Social media trends have occupied the online space since 2014 when the Ice Bucket Challenge became a rage, especially with celebs. Since then, social media trends have been emerging out of nowhere and some have even gone on to become the most followed trends in history. If Ice Bucket Challenge set the tone for social media trends, it was Mannequin challenge, then the Kiki challenge and the Fitness challenge that made the world go ga-ga. In 2019 after the 10 Year Challenge, the Triangle challenge and Microwave Challenge it is the #BottleCapChallenge which is the latest buzz among netizens. Here's a look at 9 social media trends that went viral instantly!
In picture: Shilpa Shetty's 10 Year Challenge, Narendra Modi attempting the Fitness Challenge, actress Richa Chadha doing the Kiki challenge and actor Akshay Kumar doing the Ice Bucket Challenge.
When #BottleCapChallenge grips the entire world
After the Triangle and Microwave challenge, 2019 got a social media trend in the form of BottleCapChallenge. In the Bottle Cap Challenge, a bottle is placed on a table with its cap loosely fixed on it. The person who is attempting the challenge is required to untwist the cap with a roundhouse kick in order to succeed in the challenge.
While performing the challenge one must keep in mind that the cap should just fly off the bottle and the bottle must remain stationary at that particular moment. Also, the entire challenge has to be recorded on 'Slow Motion' in order to understand whether you've actually made it.
The 'Bottle Cap Challenge' which reportedly originated on June 25, 2019, was started by Taekwondo instructor and fighter Farabi Davletchin. The 'Bottle Cap Challenge' generated an incessant discussion on Twitter and several celebrities and netizens took to social media accounts to take up the trending challenge. From Bollywood actors such as Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Sushmita Sen to mixed martial-artist Max Holloway and more. All were hooked on to the #BottleCapChallenge.
Have you seen the latest 'Invisible Challenge' which is paw-dorable!
After the #BottleCapChallenge, the newest challenge to arrive is the 'Invisible Challenge' and it has become a sensation overnight with Twitter flooded with the app users tweeting videos of their dogs while they put transparent cellophane sheets in front of them. The 'Invisible Challenge' involves dogs trying to cross over invisible cellophane sheets. The viral video shows the owners of the dogs running towards the sheet and then jumping over them as the dogs try to follow and replicate it. The confusion and the astonishment that is seen on the faces of these dogs is winning hearts online.
Microwave takes over Kiki and ALS ice bucket challenge:
After the Kiki challenge and Triangle Challenge, netizens have been taken by storm by the 'microwave challenge'. The Microwave challenge involves participants to master a dance move and show it off on social media. The bizarre challenge will make you feel like a dish rotating in a microwave.
In pic: A Twitter user while attempting the challenge wrote: Put me in the freezer cuz I’m heating up. #MicrowaveChallenge
The microwave challenge is one of the bizarre viral trends in recent times. The challenge started on TikTok earlier this month and soon became a social media rage. Multiple videos of people spinning on the floor imitating the working of a microwave oven are seen on Twitter and Instagram. For the challenge, participants are seen performing the challenge to the song named ‘Slow Dancing in the Dark’ by Joji. Interestingly, the song is chosen as it has a 'ding' note, which resembles the sound of a microwave alarm.
In pic: Twin brothers, Jamel and Jamil, are seen acing the microwave challenge.
While the Microwave challenge initially required people to just sit on the floor and rotate, participants took the challenge to a whole new level and spiced it up in their own way. While some performed it with rotating shopping carts or others tried it while drinking juice. From babies to pets, the #MicrowaveChallenge is the latest fad on Instagram and Twitter.
In pic: A catmom attempts the #MicrowaveChallenge with her cat.
When the world goes Triangle!
The Triangle challenge is the newest challenge which is a dance trend that involves three perfectly coordinated dance partners to try the #TriangleChallenge. Although the dance trend seems easy to nail at first, it was actually difficult but netizens couldn't stop themselves from trying it.
In pic: Three men attempt the #TriangleChallenge at a hospital.
The Triangle Challenge began in February and picked up momentum. Gradually the challenge has become a something of a stir online. Now netizens are grabbing their favourite dance partners to try it.
In pic: Three hockey goalkeepers are seen trying the #TriangleChallenge before training for their match.
The #TriangleChallenge requires three partners to stand in a triangle with their arms on each other's shoulders. This dance style is quite challenging as all three partners must maintain coordination to succeed in the challenge.
In pic: Employees are seen taking time off amidst work to try the triangle challenge as they coordinate their moves to perfection.
#10YearChallenge shows 'Change is the order of nature':
The 10 Years Challenge is also known as the 'glow-up' challenge or 2009 vs 2019 challenge. The challenge hashtagged as #10YearChallenge has been creating waves on Instagram and Facebook with people from across various walks of life taking to social media to showcase their 10 Year Challenge moment. The challenge involves people comparing pictures of themselves in 2009 with their recent snap in 2019. It is also be termed as the 'before and after' pictures.
In picture: The cutest #10YearChallenge was of cricketer Prithvi Shaw whose pic was shared by his IPL team Delhi Capitals on Twitter and was re-tweeted by the young man himself.
Bollywood celebrities go ga-ga posting with the #10YearsChallenge:
While a lot of social media users are in a frenzy uploading their 10 years before and after images, Bollywood celebrities are not far away. Bipasha Basu, Diana Penty, Daisy Shah, Sagarika Ghatge, Akshay Kumar and Dia Mirza are few of the many Bollywood celebs who have posted the #10yearchallenge photos on the internet.
While the 10 Year Challenge is still on and gripping netizens, something that went viral with the challenge was memes and that too hilarious ones! Memes have also portrayed things which never seem to change and take a dig at the relationship status of some celebrities. From raising awareness about global warming to the dying coral reefs to relationship status - all have been a target.
In picture: Cricketer Rohit Sharma shared this #10YearChallenge on Instagram. He wrote: The only 10 Year Challenge we should be worried about!
2018 is history now but it was Kiki challenge that made history:
Kiki Challenge! Yes, the Kiki challenge, also known as 'Do The Shiggy dance' became popular when internet comedian Shiggy posted a video of him dancing on the streets and it went viral immediately. The Kiki challenge made the internet go crazy with thousands posting their respective versions of the dance in different scenarios. It was also banned in countries like Spain, Egypt, and the UAE!
In picture: A dog is seen attempting the Kiki challenge.
Mumbai youths gripped by Kiki challenge:
In Mumbai, the youth took the Kiki challenge to a whole new level. Nishant, a 20-year-old youth and founder of the YouTube channel Funcho, came under the police radar after he and his friends were caught by the police performing the Kiki challenge on a Mumbai local train. The video, which garnered over 1.4 million views, showed a boy running and dancing outside a moving train, while two others onboard were hanging out and filming him.
Kiki the Indian farmer's version:
Canadian rapper Drake probably never dreamt that his song 'In My Feelings' would inspire two Indian farmers to dance in the mud, that too with their oxen. Now that's what we call epic! The 'Kiki challenge village farmers style' that was shot in Telangana, India, was a huge hit getting the channel's owner over 4,92,000 subscribers. Their video has had over three million views in just a week. For the farmers of Lambadipally, a day "riding" doesn't mean driving in a car. It means using the local means of transport - a pair of oxen! And these Indian farmers nailed the Kiki challenge with a bang!
Kiki goes Bollywood style:
The Kiki challenge also gripped Bollywood stars. From Richa Chadha, Priyank Sharma to Baba Sehgal and many more took to the social trend of the year 2018. Richa Chadha took the Kiki challenge to a whole new level and made sure she sends the right message to her fans. The actress was seen tapping her feet to Drake's song In My Feelings' by hopping on the top of a fitness ball inside a gym instead of dancing alongside the moving car. The actress along with her video wrote, "Kiki If you love me, don’t jump out of a moving car. Do try this at home...! While Baba Sehgal, gave the Kiki challenge a twist of its own and made a Hindi version of the same. And we bet you it was the safest yet a funny way of doing the Kiki challenge.
In picture: Baba Sehgal and Richa Chadha are seem performing the Kiki challenge.
Fitness Challenge takes Indian by storm:
Another challenge that took everyone by surprise especially India was a challenge that inspired people to stay fit and healthy. The 'Fitness Challenge' was started by Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. The minister took to Twitter and urged Indian citizens towards adopting a fitter lifestyle. He tweeted: Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Soon, netizens joined the bandwagon and took upon the biggest fitness challenge in the world!
Rajyavardhan Rathore who is 2004 Olympic medalist, nominated Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan to perform it first and from there on most of the country took up the fitness challenge. Narendra Modi doing yoga, Deepika Padukone walking and jogging to Salman Khan's strenuous workout session and much more. The Fitness challenge was an instant hit and made the whole country pledge to have a fit and healthy lifestyle.
The world acts like a Mannequin!:
The mannequin challenge was a trend that went viral in 2016. The Mannequin Challenge is a challenge that requires people to remain frozen in action like mannequins while a moving camera films them amidst the background of a song. The Mannequin challenge became a viral trend in no time.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Taylor Swift, and many other noted celebs took part in the Mannequin challenge. From Black Lives Matter movement to a staged rescue operation by media outlets from Syria, the mannequin challenge was also used to create awareness and educate people about important movements. Priyanka Chopra and other Bollywood celebrities also took on the mannequin challenge.
In picture: Virat Kohli is a still from the Indian Cricket Team's mannequin challenge. Pic/Twitter BCCI
Ice Bucket Challenge:
The year 2014 was all about Ice Bucket Challenge. Also popularly called as ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the social media trend of 2018 was all about emptying a bucket full of ice and water over a person's head. The trend was to promote a noble cause to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Not only did the trend became an overnight sensation but it paid dividends to the social cause.
Ice Bucket Challenge grips the world:
From Kim Kardashian, Barrack Obama to Sunny Leone, Superman, and many more renowned celebrities tried their hands at the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge was cut across people from diverse fields; from politicians to actors and from cricketers to common people. Everyone was grappled by the Ice Bucket Challenge, which was the biggest social media trend of 2014.
Cricketing fraternity takes the Ice Bucket Challenge with much energy and enthusiasm:
Bill Gates, Conan O’Brien, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Chris Gayle, Sunny Leone, and the list goes on. But it was the cricketing fraternity that took the most fun and joy of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Led by none other than the flamboyant Chris Gayle it was soon followed by his West Indian teammates. Indian sports stars were not too far behind when it came to picking up the Ice Bucket Challenge. From Yuvraj Singh to Sania Mirza, most of the sports personalities took the Ice Bucket Challenge. Other notable Indian sports stars included Surya Kumar Yadav, Irrfan Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian Hockey captain Sardar Singh to name a few.
Bollywood celebrities take up the ALS ice bucket challenge:
Bollywood celebrities were no exception to the fund-raising sensation, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Many B-town celebs took up the challenge and posted their videos online and in turn nominated at least three of their friends or colleagues. Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Mandira Bedi, Bipasha Basu - the list goes on.
#TriangleChallenge and the Microwave challenge is a thing of the past. In 2019, the world is gripped to the 'Invisible Challenge' and the #BottleCpaChallenge which is the latest trend that has taken the internet by storm. In the Bottle Cap Challenge, a bottle is placed on a table with its cap loosely fixed on it. The person who is attempting the challenge is required to untwist the cap with a roundhouse kick in order to succeed in the challenge. Like the #BottleCapChallenge, few other trends have gone viral online in the past few years. Here's a look at top social media trends that became a craze
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