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Top 100 Social Media Trends in 2013

From Instagram Jewelry to Facebook Boardgames

— January 3, 2014 — Social Media
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are the winners of the 2013 battle of social media supremacy. That being said, Google+, Vine and Snapchat (among others), all had plenty of moments in the spotlight as well. We've seen a lot of ideas come and go in terms of social media, but this new way of communication isn't going anywhere if digital natives have anything to do with it. This is why so many of the examples from 2013 feature physical versions or personified versions of various social networks.

To understand where social media is headed and how to best use it with regards to your company's brand efforts, be sure to have a look at what Trend Hunter's Social Media Trend Report can help you with. Online presence is one area you can't afford to miss out on!
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Tech-Savvy Ad Remakes
Tech-Savvy Ad Remakes
Graphic Designer Eoin Conlon Re-imagines Classic Ads
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98
Social Metropolis Graphs
Social Metropolis Graphs
The Phototrails Project Maps Out the Instagram Signatures of Cities
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97
Manga Battle Reenactments
Manga Battle Reenactments
Kamehameha-ing Schoolgirls Recreate Moves from Anime Films
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96
Revolutionary Social App Interfaces
Revolutionary Social App Interfaces
Facebook Home is Literally Changing the Face of Smartphones
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95
Beautiful Typography Photo Apps
Beautiful Typography Photo Apps
The Over App Allows Smartphone Users to Overlay Fonts on Pictures
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94
Friendship Dating Experiments
Friendship Dating Experiments
40 Days of Dating Pushes Friendship to the Next Level
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93
Internet Meme Class Photos
Internet Meme Class Photos
This Illustration Features Several Iconic Pop Culture References
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92
Trending Phone Covers
Trending Phone Covers
The Hashtag Smartphone Case is Perfect for Social Media Addicts
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91
Light-Bending Camera Snapshots
Light-Bending Camera Snapshots
Mariana Vargas Creates 'Iphoneography' Using Her Own iPhone 5
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90
Confectionery Popularity Charts
Confectionery Popularity Charts
The Top 10 Ice Cream Brands Know the Importance of Being Social
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89
Pensive Designer Pose Blogs
Pensive Designer Pose Blogs
This Tumblr Blog Exclusively Shows Designers with Hands-on-Face Poses
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88
Adapting Artist Campaigns
Adapting Artist Campaigns
Adobe Studio Reveals the Faces That are Changing the Art World
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87
Yacht-Diving Celebrity Parodies
Yacht-Diving Celebrity Parodies
The Jay-Z Yacht Dive Parodies are Making Some Serious Splash
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86
Short Video-Sharing Infographics
Short Video-Sharing Infographics
This Vine Video Guide Shares How Impactful Vine is for Brands
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85
Social Media Bird Bots
Social Media Bird Bots
Twitter Notifications Come to Life with the Coconatch Desktop Device
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84
Social Media-Themed Storybooks
Social Media-Themed Storybooks
This Social Media Story for Kids Addresses Internet Addiction
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83
Tweet-Inspired Comic Blogs
Tweet-Inspired Comic Blogs
Twitter: the Comic Adapts Funny Tweets into Four-Panel Comics
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82
Facebook Page Engagement Infographics
Facebook Page Engagement Infographics
This Chart Depicts 10 Ways to Boost Social Media Interaction
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81
Humorous Work Excuse Charts
Humorous Work Excuse Charts
The '16 Excuses for Being Late To Work' Guide Offers Funny Stories
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80
Anti-Smoking Amulets
Anti-Smoking Amulets
The Clean Life Device Offers Emotional and Mental Support During Cessation
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79
Satirical Instagram Accounts
Satirical Instagram Accounts
'Satiregram' Uploads Descriptions of Cliché Photos on Instagram
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78
Mass Media Marketing Flowcharts
Mass Media Marketing Flowcharts
This Social Media Success Guide Takes You Through Each Step
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77
Social Media Marathons
Social Media Marathons
The Nike Japan Run Like Me Project Gets a Fan to Run for Facebook Likes
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76
Treehouse Pop-Up Shops
Treehouse Pop-Up Shops
Duncan Shotton's ‘POP-UP A TREE SHOP' Sells Products from Up High
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75
Cat-Printed Mini Skirts
Cat-Printed Mini Skirts
‘PrettySnake’ Gets Kick Started with its Kitty-Printed Piece
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74
Social Media Fashion Campaigns
Social Media Fashion Campaigns
The J Crew Pinterest Collaboration Debuted the Fall Catalog
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73
Meme-Based Nominee Depictions
Meme-Based Nominee Depictions
This Year's Oscar Nominees Get Memed in These Redone Posters
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72
Social Media Department Stores
Social Media Department Stores
Upside is a Market Where You Can Experience the Web in Real Time
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71
App-Imitating Street Art
App-Imitating Street Art
These Real Life Instagram Posters Transform the Streets with Filters
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70
Superhero Background Charts
Superhero Background Charts
This 'History of Superman' Infographic Shows How This Hero Came to Be
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69
Aged Wizard Instagram Spoofs
Aged Wizard Instagram Spoofs
This Funny Instagram Parody Shows Harry Potter as an Embarrassing Dad
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68
Imitating Social Profile Pranks
Imitating Social Profile Pranks
CasinoRoy Creates Confusion with His Fake Facebook Accounts
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67
Photo-Fueled Car Competitions
Photo-Fueled Car Competitions
The Mercedes-Benz' 'Take the Wheel' is a Competition for Instagram
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66
Social Media Cosmetics
Social Media Cosmetics
The Social Butterfly Blue Nail Polish is for the Facebook-Savvy Generation
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65
Cheap Campaigning Charts
Cheap Campaigning Charts
Take Advantage of these 27 Proven Marketing Strategies for Small Budgets
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64
Epic Stance City Captures
Epic Stance City Captures
Check Out the Personal Shots of New York City by Photographer Chris Ozer
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63
Fruit-Decaying Infographics
Fruit-Decaying Infographics
'A Matter of Life and Death' Showcases How Long Fruit Lasts
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62
Reality Show-Inspired Ads
Reality Show-Inspired Ads
'Nei Tuoi Panni' is a Campaign with Real Clients
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61
Lofty Social Media HQs
Lofty Social Media HQs
Pinterest's New Creative Workspace is in a San Fransisco Warehouse
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60
Superhero Social Media Buttons
Superhero Social Media Buttons
Graphic Designer and Illustrator Jaime Calderón Creates Super
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59
Emulating Extravagant Lifestyle Charts
Emulating Extravagant Lifestyle Charts
'The Cost of Being Great Gatsby' Puts a Price on Luxury
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58
Stereotype-Breaking Social Media Accounts
Stereotype-Breaking Social Media Accounts
The Everyday Africa Instagram is Educational and Honest
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57
Social Media Board Games
Social Media Board Games
This Board Game Eliminates the Digital Boundaries of Facebook
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56
Pinboard Web Shops
Pinboard Web Shops
'Amazon Collections' is a Pinterest Look-Alike
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55
Virtual Tourism Ads
Virtual Tourism Ads
The San Pellegrino Three Minutes in Italy Campaign is Remote-Based
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54
Peeping Cat Costumes
Peeping Cat Costumes
The Latest Internet Craze Involves Popping Your Cat's Head into a Picture
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53
Social Media Obsession Pendants
Social Media Obsession Pendants
This Instagram Necklace Shows Off Your Picture-Taking Prowess
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52
Chocolate Social Media Feuds
Chocolate Social Media Feuds
Kit Kat Challenges Oreo to Twitter Tic-Tac-Toe with Hilarious Results
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51
Social Media Ice Cream
Social Media Ice Cream
The Facebook Ice Cream Flavor is a Clever Twist on a Classic Dessert
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50
Tweet-Fueled Beer Competitions (CONTEST)
Tweet-Fueled Beer Competitions (CONTEST)
Trend Hunter and Toronto's Beerfest Offer a Chance to Win
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49
Gyroscopic Geometric Cases
Gyroscopic Geometric Cases
The AVA Smart Shell Requires Tactile Interaction with Your Smartphone
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48
Observatory Vegetable Growing Kits
Observatory Vegetable Growing Kits
These Transparent Window Planters Let You Observe Germination
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47
Internet Gaming Controllers
Internet Gaming Controllers
The 'Reddit Karma Controller' Will Turn Your Favorite Site into a Game
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46
Mood-Reflecting Installations
Mood-Reflecting Installations
E/B Office's 'Mood Map' Shows How People on Twitter are Feeling
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45
Online Billionaire Startup Infographics
Online Billionaire Startup Infographics
Staff Lays Out the Numbers For the Biggest Online Startups
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44
Social Media Marketing Statistics
Social Media Marketing Statistics
More Companies are Using Social Commerce to Boost Business
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43
Master Chef Holograms
Master Chef Holograms
The Humaleon System Brings Gordon Ramsay Right into Your Kitchen
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42
Surprisingly Smart Dishes
Surprisingly Smart Dishes
FlexiBowl Looks Simple and Silicone But it's Intelligent and Interactive
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41
Cat Head Cushions
Cat Head Cushions
The ZLYC Kooky Cat Cushion is Packed with Personality
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40
Media Campaign Timelines
Media Campaign Timelines
Social Advertising Has Changed Major Marketing Methods Drastically
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39
Marriage Equality Internet Memes
Marriage Equality Internet Memes
These Memes for Red Equality Offer Very Creative Variants
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38
Selfie-Taking Seniors
Selfie-Taking Seniors
This 'Instagram-Pa' is Sharing his Vintage Photos Online
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37
Social Media-Based Shops
Social Media-Based Shops
The Kellogg's Social Media Shop Exchanges Cereal for Instagram Photos
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36
Web-Enabled Antique Gizmos
Web-Enabled Antique Gizmos
Levi's Station to Station is a Modern Refurbishment of Retro Gadgets
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35
Social Media-Fueled Motto Campaigns
Social Media-Fueled Motto Campaigns
This Ted Baker SS13 Campaign Encourages Tweeting Taglines
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34
Social Media-Inspired Footwear
Social Media-Inspired Footwear
Nike PHOTOiD Allows Users to Merge Instagram Photos with Sneakers
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33
Social Media Concept Stores
Social Media Concept Stores
The Karl Lagerfeld Concept Store in Amsterdam is More Than Clothes
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32
Poorly Placed Art Blogs
Poorly Placed Art Blogs
The 'Great Art in Ugly Rooms' Tumblr Puts Famous Paintings in Awful Places
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31
Social Media-Inspired Cameras
Social Media-Inspired Cameras
The Instagram Camera Will Add a Hipster Touch to Any Night Out
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30
Insta-Wreckage Auto Ads
Insta-Wreckage Auto Ads
Toyota's 'Don't Shoot and Drive' Instagram Ad Puts Filters on Wrecks
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29
Incorrect Tooth Brushing Techniques
Incorrect Tooth Brushing Techniques
The 'How Not to Brush Your Teeth' Chart Teaches What Not to Do
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28
Burnt-Out Ballerina Photos
Burnt-Out Ballerina Photos
Mangabeira and Arrais Picture a World Where Technology Trumps Art
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27
Self-Obsessed Disney Snapshots
Self-Obsessed Disney Snapshots
These Disney Instagram Selfies are Picture Perfect
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26
Wrist-Worn Cooking Companions
Wrist-Worn Cooking Companions
TheCHEF Helps You Shop and Delegate to Produce Scrumptious Suppers
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25
Personified Social Network Art
Personified Social Network Art
Jon Lock Imagines Social Media Sites as Human Characters
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24
Vibrantly Edgy Fashion Ads
Vibrantly Edgy Fashion Ads
The Juicy Couture Fall 2013 Campaign Incorporates Social Media
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23
Motivational Athletic Resolutions
Motivational Athletic Resolutions
The Nike Running 2013 Campaign Hits the World with a Hashtag
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22
Punny Father's Day Beer Ads
Punny Father's Day Beer Ads
The Heineken 'Legendary Dad Jokes' Campaign Showcases Cheesy Jokes
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21
Social Media Thighvertising
Social Media Thighvertising
Teenagers in Japan Do Human Billboard Advertising for Cash
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20
Much Mentioned Superhero Stats
Much Mentioned Superhero Stats
This Infographic Visually Represents the Most Popular Superheroes
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19
21st Century Pin-Up Captures
21st Century Pin-Up Captures
The 'Newfangled Pin-Up' Series Features Ladies Who Love Their Phones
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18
Social Media-Sourced Models
Social Media-Sourced Models
These Unconventional Diesel Models Were Spotted on Social Media
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17
Social Media-Geared Fashion Ads
Social Media-Geared Fashion Ads
The Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 Campaign Debuts on Instagram
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16
Massive Sustainable Offices
Massive Sustainable Offices
The Google Tel Aviv Office is Mind-Blowing
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15
Unimpressed Dog Memes
Unimpressed Dog Memes
Nothing Seems to Please This Negative Norman in These Hilarious Photos
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14
Overseas Violence Awareness Campaigns
Overseas Violence Awareness Campaigns
Ogilvy's New Massive Anti-Violence Campaign in Saudi Arabia
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13
Themed Virtual Workplaces
Themed Virtual Workplaces
Soho Foursquare Office Uses Social Media Badges for Interior Inspiration
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12
Comically Honest Brand Art
Comically Honest Brand Art
Clif Dickens Takes Popular Brands and Gives Them Fitting Slogans
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11
Identifying Espresso Charts
Identifying Espresso Charts
This 'Exceptional Expressions of Espresso' Guide Displays Coffee Types
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10
Social Media Street Sign Ads
Social Media Street Sign Ads
A Safe Driving Campaign Incorporates Social Media Icons with Signs
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9
Informative Infographic Resumes
Informative Infographic Resumes
This Resume Could Land You a Creative Industries Internship
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8
Themed Wing Offices
Themed Wing Offices
The Haifa Google Office is Inspired By its Surroundings
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7
Artfully Exposed Insecurity Art
Artfully Exposed Insecurity Art
Steve Rosenfield Encourages People to Communicate their Feelings
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6
Self-Embedded Photo Edits
Self-Embedded Photo Edits
PeejeT Incorporates Himself into Photoshopped Celebrity Images
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5
Expecting Ballerina Photography
Expecting Ballerina Photography
Instagram's 'Balletbeautiful' Shows a Dancing Pregnant Ballerina
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4
Fluffy Cocoa Easter Confetti
Fluffy Cocoa Easter Confetti
These White Chocolate Marshmallow Easter Confections Are Scrumptious
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3
DIY Social Photo Booths
DIY Social Photo Booths
This DIY Photo Booth is an Instagram-Inspired Photo Delight
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2
Typographic Self-Portraits
Typographic Self-Portraits
The 'You Are Your Words' Website Makes Pictures from Written Words
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1
Pantyhose Pooch Portraits
Pantyhose Pooch Portraits
Stockings on Pets Make for Some Seriously Funny Dog Pictures
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