.It is not the "hipster decade" or the decade of indie rock. Most people listen to shitty bling rap, generic pseudo emo/mall punk, stupid brain dead pop or at the end of the decade, ear bleedingly bad fusions of all of those styles a la Brokencyde.
.Everyone tends to become "escapists" which means watch there stupid reality shows, partaaay a lot and watch overrated youtube "celebrities" like Fred while the world crumbles around them.
.Gays are not becoming more accepted, if they were they would be allowed to marry in California and other places.
.Most of the decade is spent with the worst President ever George Bush who America elected TWICE just to show you how stupid America has become in the new decade.
.TV is mostly beyond stupid reality shows and teeny bopper Disney bullshit.
.Nearly every single counterculture movement or non-mainstream music style has been commercialized from punk to emo to indie.
There are some good things about 2000's however.
.In the later half of the decade movies started making a comeback from the shitty sequel and remake period early on with some will be classics like Juno, The Dark Knight and the works of Judd Apatow.
.People become somewhat more environmentally conscious although we still have a ways to go.
.Non-mainstream musical styles like indie rock have become more available via internet radio.
.In the later half of the decade, we elected President Obama who seems at least competent.
.Video games are becoming more diverse with the rise of casual games and indie games.
Movies are just sequels, remakes, and Superhero type junk, but we do have some pretty decent stuff in the late 2000s.
The internet has turned into a haven for teenagers and young adults with Web 2.0
Anime is everywhere on the internet
People are not happy of what they got..they are spoiled rotten.
Rip-offs of previous decades in music and fashion. Everything from the 1930s-1990s, but with emphasis on 60s, 70s, and 80s.
The rise of emo and crunk/glam/dirty south rap
Indie freaks and scene kids all over the place...thank you MySpace and Purevolume
Clothes are basically a label on everything and you pay $90 for some jeans with holes in them.
It is cool to be a nerd with the geeky glasses and video games are awesome.
Everything is technology...no wonder why IT is in demand. To make software for 16 year old girls to "play" with their iPhone.
Disney pop and Hannah Montana all over the place.
To sum things up, the 2000s is a decade where everything is based on technology and spending money, causing the economy to go to hell. Then it is based on being hipster and retro because we can't afford or too lazy to think of something original and innovative.
Also the year everyone went out and blew tons of cash on generators in suspicion of the world ending... idiots (in reference to same idiots of 6/6/2006 and future idiots of 12/21/2012).
Me: You're a moron. I've got your apocalypse right here in my fists... Viva la 90's!
The decade of the hipster, indie rock, veganism, gay acceptance, and going "green".
The decade of the reality show, crappy television, the death of MTV, and the rise of emo.
The decade of constant crisis, which led to the evolution of the 24-hour news network.
The decade when we all realized that our entire lives depended on the internet.
(alt) The bastard child of 1980s fashion and 1990s ideas
Basically just the 1990s and the last good, stable year.
George Bush had no power yet, the Twin Towers were still standing, 2D graphics were still accepted, etc.
The Y2K problem was finally over and practically no computers crashed.