival rate calculators and hipster name generators.

To understand the ways some of the world's most successful brands use the top 2015 Internet trends to inspire their own creativity, visit Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Collated Climate Information
Collated Climate Information
Weather Company Compiles the Best Forecasts from a Breadth of Sources
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97
Psychedelic Modern Performances
Psychedelic Modern Performances
Rossy de Palma Stars in an Art Depiticion Called Traveling Lady
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96
Photo-Sharing Interfaces
Photo-Sharing Interfaces
Flickr Introduces a User-Friendly Interface Redesign
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95
Age-Appropriate Video Apps
Age-Appropriate Video Apps
This YouTube App for Kids Prevents Accidental Adult Video-Watching
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94
Curated Newsletter Platforms
Curated Newsletter Platforms
RefreshBox Helps with Subscribing to and Creating Newsletters Online
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93
Extraterrestrial Internet Plans
Extraterrestrial Internet Plans
Elon Musk has a $10 Billion Project to Get the Internet on Mars
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92
Corporate Video Subscriptions
Corporate Video Subscriptions
This YouTube Network Shows New Venues in Online Video Monetization
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91
Post-mortem Social Media
Post-mortem Social Media
Facebook Users Are Now Granted Control Over Their Accounts After They Die
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90
Cyber Bullying PSAs
Cyber Bullying PSAs
Kids Read Mean Tweets Plays off of Jimmy Kimmel's Celebrity Segment
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89
Lucrative Gaming Collaborations
Lucrative Gaming Collaborations
Maker Studios Signed Diamond Minecart for an Explosive Partnership
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88
Glowing Internet-Detecting Swords
Glowing Internet-Detecting Swords
Spark IO's Unsecured Wifi Finder is Inspired by the Hobbit
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87
Social Clout Digital Displays
Social Clout Digital Displays
The Fbox Allows Businesses to Show Off Their Facebook Success
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86
Monthly Crowdsourced Subscriptions
Monthly Crowdsourced Subscriptions
Patreon is a New Subscription That Helps Ideas Becomes Products
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85
Fictional Billionaire Profiles
Fictional Billionaire Profiles
This Buisness Profile from Fortune Magazine Examines Lex Luthor Jr
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84
Gaming Channel Expansions
Gaming Channel Expansions
The Machinima Many-to-Many Network Increases Its Base of Influence
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83
Complementary Streaming TV Services
Complementary Streaming TV Services
CES 2015 Announced Sling TV Grants Access to Cable Networks
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82
Collaborative Microblogging Features
Collaborative Microblogging Features
The Tumblr App Lets Users Purchase, Pledge and Get Involved
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81
Viral Video Networks
Viral Video Networks
Channels on Stevie's Video Service Are Based on Popular Social Media Content
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80
Personalized Blog Tools
Personalized Blog Tools
Collections Gives Recommendations Through Online Inspiration Boards
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79
3D Rap Shorts
3D Rap Shorts
The Dilla Dimension Celebrates the Late Producer's Last Album
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78
Scholarly Rapper Parodies
Scholarly Rapper Parodies
This Drake Instagram Imagines Aubrey Graham as a Regular U of T Student
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77
Sheep Screenshot Blogs
Sheep Screenshot Blogs
The Google Sheep View Tumblr Collects Images of Sheep in Google Street View
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76
Boyfriend-Generating Subscriptions (Update)
Boyfriend-Generating Subscriptions (Update)
Invisible Boyfriend Provides Real-Life Proof of Love
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75
Pastel Painted Art
Pastel Painted Art
Miranda Lorikeet Creates Art Using Only MS Paint
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74
Re-Imagined Retro Blogs
Re-Imagined Retro Blogs
The End of Mad Men Has Ushered in the Spin-Off Blog 'Mad Men Integrated'
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73
Wilderness-Advocating Communities
Wilderness-Advocating Communities
The Online Community of Nature Lovers is for Outdoor Activity
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72
Ad Clean-Up Campaigns
Ad Clean-Up Campaigns
Free the Article Wipes Away Digital Advertisements That Clutter Screens
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71
Value-Measuring Infographics
Value-Measuring Infographics
The Perception of Value Infographic Sheds Some Light
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70
Social Media Gravestones
Social Media Gravestones
Gravestones of the Future May Include Our Digital Stats
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69
Mobile Meal-Sharing Communities
Mobile Meal-Sharing Communities
A Dinner Party App Brings Neighbors Together for Home-Cooked Food
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68
Punny Onesie Photos
Punny Onesie Photos
This Mom Staged Numerous Photoshoots of Her Child's Punny Onesies
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67
Automotive E-Commerce Templates
Automotive E-Commerce Templates
Sophio Provides Mobile-Ready Webstores for Car Part Sellers
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66
Transformative Artist Icons
Transformative Artist Icons
These Cindy Sherman Icons Might Just Replace the Emoji
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65
Superhero Characteristic Infographics
Superhero Characteristic Infographics
This Infograph Wonders if You Would Make a Good Superhero
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64
Gender Defying Portraits
Gender Defying Portraits
This Photo Series Showcases Gender-Non-Conforming Beauty
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63
Pet Personality Quizzes
Pet Personality Quizzes
This Cat Quiz Will Identify Your Feline Friend's Personality Type
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62
Marriage Proposal Generators
Marriage Proposal Generators
This Quick Survey Provides Ideas on How to Stage an Amazing Proposal
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61
Celebrity Food Portraits
Celebrity Food Portraits
These Paintings of X Factor Judges are Made Out of Yogurt and Fruit
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60
Movie Wardrobe Websites
Movie Wardrobe Websites
Spylight Makes Outfits Worn by TV and Movie Characters Shoppable
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59
Photo-Snapping Footwear
Photo-Snapping Footwear
The Selfie Shoe is Likely a Clever April Fool's Joke by Miz Mooz
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58
Happiness-Calculating Infographics
Happiness-Calculating Infographics
This Infographic Measures the Happiness of Denmark's Citizens
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57
Emoji Paint Chips
Emoji Paint Chips
These Pantone Sample Tiles Use Emoji to Illustrate Colors
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56
Worldly Food Market Infographics
Worldly Food Market Infographics
This Infographic Chronicles the Foodies Favorite Food Markets
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55
Disguised Sloth Tattoos
Disguised Sloth Tattoos
These Tribute Tattoos Are Dedicated to Sloths and 80s Movies
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54
Crowdsourced Connected Refrigerators
Crowdsourced Connected Refrigerators
USB-Integrating Fridge ChillHub is on Display at CES 2015
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53
Storytelling Street Art
Storytelling Street Art
These Murals Tell the Stories of Families Separated by Deportation
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52
Emotional Mom Blogs
Emotional Mom Blogs
Kristen Hedges Builds Community by Sharing Moving Motherhood Stories
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51
Zombie Survival Calculators
Zombie Survival Calculators
This Map Predicts Users' Chance of Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse
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50
Online Flower Shops
Online Flower Shops
Roses Florist Boasts a Fresh and Feminine Digital Presence
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49
Social Media Poetry
Social Media Poetry
Poetweet is a Service that Turns Your Tweets into Poetry
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48
City-Dwelling Dolls
City-Dwelling Dolls
This Honest NYC Barbie Instagram Shows Barbie Struggling to Thrive in New York
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47
Face-Covered Portraits
Face-Covered Portraits
Aaron Lee Creates Unusual Portraits with Prints of Familiar Faces
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46
Vibrant Emotional Illustrations
Vibrant Emotional Illustrations
These Emotional Movie Illustrations Feature Disney Characters
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45
Photo-Bombing Cat Art
Photo-Bombing Cat Art
This Romanian Artist Superimposed His Cat onto Classic Paintings
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44
Pattern-Documenting Blogs
Pattern-Documenting Blogs
Summer Allen Compiles Kinfolk Magazine-Themed Mimicry in The Kinspiracy
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43
Multicultural Emoji Characters
Multicultural Emoji Characters
Apple Adds Diversity to Its Emoji Keyboard
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42
Adventurous Owl Photography
Adventurous Owl Photography
These Adorable Images Show a Tiny Owl in Funny Situations
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41
Web-Controlling Buttons
Web-Controlling Buttons
The Innovative Spark Internet Button Connects to the Web Using IFTTT
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40
Painted Droid Pumpkins
Painted Droid Pumpkins
This Star Wars Pumpkin is a Perfect Painted Replica of the BB-8 Robot
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39
Time-Traveling Photography
Time-Traveling Photography
'Changing Cities' are Collages of Famous Pictures in Iconic Cities
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38
Custom Emoji Charm Bracelets
Custom Emoji Charm Bracelets
This Site Allows Users to Create Jewelry Using Their Favorite Emoji
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37
Real-Life Cartoon Characters
Real-Life Cartoon Characters
This Artist Turns Real People into Simpsons-Style TV Show Caricatures
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36
Flying Kid Photoghraphy
Flying Kid Photoghraphy
This Dad Created a Photo Series of His Son with Down Syndrome Flying
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35
Gender-Bending Celebrity Images
Gender-Bending Celebrity Images
These Images Paste Actors' Faces Onto Traditional Chinese Ads
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34
Bad Digital Habits Charts
Bad Digital Habits Charts
This Infographic Lists Poor Behavior Relating to Technology and the Web
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33
Internet Culture Valentines
Internet Culture Valentines
These Modern Valentine's Cards are for Modern Couples
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32
Eccentric Dream Art
Eccentric Dream Art
'Photoshop Your Dreams' Brings Your Craziest Sleep Stories to Life
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31
Tattooed Wedding Bands
Tattooed Wedding Bands
These Couples Have Replaced the Wedding Ring with Creative Tattoos
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30
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
Gender-Eliminating Photo Series
The 'More Women' Campaign Looks at Politics Without Men
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29
Silly Emoji Campaigns
Silly Emoji Campaigns
Emoji Literacy by Domino's is Helping More People Read and Write Emoticons
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28
Movie Motel Recreations
Movie Motel Recreations
Attendees Will Be Able to Visit A&E's Bates Motel at SXSW 2015
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27
Hipster Name Generators
Hipster Name Generators
This Baby Name Generator Helps Cool Parents Find Cooler-Than-Cool Names
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26
Voyeuristic Art Exhibits
Voyeuristic Art Exhibits
Alone Together is a Performance Art Piece at Red Bull Studios New York
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25
Time-Travelling Phone Cases
Time-Travelling Phone Cases
The DeLorean iPhone Case Will Bring You Back to the Future
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24
Millennial Marketing Infographics
Millennial Marketing Infographics
AdYouLike Reveals Millennial Engagement with Native Advertising
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23
Presidential Candidate Parodies
Presidential Candidate Parodies
These Trump Disney Villains Offer a Comedic View of the Politician
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22
Irritating Internet Inventions Infographics
Irritating Internet Inventions Infographics
This Chart Lists Annoying Innovations Online
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21
Emoji Hotel Services
Emoji Hotel Services
'Text It Get It' by Aloft Hotels Lets You Text the Front Desk
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20
Stylish Galactic Jewelry
Stylish Galactic Jewelry
This Star Wars Jewelry Collection Lets Fans Celebrate Fandom in New Ways
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19
Adorable Food Art Snacks
Adorable Food Art Snacks
Song Rattanakosate Finds Ingenious Ways to Create Tiny Food Characters
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18
Disney Princess Trial Photography
Disney Princess Trial Photography
These Photographs Re-Imagined Disney Princesses as War Criminals
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17
Controversial Ginger Makeovers
Controversial Ginger Makeovers
The 'Put a Rang on It' Tumblr Envisions Celebrities as Redheads
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16
Logo Painting Hybrids
Logo Painting Hybrids
This Collection Called 'Logo+art' Creates New Meanings with Logos and Art
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15
Whimsical Squirrel Photographs
Whimsical Squirrel Photographs
This Photographer Takes Pictures of Squirrels in His Backyard
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14
On-Demand Flower Deliveries
On-Demand Flower Deliveries
Urbanstems Provides Same Day Bouquets at In-House Costs
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13
Dinosaur Education Websites
Dinosaur Education Websites
This Site Lets Users Learn Real Facts about Jurassic Park Dinosaurs
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12
Drastic Doll Make-Unders
Drastic Doll Make-Unders
These Bratz Dolls Are Given Startling Transformations
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11
Contrasting Cropped Images
Contrasting Cropped Images
'Broken India' Shows How Cropping Can Hide True Realities
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10
Computer Cat Scratch Pads
Computer Cat Scratch Pads
This Cat Scratcher Laptop Lets Your Favorite Feline Surf the Web
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9
Controversial Dress Costumes
Controversial Dress Costumes
This 'The Dress' Halloween Costume Revives a Viral Debate
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8
Hipster Barbie Portraits
Hipster Barbie Portraits
This Instagram Account Shows Barbie as a Millennial
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7
Literal Idiom Illustrations
Literal Idiom Illustrations
These Illustrations Translate Common Idioms Literally
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6
Adult Nursery Rhymes
Adult Nursery Rhymes
These Funny Poems Perfectly Describe the Struggle to Achieve Adulthood
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5
Urban Anime Clothing
Urban Anime Clothing
This Dragon Ball Z Streetwear Collection Features Classic Anime Characters
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4
Customized Disney Valentines
Customized Disney Valentines
An illustrator Turned a Couple into Their Favorite Characters
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3
Viral Dress Colors
Viral Dress Colors
The Internet is Perplexed Over the True Hues of a Blue and Black Dress
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2
LGBT Disney Couples
LGBT Disney Couples
These LGBT Disney Princess GIFs Challenge the Way the World Sees Romance
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1
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
The 'Crap Taxidermy' Book is Full of Badly Stuffed Animals
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