If we look back at everything in 2020, it wasn’t that bad of a year. Relying more on sources near and around us, learning things from the comfort of home, reviving our lost connections to following the trends from the internet, 2020 made us experience a lot. While 2020 was significantly more challenging than expected, we still made it to the end of the year. Taking a look behind, 2020 was full of surprises and activities. In a nutshell, 2020 was popular and will remain significant in history.
The notorious coronavirus gave people a chance in 2020 to be home. We obviously spent a huge time being home. The quarantine life, not to make monotonous, people wanted to be creative and utilize the time. Internet was helpful in this. By the time we reached the end of the year, the internet brought much popularity peaking contents that people followed. Many new trends rose whereas many old contents lived and revived.
What are the popular contents on the internet that lived and revived in 2020?
Wearing Face masks
Face masks come first. The utmost safety measure against deadly coronavirus was introduced as face masks and hand-washing. And the face masks got popular. Even challenges on the internet about distributing free mask and wearing a mask and posting pictures was trending. Face masks as fashion accessories also came into existence, to help people look good while wearing them.
The Dalgona Coffee
Many of us got introduced to Dalgona coffee around the beginning of lockdown. People started obsessing over this quarantine coffee and suddenly it was all over our social media. If you also scrolled through Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook, you might have seen a video of someone whipping together sugar, instant coffee, and boiling water. This concoction is spooned over iced milk to create the foamy drink known as Dalgona coffee. Not a new way of making coffee, but the mouth-watering pictures and videos of it over the internet surely made people try making it.
What are you doing in lockdown? Most of my friends answered, “Among Us”. Among Us was released in the summer of 2018. Despite being released two years ago, “Among Us” became popular this year, thanks to many humorous posts about it on social media. It’s an interesting multiplayer game. Easy to learn, available for both PCs and phones, and a fun way to spend time with friends, caused to peak in the online game’s popularity. Also, did you tried ludo with friends too?
Instagram story Challenges
Instagram stories were flooded with this and that challenges this year. “Have you ever” was one of the popular Instagram story challenges that got popular during the quarantine. Also the gif and emoji challenges on Instagram stories? What more Instagram story challenges did you see this year?
Commenting on old posts of your friends
As people kept seeking this and that way to remain entertained, a lot of people dug into the old and embarrassing photos of their Facebook friends and spamming them with hilarious comments. From some funny creative shayaris to utterly lame commentary, the idea obviously caught the trend, and Facebook became more fun. You might have read one of those too. Even memes were made about this.
The lockdown has sparked a boom in families re-watching classic TV shows and Ramayan and Mahabharat more at that. In one of the scenes that went viral in TikTok, on the battlefield amongst many other dead soldiers lying around, one of them may be lost his patience and looked up. But as soon as he saw that the camera is still rolling, he goes back to pretending to be dead. This scene went so viral that people began to spend their time re-watching the classic TV Shows to remain occupied and entertained during Lockdown. Moreover, it was more of a family time enjoying shows together.
What more swept the internet in 2020?
- The case of George Floyd brought the “Black Lives Matters” movement around the world supporting the end of racism.
- Netflix Shows were people’s pass-the-time activity.
- K-pop BTS and BlackPink’s album made it to the top 10 most popular music albums in 2020 globally.
- The rise in Bitcoin Value in 2020 caught much attention.
People are curious, “what’s in 2021” for us?