A new blog gets a jump start on summing up the cultural milieu of the millennium, cataloging the "100 trends, fashions, memes, personalities and ideas that shaped the first decade of the 21st Century."

So why the decade and not the quarter-century? The digit change inherent with calendar progression is a superficial but not wholly trivial reason. The real truth, however, lies in the light-speed shifts that zeitgeist transformation can now undertake. Once upon a time, centuries divided eras of change; the 20th Century though pushed even ten year demarcations to their breaking point, so drastic were the upheavals in social reality that modernity hath wrought. Ten years time was more than enough to alter the course of history, leaving America and the world a different place than it had been just ten years before.

A list of the entries thus far, after the jump:

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