Site of the Week Vol 11 :: trendhunter.com
Trendhunter is a great site for staying up tp date with global trends, from design to music you can find awesome info on everything from Ninja Star Architecture, to Inflatable sleeping coats its all here. Dont get me wrong its not all cooky and weird, there are some awesome examples of highly innovative design, architecture, music and fashion. We found some awesome stuff on our search through the site.
One of the really interesting aspects of Trendhunter is anyone can become a “trendhunter”, and you can actually make cash doing it. Trendhunter shares its ad revenue with its “trendhunters”. The one problem is I think this is what leads to some of the poorly written, researched and photographed posts on the site. Because as you go through the site you will probably eventually land on one of the slightly worse for wear posts, that was probably slapped together by some dude sitting in his basement with his pants around his ankles, well you get the idea
Here or some of the good and bad points for the site
- Each post is rated by clicks and it’s “trendiness”
- Each post shows awesome photo galleries to accompany the trend
- Related posts make it easy to navigate your way through the site for hours
- Free weekly trend report emailed to your inbox
- Some of the posts are just plain weird
- Photos are often low res and poorly takes
On the whole its an awesome site and is worth checking out, once you visit it a few times you’ll be going back for more.
What they have to say for themselves
TrendHunter.com is the world’s largest, most popular trend community. Fueled by a global network of 32,000 members, Trend Hunter and Trend Hunter TV feature 64,000 micro-trends and cutting edge ideas.
Routinely sourced by the media, Trend Hunter is a source of inspiration for industry professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs and the insatiably curious. Trend Hunter has been featured or cited by: MTV, The Economist, CNN (2x), Time, BNN (4x), CityTV (4x), CBC (3x), T3 (6x), Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Cosmopolitan, Elle, GQ, Glamour, Entrepreneur, The Globe and Mail (4x), Entertainment Tonight (5x), FOX News (3x), The Financial Times (40x), and even the personal blog of Kanye West, tweets by Ashton Kutcher and tweets by Paris Hilton.
Breakthrough ideas and strategic advantage hinge on the ability to anticipate trends and identify the next big thing. By tracking the evolution of cool, Trend Hunters generate ideas, stimulate creativity, and ultimately unlock cool (FREE Presentation).
Each day, Trend Hunter features a daily dose of micro-trends, viral news and pop culture. The most popular micro-trends are featured on Trend Hunter TV and later grouped into clusters of inspiration in our Trend Reports, a series of tools for professional innovators and entrepreneurs.