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Next Generation of Everything

Next Generation of Everything

The way we consume, engage, and create content online is in constant flux. In this special collection of stories at Polygon, we'll take you on a tour through various micro-trends emerging right this second in media and pop culture.

I’m not the only one with three TVs in my living room — meet my compatriots

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The torpedo of stan Twitter hurts everyone

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Discord is my most important household management tool

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Mobile games have quietly exploded

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This game about hanging with AI pop stars sent me into an existential tailspin

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TikTok’s emo revival emerged from the creative chaos of quarantine

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Webtoon’s greatest weapon is comics where people are just nice

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Fanfiction about real people is flourishing

The two Minecraft YouTubers of Heat Waves aren’t dating, but they don’t mind the fantasy

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Hunting for a PS5 has become an entire subculture

Communities and side hustles have emerged from the high demand for Sony’s new console

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Vtuber confessions with Caves of Qud’s mutant hyena mascot

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My living room has three TVs and is the harbinger of human evolution

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Indie studios are making workers’ rights trendy

Smaller developers are showing that crunch-free games are possible