One Person Trends

One Person Trends
Christine Huang
  • 10 july 2008

Gawker points us to the faux-news blog One Person Trend Stories, a tumblog featuring some “trend pieces that only need one person”. The anonymous author of the blog covers such of-the-moment phenomena as the rise of abbreviated email sign-offs (eg “Yrs” and “XOXO”) and the hipsterization of every other block in Brooklyn through her satirical articles, poking fun at many-a-journos tendency to extrapolate universal cultural trends from anecdotal stories and single-person profiles. The blog itself, while a parody of these kinds of insights, provides some clever commentary on modern urban life (particularly that of NYC). A snippet from one of his/her revelatory investigations:

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