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2000's fads:

(examples from wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fads_and_Trends

2000s Fads & TrendsEdit

This article is a branch of the fads page for the exponentially growing list of 2000s fads and trends.

NOTE: The dates below do not allows say when the product was introduced, as the case for Dance Dance Revolution which was released in 1998, it did not begin to be popular until 2003. And also when a date ends like Bop It (2000-2003), does not always mean that it has been pulled off the market, it means that its Age of Popularity died, you can still buy Bop It at toy stores.

(examples from wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fads_and_Trends

Continued from the 1990sEdit

Even though the 2000s have been incredibly unique in their trends, fashions, and fads, some from the 1990s have survived. The most popular are of course Pokemon and Harry Potter, which have been so successful that they have made movies and attracted many new fans.

(examples from wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fads_and_Trends 2000







The new millennium brought in new hopes of a better future and even more successful era than the 1990s. It was time to say goodbye to the 20th Century. By mid-2000 the first 2 major fads were seen: the famous Razor Scooters and Big Mouth Billy Bass. The company that made the famous Simon game from the 80s made another catchy hit known to many as the Bop It, and Dragonball Z kept both kids and teens glued to Cartoon Network. 2000 was also the year that introduced many people to a new genre of Reality TV with the advent of competition shows such as Big Brother and Survivor. Also, people were waiting impatiently over the Florida cliffhanger during the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads. Enlarge The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads.

* 2000 U.S. Presidential Election jokes  
   * Billy Bass (2000 – 2001±)  
   * Bop It (2000 - 2004)[1]  
   * Camera phones (2000 - present)[2]  
   * Cha Cha Slide (2000-present)[3]  
   * Christina Aguilera Doll (2000 - 2002)[4]  
   * Craigslist (c.1995 (2000 - present)[5][6]  
   * Dragonball Z (2000 - 2002±)[7]  
   * Gel pens (2000 - 2003)[8]  
   * Geocaching (2000 - present)[9]  
   * Elián González controversy (2000)[10]  
   * Energy drinks (2000± - 2006)[11]  
   * Hamtaro (2000 - 2004)[12]  
   * Heinz E-Z Squirt colored ketchup (2000 - 2002)[13]  
   * Hit Clips (2000 - 2003±)[14]  
   * Homestar Runner (2000 - present)[15]  
   * Hot or Not (2000 - 2001, 2006-present)[16]  
   * Jared the Subway Guy & the Subway Diet (2000 – Present±)[17]  
   * Low-carbohydrate diet (South Beach diet, Atkins Diet) (2000 – 2004±)[18]  
   * Napster (c. 1999 (2000 – 2001±, 2005-present)[19]  
   * Pixter (2000 - present)[20]  
   * Plasma TV and HDTV (2000 - present)[21][22]  
   * PS2, replacing the original PlayStation (2000 – 2006±)[23]  
   * Razor scooters (2000 – present)  
   * Reality television boom (2000 - present)[24]  
   * Robotic Pets such as Poo-Chi, Tekno, and I-Cybie. (2000 - 2002)[25][26][27]  
   * Scary Movies (2000 - present)[28]  
   * The Sims (2000 - 2005±)[29]  
   * Speed dating (c.1999(2000 - present))[30]  
   * Teen pop Boom Peak (1999 - 2000 - 2001) (2004 - present)[31]  
   * TheDOG Artlist collection (2000 - 2004)[32]  
   * TiVo (c.1999(2000 - present))[33]  
   * "Wassup"; from the Budweiser ads  
   * Xanga (c.1999(2000 - 2006))[34]  
   * Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000 – 2004±; 2002 – 2004± in the U.S.)

[edit] 2001

2001 was the year that defined the 2000s decade pop culturally. The September 11, 2001 attacks took a toll on Pop Culture and completely flipped it around. The heyday of the Roaring 90s abruptly ended, while in the aftermath of the terror attack a recession began as well as a new War on Terror. The ever-popular Bratz Dolls were released as well as Microsoft’s Xbox and Apple's iPod. Cartoon Network began Adult Swim, a segment of cartoons oriented towards adults. Wikipedia was founded in this year as well. Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001 Enlarge Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001

* 24 TV show on FOX, Jack Bauer internet meme and related merchandise (2001 – Present)[35]  
   * Adult Swim (2001 - present)[36]  
   * Alias TV show on ABC and related merchandise (2001 – 2005)[37]  
   * Bratz dolls and merchandise (2001 - present)[38]  
   * Bushisms (2001 - 2009)[39]  
   * Capri pants (2001 – 2007±)  
   * Cardcaptors (2001)  
   * Fairly Odd Parents and related merchandise (2001 – 2005±)[40]  
   * Flash drives(2001 - present)[41]  
   * Game Boy Advance, replacing the original Game Boy line (2001 – 2004±)[42]  
   * Grand Theft Auto PS2 videogame series and controversy that followed (2001 – Present)[43]  
   * Halo series & Halo Parties (2001 – Present)[44][45]  
   * Hot Topic's surge in popularity and move into mainstream and resulting criticism (2001 - 2007)[46][47]  
   * I Love The 80's later on including I Love the '80s, '90s, and '70s (2001 – present)[48]  
   * Invader Zim and related merchandise (2001 – 2004)[49]  
   * Import Scene, grew tremendously, partly due to The Fast and the Furious movie (2001 – 2005±)[50][51]  
   * iPod (2001 - present)[52][53]  
   * Kids Bop (2001 – Present)[54]  
   * Listerine PocketPaks (2001 – present)[55]  
   * Lord of the Rings and related merchandise (2001 – 2004±) (the books have actually existed since the 1950s)[56][57]  
   * Low-rise jeans (2001 - 2004)[58]  
   * Moulin Rouge! (2001)[59]  
   * Mountain Dew Code Red (2001 – 2004±)[60]  
   * Myachi (2001 – 2002±)[61]  
   * Nintendo Gameboy Advance series (2001 - 2006±)[62]  
   * P2P file-sharing boom after Napster was shut down and resulting controversy (2001 - present)[63]  
   * Patriotic clothing, flags, and flag stickers on cars; spawned from the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks (2001 – 2002±)  
   * P-O-X (2001)[64]  
   * Rumble Robots (2001 - 2003)[65]  
   * RuneScape (2001 - present)[66][67]  
   * Segway HT (2001 - present)[68]  
   * Skannerz (2001 – 2002±)  
   * Tech Deck Dude (2001 – 2004±)[69]  
   * Upturned collars (2001 – 2003±)  
   * What would Reagan do? (2001 - present)[70]  
   * Wikipedia started to become popular in this year (2001 - present)[71]  
   * XFL football league (2001)[72]  
   * X-Men Evolution and related merchandise (2001 – 2003)[73]  
   * Zoids (2001 – 2003±)[74]

[edit] 2002

2002 was the year that the new genre of Reality TV took over television with the premiere of Idol Shows like American Idol and dating shows such as The Bachelor. Two new sodas were introduced, Pepsi Blue and Vanilla Coke. Axe was introduced to the world and caught on big because of its advertising campaign. Geico first began playing their (sometimes annoying) "I have good news" slogans. The Terror alert system was developed this year to alert the public about the risk of terror incidents. The first of many large Powerball jackpots begin to occur in this year. The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002 Enlarge The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002

* Adio Footwear(c.1998(2002 - present)[75]  
   * American Idol (2002 - present)[76]  
   * Animal Crossing videogame series (2002 - present)[77]  
   * Axe (2002 - present)[78]  
   * Bennifer hysteria and jokes (2002 – 2004±)  
   * Beyblade spinning tops (2002 – 2003±)  
   * Botox (2002± - present)[79]  
   * "Can you hear me now?" Verizon Wireless ads. (2002 – 2004)  
   * Dry Ice (Girl's themed store)  
   * everGirl (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Earth & Beyond (2002 - 2003±)[80]  
   * Geico "I have good news" commercials (2002 - 2005±)[81]  
   * Kingdom Hearts (2002 - 2006±)[82]  
   * Pepsi Blue (2002)[83]  
   * Poker craze: i.e World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker (2002 – Present)  
   * Powerball jackpot trend (2002 – Present)  
   * Plug-and-Play video games (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Ring tones (2002 – Present)  
   * Reality TV dating shows (2002 - 2006±)[84]  
   * Phlat Ball (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Snoop Dogg speak (2002± - 2007±)[85]  
   * Terror alert color system and related criticisms (2002 – 2006)[86][87]  
   * Vanilla Coke (2002 - 2005)[88]  
   * Xbox Live (2002 - present)

[edit] 2003

The recession that started in 2001 subsided causing more spending power. 2003 also re-introduced Dance Dance Revolution, a popular active dance simulator originally released in 1998 but which hadn't caught on in the US. The controversial Da Vinci Code was published in this year. MySpace grew into a massive social networking web site in the course of a few months. McDonald's began airing the "I'm Lovin' It" ads. Guys wearing pink and girls wearing ponchos were trends. The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003 Enlarge The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003

* 1980s nostalgia hits mainstream, replacing the 1970s nostalgia of the 1990s (2003± – Present)  
   * Boho-chic (2003± - 2005±)[89]  
   * Bungee Balls (2003)  
   * Crunk music explosion (2003 – 2009±)  
   * Dance Dance Revolution (2003± – 2009)[90]  
   * The Da Vinci Code book (2003 - present)[91]  
   * Fantasy sports boom (2003 - 2009)[92]  
   * Flash mobs such as Pillow fight flash mobs and Zombie Walks (2003 – Present)  
   * McDonalds I'm Lovin It ad campaign and their healthy eating campaign with Mya trainer DVD's. (2003 - present)[93]  
   * Metrosexuality's rise in popularity and acceptance (2003 - 2008)[94]  
   * Myspace was started in this year. (2003 - 2007, 2009-present)[95]  
   * Pink clothes for men and Tough Guys Wear Pink t-shirt (2003 - 2005±)[96]  
   * Ponchos for girls (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Punk'd (2003 - 2008)[97]  
   * Simple Life, a television series featuring Paris Hilton. (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Star Wars kid (2003 - 2004)[98]  
   * T-Mobile Sidekick and popularity rise after Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked (c. 2002(2003 - present))[99][100]  
   * Ugg Boots (2003 - present)[101]  
   * William Hung and his album (2003 – 2004)

[edit] 2004

In 2004 the United States was facing a divided election and hurricanes. Napoleon Dynamite was a movie released in this year and brought with it the popular "Vote For Pedro" shirts and unique phrases. Google began to be widely used for web searches, even though it was introduced in the 90s [citation needed]. The Livestrong Wristband was widely worn thanks to the success of Lance Armstrong. And Emo fashions and Punk-based fads like neckties and eyeliner became big. The G4/TechTV merger occurred and controversy emerged as many shows were cancelled in the transfer. The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen Enlarge The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen

* The Apprentice, Donald Trump and the phrase, "You're fired!" (2004 – 2005±)  
   * Boho-chic (2004 – 2009) 
   * Burger King King (2004 - present)[citation needed]  
   * Chrysler 300C (2004 - 2005±)[102]  
   * Dean scream (2004)[103]  
   * Designer dogs (i.e. Labradoodles, Puggles, etc.) (2004 - 2006)[104]  
   * Emo (2004 - 2007)  
   * Föm pillows (2004 - present)[105]  
   * G4/TechTV merger (2004)[106]  
   * Google's fast rise to popularity and introduction into the vernacular as the verb "to google ____" (2004 - present)[107]  
   * Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B fashion (2004 - 2006)[108]  
   * JibJab political cartoons during and after the 2004 elections  
   * Livestrong wristband (2004 – Present)  
   * Napoleon Dynamite (2004 - 2005)  
   * Pocket bikes (2004)[109]  
   * Punk Band Necktie & other Emo fashion, lifestyles, and music (2004 – Present)  
   * RAZR cellphone (2004 - present)[110]  
   * Red state vs. blue state divide (2004 - 2005±, 2008) 
   * Reggaeton music explosion (2005 - present)[112]  
   * Scion xB (2004 - 2005±)[113]  
   * The phrase, "That's Hot", coined by Paris Hilton (2004 - 2005)[114]  
   * Toyota Prius and hybrid cars' rapid rise in popularity (2004 - 2006±)[115][116]  
   * Vlogs (2004 - present)[117]  
   * World of Warcraft (2004 - present)[118]

[edit] 2005

2005 was a year in which Hollywood, with falling revenues at the box-office, started to feel the effects of many new media concepts catch on. The Snap Dance / "Laffy Taffy" / "Lean Wit It Rock Wit It" took America by storm, both within hip hop, and in general pop culture. Chuck Norris jokes caught on from the Internet. Sony's PSP put up competition to Nintendo's DS. Sudoku, a Japanese math puzzle, was launched commercially, and the long-awaited Xbox 360 was revealed by Microsoft. It was also a year of unprecedented disasters across the world, with a terrible tsunami in Southeast Asia, the most destructive hurricane in recorded US history[119], and a devastating earthquake in Pakistan. With all of this, it may be remembered as the year of giving and generosity, as millions across the world donated billions of dollars and their time to help the victims. Some people refer to 2005 as the "Year of Chaos" because of such heartbreaking and turbulent events not seen since 1968[citation needed]. Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year. Enlarge Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year.

* Bluetooth earpieces (2005 - present) [120]  
   * Crazy Frog music and related ringtone. [121] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * The Easy Button [122] (2005 – present)  
   * Chuck Norris Jokes (2005 – 2009) * GTA: San Andreas hot-coffee mod and surrounding controversy (2005)[123]  
   * Happy Tree Friends (2005 - 2006±)[124]  
   * Happy Bunny merchandise (2005±)[125]  
   * "The Hoff" images and David Hasselhoff being an internet star (2005 - 2006±)[126]  
   * Inverted Christmas trees (2005 - ?)[127]  
   * Peak of ironic t-shirts (2005)[128]  
   * Katamari Damacy (2005)[129]  
   * Katrinagate jokes and anti-FEMA and anti-Bush political cartoons criticizing responsibility such as Kanye West "Gold Digger" remixes about Katrina and the infamous clip of him standing next to Mike Myers saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people". (2005±)[130][131] 
   * Lego video games: Popularity started with Lego Star Wars (2005) and has gone downhill recently. 
   * Live 8 (2005)[132]  
   * Nintendo DS (2005 - 2006)[133]  
   * Nintendogs (2005 - present)[134]  
   * Numa Numa Phenomenon [135] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * Pixel Chix (2005 - present)[136]  
   * PlayStation Portable (2005 - 2006)[137]  
   * Robot Chicken (2005 - present)[138]  
   * Second Life (2005 - present)[139]  
   * The Snap Dance epidemic (2005 - 2008)[140]  
   * Slingbox (2005 - 2006±)[141]  
   * Sudoku (2005 - 2008)[142]  
   * Surge in text messaging, spawning the term, "texting" (2005 - 2006±)[143]  
   * The Million Dollar Homepage and pixel advertising (2005)[144]  
   * Tom Cruise jokes and merchandise surrounding his "couch jump" on Oprah, TomKat, and his belief in Scientology. (2005 - 2006)[145][146][147]  
   * United States housing bubble craze and shows like Flip This House (2005)[148][149]  
   * Vault soft drink (2005 - present)[150]  
   * The War on Christmas and controversy (2005)[151]  
   * Webkinz (2005 - 2006±)[152]  
   * Xbox 360 replacing the Xbox(2005 - present)[153]

[edit] 2006

2006 is the current year, and many fads and trends have filled this year. YouTube becomes very popular among internet users, sparking several new internet memes such as the Mentos and Coke Rocket, HeadOn ad spoofs, Lonelygirl15, and Snakes on a Plane spoofs. The WB and UPN merge to form CW, sparking numerous "Save your Show" campaigns not seen since the G4/TechTV merger of 2004.

* Brokeback Mountain Trailer Remixes [154] (Early 2006)  
   * Crocs slippers [155] (2006 – ?)  
   * The CW (2006 - ?)[156]  
   * Deal or No Deal [157] (2006 – present)  
   * Elmo TMX [158] (Late 2006)  
   * Google Earth [159] (2006: now a commonly used tool)  
   * Hannah Montana (2006 - ?)[160]  
   * HeadOn advertisements and related spoofs [161] (2006 – ?)  
   * High School Musical and related merchandise [162] (2006-2008)  
   * June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) superstitions [163]  
   * Lonelygirl15 (2006)[164]  
   * Mentos and coke (2006) [165]  
   * Naruto and related merchandise [166] (2006 – ?)  
   * Nintendo Wii (2006 - ?) [167]  
   * Oversized sunglasses (2006± - ?)[168]  
   * PlayStation 3 (2006 - ?)[169]  
   * "Series of tubes" fad (2006) [170]  
   * "Bringing sexyback" phrase (2006)[171]  
   * Snakes On A Plane and related Internet Meme [172] (2006 – ?)  
   * Teen Buzz ringtone [173] (mid-2006)  
   * The North Face Denali jacket (2006-present)  
   * Using internet slang in everyday speech such as OMG, LOL, BRB, TTYL, WTF, ROFL, LMFAO, GTFO, TBH, LOLWTFBBQ etc. (2006± - ?)[174]  
   * World Jump Day (2006)[175]


2000

The new millennium brought in new hopes of a better future and even more successful era than the 1990s. It was time to say goodbye to the 20th Century. By mid-2000 the first 2 major fads were seen: the famous Razor Scooters and Big Mouth Billy Bass. The company that made the famous Simon game from the 80s made another catchy hit known to many as the Bop It, and Dragonball Z kept both kids and teens glued to Cartoon Network. 2000 was also the year that introduced many people to a new genre of Reality TV with the advent of competition shows such as Big Brother and Survivor. Also, people were waiting impatiently over the Florida cliffhanger during the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads. Enlarge The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads.

* 2000 U.S. Presidential Election jokes  
   * Billy Bass (2000 – 2001±)  
   * Bop It (2000 - 2004)[1]  
   * Camera phones (2000 - present)[2]  
   * Cha Cha Slide (2000)[3]  
   * Christina Aguilera Doll (2000 - 2002)[4]  
   * Craigslist (c.1995 (2000 - 2006±)[5][6]  
   * Dragonball Z (2000 - 2002±)[7]  
   * Gel pens (2000 - 2003)[8]  
   * Geocaching (2000 - present)[9]  
   * Elián González controversy (2000)[10]  
   * Energy drinks (2000± - 2006)[11]  
   * Hamtaro (2000 - 2004)[12]  
   * Heinz E-Z Squirt colored ketchup (2000 - 2002)[13]  
   * Hit Clips (2000 - 2003±)[14]  
   * Homestar Runner (2000 - present)[15]  
   * Hot or Not (2000 - 2001)[16]  
   * Jared the Subway Guy & the Subway Diet (2000 – Present±)[17]  
   * Low-carbohydrate diet (South Beach diet, Atkins Diet) (2000 – 2004±)[18]  
   * Napster (c. 1999 (2000 – 2001±, 2006+)[19]  
   * Pixter (2000 - present)[20]  
   * Plasma TV and HDTV (2000 - present)[21][22]  
   * PS2, replacing the original PlayStation (2000 – 2005±)[23]  
   * Razor scooters (2000 – 2004±)  
   * Reality television boom (2000 - 2005)[24]  
   * Robotic Pets such as Poo-Chi, Tekno, and I-Cybie. (2000 - 2002)[25][26][27]  
   * Scary Movies (2000 - present)[28]  
   * The Sims (2000 - 2005±)[29]  
   * Speed dating (c.1999(2000 - present))[30]  
   * Teen pop Boom Peak (1999 - 2000 - 2001) (2004 - present)[31]  
   * TheDOG Artlist collection (2000 - 2004)[32]  
   * TiVo (c.1999(2000 - present))[33]  
   * "Wassup"; from the Budweiser ads  
   * Xanga (c.1999(2000 - 2003))[34]  
   * Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000 – 2004±; 2002 – 2004± in the U.S.)

2001

2001 was the year that defined the 2000s decade pop culturally. The September 11, 2001 attacks took a toll on Pop Culture and completely flipped it around. The heyday of the Roaring 90s abruptly ended, while in the aftermath of the terror attack a recession began as well as a new War on Terror. The ever-popular Bratz Dolls were released as well as Microsoft’s Xbox and Apple's iPod. Cartoon Network began Adult Swim, a segment of cartoons oriented towards adults. Wikipedia was founded in this year as well. Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001 Enlarge Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001

* 24 TV show on FOX, Jack Bauer internet meme and related merchandise (2001 – Present)[35]  
   * Adult Swim (2001 - present)[36]  
   * Alias TV show on ABC and related merchandise (2001 – 2005)[37]  
   * Bratz dolls and merchandise (2001 - present)[38]  
   * Bushisms (2001 - present)[39]  
   * Capri pants (2001 – 2005±)  
   * Cardcaptors (2001)  
   * Fairly Odd Parents and related merchandise (2001 – 2005±)[40]  
   * Flash drives(2001 - present)[41]  
   * Game Boy Advance, replacing the original Game Boy line (2001 – 2004±)[42]  
   * Grand Theft Auto PS2 videogame series and controversy that followed (2001 – Present)[43]  
   * Halo series & Halo Parties (2001 – Present)[44][45]  
   * Hot Topic's surge in popularity and move into mainstream and resulting criticism (2001 - present)[46][47]  
   * I Love The 80's later on including I Love the '80s, '90s, and '70s (2001 – present)[48]  
   * Invader Zim and related merchandise (2001 – 2004)[49]  
   * Import Scene, grew tremendously, partly due to The Fast and the Furious movie (2001 – 2005±)[50][51]  
   * iPod (2001 - present)[52][53]  
   * Kids Bop (2001 – Present)[54]  
   * Listerine PocketPaks (2001 – present)[55]  
   * Lord of the Rings and related merchandise (2001 – 2004±) (the books have actually existed since the 1950s)[56][57]  
   * Low-rise jeans (2001 - 2004)[58]  
   * Moulin Rouge! (2001)[59]  
   * Mountain Dew Code Red (2001 – 2003±)[60]  
   * Myachi (2001 – 2002±)[61]  
   * Nintendo Gameboy Advance series (2001 - 2006±)[62]  
   * P2P file-sharing boom after Napster was shut down and resulting controversy (2001 - present)[63]  
   * Patriotic clothing, flags, and flag stickers on cars; spawned from the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks (2001 – 2002±)  
   * P-O-X (2001)[64]  
   * Rumble Robots (2001 - 2003)[65]  
   * RuneScape (2001 - present)[66][67]  
   * Segway HT (2001 - present)[68]  
   * Skannerz (2001 – 2002±)  
   * Tech Deck Dude (2001 – 2004±)[69]  
   * Upturned collars (2001 – 2003±)  
   * What would Reagan do? (2001 - present)[70]  
   * Wikipedia started to become popular in this year (2001 - present)[71]  
   * XFL football league (2001)[72]  
   * X-Men Evolution and related merchandise (2001 – 2003)[73]  
   * Zoids (2001 – 2003±)[74]

2002

2002 was the year that the new genre of Reality TV took over television with the premiere of Idol Shows like American Idol and dating shows such as The Bachelor. Two new sodas were introduced, Pepsi Blue and Vanilla Coke. Axe was introduced to the world and caught on big because of its advertising campaign. Geico first began playing their (sometimes annoying) "I have good news" slogans. The Terror alert system was developed this year to alert the public about the risk of terror incidents. The first of many large Powerball jackpots begin to occur in this year. The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002 Enlarge The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002

* Adio Footwear(c.1998(2002 - present)[75]  
   * American Idol (2002 - present)[76]  
   * Animal Crossing videogame series (2002 - present)[77]  
   * Axe (2002 - present)[78]  
   * Bennifer hysteria and jokes (2002 – 2004±)  
   * Beyblade spinning tops (2002 – 2003±)  
   * Botox (2002± - 2006)[79]  
   * "Can you hear me now?" Verizon Wireless ads. (2002 – 2004)  
   * Dry Ice (Girl's themed store)  
   * everGirl (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Earth & Beyond (2002 - 2003±)[80]  
   * Geico "I have good news" commercials (2002 - 2005±)[81]  
   * Kingdom Hearts (2002 - 2006±)[82]  
   * Pepsi Blue (2002)[83]  
   * Poker craze: i.e World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker (2002 – Present)  
   * Powerball jackpot trend (2002 – Present)  
   * Plug-and-Play video games (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Ring tones (2002 – Present)  
   * Reality TV dating shows (2002 - 2004±)[84]  
   * Phlat Ball (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Snoop Dogg speak (2002± - 2006±)[85]  
   * Terror alert color system and related criticisms (2002 – Present)[86][87]  
   * Vanilla Coke (2002 - 2005)[88]  
   * Xbox Live (2002 - present)

2003

The recession that started in 2001 subsided causing more spending power. 2003 also re-introduced Dance Dance Revolution, a popular active dance simulator originally released in 1998 but which hadn't caught on in the US. The controversial Da Vinci Code was published in this year. MySpace grew into a massive social networking web site in the course of a few months. McDonald's began airing the "I'm Lovin' It" ads. Guys wearing pink and girls wearing ponchos were trends. The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003 Enlarge The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003

* 1980s nostalgia hits mainstream, replacing the 1970s nostalgia of the 1990s (2003± – Present)  
   * Boho-chic (2003± - 2005±)[89]  
   * Bungee Balls (2003)  
   * Crunk music explosion (2002 – 2006±)  
   * Dance Dance Revolution (2003± – 2006)[90]  
   * The Da Vinci Code book (2003 - present)[91]  
   * Fantasy sports boom (2003 - 2005)[92]  
   * Flash mobs such as Pillow fight flash mobs and Zombie Walks (2003 – Present)  
   * McDonalds I'm Lovin It ad campaign and their healthy eating campaign with Mya trainer DVD's. (2003 - present)[93]  
   * Metrosexuality's rise in popularity and acceptance (2003 - 2004)[94]  
   * Myspace was started in this year. (2003 - 2006)[95]  
   * Pink clothes for men and Tough Guys Wear Pink t-shirt (2003 - 2005±)[96]  
   * Ponchos for girls (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Punk'd (2003 - 2006)[97]  
   * Simple Life, a television series featuring Paris Hilton. (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Star Wars kid (2003 - 2004)[98]  
   * T-Mobile Sidekick and popularity rise after Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked (c. 2002(2003 - 2005))[99][100]  
   * Ugg Boots (2003 - 2006±)[101]  
   * William Hung and his album (2003 – 2004)

2004

In 2004 the United States was facing a divided election and hurricanes. Napoleon Dynamite was a movie released in this year and brought with it the popular "Vote For Pedro" shirts and unique phrases. Google began to be widely used for web searches, even though it was introduced in the 90s [citation needed]. The Livestrong Wristband was widely worn thanks to the success of Lance Armstrong. And Emo fashions and Punk-based fads like neckties and eyeliner became big. The G4/TechTV merger occurred and controversy emerged as many shows were cancelled in the transfer. The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen Enlarge The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen

* The Apprentice, Donald Trump and the phrase, "You're fired!" (2004 – 2005±)  
   * Boho-chic (2004 – present)  
   * Burger King King (2004 - 2006)[citation needed]  
   * Chrysler 300C (2004 - 2005±)[102]  
   * Dean scream (2004)[103]  
   * Designer dogs (i.e. Labradoodles, Puggles, etc.) (2004 - 2006)[104]  
   * Emo (2004 - 2006)  
   * Föm pillows (2004 - present)[105]  
   * G4/TechTV merger (2004)[106]  
   * Google's fast rise to popularity and introduction into the vernacular as the verb "to google ____" (2004 - present)[107]  
   * Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B fashion (2004 - present)[108]  
   * JibJab political cartoons during and after the 2004 elections  
   * Livestrong wristband (2004 – Present)  
   * Napoleon Dynamite (2004 - 2005)  
   * Pocket bikes (2004)[109]  
   * Punk Band Necktie & other Emo fashion, lifestyles, and music (2004 – Present)  
   * RAZR cellphone (2004 - present)[110]  
   * Red state vs. blue state divide (2004 - 2005±)[111]  
   * Reggaeton music explosion (2005 - present)[112]  
   * Scion xB (2004 - 2005±)[113]  
   * The phrase, "That's Hot", coined by Paris Hilton (2004 - 2005)[114]  
   * Toyota Prius and hybrid cars' rapid rise in popularity (2004 - 2006±)[115][116]  
   * Vlogs (2004 - 2006)[117]  
   * World of Warcraft (2004 - present)[118]

2005

2005 was a year in which Hollywood, with falling revenues at the box-office, started to feel the effects of many new media concepts catch on. The Snap Dance / "Laffy Taffy" / "Lean Wit It Rock Wit It" took America by storm, both within hip hop, and in general pop culture. Chuck Norris jokes caught on from the Internet. Sony's PSP put up competition to Nintendo's DS. Sudoku, a Japanese math puzzle, was launched commercially, and the long-awaited Xbox 360 was revealed by Microsoft. It was also a year of unprecedented disasters across the world, with a terrible tsunami in Southeast Asia, the most destructive hurricane in recorded US history[119], and a devastating earthquake in Pakistan. With all of this, it may be remembered as the year of giving and generosity, as millions across the world donated billions of dollars and their time to help the victims. Some people refer to 2005 as the "Year of Chaos" because of such heartbreaking and turbulent events not seen since 1968[citation needed]. Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year. Enlarge Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year.

* Bluetooth earpieces (2005 - present) [120]  
   * Crazy Frog music and related ringtone. [121] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * The Easy Button [122] (2005 – present)  
   * Chuck Norris Jokes (2005 – Present  
   * GTA: San Andreas hot-coffee mod and surrounding controversy (2005)[123]  
   * Happy Tree Friends (2005 - 2006±)[124]  
   * Happy Bunny merchandise (2005±)[125]  
   * "The Hoff" images and David Hasselhoff being an internet star (2005 - 2006±)[126]  
   * Inverted Christmas trees (2005 - ?)[127]  
   * Peak of ironic t-shirts (2005)[128]  
   * Katamari Damacy (2005)[129]  
   * Katrinagate jokes and anti-FEMA and anti-Bush political cartoons criticizing responsibility such as Kanye West "Gold Digger" remixes about Katrina and the infamous clip of him standing next to Mike Myers saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people". (2005±)[130][131]  
   * Live 8 (2005)[132]  
   * Nintendo DS (2005 - 2006)[133]  
   * Nintendogs (2005 - present)[134]  
   * Numa Numa Phenomenon [135] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * Pixel Chix (2005 - present)[136]  
   * PlayStation Portable (2005 - 2006)[137]  
   * Robot Chicken (2005 - present)[138]  
   * Second Life (2005 - present)[139]  
   * The Snap Dance epidemic (2005 - present)[140]  
   * Slingbox (2005 - 2006±)[141]  
   * Sudoku (2005 - 2006±)[142]  
   * Surge in text messaging, spawning the term, "texting" (2005 - 2006±)[143]  
   * The Million Dollar Homepage and pixel advertising (2005)[144]  
   * Tom Cruise jokes and merchandise surrounding his "couch jump" on Oprah, TomKat, and his belief in Scientology. (2005 - 2006)[145][146][147]  
   * United States housing bubble craze and shows like Flip This House (2005)[148][149]  
   * Vault soft drink (2005 - present)[150]  
   * The War on Christmas and controversy (2005)[151]  
   * Webkinz (2005 - 2006±)[152]  
   * Xbox 360 replacing the Xbox(2005 - present)[153]

2006

2006 is the current year, and many fads and trends have filled this year. YouTube becomes very popular among internet users, sparking several new internet memes such as the Mentos and Coke Rocket, HeadOn ad spoofs, Lonelygirl15, and Snakes on a Plane spoofs. The WB and UPN merge to form CW, sparking numerous "Save your Show" campaigns not seen since the G4/TechTV merger of 2004.

* Brokeback Mountain Trailer Remixes [154] (Early 2006)  
   * Crocs slippers [155] (2006 – ?)  
   * The CW (2006 - ?)[156]  
   * Deal or No Deal [157] (2006 – present)  
   * Elmo TMX [158] (Late 2006)  
   * Google Earth [159] (2006: now a commonly used tool)  
   * Hannah Montana (2006 - ?)[160]  
   * HeadOn advertisements and related spoofs [161] (2006 – ?)  
   * High School Musical and related merchandise [162] (2006)  
   * June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) superstitions [163]  
   * Lonelygirl15 (2006)[164]  
   * Mentos and coke (2006) [165]  
   * Naruto and related merchandise [166] (2006 – ?)  
   * Nintendo Wii (2006 - ?) [167]  
   * Oversized sunglasses (2006± - ?)[168]  
   * PlayStation 3 (2006 - ?)[169]  
   * "Series of tubes" fad (2006) [170]  
   * "Bringing sexyback" phrase (2006)[171]  
   * Snakes On A Plane and related Internet Meme [172] (2006 – ?)  
   * Teen Buzz ringtone [173] (mid-2006)  
   * The North Face Denali jacket (2006-present)  
   * Using internet slang in everyday speech such as OMG, LOL, BRB, TTYL, WTF, ROFL, LMFAO, GTFO, TBH, LOLWTFBBQ etc. (2006± - ?)[174]  
   * World Jump Day (2006)[175]

2000

The new millennium brought in new hopes of a better future and even more successful era than the 1990s. It was time to say goodbye to the 20th Century. By mid-2000 the first 2 major fads were seen: the famous Razor Scooters and Big Mouth Billy Bass. The company that made the famous Simon game from the 80s made another catchy hit known to many as the Bop It, and Dragonball Z kept both kids and teens glued to Cartoon Network. 2000 was also the year that introduced many people to a new genre of Reality TV with the advent of competition shows such as Big Brother and Survivor. Also, people were waiting impatiently over the Florida cliffhanger during the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads. Enlarge The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads.

* 2000 U.S. Presidential Election jokes  
   * Billy Bass (2000 – 2001±)  
   * Bop It (2000 - 2004)[1]  
   * Camera phones (2000 - present)[2]  
   * Cha Cha Slide (2000)[3]  
   * Christina Aguilera Doll (2000 - 2002)[4]  
   * Craigslist (c.1995 (2000 - 2006±)[5][6]  
   * Dragonball Z (2000 - 2002±)[7]  
   * Gel pens (2000 - 2003)[8]  
   * Geocaching (2000 - present)[9]  
   * Elián González controversy (2000)[10]  
   * Energy drinks (2000± - 2006)[11]  
   * Hamtaro (2000 - 2004)[12]  
   * Heinz E-Z Squirt colored ketchup (2000 - 2002)[13]  
   * Hit Clips (2000 - 2003±)[14]  
   * Homestar Runner (2000 - present)[15]  
   * Hot or Not (2000 - 2001)[16]  
   * Jared the Subway Guy & the Subway Diet (2000 – Present±)[17]  
   * Low-carbohydrate diet (South Beach diet, Atkins Diet) (2000 – 2004±)[18]  
   * Napster (c. 1999 (2000 – 2001±, 2006+)[19]  
   * Pixter (2000 - present)[20]  
   * Plasma TV and HDTV (2000 - present)[21][22]  
   * PS2, replacing the original PlayStation (2000 – 2005±)[23]  
   * Razor scooters (2000 – 2004±)  
   * Reality television boom (2000 - 2005)[24]  
   * Robotic Pets such as Poo-Chi, Tekno, and I-Cybie. (2000 - 2002)[25][26][27]  
   * Scary Movies (2000 - present)[28]  
   * The Sims (2000 - 2005±)[29]  
   * Speed dating (c.1999(2000 - present))[30]  
   * Teen pop Boom Peak (1999 - 2000 - 2001) (2004 - present)[31]  
   * TheDOG Artlist collection (2000 - 2004)[32]  
   * TiVo (c.1999(2000 - present))[33]  
   * "Wassup"; from the Budweiser ads  
   * Xanga (c.1999(2000 - 2003))[34]  
   * Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000 – 2004±; 2002 – 2004± in the U.S.)

2001

2001 was the year that defined the 2000s decade pop culturally. The September 11, 2001 attacks took a toll on Pop Culture and completely flipped it around. The heyday of the Roaring 90s abruptly ended, while in the aftermath of the terror attack a recession began as well as a new War on Terror. The ever-popular Bratz Dolls were released as well as Microsoft’s Xbox and Apple's iPod. Cartoon Network began Adult Swim, a segment of cartoons oriented towards adults. Wikipedia was founded in this year as well. Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001 Enlarge Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001

* 24 TV show on FOX, Jack Bauer internet meme and related merchandise (2001 – Present)[35]  
   * Adult Swim (2001 - present)[36]  
   * Alias TV show on ABC and related merchandise (2001 – 2005)[37]  
   * Bratz dolls and merchandise (2001 - present)[38]  
   * Bushisms (2001 - present)[39]  
   * Capri pants (2001 – 2005±)  
   * Cardcaptors (2001)  
   * Fairly Odd Parents and related merchandise (2001 – 2005±)[40]  
   * Flash drives(2001 - present)[41]  
   * Game Boy Advance, replacing the original Game Boy line (2001 – 2004±)[42]  
   * Grand Theft Auto PS2 videogame series and controversy that followed (2001 – Present)[43]  
   * Halo series & Halo Parties (2001 – Present)[44][45]  
   * Hot Topic's surge in popularity and move into mainstream and resulting criticism (2001 - present)[46][47]  
   * I Love The 80's later on including I Love the '80s, '90s, and '70s (2001 – present)[48]  
   * Invader Zim and related merchandise (2001 – 2004)[49]  
   * Import Scene, grew tremendously, partly due to The Fast and the Furious movie (2001 – 2005±)[50][51]  
   * iPod (2001 - present)[52][53]  
   * Kids Bop (2001 – Present)[54]  
   * Listerine PocketPaks (2001 – present)[55]  
   * Lord of the Rings and related merchandise (2001 – 2004±) (the books have actually existed since the 1950s)[56][57]  
   * Low-rise jeans (2001 - 2004)[58]  
   * Moulin Rouge! (2001)[59]  
   * Mountain Dew Code Red (2001 – 2003±)[60]  
   * Myachi (2001 – 2002±)[61]  
   * Nintendo Gameboy Advance series (2001 - 2006±)[62]  
   * P2P file-sharing boom after Napster was shut down and resulting controversy (2001 - present)[63]  
   * Patriotic clothing, flags, and flag stickers on cars; spawned from the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks (2001 – 2002±)  
   * P-O-X (2001)[64]  
   * Rumble Robots (2001 - 2003)[65]  
   * RuneScape (2001 - present)[66][67]  
   * Segway HT (2001 - present)[68]  
   * Skannerz (2001 – 2002±)  
   * Tech Deck Dude (2001 – 2004±)[69]  
   * Upturned collars (2001 – 2003±)  
   * What would Reagan do? (2001 - present)[70]  
   * Wikipedia started to become popular in this year (2001 - present)[71]  
   * XFL football league (2001)[72]  
   * X-Men Evolution and related merchandise (2001 – 2003)[73]  
   * Zoids (2001 – 2003±)[74]

2002

2002 was the year that the new genre of Reality TV took over television with the premiere of Idol Shows like American Idol and dating shows such as The Bachelor. Two new sodas were introduced, Pepsi Blue and Vanilla Coke. Axe was introduced to the world and caught on big because of its advertising campaign. Geico first began playing their (sometimes annoying) "I have good news" slogans. The Terror alert system was developed this year to alert the public about the risk of terror incidents. The first of many large Powerball jackpots begin to occur in this year. The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002 Enlarge The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002

* Adio Footwear(c.1998(2002 - present)[75]  
   * American Idol (2002 - present)[76]  
   * Animal Crossing videogame series (2002 - present)[77]  
   * Axe (2002 - present)[78]  
   * Bennifer hysteria and jokes (2002 – 2004±)  
   * Beyblade spinning tops (2002 – 2003±)  
   * Botox (2002± - 2006)[79]  
   * "Can you hear me now?" Verizon Wireless ads. (2002 – 2004)  
   * Dry Ice (Girl's themed store)  
   * everGirl (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Earth & Beyond (2002 - 2003±)[80]  
   * Geico "I have good news" commercials (2002 - 2005±)[81]  
   * Kingdom Hearts (2002 - 2006±)[82]  
   * Pepsi Blue (2002)[83]  
   * Poker craze: i.e World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker (2002 – Present)  
   * Powerball jackpot trend (2002 – Present)  
   * Plug-and-Play video games (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Ring tones (2002 – Present)  
   * Reality TV dating shows (2002 - 2004±)[84]  
   * Phlat Ball (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Snoop Dogg speak (2002± - 2006±)[85]  
   * Terror alert color system and related criticisms (2002 – Present)[86][87]  
   * Vanilla Coke (2002 - 2005)[88]  
   * Xbox Live (2002 - present)

2003

The recession that started in 2001 subsided causing more spending power. 2003 also re-introduced Dance Dance Revolution, a popular active dance simulator originally released in 1998 but which hadn't caught on in the US. The controversial Da Vinci Code was published in this year. MySpace grew into a massive social networking web site in the course of a few months. McDonald's began airing the "I'm Lovin' It" ads. Guys wearing pink and girls wearing ponchos were trends. The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003 Enlarge The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003

* 1980s nostalgia hits mainstream, replacing the 1970s nostalgia of the 1990s (2003± – Present)  
   * Boho-chic (2003± - 2005±)[89]  
   * Bungee Balls (2003)  
   * Crunk music explosion (2002 – 2006±)  
   * Dance Dance Revolution (2003± – 2006)[90]  
   * The Da Vinci Code book (2003 - present)[91]  
   * Fantasy sports boom (2003 - 2005)[92]  
   * Flash mobs such as Pillow fight flash mobs and Zombie Walks (2003 – Present)  
   * McDonalds I'm Lovin It ad campaign and their healthy eating campaign with Mya trainer DVD's. (2003 - present)[93]  
   * Metrosexuality's rise in popularity and acceptance (2003 - 2004)[94]  
   * Myspace was started in this year. (2003 - 2006)[95]  
   * Pink clothes for men and Tough Guys Wear Pink t-shirt (2003 - 2005±)[96]  
   * Ponchos for girls (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Punk'd (2003 - 2006)[97]  
   * Simple Life, a television series featuring Paris Hilton. (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Star Wars kid (2003 - 2004)[98]  
   * T-Mobile Sidekick and popularity rise after Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked (c. 2002(2003 - 2005))[99][100]  
   * Ugg Boots (2003 - 2006±)[101]  
   * William Hung and his album (2003 – 2004)

2004

In 2004 the United States was facing a divided election and hurricanes. Napoleon Dynamite was a movie released in this year and brought with it the popular "Vote For Pedro" shirts and unique phrases. Google began to be widely used for web searches, even though it was introduced in the 90s [citation needed]. The Livestrong Wristband was widely worn thanks to the success of Lance Armstrong. And Emo fashions and Punk-based fads like neckties and eyeliner became big. The G4/TechTV merger occurred and controversy emerged as many shows were cancelled in the transfer. The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen Enlarge The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen

* The Apprentice, Donald Trump and the phrase, "You're fired!" (2004 – 2005±)  
   * Boho-chic (2004 – present)  
   * Burger King King (2004 - 2006)[citation needed]  
   * Chrysler 300C (2004 - 2005±)[102]  
   * Dean scream (2004)[103]  
   * Designer dogs (i.e. Labradoodles, Puggles, etc.) (2004 - 2006)[104]  
   * Emo (2004 - 2006)  
   * Föm pillows (2004 - present)[105]  
   * G4/TechTV merger (2004)[106]  
   * Google's fast rise to popularity and introduction into the vernacular as the verb "to google ____" (2004 - present)[107]  
   * Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B fashion (2004 - present)[108]  
   * JibJab political cartoons during and after the 2004 elections  
   * Livestrong wristband (2004 – Present)  
   * Napoleon Dynamite (2004 - 2005)  
   * Pocket bikes (2004)[109]  
   * Punk Band Necktie & other Emo fashion, lifestyles, and music (2004 – Present)  
   * RAZR cellphone (2004 - present)[110]  
   * Red state vs. blue state divide (2004 - 2005±)[111]  
   * Reggaeton music explosion (2005 - present)[112]  
   * Scion xB (2004 - 2005±)[113]  
   * The phrase, "That's Hot", coined by Paris Hilton (2004 - 2005)[114]  
   * Toyota Prius and hybrid cars' rapid rise in popularity (2004 - 2006±)[115][116]  
   * Vlogs (2004 - 2006)[117]  
   * World of Warcraft (2004 - present)[118]

2005

2005 was a year in which Hollywood, with falling revenues at the box-office, started to feel the effects of many new media concepts catch on. The Snap Dance / "Laffy Taffy" / "Lean Wit It Rock Wit It" took America by storm, both within hip hop, and in general pop culture. Chuck Norris jokes caught on from the Internet. Sony's PSP put up competition to Nintendo's DS. Sudoku, a Japanese math puzzle, was launched commercially, and the long-awaited Xbox 360 was revealed by Microsoft. It was also a year of unprecedented disasters across the world, with a terrible tsunami in Southeast Asia, the most destructive hurricane in recorded US history[119], and a devastating earthquake in Pakistan. With all of this, it may be remembered as the year of giving and generosity, as millions across the world donated billions of dollars and their time to help the victims. Some people refer to 2005 as the "Year of Chaos" because of such heartbreaking and turbulent events not seen since 1968[citation needed]. Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year. Enlarge Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year.

* Bluetooth earpieces (2005 - present) [120]  
   * Crazy Frog music and related ringtone. [121] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * The Easy Button [122] (2005 – present)  
   * Chuck Norris Jokes (2005 – Present  
   * GTA: San Andreas hot-coffee mod and surrounding controversy (2005)[123]  
   * Happy Tree Friends (2005 - 2006±)[124]  
   * Happy Bunny merchandise (2005±)[125]  
   * "The Hoff" images and David Hasselhoff being an internet star (2005 - 2006±)[126]  
   * Inverted Christmas trees (2005 - ?)[127]  
   * Peak of ironic t-shirts (2005)[128]  
   * Katamari Damacy (2005)[129]  
   * Katrinagate jokes and anti-FEMA and anti-Bush political cartoons criticizing responsibility such as Kanye West "Gold Digger" remixes about Katrina and the infamous clip of him standing next to Mike Myers saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people". (2005±)[130][131]  
   * Live 8 (2005)[132]  
   * Nintendo DS (2005 - 2006)[133]  
   * Nintendogs (2005 - present)[134]  
   * Numa Numa Phenomenon [135] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * Pixel Chix (2005 - present)[136]  
   * PlayStation Portable (2005 - 2006)[137]  
   * Robot Chicken (2005 - present)[138]  
   * Second Life (2005 - present)[139]  
   * The Snap Dance epidemic (2005 - present)[140]  
   * Slingbox (2005 - 2006±)[141]  
   * Sudoku (2005 - 2006±)[142]  
   * Surge in text messaging, spawning the term, "texting" (2005 - 2006±)[143]  
   * The Million Dollar Homepage and pixel advertising (2005)[144]  
   * Tom Cruise jokes and merchandise surrounding his "couch jump" on Oprah, TomKat, and his belief in Scientology. (2005 - 2006)[145][146][147]  
   * United States housing bubble craze and shows like Flip This House (2005)[148][149]  
   * Vault soft drink (2005 - present)[150]  
   * The War on Christmas and controversy (2005)[151]  
   * Webkinz (2005 - 2006±)[152]  
   * Xbox 360 replacing the Xbox(2005 - present)[153]

2006

2006 is the current year, and many fads and trends have filled this year. YouTube becomes very popular among internet users, sparking several new internet memes such as the Mentos and Coke Rocket, HeadOn ad spoofs, Lonelygirl15, and Snakes on a Plane spoofs. The WB and UPN merge to form CW, sparking numerous "Save your Show" campaigns not seen since the G4/TechTV merger of 2004.

* Brokeback Mountain Trailer Remixes [154] (Early 2006)  
   * Crocs slippers [155] (2006 – ?)  
   * The CW (2006 - ?)[156]  
   * Deal or No Deal [157] (2006 – present)  
   * Elmo TMX [158] (Late 2006)  
   * Google Earth [159] (2006: now a commonly used tool)  
   * Hannah Montana (2006 - ?)[160]  
   * HeadOn advertisements and related spoofs [161] (2006 – ?)  
   * High School Musical and related merchandise [162] (2006)  
   * June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) superstitions [163]  
   * Lonelygirl15 (2006)[164]  
   * Mentos and coke (2006) [165]  
   * Naruto and related merchandise [166] (2006 – ?)  
   * Nintendo Wii (2006 - ?) [167]  
   * Oversized sunglasses (2006± - ?)[168]  
   * PlayStation 3 (2006 - ?)[169]  
   * "Series of tubes" fad (2006) [170]  
   * "Bringing sexyback" phrase (2006)[171]  
   * Snakes On A Plane and related Internet Meme [172] (2006 – ?)  
   * Teen Buzz ringtone [173] (mid-2006)  
   * The North Face Denali jacket (2006-present)  
   * Using internet slang in everyday speech such as OMG, LOL, BRB, TTYL, WTF, ROFL, LMFAO, GTFO, TBH, LOLWTFBBQ etc. (2006± - ?)[174]  
   * World Jump Day (2006)[175]


2000

The new millennium brought in new hopes of a better future and even more successful era than the 1990s. It was time to say goodbye to the 20th Century. By mid-2000 the first 2 major fads were seen: the famous Razor Scooters and Big Mouth Billy Bass. The company that made the famous Simon game from the 80s made another catchy hit known to many as the Bop It, and Dragonball Z kept both kids and teens glued to Cartoon Network. 2000 was also the year that introduced many people to a new genre of Reality TV with the advent of competition shows such as Big Brother and Survivor. Also, people were waiting impatiently over the Florida cliffhanger during the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election. The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads. Enlarge The Big Mouth Billy Bass is considered one of the 2000s first fads.

* 2000 U.S. Presidential Election jokes  
   * Billy Bass (2000 – 2001±)  
   * Bop It (2000 - 2004)[1]  
   * Camera phones (2000 - present)[2]  
   * Cha Cha Slide (2000)[3]  
   * Christina Aguilera Doll (2000 - 2002)[4]  
   * Craigslist (c.1995 (2000 - 2006±)[5][6]  
   * Dragonball Z (2000 - 2002±)[7]  
   * Gel pens (2000 - 2003)[8]  
   * Geocaching (2000 - present)[9]  
   * Elián González controversy (2000)[10]  
   * Energy drinks (2000± - 2006)[11]  
   * Hamtaro (2000 - 2004)[12]  
   * Heinz E-Z Squirt colored ketchup (2000 - 2002)[13]  
   * Hit Clips (2000 - 2003±)[14]  
   * Homestar Runner (2000 - present)[15]  
   * Hot or Not (2000 - 2001)[16]  
   * Jared the Subway Guy & the Subway Diet (2000 – Present±)[17]  
   * Low-carbohydrate diet (South Beach diet, Atkins Diet) (2000 – 2004±)[18]  
   * Napster (c. 1999 (2000 – 2001±, 2006+)[19]  
   * Pixter (2000 - present)[20]  
   * Plasma TV and HDTV (2000 - present)[21][22]  
   * PS2, replacing the original PlayStation (2000 – 2005±)[23]  
   * Razor scooters (2000 – 2004±)  
   * Reality television boom (2000 - 2005)[24]  
   * Robotic Pets such as Poo-Chi, Tekno, and I-Cybie. (2000 - 2002)[25][26][27]  
   * Scary Movies (2000 - present)[28]  
   * The Sims (2000 - 2005±)[29]  
   * Speed dating (c.1999(2000 - present))[30]  
   * Teen pop Boom Peak (1999 - 2000 - 2001) (2004 - present)[31]  
   * TheDOG Artlist collection (2000 - 2004)[32]  
   * TiVo (c.1999(2000 - present))[33]  
   * "Wassup"; from the Budweiser ads  
   * Xanga (c.1999(2000 - 2003))[34]  
   * Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000 – 2004±; 2002 – 2004± in the U.S.)

2001

2001 was the year that defined the 2000s decade pop culturally. The September 11, 2001 attacks took a toll on Pop Culture and completely flipped it around. The heyday of the Roaring 90s abruptly ended, while in the aftermath of the terror attack a recession began as well as a new War on Terror. The ever-popular Bratz Dolls were released as well as Microsoft’s Xbox and Apple's iPod. Cartoon Network began Adult Swim, a segment of cartoons oriented towards adults. Wikipedia was founded in this year as well. Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001 Enlarge Bratz dolls were introduced in 2001

* 24 TV show on FOX, Jack Bauer internet meme and related merchandise (2001 – Present)[35]  
   * Adult Swim (2001 - present)[36]  
   * Alias TV show on ABC and related merchandise (2001 – 2005)[37]  
   * Bratz dolls and merchandise (2001 - present)[38]  
   * Bushisms (2001 - present)[39]  
   * Capri pants (2001 – 2005±)  
   * Cardcaptors (2001)  
   * Fairly Odd Parents and related merchandise (2001 – 2005±)[40]  
   * Flash drives(2001 - present)[41]  
   * Game Boy Advance, replacing the original Game Boy line (2001 – 2004±)[42]  
   * Grand Theft Auto PS2 videogame series and controversy that followed (2001 – Present)[43]  
   * Halo series & Halo Parties (2001 – Present)[44][45]  
   * Hot Topic's surge in popularity and move into mainstream and resulting criticism (2001 - present)[46][47]  
   * I Love The 80's later on including I Love the '80s, '90s, and '70s (2001 – present)[48]  
   * Invader Zim and related merchandise (2001 – 2004)[49]  
   * Import Scene, grew tremendously, partly due to The Fast and the Furious movie (2001 – 2005±)[50][51]  
   * iPod (2001 - present)[52][53]  
   * Kids Bop (2001 – Present)[54]  
   * Listerine PocketPaks (2001 – present)[55]  
   * Lord of the Rings and related merchandise (2001 – 2004±) (the books have actually existed since the 1950s)[56][57]  
   * Low-rise jeans (2001 - 2004)[58]  
   * Moulin Rouge! (2001)[59]  
   * Mountain Dew Code Red (2001 – 2003±)[60]  
   * Myachi (2001 – 2002±)[61]  
   * Nintendo Gameboy Advance series (2001 - 2006±)[62]  
   * P2P file-sharing boom after Napster was shut down and resulting controversy (2001 - present)[63]  
   * Patriotic clothing, flags, and flag stickers on cars; spawned from the aftermath of the September 11th terror attacks (2001 – 2002±)  
   * P-O-X (2001)[64]  
   * Rumble Robots (2001 - 2003)[65]  
   * RuneScape (2001 - present)[66][67]  
   * Segway HT (2001 - present)[68]  
   * Skannerz (2001 – 2002±)  
   * Tech Deck Dude (2001 – 2004±)[69]  
   * Upturned collars (2001 – 2003±)  
   * What would Reagan do? (2001 - present)[70]  
   * Wikipedia started to become popular in this year (2001 - present)[71]  
   * XFL football league (2001)[72]  
   * X-Men Evolution and related merchandise (2001 – 2003)[73]  
   * Zoids (2001 – 2003±)[74]

2002

2002 was the year that the new genre of Reality TV took over television with the premiere of Idol Shows like American Idol and dating shows such as The Bachelor. Two new sodas were introduced, Pepsi Blue and Vanilla Coke. Axe was introduced to the world and caught on big because of its advertising campaign. Geico first began playing their (sometimes annoying) "I have good news" slogans. The Terror alert system was developed this year to alert the public about the risk of terror incidents. The first of many large Powerball jackpots begin to occur in this year. The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002 Enlarge The Beyblade became a very popular toy upon its release in 2002

* Adio Footwear(c.1998(2002 - present)[75]  
   * American Idol (2002 - present)[76]  
   * Animal Crossing videogame series (2002 - present)[77]  
   * Axe (2002 - present)[78]  
   * Bennifer hysteria and jokes (2002 – 2004±)  
   * Beyblade spinning tops (2002 – 2003±)  
   * Botox (2002± - 2006)[79]  
   * "Can you hear me now?" Verizon Wireless ads. (2002 – 2004)  
   * Dry Ice (Girl's themed store)  
   * everGirl (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Earth & Beyond (2002 - 2003±)[80]  
   * Geico "I have good news" commercials (2002 - 2005±)[81]  
   * Kingdom Hearts (2002 - 2006±)[82]  
   * Pepsi Blue (2002)[83]  
   * Poker craze: i.e World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker (2002 – Present)  
   * Powerball jackpot trend (2002 – Present)  
   * Plug-and-Play video games (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Ring tones (2002 – Present)  
   * Reality TV dating shows (2002 - 2004±)[84]  
   * Phlat Ball (2002 – 2005±)  
   * Snoop Dogg speak (2002± - 2006±)[85]  
   * Terror alert color system and related criticisms (2002 – Present)[86][87]  
   * Vanilla Coke (2002 - 2005)[88]  
   * Xbox Live (2002 - present)

2003

The recession that started in 2001 subsided causing more spending power. 2003 also re-introduced Dance Dance Revolution, a popular active dance simulator originally released in 1998 but which hadn't caught on in the US. The controversial Da Vinci Code was published in this year. MySpace grew into a massive social networking web site in the course of a few months. McDonald's began airing the "I'm Lovin' It" ads. Guys wearing pink and girls wearing ponchos were trends. The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003 Enlarge The Bungee Ball was extremely popular in 2003

* 1980s nostalgia hits mainstream, replacing the 1970s nostalgia of the 1990s (2003± – Present)  
   * Boho-chic (2003± - 2005±)[89]  
   * Bungee Balls (2003)  
   * Crunk music explosion (2002 – 2006±)  
   * Dance Dance Revolution (2003± – 2006)[90]  
   * The Da Vinci Code book (2003 - present)[91]  
   * Fantasy sports boom (2003 - 2005)[92]  
   * Flash mobs such as Pillow fight flash mobs and Zombie Walks (2003 – Present)  
   * McDonalds I'm Lovin It ad campaign and their healthy eating campaign with Mya trainer DVD's. (2003 - present)[93]  
   * Metrosexuality's rise in popularity and acceptance (2003 - 2004)[94]  
   * Myspace was started in this year. (2003 - 2006)[95]  
   * Pink clothes for men and Tough Guys Wear Pink t-shirt (2003 - 2005±)[96]  
   * Ponchos for girls (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Punk'd (2003 - 2006)[97]  
   * Simple Life, a television series featuring Paris Hilton. (2003 – 2005±)  
   * Star Wars kid (2003 - 2004)[98]  
   * T-Mobile Sidekick and popularity rise after Paris Hilton's Sidekick was hacked (c. 2002(2003 - 2005))[99][100]  
   * Ugg Boots (2003 - 2006±)[101]  
   * William Hung and his album (2003 – 2004)

2004

In 2004 the United States was facing a divided election and hurricanes. Napoleon Dynamite was a movie released in this year and brought with it the popular "Vote For Pedro" shirts and unique phrases. Google began to be widely used for web searches, even though it was introduced in the 90s [citation needed]. The Livestrong Wristband was widely worn thanks to the success of Lance Armstrong. And Emo fashions and Punk-based fads like neckties and eyeliner became big. The G4/TechTV merger occurred and controversy emerged as many shows were cancelled in the transfer. The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen Enlarge The iPod was released in 2001 and quickly replaced the average CD player. It also boomed the largest wave of Music Downloading ever seen

* The Apprentice, Donald Trump and the phrase, "You're fired!" (2004 – 2005±)  
   * Boho-chic (2004 – present)  
   * Burger King King (2004 - 2006)[citation needed]  
   * Chrysler 300C (2004 - 2005±)[102]  
   * Dean scream (2004)[103]  
   * Designer dogs (i.e. Labradoodles, Puggles, etc.) (2004 - 2006)[104]  
   * Emo (2004 - 2006)  
   * Föm pillows (2004 - present)[105]  
   * G4/TechTV merger (2004)[106]  
   * Google's fast rise to popularity and introduction into the vernacular as the verb "to google ____" (2004 - present)[107]  
   * Gwen Stefani L.A.M.B fashion (2004 - present)[108]  
   * JibJab political cartoons during and after the 2004 elections  
   * Livestrong wristband (2004 – Present)  
   * Napoleon Dynamite (2004 - 2005)  
   * Pocket bikes (2004)[109]  
   * Punk Band Necktie & other Emo fashion, lifestyles, and music (2004 – Present)  
   * RAZR cellphone (2004 - present)[110]  
   * Red state vs. blue state divide (2004 - 2005±)[111]  
   * Reggaeton music explosion (2005 - present)[112]  
   * Scion xB (2004 - 2005±)[113]  
   * The phrase, "That's Hot", coined by Paris Hilton (2004 - 2005)[114]  
   * Toyota Prius and hybrid cars' rapid rise in popularity (2004 - 2006±)[115][116]  
   * Vlogs (2004 - 2006)[117]  
   * World of Warcraft (2004 - present)[118]

2005

2005 was a year in which Hollywood, with falling revenues at the box-office, started to feel the effects of many new media concepts catch on. The Snap Dance / "Laffy Taffy" / "Lean Wit It Rock Wit It" took America by storm, both within hip hop, and in general pop culture. Chuck Norris jokes caught on from the Internet. Sony's PSP put up competition to Nintendo's DS. Sudoku, a Japanese math puzzle, was launched commercially, and the long-awaited Xbox 360 was revealed by Microsoft. It was also a year of unprecedented disasters across the world, with a terrible tsunami in Southeast Asia, the most destructive hurricane in recorded US history[119], and a devastating earthquake in Pakistan. With all of this, it may be remembered as the year of giving and generosity, as millions across the world donated billions of dollars and their time to help the victims. Some people refer to 2005 as the "Year of Chaos" because of such heartbreaking and turbulent events not seen since 1968[citation needed]. Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year. Enlarge Japanese Sudoku puzzles really took off in this year.

* Bluetooth earpieces (2005 - present) [120]  
   * Crazy Frog music and related ringtone. [121] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * The Easy Button [122] (2005 – present)  
   * Chuck Norris Jokes (2005 – Present  
   * GTA: San Andreas hot-coffee mod and surrounding controversy (2005)[123]  
   * Happy Tree Friends (2005 - 2006±)[124]  
   * Happy Bunny merchandise (2005±)[125]  
   * "The Hoff" images and David Hasselhoff being an internet star (2005 - 2006±)[126]  
   * Inverted Christmas trees (2005 - ?)[127]  
   * Peak of ironic t-shirts (2005)[128]  
   * Katamari Damacy (2005)[129]  
   * Katrinagate jokes and anti-FEMA and anti-Bush political cartoons criticizing responsibility such as Kanye West "Gold Digger" remixes about Katrina and the infamous clip of him standing next to Mike Myers saying, "George Bush doesn't care about black people". (2005±)[130][131]  
   * Live 8 (2005)[132]  
   * Nintendo DS (2005 - 2006)[133]  
   * Nintendogs (2005 - present)[134]  
   * Numa Numa Phenomenon [135] (2005 – 2006±)  
   * Pixel Chix (2005 - present)[136]  
   * PlayStation Portable (2005 - 2006)[137]  
   * Robot Chicken (2005 - present)[138]  
   * Second Life (2005 - present)[139]  
   * The Snap Dance epidemic (2005 - present)[140]  
   * Slingbox (2005 - 2006±)[141]  
   * Sudoku (2005 - 2006±)[142]  
   * Surge in text messaging, spawning the term, "texting" (2005 - 2006±)[143]  
   * The Million Dollar Homepage and pixel advertising (2005)[144]  
   * Tom Cruise jokes and merchandise surrounding his "couch jump" on Oprah, TomKat, and his belief in Scientology. (2005 - 2006)[145][146][147]  
   * United States housing bubble craze and shows like Flip This House (2005)[148][149]  
   * Vault soft drink (2005 - present)[150]  
   * The War on Christmas and controversy (2005)[151]  
   * Webkinz (2005 - 2006±)[152]  
   * Xbox 360 replacing the Xbox(2005 - present)[153]

2006

2006 is the current year, and many fads and trends have filled this year. YouTube becomes very popular among internet users, sparking several new internet memes such as the Mentos and Coke Rocket, HeadOn ad spoofs, Lonelygirl15, and Snakes on a Plane spoofs. The WB and UPN merge to form CW, sparking numerous "Save your Show" campaigns not seen since the G4/TechTV merger of 2004.

* Brokeback Mountain Trailer Remixes [154] (Early 2006)  
   * Crocs slippers [155] (2006 – ?)  
   * The CW (2006 - ?)[156]  
   * Deal or No Deal [157] (2006 – present)  
   * Elmo TMX [158] (Late 2006)  
   * Google Earth [159] (2006: now a commonly used tool)  
   * Hannah Montana (2006 - ?)[160]  
   * HeadOn advertisements and related spoofs [161] (2006 – ?)  
   * High School Musical and related merchandise [162] (2006)  
   * June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) superstitions [163]  
   * Lonelygirl15 (2006)[164]  
   * Mentos and coke (2006) [165]  
   * Naruto and related merchandise [166] (2006 – ?)  
   * Nintendo Wii (2006 - ?) [167]  
   * Oversized sunglasses (2006± - ?)[168]  
   * PlayStation 3 (2006 - ?)[169]  
   * "Series of tubes" fad (2006) [170]  
   * "Bringing sexyback" phrase (2006)[171]  
   * Snakes On A Plane and related Internet Meme [172] (2006 – ?)  
   * Teen Buzz ringtone [173] (mid-2006)  
   * The North Face Denali jacket (2006-present)  
   * Using internet slang in everyday speech such as OMG, LOL, BRB, TTYL, WTF, ROFL, LMFAO, GTFO, TBH, LOLWTFBBQ etc. (2006± - ?)[174]  
   * World Jump Day (2006)[175]

Other Fads of the 2000sEdit

So many fads are a part of the 2000s that not all of them have been catigorized yet to their proper years, the Age Of Popularity for these fads are currently unknown in Wikipedia. More research can complete the list.

The new millennium brought in new hopes of a better future and even more successful era than the 1990s. It was time to say goodbye to the 20th Century. By mid-2000 the first 2 major fads were seen as the famous Razor Scooters and Billy Bass. The company that made the famous Simon game from the 80s made another catchy hit known to many as the Bop It and Dragonball Z kept both kids and teens glued to Cartoon Network.

(examples from wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Fads_and_Trends

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