Trying to remember when microbreweries became a thing but that feels like it was easily 10 years back. I certainly recall when a bunch of beers that are now seen as fairly mainstream were new and exciting.
-people are more aware of social justice issues and back in 2012 people who were clear about their left wing politics were just written off as sjws which isn’t so much the case anymore
-on the other side, right wing people seem a lot more emboldened and given bigger platforms
-Korean media is so much more popular, in 2012 it was definitely a niche, I watched a lot of kdramas and was listening to kpop a lot at that time and while bands did come to the UK around that time, it was rare and in small venues compared to the stadium/arena shows that kpop groups are getting now worldwide
-music consumption is mostly streaming ok phones now, I used to use Spotify in 2012 but still had my iTunes library and an ipod and used Spotify at home on my laptop
-climate change has become a more widely discussed topic and the rise of ethical consumerism, accessible plant based diets etc is way more widespread than it was a decade ago
-instagram in 2012 used to just be selfies and random photos with ugly vignettes but it’s so much more now and used so widely by pretty much everyone and its shaped the role of influencers in society and how young people perceive the world around them and just as its made careers for loads of people it’s also pretty damaging
This is all I can think of so far, wild to think how much things changed
Find this interesting as “to be fair” has always been a regular part of my vocabulary, yet “not gonna lie” has not. Even used to joke with my housemates in uni about a mythical place called Tubby Fair. Could it be that this is more of a regional thing? I have no real idea tbf since I’ve lived outside of the UK for 7 years now, just curious.