Crypto, Houses, Sneakers, Rolexes: How FOMO Drove the Economy

For millions of people, Bitcoin, like real estate and dot-coms before it, offered hope for escaping dead-end jobs.

#blockchain-technology, #fads, #luxury-goods-and-services, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy, #virtual-currency

How to Outlast 5-Minute Internet Fads

Hand videos by the food entertainment site Tasty reshaped the internet. The question now is what’s next.

#computers-and-the-internet, #fads, #food, #internal-sub-only-nl, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

What Jeans Should I Buy?

Low slung, high waisted, skinny, cropped, baggy, flared — there’s no consensus on jeans these days. What does that say about the era we’re living through? And what can it tell us about ourselves?

#fads, #fashion-and-apparel, #jeans-apparel

China’s Anger at Foreign Brands Helps Local Rivals

Chinese rivals to Western names have improved quality and marketing. Now the country’s defiance could give them an edge with young patriots.

#advertising-and-marketing, #celebrities, #china, #consumer-behavior, #entrepreneurship, #fads, #fashion-and-apparel, #li-ning-company-ltd, #nio-ltd, #sneakers, #start-ups, #xinjiang-china