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Here's what these 8 social media trends told us about US economy in 2018

Adult dorms and jade rollers may prove to be fads, but they also say something about growth, labour markets and demographics

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Jeanna Smialek and Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg
We’re about to say “thank u, next” to a year that gave us oat milk shortages and compostable straws galore. Before we ring in 2019, it’s time to take a look at what some of 2018’s hottest social trends told us about America’s economy.

Adult dorms and jade rollers may prove to be fads, but they also say something about growth, labor markets and demographics. Below, we examine the wonky underbelly of recent cultural phenomena.

1. Sidewalk Scooters

Just when everyone thought that scooters, the hippest toy circa 2000, had gone the way of frosted tips and popcorn shirts, they staged a comeback

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First Published: Dec 31 2018 | 12:30 PM IST

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