Trends depend on social factors

Everybody enjoys a good game of tag. The premise is simple: Run around and hit unsuspecting players so that they are then “it.” But what if that playground staple took to the streets and become brutal, even deadly? This is the Knockout Game. The Knockout Game is a potentially fatal series of attacks that are […]

Internet slang meshes into everyday language

So this week’s trend report is about to get pretty meta. As in, a discussion of hashtags will occur in a column titled #trending. Try to stay with me, folks: This is some serious stuff. Recently, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake created a parody video that features them using the word “hashtag” in spoken conversation. […]