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Top 90 Internet Ideas in 2017

From Meme Adoption Campaigns to Fandom-Centered Dating Apps

— January 28, 2018 — Pop Culture
The top Internet ideas in 2017 include an array of apps to identify and prevent the spread of fake news, many niche products and services inspired by all of the hilarious and bizarre aspects of web culture, as well as plenty of anti-social media services that help users reclaim their privacy and protect their personal identity online.

permeated mainstream products and marketing in unusual ways. Some of the best examples of this both play off of YouTube culture, including IKEA creating a back-to-school commercial inspired by ASMR and L.O.L. Surprise! rolling out spherical toy packages for kids that focus on the unboxing experience.

In the coming year, consumers will be able to look forward to a greater number of online-to-offline stores, as well as a growing number of physical products and services that deliver the convenience ecommerce shoppers have grown accustomed to.
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Goofy Pop Song Sites
Goofy Pop Song Sites
'ibless.therains.downin.africa' is a New Domain That Plays Toto on Repeat
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Halloween Pancake Art Challenges
Halloween Pancake Art Challenges
This Pancake Art Challenge Comes in a Special Halloween Edition
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Streaming Kids Show Anthologies
Streaming Kids Show Anthologies
'Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood' is Streaming on Twitch
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Interactive Songstress Apps
Interactive Songstress Apps
Taylor Swift's The Swift Life App Helps Fans Connect with the Star
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Live Stand-Up Games
Live Stand-Up Games
'Comedy Night' Has Players Perform a Routine in Front of an Online Audience
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85
Spicy Chip Challenges
Spicy Chip Challenges
This Spicy Food Challenge Involves Doritos
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84
Outdated Challenge Ads
Outdated Challenge Ads
This Internet Ad Shows the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS Years Later
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Actor-Identifying Computer Extensions
Actor-Identifying Computer Extensions
WhatsHisFace Will Identify the Faces of Netflix Actors
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82
Anti-Skimming Reading Platforms
Anti-Skimming Reading Platforms
Startup reallyread.it Wants to Improve Your Online Reading Habits
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81
Quilt Company Web Channels
Quilt Company Web Channels
The Missouri Star Quilt Co. Offers Online Quilting Tutorials
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80
Pride Parade Mapping Services
Pride Parade Mapping Services
Google Maps Implemented 'Pride Maps' as a Parade-Locating Resource
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79
Vetted Kid-Friendly Videos
Vetted Kid-Friendly Videos
The Jellies App Hosts Age-Appropriate and Curated Content for Children
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Parodic Right-Wing Websites
Parodic Right-Wing Websites
'PatriotHole' is the Newest Website from The Onion
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Youth-Targeted Car Campaigns
Youth-Targeted Car Campaigns
Social Media Influencers Promote the Hyundai Kona in This Campaign
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In-App Birthday Updates
In-App Birthday Updates
Facebook Birthday Tools Help Users Get Creative with Their Posts
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Live Streaming Culture Meetings
Live Streaming Culture Meetings
Sparks & Honey's Culture Newsroom Discusses Change in Culture
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Celebrity Fast Food Campaigns
Celebrity Fast Food Campaigns
Rapper Ice-T and Sonic are Promoting a New Frozen Drink Menu
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Socially Awkward Interactive Comedies
Socially Awkward Interactive Comedies
'That Moment When' Relishes in Cringe Comedy
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Fictional Tech Company Plug-Ins
Fictional Tech Company Plug-Ins
The Pipey Browser Extension Pays Homage to Microsoft's Clippy
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Crowdsourced Debate Platforms
Crowdsourced Debate Platforms
'My Showdown' Crowdsources Answers to Any Either-Or Question
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Supersized Unboxing Toys
Supersized Unboxing Toys
L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise Provides 50 Small Toys to Be Unwrapped
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Urban Emoji Celebrations
Urban Emoji Celebrations
The Empire State Building Will Glow Yellow for World Emoji Day
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Headbanging Fan Sites
Headbanging Fan Sites
Crossfaith's Website Tracks Users' Headbanging
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Relaxing Back-to-School Commercials
Relaxing Back-to-School Commercials
This 25-Minute 'Oddly IKEA' Ad is a Sponsored ASMR Video
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Bedtime Story Video Series
Bedtime Story Video Series
The SacconeJolys are Filming a Series of Story Videos for Young Kids
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Virality-Tracking Websites
Virality-Tracking Websites
Hype URLs Tracks Popular Projects, Apps, Websites, Products and More
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Airplane Streaming Services
Airplane Streaming Services
Qantas Will Offer Netflix and Spotify as Free In-Flight Entertainment
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AI-Generated Music Videos
AI-Generated Music Videos
'Muse' Used AI to Create a Music Video That Changes Every 24 Hours
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Fake News Filters
Fake News Filters
Facebook Has Launched Its Fake News Filter in France
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Beauty Vlogger Cosmetics
Beauty Vlogger Cosmetics
Zoella Beauty's 'Sweet Inspirations' is a Dessert-Inspired Product Line
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Spoiler-Free TV Discussion Apps
Spoiler-Free TV Discussion Apps
TV Yapp Lets Users Discuss TV Shows Without the Risk of Spoilers
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Edible Chocolate Websites
Edible Chocolate Websites
Hershey’s Brazil Created a Viral Campaign to Promote Its Chocolate
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Disconnected Social Media Apps
Disconnected Social Media Apps
'Binky' is an Anti-Social Network That Connects You to No One
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Seasonally Spiced Ice Cream
Seasonally Spiced Ice Cream
Edy's Pumpkin Spice Latte-Flavored Ice Cream is a Delicious Treat
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Online GIF-Making Tools
Online GIF-Making Tools
'Giphy' Now Offers an App-Free GIF Generator
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Responsive Emoji Billboards
Responsive Emoji Billboards
These Emoji Characters Relay Traffic and Weather to Drivers
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Cartoon Cat-Inspired Soft Serve
Cartoon Cat-Inspired Soft Serve
Godiva and Hello Kitty are Celebrating with a Limited-Edition Cone
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Free Retro Sci-Fi Magazines
Free Retro Sci-Fi Magazines
'Galaxy Magazine' is Now Available on Archive.org
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Anonymous Social Messengers
Anonymous Social Messengers
'Sarahah' Lets Users Send Anonymous Messages Through Snapchat
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Permanent Anime-Branded Stores
Permanent Anime-Branded Stores
The 'Sailor Moon Store' Opened in Tokyo's Shopping District
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Vegan Lifestyle Magazines
Vegan Lifestyle Magazines
MOT MAG Aims to Inspire Conscious Living Through Veganism
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Princess Gown-Inspired Cookware
Princess Gown-Inspired Cookware
Le Creuset's Cast Iron Pot Was Inspired by 'Beauty and the Beast'
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Revived Retro Smartphone Games
Revived Retro Smartphone Games
Sega Forever Brings Nostalgic Games to Smartphone Screens
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Cartoon Character Cakes
Cartoon Character Cakes
This Marge Simpson Cake Depicts a Donut Factory Hidden Under Her Hair
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Social Media-Based TV Series
Social Media-Based TV Series
'Humans of New York' Will Be Turned into a 12-Part Docuseries
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Social Music-Sharing Codes
Social Music-Sharing Codes
'Spotify Codes' Introduces a New Way Share Music with Friends
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Meme-Tracking Websites
Meme-Tracking Websites
Me.me Trends is a Search Engine for Popular Internet Memes
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Unicorn Pony Cosmetic Collections
Unicorn Pony Cosmetic Collections
The Rainbow Makeup Collection is Inspired by My Little Pony
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Celebrity Online Shopping Apps
Celebrity Online Shopping Apps
Kim Kardashian's 'Screenshop' Helps People Shop with Social Media
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Meme-Friendly Automotive Pitchmen
Meme-Friendly Automotive Pitchmen
Chuck Norris and Fiat Professional are Joining Forces on New Ads
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Baby Boomer Beauty Vlogs
Baby Boomer Beauty Vlogs
Melissa55 Helps Women Over 60 Experiment with Makeup
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Barbie Style Books
Barbie Style Books
The Instagram Handle @Barbiestyle is Publishing a Book of the Doll's Best Looks
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Sci-Fi Series Socks
Sci-Fi Series Socks
Stance's Stranger Things Socks Feature a Barb and Eleven Design
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Artful Zine Clothing Lines
Artful Zine Clothing Lines
FKA Twigs Released the Second Edition of Her Online Zine 'Avantgarden'
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Socialite Classroom Collections
Socialite Classroom Collections
Kim Kardashian Released a Series of Cheeky School Supplies
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Reasoned Debate Platforms
Reasoned Debate Platforms
Kialo Allows for Calm, Sensible, and Rational Online Debates
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Fandom-Centered Dating Apps
Fandom-Centered Dating Apps
'Cuddli' Helps Connect Nearby People with Nerdy and Niche Interests
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Menstruation Emoticon Initiatives
Menstruation Emoticon Initiatives
Plan International is Running an Emoji-Focused Period Campaign
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Digital Fidget Spinners
Digital Fidget Spinners
Users can Play with a Digital Distraction Tool If They Google 'Spinner'
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Film Franchise Kitchen Accessories
Film Franchise Kitchen Accessories
Lightsaber Salt and Pepper Grinders Provide Galactic Garnishing
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Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Snapchat's 'Dancing Hotdog' Filter Has Become a Video Game
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Vegan Fantasy-Inspired Shoes
Vegan Fantasy-Inspired Shoes
These Star Wars-Themed Silver Resistance High Tops are Ethically Made
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Fashionable Gamer Clothing
Fashionable Gamer Clothing
Forever21 and Super Nintendo Collaborated on a Collection
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Simplified Eye Shadow Applicators
Simplified Eye Shadow Applicators
The Woosh Eye Stamper Makes Eye Shadow Application Effortless
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Retro Tech-Branded Shoes
Retro Tech-Branded Shoes
These Vintage Apple Sneakers are Branded with the Company's Original Logo
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Dancing Emoji Websites
Dancing Emoji Websites
Charlie Clark's 'Emoji Party' Generates Customizable Emoji Raves
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Anime-Inspired Terrariums
Anime-Inspired Terrariums
These Pokémon Terrariums Encourage Collectors to Catch Them All
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Anti-Social Media Apps
Anti-Social Media Apps
Minutiae is an App That Helps You Record Life's Ordinary Moments
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Meme Adoption Campaigns
Meme Adoption Campaigns
Singapore's 'Adopt a Meme' Turns Adoptable Animals into Memes
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South Asian Pop Art Apparel
South Asian Pop Art Apparel
The Hatecopy Get Me Out Print is Available on Apparel & Accessories
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Designer Millennial-Inspired Lookbooks
Designer Millennial-Inspired Lookbooks
Dolce and Gabbana Launched 'The New Renaissance'
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Newborn Care Web Channels
Newborn Care Web Channels
The Johnson's Baby U.S. YouTube Channel Helps Parents With Newborns
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Anime-Themed Phone Chargers
Anime-Themed Phone Chargers
The Pikachu Phone Charger is an Adorable and Practical Accessory
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Sculptural Hair Designs
Sculptural Hair Designs
Laetitia Ky's Clever Hair Sculptures Depict Various Scenes Atop Her Head
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Social Media Vending Machines
Social Media Vending Machines
The Instalike Vending Machine Dispenses Likes for Your Photos
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Disney-Inspired Vehicles
Disney-Inspired Vehicles
The 'Minnie Van' a Four-Wheeled Tribute to Minnie Mouse
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Re-Imagined Album Covers
Re-Imagined Album Covers
Mike Karolos' Uses His Illustration Style to Recreate Iconic Album Covers
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Internet Culture Coloring Books
Internet Culture Coloring Books
The 'Holy Meme Bible' is a Web-Inspired Illustrated Coloring Book
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Social Media Restaurant Kits
Social Media Restaurant Kits
'Dirty Bones' is Providing Guests with 'Foodie Instagram Packs'
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Interactive Awareness Websites
Interactive Awareness Websites
A New UNHCR Site Answers Questions About the Syrian Refugee Crisis
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Social Media Sneaker Sales
Social Media Sneaker Sales
Nike and Instagram Teamed Up to Sell Sporting Goods to Younger Buyers
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Luxe Lace Menswear
Luxe Lace Menswear
These See-Through Lace Shorts for Men Come in a Variety of Pastel Colors
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Emoticon Beverage Branding
Emoticon Beverage Branding
Emoji Coffee Packaging Speaks to Consumers' Morning Moods
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Spherical Doll Sets
Spherical Doll Sets
'L.O.L. Surprise' Collectibles Play Off of the Unboxing Phenomenon
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Sci-Fi Series Pop-Up Bars
Sci-Fi Series Pop-Up Bars
A Stranger Things Pop-Up Bar Has Opened Its Doors in Chicago
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Millennial-Inspired Pop Art
Millennial-Inspired Pop Art
Andrew Fairclough's Art is Inspired by a "Tech Dead-Gaze"
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Sci-Fi Fitness Equipment
Sci-Fi Fitness Equipment
Onnit Has Released Star Wars-Themed Fitness Equipment
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Emoji Brand Logos
Emoji Brand Logos
These Emoji Logos Were Created by an Instagram User Known as @logoji_
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Documented Craigslist Encounters
Documented Craigslist Encounters
This Photography Series Captures Subjects Who Answered Online Ads
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Celebrity Swimwear Collections
Celebrity Swimwear Collections
This 'Kendall + Kylie' Swimwear Line Features an 80s Aesthetic
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