25 Moments Of The 2010s That Are Sure To Go Down In History Books

In this age of social media, ideas in the cultural and political realm don’t take long before they become a thing of the past. Social media has made our world a fast-paced one, and there isn’t any time to develop an idea or style before people are fed up with it.

This makes it extremely tough to come up with decade-defining ideas and styles, which wasn’t the case in earlier decades. However, that doesn’t mean any memorable moments or interesting ideas didn’t prosper during the 2010s at all.

In this article, we’ll have a look at some of the most historic moments of the 2010s that are sure to go down in history books. Without further ado, let’s check out the article now.


Selfie sticks

Well, there are people who are ready to argue till death that homemade selfie sticks were a thing even back in 1925! And guess what? They aren’t exactly wrong. However, “selfie stick” as a term only became a thing in 2014.

In fact, it wasn’t until 2015 that online platforms started advertising a wide array of selfie sticks that were there on the market.



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Something unthinkable happened in 2014. Video store chains started shutting down one after the other, including the legendary Blockbuster. DVD sales went to abysmally low numbers, and the video store giant was forced to file for bankruptcy and close almost all its stores.

All this happened because of one major change – Netflix. By 2014, Netflix made streaming a new way of consuming content and revolutionized the way the entertainment industry works.

Well, now it is just “Netflix and chill”!



Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

A Malaysia Airlines plane disappeared out of nowhere in early 2014, and the fate of the jet and the crew and passengers on board remains a mystery till date – probably the biggest one in the aviation industry.

The disappearance of the jet caught the attention of the entire world, which triggered a search and a ton of conspiracy theories.

It remained a mystery for years until Najib Razak, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister, came out and said that the flight crashed in the Indian Ocean. No one has said a word on it after that.

Do you accept that explanation? We certainly don’t!



Arab Spring

Arab populations had always been denied their basic rights of free speech, economic and political rights, and corruption for decades. These were some of the causes that had been long gathering. Human dignity and justice wasn’t a priority subject in most of the states. The stifling of political dissent added fuel to fire, and what was supposed to be a peaceful protest, ended up becoming armed uprising against a lot of Islamic countries in the early 2010s.

And even after a decade later, there seems to be no resolution in sight, with most countries in the Middle East in a state of turmoil. Analysts refer to this as the “Arab Spring”.



The golden age of television

There is a lot of debate over which decade is truly The Golden Era of television. Some say it was the 1950s, others claim that because of series such as F.R.I.E.N.D.S and The X-Files, it was the 1990s.

However, if we are to go by data, it was the 2010s that truly turned out to be the Golden Era of television. Cable service providers noticed a steep decline in the number of subscribers, as most people switched to only streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu.

And what’s more, these online streaming platforms even started offering their own content.

As for the TV offerings that made it big in the 2010s? Well, there are way too many shows to enlist here, but can you name a show in the television history that has had a cultural influence as big as the Game of Thrones has?

……We are waiting……