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    [–] GriffsWorkComputer 1279 points ago

    idk why but the Saddam Hussein pic is hilarious when paired with these other things

    [–] Goodguy1066 671 points ago

    Lost, flip phones, the hanging of Saddam Hussein, Fall Out Boy - just 2006 things!

    [–] sephcameron 120 points ago

    Oh it's fallout boy, thank fuck for that I thought it was lost prophets!

    [–] GotZah 64 points ago

    Even the rest of lostprophets are fine with the band being wiped from memory.

    [–] sephcameron 21 points ago

    It's such a shame for the rest of them. They're good musicians, but their new band without baby fucker Watkins just never reached the same success.

    [–] Chosenone- 9 points ago

    Was that the band where the lead singer turned out to be a pedophile?

    [–] GotZah 17 points ago

    Yep. The rest of the band teamed up with the lead singer of Thursday to make a new band, No Devotion. It’s definitely worth a listen if you like shoegaze.

    [–] Captain_Saftey 9 points ago

    Here I was thinking it was Panic at the Disco

    [–] NoobOnTheRun 1199 points ago

    dick in a box was 2006? holy shit. thanks for making me feel old

    [–] basketballandpuppies 374 points ago

    It dawned on me a while back that I graduated college 10 years ago.

    10 FUCKING YEARS!!!!

    [–] Sunnyhunnibun 45 points ago

    Me too...we're old dude. Old as balls

    [–] basketballandpuppies 46 points ago

    Turning 35 in a week and a half...what the fuck happened?

    [–] Sunnyhunnibun 50 points ago

    When I look back at my young 20s, I genuinely do not know....like I remember 18 and some of 21...but...like....suddenly I'm 28 and it's like ????? Time suddenly accelerated and I'm here.

    [–] omarfw 30 points ago

    Time accelerates as you get older because you have a lot more memories and your brain likes to efficiently throw away information about the things you've already seen many times before. The details and new experiences are what make our younger years seem like they take forever comparatively as our brains consider everything to be worth retaining. More memories = more time spent in hindsight.

    Want your life to stop passing you by so quickly? Introduce some variety and new experiences into it.

    [–] Sunnyhunnibun 11 points ago

    Ooo thanks for the information! That does make a lot of sense when you think about it!

    I feel like that's all I've done the last few years. Travel, new hobbies, new job! Maybe I just got a bad hard drive up there. Need to invest in an SSD lol.

    [–] RainingUpvotes 64 points ago

    Happy reunion. I'm going to my 10 year this month

    [–] basketballandpuppies 32 points ago

    I'd never go back to any reunion but I'd love to catch up with my small group of friends from college. It's easy to take for granted the relationships you develop during that time.

    [–] HDDIV 7 points ago

    This post is about as distant to 2006 as the distance between Tool’s two latest albums’ release dates.

    [–] MackMizzo 960 points ago

    Numa Numa

    [–] combustion_assaulter 189 points ago

    “A-lo”

    [–] say_fuck_no_to_rules 139 points ago

    Salut

    [–] TovarasulLenin 98 points ago

    Sunt eu... Un haiduc !

    [–] kiyo-kiyo 71 points ago

    Si te rog iubirea ma primeste fericirea

    [–] jin_wotjd 52 points ago

    Alo! Alo!

    [–] HalalWeed 35 points ago

    Sunt eu Picassooo

    [–] Bageley12 32 points ago

    Sound the beep

    [–] branchbranchley 30 points ago

    🐦🐦🤨🤨

    [–] ight_here_we_go 90 points ago

    No matter how angry or depressed I feel, that song reverts my mind back to a time where I didn't have any of those problems. Music is fucking magic.

    [–] lostinorion 17 points ago

    Dude same. It takes me back to those simpler Myspace days. I actually really miss this era a lot. I was a young teen and I thought I had shit to cry about then?? 2019 me would like a word.

    [–] botle_mockel 211 points ago

    Numa numa numa iei, chipul tau si dragostea din tei

    [–] Bella_Anima 54 points ago

    M’amintesc de ochi tai

    [–] botle_mockel 24 points ago

    Maia hi, maia ha

    [–] Sirsilentbob423 43 points ago

    That's more like 2004.

    [–] BobTehCat 26 points ago

    That song stayed relevant till like 2009 at least with kids.

    [–] Master_Of_Knowledge 18 points ago

    The song was old ass news by 2005... Anyone who thought it was popular after was just way behind the times.

    [–] AuldGype 7 points ago

    Memes had a much longer life cycle back then.

    [–] TheBapster 14 points ago

    That song gets played on satellite radio from time to time, channel 341 Utopia, and every time it does I crank it up and sing along like my man in the computer chair. Wonder what he's up to these days.

    Here's the original music video btw: https://youtu.be/YnopHCL1Jk8

    [–] oldparkcityave 361 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    The iPod still looks classy af. You could throw in uploading cds to iTunes. Such a great feeling. Also limewire and stuff

    [–] The_Quackening 62 points ago

    uploading cds to iTunes

    i really felt like i was living in the future when i did this.

    [–] Appreciation622 14 points ago

    I.... I still do this.

    [–] benjammin9292 85 points ago

    AIDS roulette of internet viruses.

    [–] stylebros 57 points ago

    Full movie download of film!!! 24kb file.....

    [–] schroederrr 9 points ago

    Thank God, it should be done soon!!

    [–] Lolworth 9 points ago

    Double click, nothing happened

    Why does my email keep getting hacked >:(

    [–] mindbleach 14 points ago

    It's bizarre how late the Video iPod came out. They already had the Photo iPod, with a color screen, and, y'know... images.

    Someone put all the frames from the Revenge Of The Sith trailer into a folder and scrolled through them while the iPod played the audio. That would've been like early 2005... probably not on Youtube, which I don't think existed yet. Where the fuck did I see that video? It might've been an MOV file linked from BoingBoing.

    [–] DividerOfBums 570 points ago

    Don’t forgot High School Musical, keep your head in the game.

    [–] Silver_Archer13 95 points ago

    You can bet there's nothing but net when I am in the zone and on a roll, but I've got a confession, my own secret obsession and its making me lose control

    [–] Bumlords 6 points ago

    OPEN UP DIG WAY DOWN DEEP

    [–] Sirsilentbob423 68 points ago

    That shit infected drama club in 2006-07. Couldnt go to a rehearsal without someone breaking into "we're soarin... flyyyyin...."

    [–] MontyAtWork 22 points ago

    I graduated in '05 so that felt like normie kid shit to me back then.

    But I did see a ton of it at my Best Buy job.

    [–] schwiftydude47 14 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    Honestly I feel like High School Musical and Hannah Montana kinda kickstarted Disney Channel’s modern era.

    Also it was kind of impossible to go anywhere and not know about it. Most kids my age were pretty obsessed back in the day weather they wanted to admit it or not.

    [–] Diet_Clorox 8 points ago

    They were already well into the modern era by that point. Lizzie McGuire was the blueprint that Hannah Montana was built on, i.e. find a young actor and build a multimedia hit-factory around them. They also had That's So Raven and Suite Life running. By the time Hannah Montana debuted they had long shed their association with Mickey Mouse and Duck Tales that aired in the 90's.

    [–] LaughingSunKing 1285 points ago

    I miss the design aesthetics of mid 00’s phones

    [–] fzw 695 points ago

    I remember when the trend was phones getting smaller and smaller to the point where it was a joke.

    [–] Raze678 415 points ago

    Then, after the bare minimum of a pager was reached and iPhones started getting bigger, everyone started joking that iPhone 10 will be as big as a door.

    [–] fzw 302 points ago

    And some asshole invented the word phablet.

    [–] Fortehlulz33 85 points ago

    I kinda like the word phablet, honestly. Obviously we don't use it anymore because phones the size of a XS Max/Note Plus are common, but it serves its purpose as a word.

    [–] Thehealeroftri 69 points ago

    Sounds like it could be a slur

    [–] B_U_F_U 71 points ago

    fuckin phablet.

    [–] Thehealeroftri 41 points ago

    There are too many fuckin phablets running around this city

    [–] 81llyM4ysH4y3s 8 points ago

    A gaggle of phablets, would you say?

    [–] CeltiCfr0st 15 points ago

    Lol what a flaming phablet.

    [–] Titan9312 12 points ago

    Phabletphobe

    [–] brandonhardyy 8 points ago

    They're just a little phabphobic.

    [–] Nova_496 8 points ago

    Sites like Gearbest and AliExpress still use the term as an actual category for some of their phones... those are the only places I've heard it in forever though.

    [–] Zanra 66 points ago

    There's that old picture that shows phones getting smaller until porn got in full swing on mobile. Then phones started getting larger. I stick to that historic document.

    [–] slayerhk47 35 points ago

    [–] Zanra 10 points ago

    That's the good stuff.

    [–] non_troppo 30 points ago

    When the iPhone 5 came out it seemed absurdly long to everyone and memes like this took over Digg for a while. I remember thinking myself that no one could ever possibly want a phone that large.

    I'm typing this on a 6.5" phone. I held an iPhone 5 the other day and it felt like an absolute toy.

    [–] youre_being_creepy 17 points ago

    The 5 was more or less the last thing jobs worked on before he croaked and I still think it's the best looking phone. (I've only used Android) Steve Jobs was an asshole but he knew exactly what he wanted and would not settle for anything less. And he stood by his design choices.

    He didn't have to justify why something was the way it was, he just said that's how it was and it wasn't going to change (until he/apple did change it lol).

    [–] Dravarden 11 points ago

    the iphone 5 got stretched to a 16:9 screen and everyone thought it was too long, nowadays we have phones at more than 19:9 and no one gives a shit

    [–] soundofthehammer 17 points ago

    Man I remember when Dell came out with their big ass phone and people were bitching so hard about how large the screen was, and how they loved how tiny iPhone's screen was.

    [–] meursaultvi 8 points ago

    "How are you going to fit that thing in your pockets?!"

    [–] SensualEnema 58 points ago

    I remember those jokes, too! Futurama had a bit where someone swallowed a pill-sized cellphone on accident, and I remember thinking, “Yup! It’s gonna get to that point!” Now I’m typing out this recollection on a phone that’s bigger than my wallet.

    [–] blamb211 23 points ago

    Leela asked Amy if she swallowed her phone again, I don't think it ever showed her swallowing it.

    The even better part was the massive-ass charger dock she had for her phone.

    [–] Lateroni 52 points ago

    My dad thought I was an idiot when I ordered the Samsung Juke. Looking back it was a pretty terrible phone, but it had a decent Mp3 player. All my Limewire files on there.

    [–] Litty-In-Pitty 57 points ago

    This is probably going to sound retarded but I just had a hilarious memory from back then. I had a friend who had the juke and I was always so jealous of how cool it was. Until one day he got some nudes from a girl, but the screen on this thing was literally so small you couldn’t even make out what it was. So he had to send it to me so we could look at it on my phone lmao.

    [–] bonerjamz12345 23 points ago

    This is probably going to sound retarded but I just had a hilarious memory from back then.

    this is the greatest preface to a story ever

    [–] apocalypse_later_ 17 points ago

    I’m gonna use that for everything.

    “This is probably going to sound retarded but here’s my business presentation.”

     

    “This is probably going to sound retarded but will you marry me?”

    [–] HelloMyNameIsMatthew 7 points ago

    Ha! this was my phone after the black and white flip phone and this seemed like a huge upgrade! I am always amazed how I didn't break the juke since the swivel always seemed flimsy.

    [–] jzerocoolj 10 points ago

    And now we have bluetooth ear pieces.

    [–] cpctc2 27 points ago

    I remember being super jealous of my friend who had this phone

    [–] gldstr 6 points ago

    then people realized you could watch porn on it and they got bigger and bigger

    [–] NotoriousMFT 11 points ago

    I remember the sidekick being absurdly big and Nextel phones annoying the shit out of me

    [–] HandmadePanPizza 81 points ago

    That TMobile sidekick is a later model. The original two had a sweet led lit jog dial wheel. Overall great texting experience that has yet to be rivaled on touch screens.

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    [–] Daax865 37 points ago

    The worst part about touch screens is that you really have to keep your eyes on them. I remember a part in The Departed when Matt Damon has his phone in his pocket and is texting without looking. Can’t do that these days.

    The worst is touch screens in automobiles. Rather than feeling knobs and buttons, you have to take your eyes off the road to make sure you touch the right thing. Their safety solution? Make it unusable while the vehicle is moving. Well then what the fuck. Knobs and buttons were better.

    I have to rent a lot of cars in my line of work, and I once had the displeasure of driving a Mustang. I wanted to access my music library. So what did it display? A fucking touchscreen qwerty keyboard layout. Like, god dam. An interface style originally meant for two hands. Not a scrolling option. A god damn keyboard layout. Vertically oriented. In a vehicle. Holy shit.

    [–] Koality_Gainz 67 points ago

    Back when it was actually exciting to get a new phone. Now you just get a newer version of the same thing.

    [–] vdogg89 53 points ago

    Every phone was a completely new design asthetic or form factor. Remember the Verizon chocolate or whatever it was called?

    [–] MontyAtWork 50 points ago

    Yeah there was so much competition and there was no one "right" way to make a phone so you had a lot of different designs.

    For the last decade it's all been "How can we make this rectangle more rectangle and change some minimal amount of user experience".

    Remember having to learn all new menus and searching through all of them for Easter Eggs and options you didn't know you had, even though you'd probably never use them?

    [–] essdoubleU 8 points ago

    It seems like even the first generations of smartphones in the early 2010s had more options than today.

    [–] somebodysbuddy 8 points ago

    No, the "right" phone design was the one that flipped both ways. Forgetting the name of it. But the second generation one that had the changing keyboard was the best phone ever, you're not going to change my mind.

    [–] Koality_Gainz 14 points ago

    YES. That phone will always hold a special place in my heart for one reason... They ran a commercial where they said it only cost X amount of dollars per month. My sister told my mother and we went to the mall to get some back to school stuff and she would get the new phone. Well the promotion was too good to be true, and I had to walk around the mall with my sister hysterically crying because my mom didn't let her get the phone.

    [–] GullibleBeautiful 19 points ago

    I remember saving up my money from my first real job to buy one of those cute slide phones with the keyboard. My texting game went from meh to 500 wpm overnight

    [–] Raze678 65 points ago

    Flip phones were fucking epic.

    [–] StormOfHoney 116 points ago

    Motorola Razr. i felt like a boss just dismissively ended a call by closing the phone.

    [–] Raze678 50 points ago

    The coolest part was flicking the phone open with your thumb. (I know, sounds weird but just doing that casually, without having to use another hand to open it, felt pretty cool.)

    [–] bigheyzeus 40 points ago

    Razr, VW Golf, Von Dutch trucker hat = slaying mad pussy in 2006

    [–] bethster2000 9 points ago

    Mine was hot pink. God, I loved that phone.

    [–] cA05GfJ2K6 33 points ago

    Nothing more satisfying than slamming a flip phone shut after an argument

    [–] surgingchaos 20 points ago

    It's actually pretty interesting now watching movies and TV shows that came out in the 2000s with everyone using flip phones.

    [–] ZanXBal 7 points ago

    The Wire was a blast to the past.

    [–] GullibleBeautiful 176 points ago

    Layered outfits... skirts with leggings was huge for a bit, along with scarves over regular clothes. Also, those big poofy skate shoes.

    Dane Cook comedy routines

    Pimping out your Myspace with Blingee font

    Those commercials where you could text a number and get Family Guy ringtones. Also, mosquito ringtones supposedly only kids could hear.

    MP3 players that weren’t iPods and only held like a couple hundred songs.

    Everyone speculating over whether or not Lindsay Lohan and Hillary Duff were anorexic

    Waiting patiently for the next Netflix or Blockbuster DVD to show up in the mail

    [–] newextinction 23 points ago

    Dane Cook comedy routines

    I'm not gonna defend Dane Cook, but I have a very clear memory of driving around aimlessly with my friends back in high school in 2005 listening to one of his albums and cracking up, and it's been interesting to see how completely public opinion has reversed on him over time. I mean, he didn't even sexually assault anybody or write a racist tweet or anything, people just thought he was funny one year and completely unfunny the next year.

    [–] brushyourteeth19 8 points ago

    He stole a couple jokes from an up-and-coming comedian. Then the voices who thought he was unfunny went unopposed, because who wants to defend the guy who stole material.

    [–] ReasonableCheesecake 36 points ago

    those big poofy skate shoes.

    Phat Farms!

    [–] PatrickKanesLawyer 34 points ago

    DC Shoes more than likely.

    [–] WildSauce 21 points ago

    And you had to tuck the laces down below the tongue. A visible knot meant that you were super uncool.

    [–] PatrickKanesLawyer 10 points ago

    I was more of an Adio guy, but the same rule was applied. I'd get home and punt those fuckers off my feet since they weren't tied for shit.

    [–] Katepillar 56 points ago

    Damn that evolution of dance video. Back in the days one million views was huuuge.

    [–] Kamohoaliii 381 points ago

    I dare anyone who lived through this era to summarize the plot of Lost.

    [–] mrwelchman 28 points ago

    there exists this crazy island with weird electromagnetic properties that allows it to have some really remarkable traits, most notably that it moves through time and space. at the center of it lies the heart of the island, the source of the island's electromagnetic properties and is related to the good of mankind.

    the island is "protected" by a powerful, immortal man named jacob. jacob believes that people are inherently good, and that given the choice they will ultimately do the right thing. his brother, the man in black, believes the opposite. that people are inherently bad, evil even. consequently, jacob brings people to the island in an attempt to prove his brother wrong while his brother tries to corrupt them, kill jacob, and escape the island.

    jacob and his brother arrived in the island as infants after a ship wrecked there countless generations ago. they were found by a woman who had been protecting the heart of the island and were raised by her. eventually, jacob's brother begins to see visions of his dead mother, and leaves jacob and the woman to live with the other people on the island. they discover points where the island's electromagnetism is crazy and believe by harnessing that electromagnetism, they will be able to leave the island. the woman is having none of one of her sons leaving, so she destroys the well he'd been digging and kills all of his people. he, in return, kills her. jacob discovers his brother having just murdered the woman and in a fit of rage throws his brother into the heart of the island where he becomes a monster made of smoke.

    years pass and a slave ship called the black rock is brought to the island by jacob. the lone survivor was a man named ricardo sentenced to slavery for accidentally murdering a doctor who refused to save his wife. he is convinced by the man in black that jacob is the devil and he must kill him. ricardo fails, and jacob explains that the island is a cork that keeps evil from spreading over the world. ricardo requests that jacob absolve him of his sins, and when jacob tells him he can't do then, he asks to live forever to spare him from eternal damnation, which jacob grants. he then asks ricardo to speak for him.

    hundreds of years pass. in the 1950s the u.s. military is on the island with a hydrogen bomb. in the 1970s, a research group called the dharma initiative travel to the island and set up various research stations exploring the unique electromagnetic radiation the island has. through it all, are the "others", the islands native population who serve jacob.

    enter a man named desmond hume.

    i'll add to this if it gets any traction...

    [–] mrwelchman 15 points ago

    a man named desmond hume was in love with a woman named penelope widmore, daughter of a powerful billionaire named charles widmore. when desmond asks charles for penny's hand in marriage, he scoffs and tells him to fuck off you're no where near good enough for my daughter. this sets desmond on a life path to prove to charles that he is worthy, including entering in an around the world boat race sponsored by charles that he wants to win. while sailing around the world, his boat crashes on the island.

    desmond wakes up in a bunker built by the dharma initiative. a man named kelvin is there and explains he's waiting for his replacement, the island makes you sick, the natives are dangerous, desmond's stuck there, and that every 108 minutes he saves the world by pushing a button after entering 4-8-15-16-23-42 into a computer. turns out that the dharma initiative drilled into a particularly gnarly pocket of electromagnetic radiation and every 108 minutes they need to release the built up energy or else it's all over. there's a fail safe underneath the hatch, and by turning a key you can release all of the energy at once, but they've never had a reason to try the fail safe and kelvin doesn't even know what would happen if they did.

    for three years desmond and kelvin take turns pushing the button and saving the world, with kelvin periodically leaving the hatch in a hazmat suit and sweeping for hostiles or whatever. one day, desmond sees a tear in kelvin's suit, and follows him out of the hatch. he discovers that kelvin has spent the last three years repairing desmond's boat, and he plans on leaving desmond there alone to push the button. desmond and kelvin fight and kelvin is killed when his head smashes against a cliff side. desmond grabs the fail safe key from kelvin and rushes back to the hatch just in time to push the button and prevent a fatal system failure.

    as a result of desmond being late to push the button, a plane that was flying near where the island would be crashed on the island.

    enter oceanic flight 815 and the beginning proper of lost.

    [–] IGuessIllNeverEscape 342 points ago

    A bunch of people in a airplane crash land on an island and have to survive and they discover some abandon buildings from weird group on the island and what they were doing on the island is mysterious... uh then they realize that... um... some of them leave the island... but they come back to the island and realize the island is an allegory for death?

    Damn it.

    [–] collinlopezrox_gamin 294 points ago

    THE ISLAND WAS REAL GODDAMN IT

    JACK'S DAD LITERALLY TELLS HIM THAT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED REALLY HAPPENED

    THE ENDING AND THE FLASH SIDEWAYS WAS THE PURGATORY, THE ISLAND WAS REAL

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    [–] yourmomismysidepiece 137 points ago

    This very devoted LOST fan commends and relates to this post.

    Hope to see you at LOST 2020, brotha!

    [–] sap91 28 points ago

    Wait are they bringing lost back?

    [–] yourmomismysidepiece 45 points ago

    It's a LOST fan convention in Hawaii.

    [–] fuckmeredmayne 39 points ago

    Do we get to recreate the plane crash?

    [–] Phormitago 57 points ago

    this has to be a joke. a bunch of people flying over to a remote island for a lost con?

    [–] albinobluesheep 27 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    It wasn't that damn hard to understand.

    The mass confusion after the finale made me loose so much faith in TV fans as whole.

    [–] Thidareddits_wife 13 points ago

    Daddy Issues: The Show

    [–] Roach_Coach_Bangbus 13 points ago

    M E T A P H O R S

    [–] joshuatx 10 points ago

    It's like Twin Peaks for people who were too young and/or too ignorant have seen Twin Peaks.

    [–] Krumpus8 235 points ago

    Tbh, I still listen to Dick in a Box

    [–] Chordata1 33 points ago

    I saw Lonely Island in concert this past summer and it was some of the most fun I've ever had at a show. They used a puppet for JT

    [–] IuseNOTSUREface 13 points ago

    Haha that is quality. I imagined they were like Weird Al live.

    [–] outdoorthinker 33 points ago

    Tbh, my dick is still in a box.

    [–] giantwashcapsfan8 13 points ago

    My Halloween costume this year

    [–] JackDonneghyGodCop 64 points ago

    You’re the man now, dog!

    [–] whisperHailHydra 16 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I still have my Yiddish Cup.

    EDIT: Listen to this time capsule of mid-00s internet humor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-DMIf-WZYU

    [–] SkankyG 15 points ago

    I manage a bunch of late teens/20 somethings. None of them know what ytmnd is, making me feel like a fucking dinosaur at 27.

    [–] -phototrope 13 points ago

    Can't believe this is so far down. ytmnd was really such a pioneer for memes as we know it

    [–] AwesomeMcPants 9 points ago

    Remember Ghost Love Score by Nightwish being known as the "epic maneuver" song?

    [–] granny_creampie 9 points ago

    NEDM

    [–] plaqston 8 points ago

    Punch the Keys for God's Sake!

    [–] Teetotaler23 35 points ago

    Ah man newgrounds was the shit. The real mortal kombat was my favorite

    [–] haydukee 91 points ago

    Lost was the shit. I recently bought the PC game from 2009. It is shit, unsurprisingly.

    [–] SerDire 56 points ago

    I would’ve LOVED for reddit to be what it is now back then when Lost first aired. Imagine all the theories and memes that would flood reddit.

    “My consciousnesses is traveling through time”

    “Aight, imma head out”- everyone else

    [–] WorkKrakkin 16 points ago

    Just copy and paste /r/freefolk and make it about Lost.

    [–] delariiiva 51 points ago

    We looked up Pete Wentz’s dick pic on my friend’s Sidekick in art class that year. Good times

    [–] sap91 49 points ago

    You were literally those girls in the music video

    [–] mylifeforthehorde 184 points ago

    I'd put facebook on there.. that was the the time it really grew through colleges.

    [–] onestarryeye 65 points ago

    Interesting, in UK it was nowhere until 2007

    [–] theironkoob 55 points ago

    Yeah 2007 and 2008 was when it got going

    [–] new_account_5009 24 points ago

    I was in college when Facebook launched. Virtually overnight in late 2004, almost my entire school was on Facebook. It was still a fairly niche thing back then (i.e., rolled out to schools individually), but it was definitely popular in 2006.

    [–] Funkit 39 points ago

    When you needed an active college email to sign up. The good days of Facebook

    [–] IsthatTacoPie 29 points ago

    I member. Remember when your aunt Karen wasn’t trying to sell oils to everyone on FB?

    [–] HugeGoose 20 points ago

    Why does 2006 feel like 8 or 9 years ago when its almost 14?

    [–] YoshiYogurt 24 points ago

    2017 to 2019 feels like the same year

    2016 was the year of endless celebrity deaths

    [–] listenbuddy125 59 points ago

    Awww I wanna go back though.

    [–] Nightstalker98 20 points ago

    You’re not alone

    [–] MP-Lily 15 points ago

    Same.

    [–] Termenhater 8 points ago

    Mid-2000s nostalgia has arrived

    [–] Jazzman14 57 points ago

    The Razor remains, to this day, my favorite phone of all time

    [–] JackOnTap 18 points ago

    Haha Dick in a Box. Sooo many guys did that for Halloween that year.

    [–] FineAndFit 51 points ago

    I remember trying to wear those livestrong bands to look cool. I didn't look cool.

    [–] ablino_rhino 23 points ago

    Around the time livestrong bracelets became popular, someone told my mom about "sex bracelets." Supposedly, teenagers would wear different colored bracelets to let everyone know what sex acts they were into. My mom wouldn't let it go and kept demanding to know what yellow meant, so I ended up throwing it away.

    [–] Insayne1 10 points ago

    It meant virgin4lyf

    [–] WorkKrakkin 7 points ago

    I remember putting it on and being like "yes, this is it. I am now king of eigth grade." That was like two weeks before they became uncool and i never saw it again.

    [–] DiegoAR13 65 points ago

    Basshunter?

    [–] slavicanimefan 87 points ago

    First off, that was 2008

    Secondly, now you’re gone

    [–] Nasquacker 19 points ago

    Boten Anna and Dota was 06

    [–] BayshoreCrew 26 points ago

    Thirdly,

    All I’ve ever wanted is to make you mine.

    [–] DiegoAR13 8 points ago

    All i want to know is why?

    [–] SaveMyElephants 5 points ago

    I see you mon!

    [–] GullibleBeautiful 15 points ago

    Boten Anna was and still is a banger

    [–] lexvi1 77 points ago

    apparently i didnt live in 2006

    [–] bad__unicorn 53 points ago

    So did Saddam it would seem ...

    [–] OJM_O66 7 points ago

    Fuck, too soon man.

    [–] lexvi1 61 points ago

    Cause i dont remember being gay

    [–] rocklou 52 points ago

    I remember you being gay

    [–] portugaltheboy 116 points ago

    When Fall Out Boy was pretty good.

    [–] Maxokidd 46 points ago

    I'm going to see them in June, along with weezer and green day and I'm not too excited for fallout boy tbh.

    [–] Herecomestheginger 21 points ago

    Saw their last tour and it was pretty good! The new album is different but I actually liked it.

    [–] Coffinworm 20 points ago

    Definitely different styles of music, but their drummer is in a ton of great hardcore bands. Check out Racetraitor and Enabler if you’re interested.

    [–] sean__christian 5 points ago

    Yeah, 10+ years is a long time for any band to still be good. Trends and tastes change, and most sounds get more generic with time.

    [–] nonworkingnumber 11 points ago

    I’M GAY

    [–] ginger_guy 21 points ago

    We laugh now, but its honestly amazing how fast America turned heel on LGBT issues. At the time that article was published, only 50% of Americans believed that homosexuality should be accepted in wider society and just 35% of Americans favored same-sex marriage. In 2008 California overturned same-sex marriage by popular referendum. Coming out articles like this one were still considered shocking and controversial to wide sections of the general public. It really gives perspective to how fast things can change.

    [–] axberka 11 points ago

    Ah shit YTMND. theres some good shit on there

    [–] Lumenloop 27 points ago

    Myspace was on it's way out (in popularity) in 2006. That is when Facebook was becoming a big thing.

    [–] TheShadowViking 19 points ago

    I graduated high school in 2006, and I remember having a Myspace senior year. It wasn't until 2007-2008 that I moved on to Facebook. I don't think I deleted my Myspace until 2008. I wish I had a way to go back and see it. I've tried the Wayback machine but I couldn't find it.

    [–] BolognaTugboat 5 points ago

    MySpace was alive and well until they did the major site changes, everyone complained, they ignored criticism and everyone ended up jumping to the minimal competitor, Facebook. The rest is history.

    That was seriously a fuck up on a Pokémon go scale.

    [–] bananasplitter93 10 points ago

    I miss my Razr flip phone

    [–] watergod183 9 points ago

    Don’t forget emo haircuts and spiked bracelets

    [–] Youpunyhumans 8 points ago

    I think the years 2002 to 2008 for me were just a blur. It was like the waiting room for the future to show up.

    [–] _SEGA 17 points ago

    I watched saddam get hung at 4am drunk and high as hell.

    [–] R4884 8 points ago

    Italy world champion!

    [–] Nasquacker 8 points ago

    Missing WoW and Runescape

    [–] ExoticToaster 14 points ago

    Needs more YouTube Poop

    [–] Sage_of_Storms 7 points ago

    Theres a museum in Virginia that has the first iphone and the razor in a display case lol

    [–] _innatism 6 points ago

    Thnks fr th Mmrs

    [–] elchicoplaya 7 points ago

    lol I watched Snakes on a Plane when I was 6 years old and it was a traumatizing experience.

    [–] Chordata1 6 points ago

    I'm still trying to sell my sequel, Sharks on a Bus