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Top 55 Social Media Trends in September

From Predictive Social Apps to Star-Studded AR Magazines

— September 28, 2017 — Social Media
Talking to people in person is so one-dimensional; the September 2017 social media trends show that the digital world is bursting with alternative communication options. In person, social interactions consist of little more than talking to one another, reading emotions, and making genuine human connections. Online, people can look at exciting pictures, send each other hilarious GIFs, and speak in terse, grammatically incorrect phrases. Clearly, the September 2017 social media trends have far more to offer.

Showing friends how popular one is on social media is absolutely essential — it's the difference between a fulfilling life and the life of a feckless insect. Fortunately, there's a new tool that exists to help people in just this regard. 'LikelyAI' uses an algorithm to assess the dozens of similar images that users inevitably take of the same subject, selecting the one that's most likely to perform well on social media. It's an essential and important tool, clearly.
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Pet Playtime Livestreams
Pet Playtime Livestreams
'Puppy Play Live' Lets Facebook Users Interact with Dogs Up for Adoption
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54
Video App Messengers
Video App Messengers
The YouTube App Now Offers a New Way to Share YouTube Videos
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53
Solar Eclipse Search Engines
Solar Eclipse Search Engines
This Niche Website Answers Questions About the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
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52
Charitable Challenge Networks
Charitable Challenge Networks
'Battler' is a Video Challenge Network That Supports Social Causes
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51
Facial-Recognition Social Sites
Facial-Recognition Social Sites
'Polygram' Registers and Records Users' Facial Reactions
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50
Independent Musician Networks
Independent Musician Networks
The 'Humbolt' Digital Music Streaming Network is Socially Focused
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49
Social Advertising Video Templates
Social Advertising Video Templates
TopVid Makes Creating Professional Social Media Ads Simple
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48
GIF-Inspired Beer Commercials
GIF-Inspired Beer Commercials
This Brahma Beer Ad Features a Series of Looping Visuals
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47
Expansive Gaming Networks
Expansive Gaming Networks
The 'Gizer' Global Gaming Network Connects Gamers and Hosts Together
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46
Social TV-Watching Platforms
Social TV-Watching Platforms
Facebook 'Watch' is a Dedicated New Platform for Viewing Shows
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45
Intrusive Response-Prompting Apps
Intrusive Response-Prompting Apps
ReplyASAP Triggers an Alarm to Prevent Ignored Text Messages
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44
In-App Birthday Updates
In-App Birthday Updates
Facebook Birthday Tools Help Users Get Creative with Their Posts
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43
Social Media Meal Boxes
Social Media Meal Boxes
Heinz Created 'Irresistible Posts' That Could Be Ordered and Eaten
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42
Social Media Content Recyclers
Social Media Content Recyclers
'TimeMachine' Lets Instagram Users Recycle Content for Stories
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Geisha-Inspired Sunscreens
Geisha-Inspired Sunscreens
The Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen is a Great Base for Makeup
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40
GIF-Style Footwear Commercials
GIF-Style Footwear Commercials
Converse Launched 32 Branded GIFs to Be Used Across Social Media
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39
Couture Lipstick Collaborations
Couture Lipstick Collaborations
This New L'Oréal Shade Was Made in Partnership with Balmain
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38
Photo-Based Travel Apps
Photo-Based Travel Apps
Lonely Planet's 'Trips' is Like an Instagram for Vacation Spots
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37
Competitor Social Media Platforms
Competitor Social Media Platforms
The 'SocialWeaver' Social Media Management Platform is Intuitive
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36
Millennial Financial Advice Videos
Millennial Financial Advice Videos
'NowThis Money' Offers Financial Advice in Snappy Videos
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35
Cookie-Flavored Iced Coffees
Cookie-Flavored Iced Coffees
Dunkin' Donuts is Asking Fans to Vote on New Iced Coffee Flavors
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34
Virtual Painting Exhibitions
Virtual Painting Exhibitions
Facebook Users May Tune in for a Viewing of Van Gogh's Sunflowers
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33
Responsive Emoji Billboards
Responsive Emoji Billboards
These Emoji Characters Relay Traffic and Weather to Drivers
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32
Anonymous Social Messengers
Anonymous Social Messengers
'Sarahah' Lets Users Send Anonymous Messages Through Snapchat
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31
Blurring Millennial Makeup
Blurring Millennial Makeup
Milk Makeup's 'Blur Liquid Matte Foundation' Softens the Look of Pores
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30
Desert-Inspired Makeup Palettes
Desert-Inspired Makeup Palettes
The Newest Huda Beauty Palette is Dubbed 'Desert Dusk'
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29
Cinematic YouTuber Cookbooks
Cinematic YouTuber Cookbooks
The 'Eat What You Watch' Cookbook Has 40 Classic Film Recipes
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28
Augmented Social Apps
Augmented Social Apps
The 'Mirage World' App Uses AR to Connect Users Through Tangible Objects
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27
Digital Dating Pop-Up Shops
Digital Dating Pop-Up Shops
The Hinge Milestone Marketplace Celebrates Couples Who Met on the App
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26
Flamingo-Shaped Cocktail Cups
Flamingo-Shaped Cocktail Cups
NYC's Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar Serves Punch in a Giant Flamingo
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25
Inclusive Drugstore Makeup
Inclusive Drugstore Makeup
'Maybelline X Shayla' Aims to Make Mainstream Makeup More Inclusive
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24
AR Messaging Apps
AR Messaging Apps
'Neon' is a Social Messenger App That Lets Users Share Digital Neon Text
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23
Androgynous Celebrity Fragrances
Androgynous Celebrity Fragrances
Katy Perry's New Fragrance 'INDI' Embraces Individuality
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22
Connected Eyeglass Experiences
Connected Eyeglass Experiences
The Snapbots at Westfield Encourage Trials of Snap's Spectacles
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21
Predictive Social Media Aids
Predictive Social Media Aids
'LikelyAI' Will Predict the Popularity of Your Instagram Posts
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20
HD Camera Phone Attachments
HD Camera Phone Attachments
The AMIR is a Smartphone-Fitted Lens That Will Improve Your Photos
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19
Taco Macaron Mashups
Taco Macaron Mashups
'Crème Macarons' Designed These French Macarons to Look Like Tacos
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18
Star-Studded AR Magazines
Star-Studded AR Magazines
W Magazine Utilizes AR to Bring Katy Perry's Image to Life
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17
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Shoppable Makeover Webseries
Amazon's New Home Makeover Show, 'Overhaul,' Will Feature YouTubers
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16
AR App Profiles
AR App Profiles
Blippar 'Halos' Let Users Compile 'Augmented Reality Face Profiles'
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15
Millennial-Inspired Concealers
Millennial-Inspired Concealers
The No Filter Concealer is the First Skin Item from ColourPop
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14
Fandom-Centered Dating Apps
Fandom-Centered Dating Apps
'Cuddli' Helps Connect Nearby People with Nerdy and Niche Interests
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13
Influencer Marketing Platforms
Influencer Marketing Platforms
'SOCIAL BOND' Lets You Connect with Influencers for Campaigns
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12
Influencer-Branded Cosmetics
Influencer-Branded Cosmetics
Benefit's Beauty Stowaway Set Features Social Media Icons
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11
Caviar-Inspired Lip Looks
Caviar-Inspired Lip Looks
These Unique Lip Art Designs Make Use of Tiny Beads for an Added Texture
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10
Singing Competition Apps
Singing Competition Apps
The Spotlite App is a Social Network for Singers That Hosts Competitions
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9
Fidget Spinner Bath Bombs
Fidget Spinner Bath Bombs
The Lush Bubble Spinner is Meant to be the Ultimate Relaxation Device
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8
Color Museum Experiences
Color Museum Experiences
The Color Factory is a Museum for the Instagram Generation
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7
Vlogger-Created Fashion Lines
Vlogger-Created Fashion Lines
YouTuber Jenn Im Launched an Affordable Clothing Collection
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6
Awkward Swan Pool Floats
Awkward Swan Pool Floats
The 'Ridiculous Inflatable Swan-Thing' is Adorably Unattractive
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5
Photogenic Decorated Desserts
Photogenic Decorated Desserts
Coisof Created a Soft Serve Treat with Instagram Users in Mind
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4
Crystal Photography Accessories
Crystal Photography Accessories
'Lensball' is a Spherical Crystal That Flips Images Upside Down
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3
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
Social Media-Inspired Terrarium Shops
'London Terrariums' Store Was Inspired by an Instagram Post
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2
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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Mini Social Media Cameras
Mini Social Media Cameras
The Conceptual Snapchat 'Snapshot' Offers Impressive Functionalities
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