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Top 100 Social Media Trends in November

From Interactive Social Photos to Short Stop-Motion Apps

— November 29, 2015 — Tech
The top November 2015 social media trends highlight the integration of various industry-spanning patterns of opportunity, like biometric authentication systems and emoji-activated services.

Aloft Hotels has become the first hotel chain to enable emoji-based communication between guest and concierge. The innovative initiative follows Domino's pizza emoji-ordering system and points to the evolving nature of traditional accommodations.

Additionally, Boomerang is a new Instagram-owned video app that allows for the creation of short stop-motion clips. The intriguing new third party app is Instagram's third.

Finally, Biogram is a photo-sharing app that measures a user's heartbeat and includes it in the shareable image. The app aims to track heartbeat and alert users to potentially stressful situations that cause one's heart rate to increase.

The top November 2015 social media trends point to the multi-directional nature of social media innovation.
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Social Media Collages
Social Media Collages
This Twitter Content Curation Tool Lets Users Create Collections and Grids
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99
Remixed Video-Making Apps
Remixed Video-Making Apps
This App Lets Users Create Custom Videos from Any Combination of Sources
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98
Live-Action Literary Stunts
Live-Action Literary Stunts
This Book Marketing Stunt Revives 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
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97
Aspiring Music Production Platforms
Aspiring Music Production Platforms
Razer Music Lets Amateur and Celebrity Artists Share Tips
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96
Webchat Language Translators
Webchat Language Translators
Skype Added a New Tool Feature to Help Deconstruct Language Barriers
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95
Social Media Adventure Games
Social Media Adventure Games
This Artists Created a Video Game That Takes Place on Twitter
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94
Anxiety-Inducing Art Exhibits
Anxiety-Inducing Art Exhibits
This Interactive Website Conveys the Harmful Impact of the Internet
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93
Photo-Based Weather Apps
Photo-Based Weather Apps
This App Helps Users Turn Local Weather Photos into Humorous Memes
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92
Haunted VR Adventures
Haunted VR Adventures
Target's 360-Degree Experience Takes You into a Haunted House Online
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91
Hygienic Action Movie Campaigns
Hygienic Action Movie Campaigns
Gillette and 'Spectre' Encourage People to Have 'Bond Moments'
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90
Developer-Specific Networking Platforms
Developer-Specific Networking Platforms
This Website Helps Connect Developers and Designers
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89
User-Generated Social Polls
User-Generated Social Polls
Twitter Polls Allow Tweeters to Pose and Answer Binary Questions
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88
Photo Doodle Features
Photo Doodle Features
Facebook Now Lets Users Scribble on Their Phones' Images Similar to SnapChat
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87
Space-Saving Photo Apps
Space-Saving Photo Apps
IceCream Makes More Room for Photo Storing by Backing Up on the Cloud
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86
Farm-Promoting Social Platforms
Farm-Promoting Social Platforms
The Ontario Farm Fresh Instagram Page Spotlights Local Businesses
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85
Empowering Beauty Campaigns
Empowering Beauty Campaigns
Dove Fights Social Media Likes for the Self-Esteem of Girls
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84
Live Celebrity Mean Tweets
Live Celebrity Mean Tweets
Celebrities Read Criticisms from Twitter Live on Air in This Clip
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83
Major League Messaging Apps
Major League Messaging Apps
This Keyboard Allows Fans to Insert MLB Gifs and Emojis Into Texts
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82
Cat College Ads
Cat College Ads
This Ad for 'Whiskas' Features a Trip to an Esteemed 'Kitten Kollege'
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81
Crowdfunding Concert Platforms
Crowdfunding Concert Platforms
This Service Helps Fans Connect with Their Favorite Live Performers
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80
Swipeable Idea-Sharing Apps
Swipeable Idea-Sharing Apps
The Posyt App Matches Users with Like-Minded Potential Collaborators
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79
Social Podcast Platforms
Social Podcast Platforms
Hear Your @Handle Makes Podcast Recommendations Based on Twitter Activity
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78
Healthcare Networking Platforms
Healthcare Networking Platforms
This Service Helps Users Create Custom Patient Profiles
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77
Photo Scanning Apps
Photo Scanning Apps
'Pic Scanner' Lets Users Bring Old Pictures To Modernity & Post them Online
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Detail-Oriented Photo Apps
Detail-Oriented Photo Apps
This Travel App Helps Users Capture, Organize and Share Memories
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75
Social Heartbeat-Tracking Apps
Social Heartbeat-Tracking Apps
This App Encourages Users to Share the Rhythm of Their Heartbeat
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74
Pain Awareness Projects
Pain Awareness Projects
'NERVEmber' #PainPOP Brings Awareness to Diabetes in November
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73
Political Networking Apps
Political Networking Apps
This App Helps Users Organize and Coordinate Political Communities
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72
DIY Gif Makers
DIY Gif Makers
This Free Gif Maker Creates a Moving Image Out of Any Video Clip
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71
Social Video Apps
Social Video Apps
This App Replaces Text Messaging with Interactive Video Content
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70
Informative Social Media Apps
Informative Social Media Apps
The Curiyo App Trawls Social Media For Relevant News and Information
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69
First Lady-Curated Playlists
First Lady-Curated Playlists
This Michelle Obama Playlist Supports Her 62 Million Girls Campaign
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68
Short Shoppable Videos
Short Shoppable Videos
MikMak Lets Viewers Shop Videos for American Express, GE Content and More
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67
Social Media Analysis Apps
Social Media Analysis Apps
'Life on Twitter' Analyzes Tweets to Form Twitter Behavior Insights
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66
Browser-Hijacking Apps
Browser-Hijacking Apps
Shove is a Site-Sharing App That Forces Friends to Immediately View Content
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65
Social Tree-Planting Initiatives
Social Tree-Planting Initiatives
100% Cork Makes It Possible to Plant a Tree with a Facebook Like
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64
Crowdsourced Content-Sharing Platforms
Crowdsourced Content-Sharing Platforms
This Website Displays Interesting Content Curated by Others
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63
Social Foresight Apps
Social Foresight Apps
'Called It' Tests Your Ability to Predict the Future
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62
Global Meetup Campaigns
Global Meetup Campaigns
Instagram's 'InstaMeet' Encourages Communities to Come Together Offline
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61
Caption Writing Services
Caption Writing Services
These Professional Copywriters Will Come Up with Clever Captions for You
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60
TV-Like Streaming Apps
TV-Like Streaming Apps
The Hang With App Lets You Broadcast Live Video in Public and Private
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59
Short Stop-Motion Apps
Short Stop-Motion Apps
This Instagram Video App Connects Bursts of Photos to Create Short Clips
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58
Canine Cartoon Characters
Canine Cartoon Characters
Marnie the Dog Dresses Up as 90s Cartoon Characters
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57
Social Music Apps
Social Music Apps
This App Helps Music Lovers Connect and Interact with One Another
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56
Social Media Longevity Charts
Social Media Longevity Charts
This Infographic Explores the Life of a Social Media Post
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55
Rainbow-Regurgitating Disguises
Rainbow-Regurgitating Disguises
This Halloween Snapchat Makeup is a Perfect Pop Culture Costume
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54
Story-Based Job Platforms
Story-Based Job Platforms
Recruitment Platform Sumry Takes a More Human Approach to Hiring
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53
Gaming Console Anniversaries
Gaming Console Anniversaries
PlayStation's #20YearsofPlay Campaign Looks Back Fondly
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52
Social Media Cooking Classes
Social Media Cooking Classes
Chef Jerry James Stone is Teaching Users How to Cook Via Facebook
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51
Stealth Profile-Creeping Apps
Stealth Profile-Creeping Apps
InstaSnoop Lets You Lurk People on Instagram Without the Like Button
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50
Gender-Mimicking Photographs
Gender-Mimicking Photographs
This Photo Series Shows Men Imitating How Women Pose on Instagram
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49
Plate-Clearing Campaigns
Plate-Clearing Campaigns
The 'Happy Plate' Campaign by Electrolux Discourages Food Waste
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48
Social Media Logo Knapsacks
Social Media Logo Knapsacks
The Official Snapchat Backpack is Shaped Like the Brand's Ghostly Icon
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47
Anti-Bullying Emojis
Anti-Bullying Emojis
The iOS 9 Eye Emoji Uses Social Media to Stop Bullying
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46
Growing Emoticon Games
Growing Emoticon Games
This Fun App Lets Users Nurture and Raise Their Own Emoji Like Virtual Pets
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45
360-Degree News Feeds
360-Degree News Feeds
Facebook and Oculus Rift are Teaming up to Create 360-Degree Videos
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44
Gardening Inspiration Campaigns
Gardening Inspiration Campaigns
Miracle-Gro's 'Grow Something Greater' is Styled Like Pinterest
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43
Shareable Livestream Apps
Shareable Livestream Apps
'Periscope' Added Screenshot-Sharing to Further Promote User Broadcasts
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42
Biometric Photo-Sharing Apps
Biometric Photo-Sharing Apps
'Biogram' Crowdsources Heart Rate Data Through Sociable Photo-Sharing
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41
Social Novel Campaigns
Social Novel Campaigns
'Heyharryheymatilda' on Instagram Uses Social Media Storytelling
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40
Epic Movie Lip Syncs
Epic Movie Lip Syncs
This Dubsmash App Sound Pack Features Lines from the Hunger Games
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39
Personal Brand Infographics
Personal Brand Infographics
This Chart Helps Entrepreneurs Establish a Fitting Business Identity
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38
Empathetic Reaction Emojis
Empathetic Reaction Emojis
Facebook Introduced a Series of Reaction Buttons That Show Empathy
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37
Charitable URL Shorteners
Charitable URL Shorteners
'Hope.ly' is a Link Shortener That Drives Donations to the Red Cross
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36
Lifestyle-Specific Food Apps
Lifestyle-Specific Food Apps
This Food Discovery Platform Relies on Social Data to Inform Users
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35
Scholarly Rapper Parodies
Scholarly Rapper Parodies
This Drake Instagram Imagines Aubrey Graham as a Regular U of T Student
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34
Simplified Activity-Planning Apps
Simplified Activity-Planning Apps
This App Makes It Easier to Plan Group Outings with Friends
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33
Start-Up Networking Apps
Start-Up Networking Apps
This Tinder for Entrepreneurs Lets Users Pay It Forward with Right Swipes
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32
Fan-Powered Racing Events
Fan-Powered Racing Events
This Electric Motor Racing Event Lets Fans Give Racers More Power
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31
Social Media-Enabled Cars
Social Media-Enabled Cars
This Nissan Concept Car is Covered in Connected LED Panels
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30
Pinboard Gardening Campaigns
Pinboard Gardening Campaigns
'Grow Your Own Way' Highlights Winning Ideas on Pinterest
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29
Weekday-Specific Social Apps
Weekday-Specific Social Apps
This Social Calendar Allows Friend Groups to Plan Tuesday Activities
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28
Most Photographed Location Maps
Most Photographed Location Maps
This Chart Tallies the Most Popular Places to Instagram
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27
Lettered Artwork Apps
Lettered Artwork Apps
This App Transforms Ordinary Text into Beautiful Typographic Designs
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26
Interactive Social Photos
Interactive Social Photos
These Creative Ads Have Viewers Tap to Like a Photo and Add a Heart
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25
Pastel Halloween Illustrations
Pastel Halloween Illustrations
Mariery Young's Digital Holiday Illustrations Boast Summer Huee
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24
Food Tourism Photo Accounts
Food Tourism Photo Accounts
This Instagram User Posts Pictures of Food in Front of World Landmarks
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23
Smartphone VR Applications
Smartphone VR Applications
This Device Lets Users Create Virtual Reality Videos with Their Phone
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22
Inclusive Feminist Campaigns
Inclusive Feminist Campaigns
This Initiative Aims to Expand the Definition of Feminism
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21
Emoji Language Charts
Emoji Language Charts
This Infographic Shows the Increase in Communication Through Emoji
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20
Reflective Cityscape Photography
Reflective Cityscape Photography
These Stunning Images by 'guigurui' Were Shot with a Smartphone
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19
Diabetic Selfie Campaigns
Diabetic Selfie Campaigns
This Diabetes Campaign Urges the Public to Share a #BloodSugarSelfie
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18
Data-Powered Costume Finders
Data-Powered Costume Finders
This App Uses Google Data to Find the Best Halloween Costumes
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17
Media Behavior Infographics
Media Behavior Infographics
These Detailed Graphics Reveal Just How Much Time We Spend Online
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16
Helpful Travel App Charts
Helpful Travel App Charts
This Infographic Shares Helpful Planning Apps for Sharp Travellers
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15
Gardening Blogger Projects
Gardening Blogger Projects
Miracle-Gro and Oh Joy! Team Up to Share DIY Garden Projects
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14
Activity-Based Companion Apps
Activity-Based Companion Apps
This App Helps Users Find Others to Partake in Social Activities
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13
Stylized Avatar Apps
Stylized Avatar Apps
'Bitmoji' Introduces Stylish Outfit Choices for Your Online Emoji
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12
Symmetrical Breakfast Menus
Symmetrical Breakfast Menus
Popular Instagram Account Symmetry Breakfast Will Host a London Pop-Up
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11
Social Shelving Campaigns
Social Shelving Campaigns
This Inventive Instagram Idea Cleverly Uses the Photo Grid
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10
Punny Fashion Illustrations
Punny Fashion Illustrations
Angelica Hicks Takes Subtle Jabs at the Fashion Industry
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9
Service-Sharing Apps
Service-Sharing Apps
This App Allows Users to Exchange Their Skills for Different Services
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8
Time-Traveling Photography
Time-Traveling Photography
'Changing Cities' are Collages of Famous Pictures in Iconic Cities
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7
Professional Headshot Tours
Professional Headshot Tours
LinkedIn is Touring the US to Give Profile Advice and Headshots
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6
Social Activity-Planning Apps
Social Activity-Planning Apps
This App Makes It Easier for Friends to Plan Activities Together
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5
Emoji Hotel Services
Emoji Hotel Services
'Text It Get It' by Aloft Hotels Lets You Text the Front Desk
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4
Daring Phone-Dropping Photos
Daring Phone-Dropping Photos
Extreme Phone Pinching Has Users Risking Their Expensive Devices
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3
Selfie Vending Machines
Selfie Vending Machines
This Japanese Beverage Dispenser Offers a Complimentary Portrait
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2
Contrasting Cropped Images
Contrasting Cropped Images
'Broken India' Shows How Cropping Can Hide True Realities
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1
Social Media Rum Tastings
Social Media Rum Tastings
Appleton Estate Rum Recently Held a Live Twitter Tasting Experience
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