UPDATE, JULY 4, 2022: I am going to periodically update this post with more examples of how "vibes" is being inserted into articles and things where it never would have been before, because it is still the NEW HOT WORD.
The below added July 4, 2022, from an article in The Atlantic. The writer could have written “the economy” but no, we got VIBES happening.
October 26, 2022: YouTube wants me to know it’s refreshed its vibe:
How did “vibes” become the new hot topic (on the web, which is now our replacement for reality, unless your country is being invaded by Russia)? How did this happen? What will replace vibes when vibes are no longer hot?
Am I doing vibes right? What is my vibe? I just don’t know.
Related: When did people decide it was hip to refer to products being offered in different colors as “colorways” when “colors” works just fine?
Why are people so weird?
Also, a fancy cat: