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Top 85 Social Media Trends in October

From Personalized Emoji Apps to Pet-Based Social Networks

— October 12, 2015 — Tech
The top October 2015 social media trends include a now-infamous Snapchat update, selfie-adorned pancake campaigns and social networks for pets.

A recent Snapchat update that allowed users to edit their image with video filters caused a social media frenzy as individuals raced to try out and send each filter to their friends. The creative moving filters had something for everyone, with one that made users appear to shoot rainbows out of their mouths.

Meanwhile, Dogland is a dog-based social network for owners looking to share photos of their beloved pet, chat with other owners and find out which spaces allow people to bring their canine friends.

The top October 2015 social media trends speak to the pervasiveness of social networking in an increasingly digital culture where individuals measure themselves in content shared.
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Employee Media Screeners
Employee Media Screeners
The Fama Technologies Software Scans Prospective Employee’s Social Media
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84
Pollutant-Monitoring Pigeons
Pollutant-Monitoring Pigeons
This Idea Sees Pigeons Live Tweeting While Monitoring Air Quality
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83
Video Voting Apps
Video Voting Apps
This Video Discovery App Lets Users Swipe Up or Down to Rate Posts
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82
Heartening Donation Campaigns
Heartening Donation Campaigns
NHS Blood and Transplant Uses Stories to Encourage Blood Donations
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81
Selfie Prank Apps
Selfie Prank Apps
Ninja Snap Warns Friends Against Going Too Far Into Personal Photo Albums
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80
Ad-Blocking Phone Apps
Ad-Blocking Phone Apps
The Adblock Browser Powered by Adblock Plus Eliminates Ads on Phones
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79
Webchat Language Translators
Webchat Language Translators
Skype Added a New Tool Feature to Help Deconstruct Language Barriers
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78
Condolence-Giving Buttons
Condolence-Giving Buttons
A Much-Anticipated Facebook Dislike Button is Coming to Social Media
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77
Homespun Cleaning Campaigns
Homespun Cleaning Campaigns
Plenty Presents Genius Tips from Mascot 'Juan Sheet' and His Nonna
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76
Enthusiastic Dating App Features
Enthusiastic Dating App Features
The Tinder 'Super Like' Feature Lets Users Show Extreme Interest
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75
Parental Texting Dictionaries
Parental Texting Dictionaries
This Online Slang Dictionary is an Educational Tool for Parents
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74
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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73
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Utensil Camera Sticks
Utensil Camera Sticks
The 'Selfie Spoon' Lets Users Snap Photos While Enjoying Cereal
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71
Livestreamed Motorcycle Rides
Livestreamed Motorcycle Rides
A Harley-Davidson Ride Broadcasted on Periscope Unveils New Machines
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70
Crowdfunding Concert Platforms
Crowdfunding Concert Platforms
This Service Helps Fans Connect with Their Favorite Live Performers
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69
Project Facilitation Apps
Project Facilitation Apps
This Social App Allows Groups to Coordinate Notes, Tasks and Events
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68
Couture Music Channels
Couture Music Channels
Burberry's Apple Music Channel Fuses Fashion and Technology
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67
Twitter Political Donations
Twitter Political Donations
Twitter's New Feature Makes Supporting a Presidential Candidate Easy
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66
People-Rating Apps
People-Rating Apps
This App Allows Users to Rate People in Their Social Network
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65
Poetic Unfollow Apps
Poetic Unfollow Apps
This App Makes Up a Poem Each Time Its User Gets a Twitter Unfollow
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64
Crowdsourced Advice Platforms
Crowdsourced Advice Platforms
This Website Connects Users with Experts and Industry Leaders
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63
360-Degree Social Videos
360-Degree Social Videos
Facebook is Introducing 360-Degree Videos To Your News Feed
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62
Ephemeral Alzheimer's Ads
Ephemeral Alzheimer's Ads
This Alzheimer's Day Campaign Simulates Lost Memories with Snapchat
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61
Multi-Platform Publishing Tools
Multi-Platform Publishing Tools
This Digital Content Platform Helps Users Publish Everwhere
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60
Fortitudinous Bone Campaigns
Fortitudinous Bone Campaigns
This Osteoporosis Health Campaign Urges People to #LaceUpForBones
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59
Social Synthesizer Videos
Social Synthesizer Videos
Grolsch Beer's YouTube Synthesizer Turns Viewers into Composers
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58
Selfie-Based Job Apps
Selfie-Based Job Apps
This Tinder-Inspired App Makes Locating a Job as Easy as Taking a Selfie
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57
Pet-Based Social Networks
Pet-Based Social Networks
This Dog Social Media App Helps Owners Take Their Pups Everywhere
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56
Social Downtime Campaigns
Social Downtime Campaigns
KFC's In-Store Promotion Provides Free Meals when Social Media is Down
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55
Social Music Apps
Social Music Apps
This App Helps Music Lovers Connect and Interact with One Another
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54
Hacker-Baiting Tools
Hacker-Baiting Tools
This Startup is Revolutionizing Email Security with 'Honey Tokens'
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53
Social Media Longevity Charts
Social Media Longevity Charts
This Infographic Explores the Life of a Social Media Post
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52
Social Media Popularity Graphs
Social Media Popularity Graphs
This Infographic Provides a Scientific Breakdown of Instagram Stats
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51
Canine Cartoon Characters
Canine Cartoon Characters
Marnie the Dog Dresses Up as 90s Cartoon Characters
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50
Social Media Event Icons
Social Media Event Icons
Jez Burrows' Facebook Event Icons Bring Creativity to Parties
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49
Story-Based Job Platforms
Story-Based Job Platforms
Recruitment Platform Sumry Takes a More Human Approach to Hiring
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48
Boozy Social Media Incentives
Boozy Social Media Incentives
The D1 London Gin Brand is Exchanging Cocktails for Instagram Images
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47
Gender-Mimicking Photographs
Gender-Mimicking Photographs
This Photo Series Shows Men Imitating How Women Pose on Instagram
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46
Heroic Caregiver Campaigns
Heroic Caregiver Campaigns
CAN's Health Awareness Campaign Champions Caregivers
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45
Street Style Shopping Apps
Street Style Shopping Apps
This New Fashion App Combines Shopping with Social Networking
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44
Spoon-Themed Selfie Campaigns
Spoon-Themed Selfie Campaigns
This Initiative Aims to Raise Awareness About Hunger in America
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43
360-Degree News Feeds
360-Degree News Feeds
Facebook and Oculus Rift are Teaming up to Create 360-Degree Videos
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42
Social Refugee Maps
Social Refugee Maps
Doctors of the World's 'Journey of a Refugee' Maps Support on Twitter
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41
Social Media Image Guides
Social Media Image Guides
This Infographic Shows the Most Popular Styles of Instagram Posts
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40
Shareable Livestream Apps
Shareable Livestream Apps
'Periscope' Added Screenshot-Sharing to Further Promote User Broadcasts
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39
Anonymous Office Communication Apps
Anonymous Office Communication Apps
This System Enables Employees to Make Workplace Suggestions
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38
Experiential Brew Contests
Experiential Brew Contests
Hooch's Drinking Campaign Urges Consumers to Hunt for an "H"
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37
Epic Movie Lip Syncs
Epic Movie Lip Syncs
This Dubsmash App Sound Pack Features Lines from the Hunger Games
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36
Selfie-Adorned Pancakes
Selfie-Adorned Pancakes
The Pancake Selfie Express Lets Consumers Eat Their Own Images
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35
Deceptive Secret Recipe Cakes
Deceptive Secret Recipe Cakes
This KFC Cake by Branka Njegich Looks Savory But Tastes Sweet
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34
Scholarly Rapper Parodies
Scholarly Rapper Parodies
This Drake Instagram Imagines Aubrey Graham as a Regular U of T Student
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33
Hashtag Cookie Branding
Hashtag Cookie Branding
These Treats are Titled #gingi to Reach Younger Generations
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32
Gigantic Selfie Spoons
Gigantic Selfie Spoons
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Has Created a Spoon Photography Stick Hybrid
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31
Most Photographed Location Maps
Most Photographed Location Maps
This Chart Tallies the Most Popular Places to Instagram
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30
Fashion-Forward Emojis
Fashion-Forward Emojis
These Custom Fashion Emojis Celebrate the Start of NYFW
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29
Touching Rapper Portraits
Touching Rapper Portraits
Tupac's Estate Published Twenty Tributes to the Rapper Via Social Media
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28
Vanishing Fall Editorials
Vanishing Fall Editorials
This Snapchat Campaign Innovatively Debuts the New Burberry Collection
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27
Foliage-Focused Photography
Foliage-Focused Photography
Lotte van Baalen Captures Simple Beauty on Her Instagram @PLANTSONPINK
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26
Instagram Interaction Guides
Instagram Interaction Guides
This Infographic Offers Advice on Getting Engaged Instagram Followers
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25
Smartphone VR Applications
Smartphone VR Applications
This Device Lets Users Create Virtual Reality Videos with Their Phone
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24
In-Film Video Filters
In-Film Video Filters
This Snapchat Feature Lets Users Edit Their Faces in Video Chats
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23
Social Media-Based Banking
Social Media-Based Banking
Fidor Bank Sets Its Interest Rates Based On Facebook Likes
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22
Social Media Pop-Ups
Social Media Pop-Ups
This New Store Celebrates Influential Bloggers and Artists
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21
Live Care Campaigns
Live Care Campaigns
'Messages of Care' by Kleenex Shares Kind Thoughts in Real-Time
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20
Helpful Travel App Charts
Helpful Travel App Charts
This Infographic Shares Helpful Planning Apps for Sharp Travellers
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19
City-Inspired Emojis
City-Inspired Emojis
These Emojis are the Ideal Virtual Communication Tool for Urban Citizens
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18
World Migration Maps
World Migration Maps
This International Organization for Migration Map Shows Global Human Movement
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17
Text Message Perfumes
Text Message Perfumes
This Scent Laboratory Transforms WhatsApp Messages into Perfumes
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16
Epic Drone Selfies
Epic Drone Selfies
These Travel 'Dronies' Capture Stunning Places Instead of Cliche Faces
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15
Interactive HIV Ads
Interactive HIV Ads
This Innovative Ad Encourages Patient Engagement Via Social Media
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14
Medieval Dating Profiles
Medieval Dating Profiles
These Tinder Profiles Belong to Characters in Game of Thrones
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13
Expansive Social Media Illustrations
Expansive Social Media Illustrations
These Instagram Photos Showcase Pre-Cropping and Filtering
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12
Punny Fashion Illustrations
Punny Fashion Illustrations
Angelica Hicks Takes Subtle Jabs at the Fashion Industry
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11
Professional Headshot Tours
Professional Headshot Tours
LinkedIn is Touring the US to Give Profile Advice and Headshots
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10
Personalized Emoji Apps
Personalized Emoji Apps
The Emojiface Lets Users Create Their Own Emoji Icons from Selfie Images
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9
In-Store Instagram Displays
In-Store Instagram Displays
The New Macy's Location Features Millennial-Focused Tech Displays
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8
Saucy Feminist Cartoons
Saucy Feminist Cartoons
These Illustrations Depict the Internal Life of a Modern Woman
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7
Social Treasure Hunts
Social Treasure Hunts
Ted Baker's Online Treasure Hunt Has Users Virtually Explore Instagram
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6
Surreal Photography Collages
Surreal Photography Collages
Ng Weijiang Uses Instagram Grids to Create Striking Optical Illusions
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5
Mood-Sharing Apps
Mood-Sharing Apps
This Social Sharing App Allows Users to Communicate Their Emotional States
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4
Social Fashion Pop-Ups
Social Fashion Pop-Ups
Tumblr Created a NYFW Pop-Up Shop Featuring a RTW Collection
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3
Contrasting Cropped Images
Contrasting Cropped Images
'Broken India' Shows How Cropping Can Hide True Realities
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2
Hipster Barbie Portraits
Hipster Barbie Portraits
This Instagram Account Shows Barbie as a Millennial
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1
Anonymous Photo Projects
Anonymous Photo Projects
This Series is a Collection of the Internet's Fascinating Lost Pictures
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