Cruise ships have done a great deal to popularize towel origami, and for many people, a cruise is their first introduction to the art.
Motorola may have been the first company to popularize the cell phone, but Nokia quickly rose to become the biggest brand in the industry.
Helping popularize the trend of low cut jeans was the fact that celebrities, such as Janis Joplin and Twiggy lived in their hip huggers.
An instrument of higher interest, the stereoscope, which, though of much later date (1849-1850), may be mentioned here, since along with the kaleidoscope it did more than anything else to popularize his name, was not, as has often been asserted, the invention of Brewster.
His object was to popularize among his countrymen the astronomical theories of Descartes; and it may well be doubted if that philosopher ever ranked a more ingenious or successful expositor among his disciples.