Moving Online: The New Trend In Trend Spotting

Moving Online: The New Trend In Trend Spotting

Trend sites are manifestations of the latest in trend spotting--the creation of an open and constantly available source of information about developments in business, fashion, lifestyle and just about every other aspect of life. Just as many trends evolve as they are affected by newer trends, so these sites are responses to demands for transparency and consumer participation spurred by today’s information revolution.

But in this age when what was new yesterday is old tomorrow, what makes a trend?

Guy Brighton
  • 23 march 2006

Netherlands-based offers a definition:
“A trend is a manifestation of something that has newly serviced an
existing (and hardly ever changing) consumer need, desire, want or
value.” An example is the Internet, which is growing in response to
humans’ need for knowledge.

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