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Posted 9/4/17 , edited 9/4/17
I think something like Furbies or Trolls is a better analogy than pogs. Pogs were at least a semi-collectible "game" (loosely a game).
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I don't understand why are they so popular they just spin in your hand and we bought one for 10 bucks a month ago and it already fell apart am I just too old to get this fad?

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Part of it is the completely unproven and unverifiable claim that it improves concentration. There are a lot of misguided and misinformed parents who are paranoid about autism that not only think vaccines are bad, but that fidget spinners in the classroom make perfect sense.

The other part, it requires no skill, no talent, no intelligence to play with, and it comes in various colors, shapes and sizes.
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Part of it is the completely unproven and unverifiable claim that it improves concentration. There are a lot of misguided and misinformed parents who are paranoid about autism that not only think vaccines are bad, but that fidget spinners in the classroom make perfect sense.


Pretty much. It doesn't really help someone with autism or ADHD concentrate either.



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In my area this fad was here and gone before I even figured out what it was about. Grocery stores have baskets of spinners sitting at the front of the store for $1, and they aren't selling.
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QueenVapora wrote:

I don't understand why are they so popular they just spin in your hand


Remember yo-yos and slap bracelets and fingerboards?

PEOPLE ARE STUPID.



People can do ACTUAL tricks with yo-yo's, though. You can tell between someone skilled with one and someone new from a glance.
Idk what the other two things are, though.
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ranran-001 wrote:

Part of it is the completely unproven and unverifiable claim that it improves concentration. There are a lot of misguided and misinformed parents who are paranoid about autism that not only think vaccines are bad, but that fidget spinners in the classroom make perfect sense.


Pretty much. It doesn't really help someone with autism or ADHD concentrate either.





Although, on a different note, fidget cubes do help those with Autism, ADHD, or anxiety.
This is because the fidget cubes have sensory responses that don't require looking at it for the individual to acknowledge.
The spinners, though, only focus one's concentration on the spinner and nothing else.
It's more a toy than a concentration aid.
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Although, on a different note, fidget cubes do help those with Autism, ADHD, or anxiety.
This is because the fidget cubes have sensory responses that don't require looking at it for the individual to acknowledge.
The spinners, though, only focus one's concentration on the spinner and nothing else.
It's more a toy than a concentration aid.


Yeah, they do help, same reason I mentioned mine earlier in this topic. Fidget cubes are very helpful for sensory needs, which is why I always have one attached to my hip.

Marble fidget toys are also really nice. I also like sensory balls and carpet tile samples. Mix that with my balance ball chair, and its the setup I use at work and at home.

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Fidget spinner are the definition of cringe itself (and also weebs) i got into a music store a while ago and i fucking saw fidget spinner, IN A FUCKING MUSIC STORE. Sorry..
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PrinceJudar wrote:


ranran-001 wrote:

Part of it is the completely unproven and unverifiable claim that it improves concentration. There are a lot of misguided and misinformed parents who are paranoid about autism that not only think vaccines are bad, but that fidget spinners in the classroom make perfect sense.


Pretty much. It doesn't really help someone with autism or ADHD concentrate either.


Which is pretty much at the point where a fad starts dying out, when over-30 adults try Welcoming Their New Overlord by coming up with ways to make the fad important as a new future social factor in society and marketing.

Remember when Hillary did that "Pokemon Go to the polls" thing, right around the time everyone who'd started playing it was just starting to get to the boring parts of the game?
Or when cellphone companies started advertising "New data plans for all your binge-watching!"?
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Which is pretty much at the point where a fad starts dying out, when over-30 adults try Welcoming Their New Overlord by coming up with ways to make the fad important as a new future social factor in society and marketing.

Remember when Hillary did that "Pokemon Go to the polls" thing, right around the time everyone who'd started playing it was just starting to get to the boring parts of the game?
Or when cellphone companies started advertising "New data plans for all your binge-watching!"?


Yeah, that's pretty much it. I also remember that Pokemon GO stunt lol

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I dont understand why people dislike it because theyre cool
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you know how it is, each generation must come out with that one stupid product that the previous generation doesn't understand. what of the 90s that sticky object you threw against the wall and it crawled down, if it was dirty it wasn't going to stick.

don't worry, I don't understand the fad of the spinning thing either and I rather enjoy spinning things, even the glowing one doesn't do it for me. I'm easily entertained but not that easily entertained.

I'm still trying to figure out the point behind all those bracelet things people were doing a few years back, with those characters and designs. loop bracelets I think they were called, things come and go so often I can't recall anymore. as long as they make bubbles and bubble products/toys I'm good to go.
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Why were Beanie Babies popular?

Why was Tamagotchi popular?

Why were fucking Pogs popular?

Who cares? Let people have fun.
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People are bored and have too much time on their hands.
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Why were Beanie Babies popular?


At the time, they weren't available in wide retail, and you had to search them out on collector networks and at independent mom-pop knicknack shops.
Then, they became a big mass-retail thing, and the point dropped out of the market.


Why was Tamagotchi popular?


Because smartphones weren't in wide use yet, so an "Augmented Reality" game in your pocket like Pokemon Go, that demanded your attention anywhere you went in the real world, wasn't possible. Had to be on its own pocket gadget.
In 8-bit, no less.


Why were fucking Pogs popular?


Because it was Hawaii, where the milk caps were more common where kids grew up making their games out of what was at hand, so marketers thought it would immediately catch on in the other 49 states.

But generally, fads are like the weather--You don't know how a storm mysteriously starts, so you have no idea when it will stop, and no power to hold onto it when it does.
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