Facebook is celebrating its twelfth birthday by creating a virtual holiday called Friends Day and giving its users friendship-themed videos as a gift. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is reminiscing about simpler times ironically over on Twitter.
#BeforeFacebookI started trending last night as people on Twitter decided to look back at what life was like before the social network existed.
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Here are some of the best ones we’ve spotted so far:
— call me cuttlefish (@euphemism92) February 3, 2016
Remember when protecting yourself was as easy as locking the front door or wearing a helmet?
— Jeff Barrett (@BarrettAll) February 3, 2016
*Sets reminder to check in with Tom.*
— Ally Hirschlag (@AllyHirschlag) February 3, 2016
#BeforeFacebookI could have gotten arrested for "poking" a stranger.
— Sexy Ben (@browland1) February 3, 2016
It’s true. And we certainly didn’t ask strangers to come and crush candy with us before Facebook either.
#BeforeFacebookI had a really embarrassing emo MySpace page
— Edward 『BLVCKBLVDE』 (@CptnEdward) February 3, 2016
Didn’t we all, Edward.
#BeforeFacebookI lost sleep over how acquaintances I sat next to in high school social studies spent the weekend with their kids. 😲
— HKS (@hksbks) February 4, 2016
Or how often they go to the gym, what they ate for dinner, got for their birthday, when they got engaged, had an emotional moment, found inspiration in a misquoted meme…
— Michael Clarke (@Mr_Mike_Clarke) February 3, 2016
Ah, sleep. I miss that.
What do you miss most about life before Facebook? Tweet us @TheNextWeb and let us know.