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Top 30 Social Media Trends

From Hyper-Realistic Tattoo Filters to Digital Wedding Stickers

— July 17, 2021 — Social Media
Social media plays a pivotal role in many consumers' lives and the July 2021 social media trends underscore how these platforms have changed to meet consumer needs.

One notable update in the world of virtual connection comes in the form of a new cannabis-specific social network. Called 'SmokeSesh.Life,' the new video sharing platform provides a safe and inclusive space for enthusiasts, brands, and other adults to connect over their love of the plant.

Another intriguing example from the July 2021 social media trends is a new social media experience called Tikky Town. The interactive experience is focused on capturing content that can be shared on social media and for this reason, it's called a "content playground for big kids." Located in the UK, the TikTok-inspired funhouse boasts over 30 vibrant environments for fans to interact with.
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Meditative Software Music
Meditative Software Music
Windows' Startup Sounds Slows Computer Sounds to a Meditative Speed
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Streetstyle Video Runways
Streetstyle Video Runways
The Coach RTW Fall Winter 2021 Show Was Styled Like a Retro TV Segment
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Subscription-Based Social Media Features
Subscription-Based Social Media Features
Twitter Blue Adds a Ton of Handy Features for Subcsribers
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Expanded Music App Features
Expanded Music App Features
Spotify Launched the Custom-Curated Only You In-App Experience
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12-Hour Pride Livestreams
12-Hour Pride Livestreams
The TikTok Pride Finale Shares Hours of Live Programming
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Viral Whipped Lemonade Recipes
Viral Whipped Lemonade Recipes
Swoon is the Perfect Ingredient for the Viral Beverage
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Televised Music Festivals
Televised Music Festivals
The Glastonbury Experience 2021 Will Replace the Classic Festival
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23
Skateboarding-Inspired Sandwich Ads
Skateboarding-Inspired Sandwich Ads
Subway and Tony Hawk Launch the new Drop In To Win Contest
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Focus-Enhancing Smartphone Apps
Focus-Enhancing Smartphone Apps
The 'Rocket' App Prevents Distractions By Helping a User Focus
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Social Media Buy Black Campaigns
Social Media Buy Black Campaigns
Facebook Highlights Black-Owned Businesses for Juneteenth
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Father's Day Guidance Contests
Father's Day Guidance Contests
Progressive Insurance is Giving Away Cameos from Dr. Rick
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Celebrity-Inspired Candy Filters
Celebrity-Inspired Candy Filters
Kinder Bueno Created the buenobot for National Selfie Day
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News Network NFT Platforms
News Network NFT Platforms
Vault by CNN Lets Users Own Iconic Moments as NFTs
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Gentle Eco-Friendly Skincare
Gentle Eco-Friendly Skincare
Selfless by Hyram Sparks Social Change Within the Beauty Industry
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Boozy Cranberry Punches
Boozy Cranberry Punches
BeatBox Beverages Tapped a TikTok Star to Debut Cranberry Dreams
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Kindness-Focused Social Media Campaigns
Kindness-Focused Social Media Campaigns
TikTok Recently Launched a Global #CreateKindness Campaign
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Enriched Short-Form Videos
Enriched Short-Form Videos
TikTok Jump Lets Creators Link to Mini-Programs & Services in Videos
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Digital Wedding Stickers
Digital Wedding Stickers
David's Bridal Created BrideMojis to Meet the Needs of Modern Brides
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Short-Form Lamp Campaigns
Short-Form Lamp Campaigns
Lamps Plus Partnered with TikTok Creators on Content for Ages 35 and Up
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Egg-Focused Restaurant Challenges
Egg-Focused Restaurant Challenges
The #EggDishChallenge on TikTok with a Rebound Post-Pandemic
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Interactive Livestreamed Runways
Interactive Livestreamed Runways
Social Tourist's TikTok Fashion Show Was Made by Gen Z for Gen Z
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Musician-Backed Mixed Snacks
Musician-Backed Mixed Snacks
Mars Wrigley Tapped Three Emerging Musicians for the M&M'S MIX Launch
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Cannabis-Centered Social Networks
Cannabis-Centered Social Networks
SmokeSesh.Life is a First-of-Its-Kind Video Sharing Platform
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Caribbean-Influenced Spice Blends
Caribbean-Influenced Spice Blends
Tabitha Brown & McCormick Made Sunshine All Purpose Seasoning
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Beer-Branded Sneaker Collaborations
Beer-Branded Sneaker Collaborations
The Dame 7 EXT/PLYs Sport Modelo's Iconic Blue and Gold Colors
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Single-Day Dating Apps
Single-Day Dating Apps
The Thursday Dating App Can Only Be Used on Thursdays
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Tea-Inspired Loungewear
Tea-Inspired Loungewear
Pure Leaf Enters Fashion World This National Iced Tea Day
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Hyper-Realistic Tattoo Filters
Hyper-Realistic Tattoo Filters
Jerferson Araujo's Tattoo Filter on Instagram is Super Realistic
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Engaging Social Media Games
Engaging Social Media Games
'Battle of the Influencers' Makes Social Media Social Again
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Social Media Experience Stores
Social Media Experience Stores
The O2 Created Tikky Town as a TikTok-Inspired Funhouse
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