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Subject: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Sita0 on 12/24/14 at 5:28 pm

I was a kid of the 2000s. Here's what I saw, in no particular order. Not all kid-specific.

* Yu Gi Oh
* Pokemon (third gen)
* Iraq War
* Hurricane Katrina
* the iPod
* Camera Phones
* the iPhone
* Windows XP
* Survivor
* High-Speed Internet (finally...)
* Harry Potter (the books and the movies)
* Digital Cable TV (with a guide that you don't have to wait for... and over 100 channels)
* The Lord of the Rings movies
* The Star Wars prequels
* Livestrong bracelets
* the Batman movies
* the Spiderman movies
* controversy after "Super Size Me"
* the Wii
* texting as a viable form of communication

any more?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 12/25/14 at 7:02 am

The PS2
PS3
texting
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
flip-phones

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 12/25/14 at 9:10 am

* Preppy fashion
* Phones with keyboards
* "Indie" comedies made by major studios
* Late period Cartoon Cartoons
* Crunk
* Pre-Youtube/early Youtube internet culture
* Tween sitcoms
* HSM and Twilight

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/25/14 at 12:58 pm

Golden Age of Reality TV
Strong Anti-American sentiment
Rise of the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China)
Crossover SUVs
Hybrid vehicles
DVDs with VHS dead around mid-decade
Bling Bling/Ringtone Rap
Goth
Hyphy
Emo
Lots of movie sequels and reboots
Crime Dramas
Single-camera sitcoms
Rise of the hipster
Lifestyle centers
Apple's comeback and Microsoft's loss of dominance
The Housing bubble and bust

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Catherine91UK on 12/26/14 at 9:29 am

Rise of digital cameras
Rise of music downloads
Rise of online shopping
Death of cassettes
Myspace
Bebo (very popular in the UK, not sure about other countries)
MSN
Fear of terrorism

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 12/26/14 at 1:58 pm

Bebo (very popular in the UK, not sure about other countries)

What was Bebo?  ???

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Catherine91UK on 12/26/14 at 2:10 pm


What was Bebo?  ???

It was a social networking site. It launched in 2005 and was as popular as Myspace (probably more popular at one point). I used to prefer Bebo to Facebook, until my friends gradually stopped using Bebo.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/26/14 at 8:39 pm

Oh the 2000's... ;)

In highschool it was all about:
Bling Bling
Tripp pants
Flared jeans
Studded belts
Peasant tops
Brand logos
Rap music
Nu Metal
AIM, YIM, MSN
Flash animation
Funny email forwards
Weird reality shows

After that it was:
MySpace
Flip phones
Xbox360 and PS3
Social media being called social media
Smart phones
Texting
Too much internet culture
The death of fun

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Sita0 on 12/26/14 at 11:14 pm


Oh the 2000's... ;)

In highschool it was all about:
Bling Bling
Tripp pants
Flared jeans
Studded belts
Peasant tops
Brand logos
Rap music
Nu Metal
AIM, YIM, MSN
Flash animation
Funny email forwards
Weird reality shows

After that it was:
MySpace
Flip phones
Xbox360 and PS3
Social media being called social media
Smart phones
Texting
Too much internet culture
The death of fun


I'm pretty sure that indie rock act fun. is not dead yet, or at least didn't die in the 2000s; "We are Young" and "Some Nights" both charted very well, and that was in 2012!

;D

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/27/14 at 12:30 am


I'm pretty sure that indie rock act fun. is not dead yet, or at least didn't die in the 2000s; "We are Young" and "Some Nights" both charted very well, and that was in 2012!

;D
  I'm pretty sure by 2000s they meant 2000-2009. Fun. is a band from this decade 2010-2019.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 12/27/14 at 7:27 am

The death of fun

Huh?↑ ???

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Sita0 on 12/27/14 at 9:45 am


  I'm pretty sure by 2000s they meant 2000-2009. Fun. is a band from this decade 2010-2019.

They were established in the 2000s, and that was a joke!

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: yearofthemonkey on 12/28/14 at 7:53 am


They were established in the 2000s, and that was a joke!


He really Gotye good. I hope the whole Neighbourhood hears about it. Some of the best American Authors are writing about it right now.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Sita0 on 12/28/14 at 11:59 am


He really Gotye good. I hope the whole Neighbourhood hears about it. Some of the best American Authors are writing about it right now.


No, they won't go outside to tell The Neighbourhood, it's too cold outside.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/28/14 at 4:44 pm

In America it was pretty much defined by the fallout of 9/11 and the rise in partisan politics and musically and fashion-wise by hip hop and alternative rock.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/30/14 at 3:48 pm

-Flip phones
-Dial-up
-Flashy gifs/basic webpages with music
-Frosted tips
-Corn rows
-Sean Paul
-VHS/CD ROMS
-Writing down urls
-Flared jeans
-Overalls
-Windows 98/XP
-Chunky white sneakers
-SD TV
-PS1/2/3
-Xbox 360
-DS/PSP
-Supernatural
-Family channel
-Teletoon
-YTV
-Film cameras/Digital cameras
,etc.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/30/14 at 10:45 pm

PS1/N64/DC/GC/PS2/PS3/Xbox/360/Wii/PSP/GBA/DS
Rise of reality shows
Jean skirts
Armstrong  bracelets
Dial-up internet/Cable-Broadband
SD resolution TV
VHS/DVD
CN/Disney/Nickelodeon changing
SD wildfires
9/11
Iraq War
Chunky sandals
Skunk hair
Baggy clothing
Skinny jeans
K-Swiss shoes
Reeboks
Rap/hip-hop
Pop-Rock
Family Guy
American Idol
Windows XP
Social Media
Bling-bling
I-macs
Blockbuster/Hollywood Video
George W Bush



Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: popguru85 on 12/31/14 at 12:20 pm

Reality TV
George W Bush
iPod
9/11 and the War on Terror
Social Media (Myspace/Facebook/Twitter)
Emo fashions
Hip Hop & Crunk
Electropop (Katy Pery, Lady Gaga, Kesha)
Xbox 360/PS3/Wii/PS2/Gamecube/Xbox/PSP/DS
Broadband Internet
Crocs/Uggs
Flip Phones
Youtube
Cable News and Pundits

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: GH1996 on 01/01/15 at 3:52 am

iPods
War in Iraq
YouTube
Flip phones
DVDs
Facebook/twitter
Ringtone rap
Texting
Gaming consoles (Xbox and play station)
eBay popularity
Hip hop/rap & boy band/punk

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 01/03/15 at 7:38 am

PS2
Xbox
Game cube
Wii
360
PS3
GBA and DS
Laptops
50 cent
Nelly
Kelly Clarkson
American Idol
rise of the internet
9/11
Fear Factor
Britney Spears meldown in late 2000s
Lakers championship run from 00-02, I watched all those runs and was a Lakers fan
NBA switching from NBC to ABC
autotune and rise of southern rap
Lil Wayne(mostly in the later part of the decade)
Dwayne the rock Johnson
New England Patriots
MySpace
evolution of regular phones to flip phone like the razor and sidekick
Ipods

There is alot more to mention that I remember but it would just be too much.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/03/15 at 7:53 am

- Frosted tips
- Boybands (early 00s)
- Bootcut jeans
- Avril Lavigne
- Kelly Clarkson
- Reality TV
- Bling Bling
- Flip Phones
- Fat Nokia phones
- Pokémon (early years)
- Yugioh and other card games
- much r&b
- hip hop
- crunk
- shaggy hair (mid 00s)
- popped collars
- Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks etc. (mid 00s)
- msn (in Europe)
- Runescape (my favourite game in 2005)
- pop punk
- emo
- studded belts, white belts
- fringed hair (later 00s)
- hoodies
- loan commercials (before crisis)
- consuming ethos
- new ways of drinking coffee
- large cars
- Windows XP
- iPod
- Wii
- Talent shows on TV

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 7:59 am


- Frosted tips
- Boybands (early 00s)
- Bootcut jeans
- Avril Lavigne
- Kelly Clarkson
- Reality TV
- Bling Bling
- Flip Phones
- Fat Nokia phones
- Pokémon (early years)
- Yugioh and other card games
- much r&b
- hip hop
- crunk
- shaggy hair (mid 00s)
- popped collars
- Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks etc. (mid 00s)
- msn (in Europe)
- Runescape (my favourite game in 2005)
- pop punk
- emo
- studded belts, white belts
- fringed hair (later 00s)
- hoodies
- loan commercials (before crisis)
- consuming ethos
- new ways of drinking coffee
- large cars
- Windows XP
- iPod
- Wii
- Talent shows on TV
I usually drink coffee the same old way from a cup and through the mouth. do yo mean different favours?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/03/15 at 8:05 am

I still use filter coffee everyday, but from nowhere all kind of new coffee machines (Nespresso, Senseo) with cups became popular, I think.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/15 at 8:06 am


I still use filter coffee everyday, but from nowhere all kind of new coffee machines (Nespresso, Senseo) with cups became popular, I think.
...and the cup have got smaller too.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 8:12 am


I still use filter coffee everyday, but from nowhere all kind of new coffee machines (Nespresso, Senseo) with cups became popular, I think.


and also The Keurig.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 8:13 am


...and the cup have got smaller too.


K-Cups.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/27/15 at 11:12 am

The Calendar 2000s

Early 2000s: 2000-'03
Mid 2000s: 2004-'06
Late 2000s: 2007-'09

This is how I think the 2000s culture evolved from a music point of view, with musical trends, sounds, genres, and styles.
The Musical 2000s

2000: continuation of the late '90s

The early '00s: 2001–2003

The mid '00s: 2004–2007

The late '00s: 2008–2011

Granted I was only a kid in the 2000s so for anyone born in the '80s you can correct me if you want.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/27/15 at 11:30 am

-Last days of VHS
-Last days of cassettes
-Last days of analog photography
-Desktop computers declining (towards the end of the decade)
-Bulky cellphones (early 00s) and flip phones (mid/late 00s)
-Last days of CRT TVs and screens
-Rise of internet culture

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/27/15 at 11:31 am


The early '00s: 2001–2003

The mid '00s: 2004–2007

The late '00s: 2008–2011


I would add 2004 to the early 00s (September '01-December '04).

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: nintieskid999 on 03/27/15 at 8:09 pm


The Calendar 2000s

Early 2000s: 2000-'03
Mid 2000s: 2004-'06
Late 2000s: 2007-'09

This is how I think the 2000s culture evolved from a music point of view, with musical trends, sounds, genres, and styles.
The Musical 2000s

2000: continuation of the late '90s

The early '00s: 2001–2003

The mid '00s: 2004–2007

The late '00s: 2008–2011

Granted I was only a kid in the 2000s so for anyone born in the '80s you can correct me if you want.


Late 90s style 00s = 2000- mid 2001
early 00s = 2001-2003
mid 00s = mid 2003 - mid 2005
late 00s = late 2005 - late 2008

early 10s = 2009+

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: 80sfan on 03/28/15 at 12:16 am

To me it was a decade of political trouble. Democrat or Republican, the decade was a mess.

Pop culturally it was a indulgent, flashy, and over the top decade, a more modern version of the 80s.
The music of the decade rebelled against the more Lilith Fair feminine music of Sarah McLaughlin, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, etc, etc, female pop stars showed their body a la Britney Spears's and Beyonce's influence. Teenage males wanted to be the next rapper or hip hop star, or at least wanted to dress like one. The whole sleek and straight hair was in for women, the wavy hair of Jennifer Aniston from circa 1995 was out.

Not everyone had a hummer but they were popular, a symbol of the flashy and 'over the topness' of the whole decade.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/28/15 at 2:16 am


To me it was a decade of political trouble. Democrat or Republican, the decade was a mess.

Pop culturally it was a indulgent, flashy, and over the top decade, a more modern version of the 80s.
The music of the decade rebelled against the more Lilith Fair feminine music of Sarah McLaughlin, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, etc, etc, female pop stars showed their body a la Britney Spears's and Beyonce's influence. Teenage males wanted to be the next rapper or hip hop star, or at least wanted to dress like one. The whole sleek and straight hair was in for women, the wavy hair of Jennifer Aniston from circa 1995 was out.

Not everyone had a hummer but they were popular, a symbol of the flashy and 'over the topness' of the whole decade.


How do you feel that the 2000s are your decade? Are you ashamed?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 03/28/15 at 7:08 am


How do you feel that the 2000s are your decade? Are you ashamed?


I think the 2000's were a bit better than the 90's.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 03/28/15 at 9:16 am


To me it was a decade of political trouble. Democrat or Republican, the decade was a mess.

Pop culturally it was a indulgent, flashy, and over the top decade, a more modern version of the 80s.
The music of the decade rebelled against the more Lilith Fair feminine music of Sarah McLaughlin, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, etc, etc, female pop stars showed their body a la Britney Spears's and Beyonce's influence. Teenage males wanted to be the next rapper or hip hop star, or at least wanted to dress like one. The whole sleek and straight hair was in for women, the wavy hair of Jennifer Aniston from circa 1995 was out.

Not everyone had a hummer but they were popular, a symbol of the flashy and 'over the topness' of the whole decade.


The wavy-curls hair started becoming really popular with celebrities around 2005-2007.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: 80sfan on 03/28/15 at 11:50 am


The wavy-curls hair started becoming really popular with celebrities around 2005-2007.


:D  :D

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: 80sfan on 03/28/15 at 11:55 am


How do you feel that the 2000s are your decade? Are you ashamed?


Movie and television were fine, but the music isn't my taste. No shame though.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/15 at 9:15 am


How do you feel that the 2000s are your decade? Are you ashamed?
Any year or decade is good when you are blessed with God's Gracious Gift of being alive.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/29/15 at 3:29 pm


To me it was a decade of political trouble. Democrat or Republican, the decade was a mess.

Pop culturally it was a indulgent, flashy, and over the top decade, a more modern version of the 80s.
The music of the decade rebelled against the more Lilith Fair feminine music of Sarah McLaughlin, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, etc, etc, female pop stars showed their body a la Britney Spears's and Beyonce's influence. Teenage males wanted to be the next rapper or hip hop star, or at least wanted to dress like one. The whole sleek and straight hair was in for women, the wavy hair of Jennifer Aniston from circa 1995 was out.

Not everyone had a hummer but they were popular, a symbol of the flashy and 'over the topness' of the whole decade.


The 2010s has been the same. Flamboyant. I don't like flamboyant, because it is associated with pride and narcissim, which are sins against the Lord. There's a reason why the '80s aren't respected. The '80s-backlash in the '90s was 150% deserved.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Mat1991 on 03/29/15 at 6:11 pm


To me it was a decade of political trouble. Democrat or Republican, the decade was a mess.

Pop culturally it was a indulgent, flashy, and over the top decade, a more modern version of the 80s.
The music of the decade rebelled against the more Lilith Fair feminine music of Sarah McLaughlin, Jewel, Alanis Morissette, etc, etc, female pop stars showed their body a la Britney Spears's and Beyonce's influence. Teenage males wanted to be the next rapper or hip hop star, or at least wanted to dress like one. The whole sleek and straight hair was in for women, the wavy hair of Jennifer Aniston from circa 1995 was out.

Not everyone had a hummer but they were popular, a symbol of the flashy and 'over the topness' of the whole decade.


I consider the '10s to be the over-the-top, 1980s 2.0, personally.

Pop culture of the '00s from my point of view (and I'm not much of a fan, looking back):

- American Idol being at the peak of its popularity around the mid-to-late '00s. I even watched that show religiously until the end of the ninth season when Crystal Bowersox did not win.
- Degrassi started trying too hard to be edgy, especially after the "school shooting" episode of '04. I remember those "The N presents a Degrassi moment" commercials presenting clips they considered to be the most shocking from the show.
- Obnoxious celebrity tabloids
- Loud music (post-grunge, emo-influenced punk), as well as flashy hip-hop songs with catchy beats that my high school classmates would go crazy over.
- Trashy songs with female musicians singing about their "goodies" became trendy.
- Flip phones...I just had to have one when I was in high school. Those are one of the things that dates the decade the most.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: 80sfan on 03/29/15 at 10:02 pm


I consider the '10s to be the over-the-top, 1980s 2.0, personally.

Pop culture of the '00s from my point of view (and I'm not much of a fan, looking back):

- American Idol being at the peak of its popularity around the mid-to-late '00s. I even watched that show religiously until the end of the ninth season when Crystal Bowersox did not win.
- Degrassi started trying too hard to be edgy, especially after the "school shooting" episode of '04. I remember those "The N presents a Degrassi moment" commercials presenting clips they considered to be the most shocking from the show.
- Obnoxious celebrity tabloids
- Loud music (post-grunge, emo-influenced punk), as well as flashy hip-hop songs with catchy beats that my high school classmates would go crazy over.
- Trashy songs with female musicians singing about their "goodies" became trendy.
- Flip phones...I just had to have one when I was in high school. Those are one of the things that dates the decade the most.


In my own head, the 00s and 10s go together like peanut butter and jelly.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/29/15 at 11:09 pm


In my own head, the 00s and 10s go together like peanut butter and jelly.


Me too. Which is exactly why I want things to change. I want music to have variety and I want better television shows. I hate the 2000s, and I don't want the '10s to go down the same path. There is still time, but it's too late for the early 2010s. I didn't like them when they were actually happening, and I'm not going to like them in the future.

I always listen to '70s and '90s music, sometimes '80s, and I watch a lot of '90s movies and television shows because they were so intelligent and artistic. I absolutely love '80s, '90s, and early '00s video games! I always find something inspiring from the late 20th century. With my clothing, I try to copy looks from my favorite characters from mid-late '90s TV shows and movies; '60s Mod and '70s Disco fashion I find particularly inspiring too. I want the rest of the 2010s to be like that - inspiring and creative, while keeping it classy. More restrained and chill.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/30/15 at 12:34 am


In my own head, the 00s and 10s go together like peanut butter and jelly.


Fashion-wise, the 2000s and 2010s are like night and day; totally different. But musically, they're like ham and cheese; they don't have to be together, but they're included anyway.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/15 at 3:09 pm


Fashion-wise, the 2000s and 2010s are like night and day; totally different. But musically, they're like ham and cheese; they don't have to be together, but they're included anyway.


Yeah, the fashion is a bit different.

Also, rap isn't as dominant anymore.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Shemp97 on 03/31/15 at 12:48 pm


The 2010s has been the same. Flamboyant. I don't like flamboyant, because it is associated with pride and narcissim, which are sins against the Lord. There's a reason why the '80s aren't respected. The '80s-backlash in the '90s was 150% deserved.

The 2010s feel kind of quiet and on the down-low, internet oriented. Aside from the obvious news stories(riots, missing planes, etc). It feels barren largely due to everyone's heavy focus on the internet. Even music is more mellow.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Shemp97 on 03/31/15 at 12:50 pm


Me too. Which is exactly why I want things to change. I want music to have variety and I want better television shows. I hate the 2000s, and I don't want the '10s to go down the same path. There is still time, but it's too late for the early 2010s. I didn't like them when they were actually happening, and I'm not going to like them in the future.

What were you listening to? Like it or not, the '00s were bathed in variety. Hip-hop, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Dancehall, EDM, Country, Techno, mellow, etc. Everything genre/style I could think of, the '00s had it.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 03/31/15 at 1:33 pm


The 2010s feel kind of quite and low-down, internet oriented. Aside from the obvious news stories(riots, missing planes, etc). It feels barren largely due to everyone's heavy focus on the internet. Even music is more mellow.


A lot of people were using the internet more.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: MomoGFromTX on 04/14/15 at 6:22 pm

Mostly I remember the period from 2004-2006 when I was in elementary school. The Nintendo DS had just come out and everybody wanted one, Pokémon still came on Kids' WB, we were starting to realize that anime was more than just Japanese cartoons (many of us becoming what you'd call weeaboos), the health food revolution was a thing, I started writing fan fiction (it was terrible) and we'd all watch Toonami (which was on Saturday nights by now) and gush about the latest episode of Naruto. Believe it!

Not a bad time to be alive. Most of that's still around, really.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: GH1996 on 04/14/15 at 8:11 pm


Mostly I remember the period from 2004-2006 when I was in elementary school. The Nintendo DS had just come out and everybody wanted one, Pokémon still came on Kids' WB, we were starting to realize that anime was more than just Japanese cartoons (many of us becoming what you'd call weeaboos), the health food revolution was a thing, I started writing fan fiction (it was terrible) and we'd all watch Toonami (which was on Saturday nights by now) and gush about the latest episode of Naruto. Believe it!

Not a bad time to be alive. Most of that's still around, really.



And how the teachers would ask who had a computer at home and half the class would raise their hands, everyone has one nowadays

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/15/15 at 2:31 am



And how the teachers would ask who had a computer at home and half the class would raise their hands, everyone has one nowadays


I think, 95 % of my class had a computer in 9th grade (2001), and more than 50 % had Internet access. Most people in my environment finally started to get home desktop PCs between 1997 and 2000.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: KatanaChick on 04/15/15 at 4:26 am


I think, 95 % of my class had a computer in 9th grade (2001), and more than 50 % had Internet access. Most people in my environment finally started to get home desktop PCs between 1997 and 2000.

The same when I was in school at the time. Most had computers by 2001 and at least emailed or messaged.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: bchris02 on 04/22/15 at 6:09 pm



And how the teachers would ask who had a computer at home and half the class would raise their hands, everyone has one nowadays


It wouldn't surprise me if that number starts going down soon.  A lot of people get by fine with a phone and/or an iPad and don't need a full fledged computer.  I bet a lot of homes don't even have a desktop PC anymore and fewer laptops are being sold.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/23/15 at 2:28 am


It wouldn't surprise me if that number starts going down soon.  A lot of people get by fine with a phone and/or an iPad and don't need a full fledged computer.  I bet a lot of homes don't even have a desktop PC anymore and fewer laptops are being sold.


If people don't need to write long papers or want to seriously work with their computer, a tablet or even phone might indeed be sufficient. Unfortunately, especially younger people nowadays probably don't learn anymore how to really work with computers anymore, because android or iOs mobile devices are too easy to use. I suppose that a lot of people don't understand anymore what happens behind the screen.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: bchris02 on 04/24/15 at 6:59 pm


If people don't need to write long papers or want to seriously work with their computer, a tablet or even phone might indeed be sufficient. Unfortunately, especially younger people nowadays probably don't learn anymore how to really work with computers anymore, because android or iOs mobile devices are too easy to use. I suppose that a lot of people don't understand anymore what happens behind the screen.


That means job security for IT.  Back in the '00s they were worried about the devaluation of IT professionals because computers were on their way to becoming an appliance and everybody would eventually have the knowledge to manage them.  That's kind of true, but in a business environment I think the next generation is actually going to be LESS tech savvy than the current generation due to the fact they will have grown up with tablets/phones rather than real computers.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 04/25/15 at 11:45 am

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Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Sita0 on 05/22/15 at 10:18 am


Mostly I remember the period from 2004-2006 when I was in elementary school. The Nintendo DS had just come out and everybody wanted one, Pokémon still came on Kids' WB, we were starting to realize that anime was more than just Japanese cartoons (many of us becoming what you'd call weeaboos), the health food revolution was a thing, I started writing fan fiction (it was terrible) and we'd all watch Toonami (which was on Saturday nights by now) and gush about the latest episode of Naruto. Believe it!

Not a bad time to be alive. Most of that's still around, really.


Wow, you went through elementary school in two years!? It took me a little longer than that.

But yeah, I remember that time as well. I, for the record, ended up getting a DS eventually. I wrote a little bit of stuff... I don't think it exists anymore. I hope not.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Shemp97 on 05/22/15 at 3:18 pm


It wouldn't surprise me if that number starts going down soon.  A lot of people get by fine with a phone and/or an iPad and don't need a full fledged computer.  I bet a lot of homes don't even have a desktop PC anymore and fewer laptops are being sold.

This is totally me. The last desktop I ever got was back in 2001 that my family and I used up until recently, actually,  until the monitor broke down and we torn apart the PA for parts. We had gotten a laptop in 2007(that also no longer works) and used that along side the desktop over dial up or WiFi. Now we own three greatly slimmed down laptops, a tablet,  and several smartphone ranging from blackberrys to androids.  No need for desktops anymore lol. Might get one in the future for gaming,  though.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Shemp97 on 05/22/15 at 3:22 pm


Wow, you went through elementary school in two years!? It took me a little longer than that.

But yeah, I remember that time as well. I, for the record, ended up getting a DS eventually. I wrote a little bit of stuff... I don't think it exists anymore. I hope not.

Got a DS lite in 08, a year before the DSi came out. I remember being jealous of my friend for having an r4.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Sita0 on 05/22/15 at 9:48 pm


This is totally me. The last desktop I ever got was back in 2001 that my family and I used up until recently, actually,  until the monitor broke down and we torn apart the PA for parts. We had gotten a laptop in 2007(that also no longer works) and used that along side the desktop over dial up or WiFi. Now we own three greatly slimmed down laptops, a tablet,  and several smartphone ranging from blackberrys to androids.  No need for desktops anymore lol. Might get one in the future for gaming,  though.


In my childhood we had an ancient (these days) Dell Dimension (that was still beige!) -- it's still around, and it has (the godawful) Windows ME on it. The hard disk's kinda broken though. It hasn't been used for quite a while. I liked playing PC games as a kid. They varied from "Backyard Baseball" to things featuring Arthur. I recall letting a game download overnight (like 30MB) and hoping nobody called that night.

In '06 my family got our first laptop - I still have it, it still works, and it ran the far-superior Windows XP. Since we had dialup only, I used to save guides from GameFAQs to the hard drive.... I also spent a lot of time futzing with Windows' internals while without an internet connection, sparking my interest in computers. (We would later have a Windows XP desktop as well, and this was an actual 64-bit machine, although with 32-bit windows).

These days there are a bunch of Macs. Personally I like my retina macbook pro's screen a lot.


Got a DS lite in 08, a year before the DSi came out. I remember being jealous of my friend for having an r4.


Yeah, I got the lite in 2007. The only game I asked for was (in retrospect mediocre) a Zack and Cody game. I also ended up getting New Super Mario Bros. and Mario 3 (for GBA), two awesome games that I loved to play. I had a friend who had an R4. He said it was a gift from his cousins from China.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: shadowcookie on 05/24/15 at 10:15 pm

We got our first desktop in 1999 - but didn't have an internet connection until 2001 or thereabouts. That's quite normal by UK standards as most households were without a home internet connection until 2005, when it finally surpassed 50%, and most  households didn't have a home computer until 2002-2003.

Interestingly enough, more people in the UK have a home internet connection than in the US in % terms, despite the US having a big head start. Over 80% are connected now. It's also interesting to note that more people in the UK have an internet connection than a computer.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mqg96 on 05/28/15 at 7:39 am

Core 00's culture imo was definitely from 2004-2007, with 2005 & 2006 being the ultimate years of the 2000's decade. I consider 2008-2009 to be the start of 10's culture phasing in, while 2000-2003 was like the early 00's A.K.A. late 90's aftermath era.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/28/15 at 11:21 am


Core 00's culture imo was definitely from 2004-2007, with 2005 & 2006 being the ultimate years of the 2000's decade. I consider 2008-2009 to be the start of 10's culture phasing in, while 2000-2003 was like the early 00's A.K.A. late 90's aftermath era.

I always say
2000-summer 2001 VERY early 00s
Late 2001-spring 2003 the true early 00s

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/28/15 at 12:42 pm

For me personally


The Early 2000s = movies, gaming, television, and music wise, being 5-8 was great! :) 8) 8)


Mid 2000s =politically and lifestyle wise!! As a big kid it was a great time to be alive, BY FAR; (the housing market bubble FTW) ;)


Late 2000s = only sports and SOME music I hated the last two years of middle school >:( :\'(

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: #Infinity on 06/07/15 at 5:12 pm

Like most recent cultural decades, the 2000s is divided into three phrases.  These are the images that most come to mind when I think of each part of the decade:

The Early 2000s:  September 11th, 2001 - Autumn, 2003
https://scrapbookoftruthdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/i-m-a-slave-4-u-britney-spears-4573548-640-480.jpg
+ Post-9/11 paranoia
+ Patriotic resurgence
+ Mild recession
+ Bush Tax Cuts
+ Late 90s teen idols (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, etc.) become more mature
+ The Neptunes
+ GameBoy Advance, PS2, GCN, XBOX
+ Yu-Gi-Oh!
+ Lizzie McGuire
+ Pop punk (blink-182, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, etc.)
+ Post-Renaissance Disney Animation
+ Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon still had mostly good shows
+ Reality TV
+ GIFS and flash games

The Mid-2000s:  Autumn, 2003 - Autumn, 2006
https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/12021387_640.jpg
+ Hatred of George W. Bush becomes much more prevalent
+ Housing bubble peaks
+ Online gaming starts to become mainstream
+ Lil Jon and crunk music
+ Emo (My Chemical Romance, Red Jump Suit Apparatus, Brand New, etc.)
+ MySpace
+ CG animation becomes standard, while traditional animation disappears from the big screen

The Late 2000s:  Autumn, 2006 - Autumn, 2008
http://abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/ht_soulja_boy_youtube_090506_mn.jpg
+ Wii (PS3 and XBOX 360 remain popular into the early 2010s, not so much Wii)
+ Guitar Hero and Rock Band
+ Timbaland
+ Ringtone craze
+ Snap music
+ Hannah Montana
+ Advent of YouTube and Facebook
+ Economy begins to decline
+ Electoral season

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 06/07/15 at 9:09 pm


Like most recent cultural decades, the 2000s is divided into three phrases.  These are the images that most come to mind when I think of each part of the decade:

The Early 2000s:  September 11th, 2001 - Autumn, 2003
https://scrapbookoftruthdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/i-m-a-slave-4-u-britney-spears-4573548-640-480.jpg
+ Post-9/11 paranoia
+ Patriotic resurgence
+ Mild recession
+ Bush Tax Cuts
+ Late 90s teen idols (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, etc.) become more mature
+ The Neptunes
+ GameBoy Advance, PS2, GCN, XBOX
+ Yu-Gi-Oh!
+ Lizzie McGuire
+ Pop punk (blink-182, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, etc.)
+ Post-Renaissance Disney Animation
+ Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon still had mostly good shows
+ Reality TV
+ GIFS and flash games

The Mid-2000s:  Autumn, 2003 - Autumn, 2006
https://i.vimeocdn.com/video/12021387_640.jpg
+ Hatred of George W. Bush becomes much more prevalent
+ Housing bubble peaks
+ Online gaming starts to become mainstream
+ Lil Jon and crunk music
+ Emo (My Chemical Romance, Red Jump Suit Apparatus, Brand New, etc.)
+ MySpace
+ CG animation becomes standard, while traditional animation disappears from the big screen

The Late 2000s:  Autumn, 2006 - Autumn, 2008
http://abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/ht_soulja_boy_youtube_090506_mn.jpg
+ Wii (PS3 and XBOX 360 remain popular into the early 2010s, not so much Wii)
+ Guitar Hero and Rock Band
+ Timbaland
+ Ringtone craze
+ Snap music
+ Hannah Montana
+ Advent of YouTube and Facebook
+ Economy begins to decline
+ Electoral season

2000-August 2001 VERY EARLY 2000s: An late 90s extension!! ;)

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 06/08/15 at 2:25 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/ht_soulja_boy_youtube_090506_mn.jpg

That's the original format for YouTube.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: #Infinity on 06/08/15 at 2:56 pm


http://abcnews.go.com/images/Technology/ht_soulja_boy_youtube_090506_mn.jpg

That's the original format for YouTube.

Exactly why it represents the late 00s (as opposed to the 2010s) perfectly!

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 06/09/15 at 2:23 pm


+ GameBoy Advance, PS2, GCN, XBOX

Don't forget The PS3 as well.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: #Infinity on 06/09/15 at 2:44 pm


Don't forget The PS3 as well.

I was referring to the early 2000s only in that bullet.  The PS3 is a shared hallmark of the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/16/15 at 10:24 pm


I was a kid of the 2000s. Here's what I saw, in no particular order. Not all kid-specific.

* Yu Gi Oh
* Pokemon (third gen)
* Iraq War
* Hurricane Katrina
* the iPod
* Camera Phones
* the iPhone
* Windows XP
* Survivor
* High-Speed Internet (finally...)
* Harry Potter (the books and the movies)
* Digital Cable TV (with a guide that you don't have to wait for... and over 100 channels)
* The Lord of the Rings movies
* The Star Wars prequels
* Livestrong bracelets
* the Batman movies
* the Spiderman movies
* controversy after "Super Size Me"
* the Wii
* texting as a viable form of communication

any more?


OMG, the nostalgia for those things were cool, even as a kid of the 2000s.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/21/15 at 9:45 pm

I would say:

The George W. Bush Years
9/11
Post 9/11 Patriotism
Y2K
War On Terror
The Housing Bubble & The Height of the 'Greed Era' in the Early-Mid 00's
Enron Scandal
Rise in the Internet
Transition between VHS & DVD
Transition between SD & HD
Nokia Phones
Rise in Cable
The Peak in Teen Drama TV Shows like Freaks and Geeks, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek, The O.C, One Tree Hill, Degrassi, Gilmore Girls, 7th Heaven, Charmed
Gameboy Advance & Nintendo D.S
Classic Cartoon Network(1997-2006), Nickelodeon(1996-2003) & Disney Channel (1996-2005)
Survivor & Rise in Reality TV
The Peak of Video Rental stores like Blockbuster & Hollywood Video
The Golden Age of Primetime TV with shows like Lost & Grey's Anatomy
The continuation of the popularity of sitcoms like Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, That 70's Show, Malcom in the Middle, Two & a Half Men, My Wife & Kids, Will & Grace, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, even 90s shows like FRIENDS (early-mid 00's) & Frasier (early-mid 00's)
The Rise in Teen Movies like Bring it On, Freaky Friday, Kill Bill & most notably Mean Girls
The 2nd Best Decade for movies (first goes to the 80's), with classics like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Spy Kids, Shrek, Star Wars Prequels(for better or for worst), Mean Girls, American Psycho, Spiderman, Iron Man, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Transformers, Click, Finding Nemo, Pokemon 2000, Rugrats in Paris, The Indredibles, The Davinci Code, Dodge Ball, Napoleon Dynamite, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, The Matrix Movies
Game systems like Playstation 2, Dreamcast, XBOX, Gamecube
Rise in Social Media (especially in the mid-late 00's)
Hurricaine Katrina
The Huge Wave of Political Division of George Bush
The Peak of the Emo & Goth Trend
'Got Milk' Commercials
Britney Spears, Christina Agulierra, & Justin Timberlake being the pop icons
JNCOS & Moon Pants
Mosh Scene
Windows ME/XP
Dial Up/DSL (Aka the Dark Ages)
Flared Jeans
Frosted Tips
Mohawks
'Feathered Hair'
Baggy Jeans
Crunk Rap
'Bling Bling'
Wasssssaaaaaap
Post Grunge/Nu Metal
Indie Music (mostly late 00's)
Rise in Anime thanks to blocks like Toonami & Kids WB with shows like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cardcaptors, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho Ruroni Kenshin, Naruto, One Piece
The continuation of popular action cartoons like Batman Beyond, Justice League, Jackie Chan Adventures, Avatar the Last Airbender, Max Steel & Teen Titans
The rise in 'i' products, ipod, imac, iphone
The Popularity of Dell Computers
Heelys
Hot Wheels
Bop It
Pokemon/YuGiOh Cards
Mighty Beanz
Hitclips
Tamogotchi/Neopets
RoboSapien
Nokia NGAGE
'Snake'
Discmans
Camcorders
Digital Cameras
Pitcture Phones
Limewire
iTunes
Rise in Online Shopping

I could go on and on lol

Being born in 1996 I will admit the 2000's were not the greatest decade by all means (especially politically) however pop culturally I thought it was a pretty good decade and one that I will probably be nostalgic over within the next few years. Granted I'm already nostalgic of the early 00's, the peak of my childhood, but I do miss the mid 00's a lot as well especially since that was the peak of the housing bubble and everybody was just partying and buying houses for dirt cheap like there was no tomorrow lol. However the late 00's still seem very recent to me

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ArcticFox on 07/22/15 at 4:55 am


I would say:


Rise in the Internet
Transition between VHS & DVD
The Peak in Teen Drama TV Shows like Freaks and Geeks, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek, The O.C, One Tree Hill, Degrassi, Gilmore Girls, 7th Heaven, Charmed
The continuation of the popularity of sitcoms like Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, That 70's Show, Malcom in the Middle, Two & a Half Men, My Wife & Kids, Will & Grace, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, even 90s shows like FRIENDS (early-mid 00's) & Frasier (early-mid 00's)
The Rise in Teen Movies like Bring it On, Freaky Friday, Kill Bill & most notably Mean Girls
The Peak of the Emo & Goth Trend
JNCOS & Moon Pants
Dial Up/DSL (Aka the Dark Ages)
Flared Jeans
Frosted Tips
Mohawks
'Feathered Hair'
Baggy Jeans
Bop It
Tamogotchi/Neopets
Rise in Online Shopping


Everything that I kept in there is '90s, not 2000's! The internet obviously rose in the mid-late 1990s.
DVD was well underway by 1999. My family was certainly contributing to this.
Teen drama shows peaked in the late 1990's (Buffy, Dawson's Creek, and 7th Heaven all peaked in popularity in the '90s).
Most of those sitcoms you mentioned are, in fact, 2000's. But Friends and Frasier are not 2000's shows!
The rise in teen movies occurred in 1995 with Clueless. After that movie, teenage-themed movies became way more common.
Goth peaked in the late 1990's after becoming mainstream in the mid '90s. My distant relatives can attest to this.
JNCO pants and Moon pants are late 1990's. The JNCOs stopped being produced in 2000.
Dial Up was more of a '90s/early '00s thing. 2004 was when broadband became the majority. I would say broadband instead.
To be fair, flare jeans peaked in 2001. However, skinny jeans peaked in 2009. I'd say skinny jeans are the "pant" of the aughts.
Frosted tips are '90s! They started in 1994, and were out after 2003. Frosted tips scream '90s!
It was fauxhawks that were the thing, but so were mohawks.
Feathered hair, like frosted tips, are a '90s thing. That didn't survive past 2003.
Regarding baggy jeans, just see JNCO's for above.
Bop It strayed from it's original form after 2002. My cousins have the original from 1996!
Tamogotchi is both '90s and '00s. The original was '90s, but V2 was mid '00s. I remember the resurgence in popularity.
Well, that's more 1999/2000-ish.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/22/15 at 9:52 am


Everything that I kept in there is '90s, not 2000's! The internet obviously rose in the mid-late 1990s.
DVD was well underway by 1999. My family was certainly contributing to this.
Teen drama shows peaked in the late 1990's (Buffy, Dawson's Creek, and 7th Heaven all peaked in popularity in the '90s).
Most of those sitcoms you mentioned are, in fact, 2000's. But Friends and Frasier are not 2000's shows!
The rise in teen movies occurred in 1995 with Clueless. After that movie, teenage-themed movies became way more common.
Goth peaked in the late 1990's after becoming mainstream in the mid '90s. My distant relatives can attest to this.
JNCO pants and Moon pants are late 1990's. The JNCOs stopped being produced in 2000.
Dial Up was more of a '90s/early '00s thing. 2004 was when broadband became the majority. I would say broadband instead.
To be fair, flare jeans peaked in 2001. However, skinny jeans peaked in 2009. I'd say skinny jeans are the "pant" of the aughts.
Frosted tips are '90s! They started in 1994, and were out after 2003. Frosted tips scream '90s!
It was fauxhawks that were the thing, but so were mohawks.
Feathered hair, like frosted tips, are a '90s thing. That didn't survive past 2003.
Regarding baggy jeans, just see JNCO's for above.
Bop It strayed from it's original form after 2002. My cousins have the original from 1996!
Tamogotchi is both '90s and '00s. The original was '90s, but V2 was mid '00s. I remember the resurgence in popularity.
Well, that's more 1999/2000-ish.


Well I was naming stuff from all parts of the decade, the early, mid, & late. So the things you mentioned while yes they started in the 90's they bled in the early 2000's. Most of those trends didn't really survive past 2002/3. Hence why I also have trends for the mid 00's and late 00's.

Sorry for the confusion...

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/23/15 at 6:27 am


I think the 2000's were a bit better than the 90's.


Why do you think the 2000s were a bit better than the 90s?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Catherine91UK on 07/23/15 at 1:21 pm

Early 00s:
Dial-up
'Candybar' phones
Monophonic ringtones
Mostly film cameras
Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
Personal CD players
Early iPods
Mixture of VHS and DVD
Post-9/11 paranoia
Boybands still being fairly popular
Early reality TV

Mid 00s:
Broadband
Flip phones
Polyphonic ringtones
Digital cameras
Windows XP
MP3 players, iPod Mini/Nano, iTunes
Myspace/Bebo/Piczo
Youtube
Chavs
Emo
DVD more popular than VHS
Iraq/Afghanistan
Post-7/7 paranoia in the UK (although not to the same degree as 9/11)
'Indie' music, few boybands

Late 00s:
HD TV
Blu-ray
Catch-up TV
Slider phones/early smartphones
Windows Vista
Emo still around
Rise of Facebook, decline of Myspace/Bebo/Piczo
Twitter
Youtube keeps rising
MP3 ringtones
Timbaland

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Howard on 07/23/15 at 3:40 pm


Why do you think the 2000s were a bit better than the 90s?


maybe it was the reality TV shows that caught people's eyes.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Mat1991 on 07/23/15 at 9:42 pm

I find it amusing how people (young people in particular) are starting to relax their views toward the '00s. I freshly remember when it was cool to bash that decade to hell.  ::)

Personally, I only have nostalgia for the early '00s because they were my pre-adolescent years and Cartoon Network was still in its "golden years." My junior high years in the mid '00s were the worst, and my high school years during the late '00s were okay, definitely not as bad as my junior high years, but I don't really find anything to be nostalgic about regarding those years, either.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mqg96 on 07/23/15 at 9:50 pm


I find it amusing how people (young people in particular) are starting to relax their views toward the '00s. I freshly remember when it was cool to bash that decade to hell.  ::)

Personally, I only have nostalgia for the early '00s because they were my pre-adolescent years and Cartoon Network was still in its "golden years." My junior high years in the mid '00s were the worst, and my high school years during the late '00s were okay, definitely not as bad as my junior high years, but I don't really find anything to be nostalgic about regarding those years, either.


Well even this time like 5 years ago dead serious, a lot of 80 babies and early 90's babies tend to believe that the only good part of the 2000's was 2000-2003, which was obviously the early 2000's in general. I've noticed a lot of folks near your age or older tend to say "life after 2003 sucks for being a kid" or "everything made from 2004 and onwards suck." Because it's really the 2004-2009 part of the 2000's decade that people tend to hate on, but they only praise the 2000-2003 part of it. Because of people getting the early 2000's lumped with the 90's. That's why a lot of early 90's babies hate being called 2000's kids because most of the stuff geared towards kids that defined the 2000's were relevant from 2004-2007 and by then early 90's babies were in middle school grown out of kiddy things. A lot of fads from the late 90's ran through 2000-2003. Which I remember myself as well, doesn't mean everything after 2003 was terrible, I still enjoyed the mid 2000's equally just like the early 2000's.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/23/15 at 10:11 pm


I find it amusing how people (young people in particular) are starting to relax their views toward the '00s. I freshly remember when it was cool to bash that decade to hell.  ::)

Personally, I only have nostalgia for the early '00s because they were my pre-adolescent years and Cartoon Network was still in its "golden years." My junior high years in the mid '00s were the worst, and my high school years during the late '00s were okay, definitely not as bad as my junior high years, but I don't really find anything to be nostalgic about regarding those years, either.


Lol I get where you are coming from. Personally I think the best part of the 2000's were the early 00's (2000-2003) mainly because technology didn't consume us completely yet, gaming was still innocent (no stupid internet drama) and local play was still common, cartoons were still amazing and in their golden age (I tend to believe the golden age was 1988-2003), TV was still very good, etc.

However the mid 00's were pretty good as well, you had some good alternative and indie songs around this time, hip hop made a comeback with crunk, and the economy was back at its feet from the dot com bubble crash (although that recession wasn't really that big of a deal from what I remember).

Although TV was still relatively good things were starting to decline as reality tv was starting to get big and take over good quality tv shows, plus many cartoon channels started to suck IMO.

The late 00's though weren't that good IMO. The Housing Bubble crashed and a recession emerged because of it, the Iraq war was at its peak, tech was starting to take over our lives, tv was at its lowest in this period, and for me I was mostly in middle school and I hated it (especially my 8th grade year which was 09-10).

H.S was not much better however my life started to pick up in 2013 though so thats good.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: sonikuu on 07/24/15 at 1:31 am


Well even this time like 5 years ago dead serious, a lot of 80 babies and early 90's babies tend to believe that the only good part of the 2000's was 2000-2003, which was obviously the early 2000's in general. I've noticed a lot of folks near your age or older tend to say "life after 2003 sucks for being a kid" or "everything made from 2004 and onwards suck." Because it's really the 2004-2009 part of the 2000's decade that people tend to hate on, but they only praise the 2000-2003 part of it. Because of people getting the early 2000's lumped with the 90's. That's why a lot of early 90's babies hate being called 2000's kids because most of the stuff geared towards kids that defined the 2000's were relevant from 2004-2007 and by then early 90's babies were in middle school grown out of kiddy things. A lot of fads from the late 90's ran through 2000-2003. Which I remember myself as well, doesn't mean everything after 2003 was terrible, I still enjoyed the mid 2000's equally just like the early 2000's.


This is funny because I still remember a time when people hated the late 90s, saying that 1999 wasn't a "real 90s" year, and all that.  It's partially true too.  1999 was distinctly different from 1995 in many ways, though I liked 1999.  So all this stuff about the early 00s being basically the 90s isn't true.  2003 has very little in common with 1995 or 1996 - 9/11 had occurred, Pop-Punk was ruling rock music (Post-Grunge was already unpopular with teens), reality tv had been the hot new trend for a couple years by that point, video games were completely different, etc.  There was still stuff leftover from the 90s, but that applies to the early part of any decade.  For example, used PS2 games were still extremely commonplace in stores like Gamestop until well into the early 2010s.

Was 2001 to 2003 different from, say, 2006?  Yes, definitely.  No question about that  But they also were hardly the 90s Part II.

I personally don't get why so many people want to label themselves as 90s kids and forsake their own 00s childhood.  2000 to 2003 is a solid four years, 40% of the decade.  It wouldn't be so hard for them to just admit that they didn't think the 00s were that bad, but the trend is to hate on the 00s and try and lump in the good parts (or, rather, what they consider to be the good parts) of the decade in with the 90s. 

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Shemp97 on 07/24/15 at 8:21 am


Lol I get where you are coming from. Personally I think the best part of the 2000's were the early 00's (2000-2003) mainly because technology didn't consume us completely yet, gaming was still innocent (no stupid internet drama) and local play was still common, cartoons were still amazing and in their golden age (I tend to believe the golden age was 1988-2003), TV was still very good, etc.

However the mid 00's were pretty good as well, you had some good alternative and indie songs around this time, hip hop made a comeback with crunk, and the economy was back at its feet from the dot com bubble crash (although that recession wasn't really that big of a deal from what I remember).

Although TV was still relatively good things were starting to decline as reality tv was starting to get big and take over good quality tv shows, plus many cartoon channels started to suck IMO.

The late 00's though weren't that good IMO. The Housing Bubble crashed and a recession emerged because of it, the Iraq war was at its peak, tech was starting to take over our lives, tv was at its lowest in this period, and for me I was mostly in middle school and I hated it (especially my 8th grade year which was 09-10).

H.S was not much better however my life started to pick up in 2013 though so thats good.

The statistics say otherwise.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/24/15 at 11:15 am


The statistics say otherwise.


Stats for what?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: bchris02 on 07/24/15 at 2:23 pm


I personally don't get why so many people want to label themselves as 90s kids and forsake their own 00s childhood.  2000 to 2003 is a solid four years, 40% of the decade.  It wouldn't be so hard for them to just admit that they didn't think the 00s were that bad, but the trend is to hate on the 00s and try and lump in the good parts (or, rather, what they consider to be the good parts) of the decade in with the 90s.


I second this.  I've seen some really terrible YouTube videos made by clearly '00s kids trying to claim the '90s.  This isn't recent earlier.  Even in 2010 you had teenagers trying to claim to have "grown up in the 90s."  I am sorry but if you were only 5 years old when Y2K hit, you aren't a 90s kid.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Arrowstone on 07/24/15 at 2:45 pm


I second this.  I've seen some really terrible YouTube videos made by clearly '00s kids trying to claim the '90s.  This isn't recent earlier.  Even in 2010 you had teenagers trying to claim to have "grown up in the 90s."  I am sorry but if you were only 5 years old when Y2K hit, you aren't a 90s kid.


True! And too much focused on the late late 90s.
Can't choose though... my own childhood was equally in the 90s and the 00s.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/24/15 at 3:39 pm


I second this.  I've seen some really terrible YouTube videos made by clearly '00s kids trying to claim the '90s.  This isn't recent earlier.  Even in 2010 you had teenagers trying to claim to have "grown up in the 90s."  I am sorry but if you were only 5 years old when Y2K hit, you aren't a 90s kid.


Yeah, they think that they're 90s kids because they were born in the 90s. I was born in 1999 and I haven't remembered anything until 2002. It's just stupid for 90s babies to think that they grow up in the 90s, when they probably have no memories of themselves in that decade whatsoever.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mqg96 on 07/24/15 at 4:01 pm


Yeah, they think that they're 90s kids because they were born in the 90s. I was born in 1999 and I haven't remembered anything until 2002. It's just stupid for 90s babies to think that they grow up in the 90s, when they probably have no memories of themselves in that decade whatsoever.


Yeah I wholeheartedly agree, if you weren't in elementary school for at least 1 full year in the 90's OR weren't in grade school before New Years 2000, then you have no business calling yourself a 90's kid.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/24/15 at 4:39 pm


I find it amusing how people (young people in particular) are starting to relax their views toward the '00s. I freshly remember when it was cool to bash that decade to hell.  ::)

Personally, I only have nostalgia for the early '00s because they were my pre-adolescent years and Cartoon Network was still in its "golden years." My junior high years in the mid '00s were the worst, and my high school years during the late '00s were okay, definitely not as bad as my junior high years, but I don't really find anything to be nostalgic about regarding those years, either.
I think it's because we're now at a point where the the 2000s are almost completely dated. Within in few a years, the early portion will be retro. Just like you, I also recall that people were bashing the decade a few years ago, especially on YouTube. Some people still do it, but not as much as before. I will say while the 2000s was great, only the last part was awful.

It's with the same for me as well. I was only a kid in the early 00s and I enjoyed much of it as it had everything to offer. After that, it was middle school for me where my childhood had ended and I was moving on to adolescence. As of right now, I'm also nostalgic for the early '00s as well as the late 90s, but not the rest as I still feel a "just feel like yesterday" vibe to them. One day, I will be and it'll be  hitting me harder than now.


This is funny because I still remember a time when people hated the late 90s, saying that 1999 wasn't a "real 90s" year, and all that.  It's partially true too.  1999 was distinctly different from 1995 in many ways, though I liked 1999.  So all this stuff about the early 00s being basically the 90s isn't true.  2003 has very little in common with 1995 or 1996 - 9/11 had occurred, Pop-Punk was ruling rock music (Post-Grunge was already unpopular with teens), reality tv had been the hot new trend for a couple years by that point, video games were completely different, etc.  There was still stuff leftover from the 90s, but that applies to the early part of any decade.  For example, used PS2 games were still extremely commonplace in stores like Gamestop until well into the early 2010s.

Was 2001 to 2003 different from, say, 2006?  Yes, definitely.  No question about that  But they also were hardly the 90s Part II.

I personally don't get why so many people want to label themselves as 90s kids and forsake their own 00s childhood. 2000 to 2003 is a solid four years, 40% of the decade.  It wouldn't be so hard for them to just admit that they didn't think the 00s were that bad, but the trend is to hate on the 00s and try and lump in the good parts (or, rather, what they consider to be the good parts) of the decade in with the 90s. 
The reason is that some elitist 90s kids always put other childhoods down and make it seem that the 90s were a utopia (it really wasn't). Furthermore, they have even ruined 90s nostalgia to the point where people wish it was over already. It's really awful.


I second this.  I've seen some really terrible YouTube videos made by clearly '00s kids trying to claim the '90s.  This isn't recent earlier.  Even in 2010 you had teenagers trying to claim to have "grown up in the 90s."  I am sorry but if you were only 5 years old when Y2K hit, you aren't a 90s kid.
You must mean those "90s kids vs today's kids" videos. I've seen them and while they are hilarious, they are mostly inaccurate. Some of the "90s" trends presented in the videos carried over into the 2000s, but only for a few years. After that, they were gone.

I can see people born in the first half of the 90s being a kid of the decade although they be considered late ones. For the other half, not even close.


Yeah, they think that they're 90s kids because they were born in the 90s. I was born in 1999 and I haven't remembered anything until 2002. It's just stupid for 90s babies to think that they grow up in the 90s, when they probably have no memories of themselves in that decade whatsoever.
I say that mostly applies to those born in the second half. Those born in the first half will definitely remember a portion of the decade.


Yeah I wholeheartedly agree, if you weren't in elementary school for at least 1 full year in the 90's OR weren't in grade school before New Years 2000, then you have no business calling yourself a 90's kid.
Do you consider the 1999-00 school year to be late 90s or half and half?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/24/15 at 4:50 pm


I say that mostly applies to those born in the second half. Those born in the first half will definitely remember a portion of the decade.
Do you consider the 1999-00 school year to be late 90s or half and half?


Well, I can agree that 1990-1992 babies are at least partial 90s kids, but those who were born from 1993-1999 were kids in the 2000s. Also, the 1999-00 school year is late 90s. The early 2000s did have some late 90s culture, especially 2000 and 2001.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/24/15 at 5:17 pm


Well, I can agree that 1990-1992 babies are at least partial 90s kids, but those who were born from 1993-1999 were kids in the 2000s. Also, the 1999-00 school year is late 90s. The early 2000s did have some late 90s culture, especially 2000 and 2001.
While that's true those born 1993 to 1999 are 00s kids, you must also remember that those born in 1993 and '94 are late 90s kids as well. (they were kids themselves in the late 90s). Moreover, those born in 1991 and '92 are early 00s kids too considering that they were kids in the early portion.

That's how I see it. The 1999-00 school year definitely had that 90s vibe before the 00s hit.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/24/15 at 5:20 pm


While that's true those born 1993 to 1999 are 00s kids, you must also remember that those born in 1993 and '94 are late 90s kids as well. (they were kids themselves in the late 90s). Moreover, those born in 1991 and '92 are early 00s kids too considering that they were kids in the early portion.


Well yeah, but 1993 and '94 babies were a little bit young to be 90s kids, so they were mostly early 2000s kids.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mqg96 on 07/24/15 at 5:34 pm


Well yeah, but 1993 and '94 babies were a little bit young to be 90s kids, so they were mostly early 2000s kids.


Well someone born in 1993 started Kindergarten in late 1998 so they did have one peak year in 1999 since they were at the age 6 old enough to be into real kid culture and were in no shape or form a preschooler/toddler that year. 1993 were the last to have one FULL year in the 90's in elementary school being in Kindergarten & 1st grade throughout the entire year of 1999. They were also the last to start grade school before 2000 hit as well. But you're right, most of 1993's peak was in the early 2000's since they were 7-10 from 2000-2003, they were 6 in 1999 but from 1996-1998 they were 3-5 in the preschool audience of things, which I don't consider as core childhood. A person born in 1994 started Kindergarten in late 1999, but that's just starting and barely getting out of the preschool stage, they were 6-10 from 2000-2004. Anyone born in 1994 & up has no business calling themselves a 90's kid. So what if some late 90's culture bled into the early 2000's, it's still the 2000's decade.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/24/15 at 5:46 pm


The reason is that some elitist 90s kids always put other childhoods down and make it seem that the 90s were a utopia (it really wasn't). Furthermore, they have even ruined 90s nostalgia to the point where people wish it was over already. It's really awful.


Yeah, that's one of the reasons why the 2010s just seem horrible as fudge to me. It is 2015 and yet the early and mid 2000s are considered nostalgic to everyone on the Internet. Hell, they just only seem nostalgic to the late 90s, so why give a fudge about being nostalgic for the decade?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/24/15 at 6:18 pm


Well yeah, but 1993 and '94 babies were a little bit young to be 90s kids, so they were mostly early 2000s kids.
Yes. They are, but they are late 90s as well. While I acknowledge that the previous pop culture does bleed into another one, people can recall a time before the next decade even approached.


Yeah, that's one of the reasons why the 2010s just seem horrible as fudge to me. It is 2015 and yet the early and mid 2000s are considered nostalgic to everyone on the Internet. Hell, they just only seem nostalgic to the late 90s, so why give a fudge about being nostalgic for the decade?
Not all of them though. Some elitists are nostagic for the entire decade. As for them, they were mostly born in the late 80s or early 90s. I have encountered a few and they were going off on how the 00s were horrible and I told them that the 00s weren't that bad except the late portion.

As for the 00s nostalgia, I can understand the early 00s as they are very dated, but the middle still feels like yesterday, so they cant be nostagic for that timeframe yet.


Well someone born in 1993 started Kindergarten in late 1998 so they did have one peak year in 1999 since they were at the age 6 old enough to be into real kid culture and were in no shape or form a preschooler/toddler that year. 1993 were the last to have one FULL year in the 90's in elementary school being in Kindergarten & 1st grade throughout the entire year of 1999. They were also the last to start grade school before 2000 hit as well. But you're right, most of 1993's peak was in the early 2000's since they were 7-10 from 2000-2003, they were 6 in 1999 but from 1996-1998 they were 3-5 in the preschool audience of things, which I don't consider as core childhood. A person born in 1994 started Kindergarten in late 1999, but that's just starting and barely getting out of the preschool stage, they were 6-10 from 2000-2004. Anyone born in 1994 & up has no business calling themselves a 90's kid. So what if some late 90's culture bled into the early 2000's, it's still the 2000's decade.
You're right. 3-4 is early childhood. I'm not denying that. However, they had at least had 1-2 years of core childhood, that's enough to be considered one. Also, it's not just memories those born in 1993 and '94 have of the 90s, it's experiences as well. An example of one is that they experienced Y2K while they were in school.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/24/15 at 6:48 pm


Not all of them though. Some elitists are nostagic for the entire decade. As for them, they were mostly born in the late 80s or early 90s. I have encountered a few and they were going off on how the 00s were horrible and I told them that the 00s weren't that bad except the late portion.

As for the 00s nostalgia, I can understand the early 00s as they are very dated, but the middle still feels like yesterday, so they cant be nostalgic for that timeframe yet.


To me, I feel like the early 2010s were the most recent timeframe now. Anything pre-2010 is nostalgic to me.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/24/15 at 7:11 pm


To me, I feel like the early 2010s were the most recent timeframe now. Anything pre-2010 is nostalgic to me.
I say it's because you were a kid during the decade. For me, the 2000s still feels like yesterday despite me being a kid in the early portion.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/24/15 at 7:17 pm


I say it's because you were a kid during the decade. For me, the 2000s still feels like yesterday despite me being a kid in the early portion.


You're 21 years old. This shows everybody that you were born in either 1993 or 1994, so you could've have some mid 2000s experience as a kid, since you were 10 years old around 2004.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/24/15 at 7:38 pm


You're 21 years old. This shows everybody that you were born in either 1993 or 1994, so you could've have some mid 2000s experience as a kid, since you were 10 years old around 2004.
I did, but barely. I was in 5th grade during the 2003-04 school year, so it was the last of my childhood although I had began puberty 2 years earlier. When I look back on the mid 00s, it was adolescence that was in place. By then, I was already participating in more trends along with everyone else in my age range.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 07/26/15 at 9:20 pm


Yes. They are, but they are late 90s as well. While I acknowledge that the previous pop culture does bleed into another one, people can recall a time before the next decade even approached.
Not all of them though. Some elitists are nostagic for the entire decade. As for them, they were mostly born in the late 80s or early 90s. I have encountered a few and they were going off on how the 00s were horrible and I told them that the 00s weren't that bad except the late portion.

As for the 00s nostalgia, I can understand the early 00s as they are very dated, but the middle still feels like yesterday, so they cant be nostagic for that timeframe yet.
You're right. 3-4 is early childhood. I'm not denying that. However, they had at least had 1-2 years of core childhood, that's enough to be considered one. Also, it's not just memories those born in 1993 and '94 have of the 90s, it's experiences as well. An example of one is that they experienced Y2K while they were in school.

I consider 6,7,8 to be peak childhood! While 3,4,5 are early childhood!

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 07/26/15 at 9:31 pm

I've read you recent comments and you guys made good points! I myself a fall 1995 born's childhood started in the very late 90s(1998), 1998/99- 2000/01 school years were my early childhood but 2001-2003/04ish were my peak childhood years with 04-06/07 being my big kid years! The late 2000s my early adolescence years!

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 07/26/15 at 9:47 pm

I hate to be involved in this 90s 00s kid crap!! But I'd say if Sega Genesis or SNES, hell even the Sega Saturn wasn't your first console you owned, then that's not a true 90s kid! My first console I owned was a N64 in 1999! Played PS1 in 2000 cause my cousin owned one! Sega Genesis in 2001, cause my Uncle owned one! Played Dreamcast in 2001, Got gameboy color in 2000, Got my GBA in 2001, PS2 in 03 and the rest is history!! ;D

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/26/15 at 11:18 pm


I consider 6,7,8 to be peak childhood! While 3,4,5 are early childhood!
But kindergarten is also part of peak childhood which begins at 5. Although it's not required in most states, it's part of the K-5 structure. Everything else I agree with. Mostly by the time someone is 9/10, puberty has begun for them.


I hate to be involved in this 90s 00s kid crap!! But I'd say if Sega Genesis or SNES, hell even the Sega Saturn wasn't your first console you owned, then that's not a true 90s kid! My first console I owned was a N64 in 1999! Played PS1 in 2000 cause my cousin owned one! Sega Genesis in 2001, cause my Uncle owned one! Played Dreamcast in 2001, Got gameboy color in 2000, Got my GBA in 2001, PS2 in 03 and the rest is history!! ;D
Game consoles aren't just about being a 90s kid. There's more to it. The biggest one is going outside and doing a diversity of activities with family, friends and everyone else.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 07/26/15 at 11:24 pm


But kindergarten is also part of peak childhood which begins at 5. Although it's not required in most states, it's part of the K-5 structure. Everything else I agree with. Mostly by the time someone is 9/10, puberty has begun for them.
Game consoles aren't just about being a 90s kid. There's more to it. The biggest one is going outside and doing a diversity of activities with family, friends and everyone else.

I was 5, turned 6 in October back in 2001 when I was in kindergarten

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: tv on 07/26/15 at 11:27 pm


I find it amusing how people (young people in particular) are starting to relax their views toward the '00s. I freshly remember when it was cool to bash that decade to hell.  ::)

Personally, I only have nostalgia for the early '00s because they were my pre-adolescent years and Cartoon Network was still in its "golden years." My junior high years in the mid '00s were the worst, and my high school years during the late '00s were okay, definitely not as bad as my junior high years, but I don't really find anything to be nostalgic about regarding those years, either.
I think people have a habit of bashing what is current. I think when the 90's was going on some people thought the 90's sucked.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/26/15 at 11:37 pm


I was 5, turned 6 in October back in 2001 when I was in kindergarten
That's still peak childhood. I actually see childhood from 3 to 10 (5-8 being the peak). After that, the person is in middle school. If someone turns 11 in 5th grade, they were either held back/began late or their birthdays were between January and May.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mqg96 on 07/27/15 at 9:08 am


That's still peak childhood. I actually see childhood from 3 to 10 (5-8 being the peak). After that, the person is in middle school. If someone turns 11 in 5th grade, they were either held back/began late or their birthdays were between January and May.


Not just people born between January and May, but also in many districts people born between September and December if you were at the age of 4 after August 31 and you had to wait another year to start Kindergarten. I'm Class of 2014, so everybody born between September 1, 1995 and August 31, 1996 were in our grade, so most of the people in our grade except for June-August born's turned 11 before 5th grade ended, and would've also turned 6 before Kindergarten ended as well.

Honestly IMO, I don't consider life before Kindergarten as the peak of childhood, if you were let's say born in August 1996 and you started Kindergarten in late 2001 and you were 5 throughout most of Kindergarten, then that can be considered as in your peak, but if you were someone born in like November 1996 let's say and you didn't start Kindergarten until late 2002, then that's 2001 and over half of 2002 out and most of the time you were 5 still in preschool, so that person's peak really wouldn't start until they're 6. You have some kids who go into Kindergarten who still struggle with their ABC's, 123's, or their own birthdays, because their parents weren't responsible for teaching them when they were toddlers, therefore, their memories end up being screwed up. MARK MY WORD, the faster you pick up on things at a younger age, THE BETTER YOUR MEMORIES will be years later.

The majority of people say that preschool through Kindergarten is like early childhood (3-5) when you're learning your basics. 1st grade thru 5th grade is like your peak of childhood (6-10) when the best vivid memories of your core childhood take place. 6th grade thru 8th grade is like late childhood (11-13) which are like your late kid/preteen/early teen years. 9th grade thru 12th grade are your core adolescent years (14-17) or your core teenage years. Then (18-21) are like your core college years at the late teen/young adult stage. 22 and up is when you come of age I believe. It depends on the person.

Honestly I say it's only fair that childhood can peak anywhere around Kindergarten thru 5th grade because it gives anyone a good 6 years to discover the culture. Sometimes it takes some people a slow time to develop, some people can learn really fast and pick up themselves quicker, some people had older brothers, sisters, or cousins that helped them learned fast, some people didn't get into the culture until they were 9 or 10 because they just didn't have enough older influence or family issues. If you were born in 1993 and got your N64 when you turned 6 in Kindergarten, that's awesome. If you were born in 1993 and you didn't get your 1st video game console A.K.A. Gamecube until you turned 10 in 4th grade, that's ok. It all varies from person to person.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/27/15 at 11:25 am


I think people have a habit of bashing what is current. I think when the 90's was going on some people thought the 90's sucked.


Well, my parents thought the 90s were great and they were adults during the decade. So, it's subjective.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/27/15 at 12:47 pm


Not just people born between January and May, but also in many districts people born between September and December if you were at the age of 4 after August 31 and you had to wait another year to start Kindergarten. I'm Class of 2014, so everybody born between September 1, 1995 and August 31, 1996 were in our grade, so most of the people in our grade except for June-August born's turned 11 before 5th grade ended, and would've also turned 6 before Kindergarten ended as well.

Honestly IMO, I don't consider life before Kindergarten as the peak of childhood, if you were let's say born in August 1996 and you started Kindergarten in late 2001 and you were 5 throughout most of Kindergarten, then that can be considered as in your peak, but if you were someone born in like November 1996 let's say and you didn't start Kindergarten until late 2002, then that's 2001 and over half of 2002 out and most of the time you were 5 still in preschool, so that person's peak really wouldn't start until they're 6. You have some kids who go into Kindergarten who still struggle with their ABC's, 123's, or their own birthdays, because their parents weren't responsible for teaching them when they were toddlers, therefore, their memories end up being screwed up. MARK MY WORD, the faster you pick up on things at a younger age, THE BETTER YOUR MEMORIES will be years later.

The majority of people say that preschool through Kindergarten is like early childhood (3-5) when you're learning your basics. 1st grade thru 5th grade is like your peak of childhood (6-10) when the best vivid memories of your core childhood take place. 6th grade thru 8th grade is like late childhood (11-13) which are like your late kid/preteen/early teen years. 9th grade thru 12th grade are your core adolescent years (14-17) or your core teenage years. Then (18-21) are like your core college years at the late teen/young adult stage. 22 and up is when you come of age I believe. It depends on the person.

Honestly I say it's only fair that childhood can peak anywhere around Kindergarten thru 5th grade because it gives anyone a good 6 years to discover the culture. Sometimes it takes some people a slow time to develop, some people can learn really fast and pick up themselves quicker, some people had older brothers, sisters, or cousins that helped them learned fast, some people didn't get into the culture until they were 9 or 10 because they just didn't have enough older influence or family issues. If you were born in 1993 and got your N64 when you turned 6 in Kindergarten, that's awesome. If you were born in 1993 and you didn't get your 1st video game console A.K.A. Gamecube until you turned 10 in 4th grade, that's ok. It all varies from person to person.
Not all states though. Some others have a  non-September cutoff. However, you're correct on that if someone began late, the individual would have been 6 in K instead of 5 making their peak childhood different than someone who started on time. Let's use your graduation class as an example.

Most of 1996: Peak childhood is from 5 to 10 (your definition) which will be  K-5

Late 1996: Peak childhood is from 6 to 11 which is K-5 as the person began school late.

And yes, some kids learn at a faster pace while others learn slowly. It varies from everyone. I also agree with that 6 years is enough for peak childhood. It definitely gives people especially those who started late to participate in the kid pop culture.

However, childhood ends at 10/11. Many people I knew weren't doing the same things they were doing in elementary school. By then, they were part of the general pop culture regarding music, fashion, primetime shows, and more. As for adolescence, it starts at the aforementioned age as the individual begins secondary school and ends at 18 as the person transitions from the former to an adult and graduates HS. I have read articles about this topic and some say childhood ends with graduating elementary school.

For coming of age, it varies from religion, cultural heritage, countries and certain beliefs.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/27/15 at 6:01 pm


Not all states though. Some others have a  non-September cutoff. However, you're correct on that if someone began late, the individual would have been 6 in K instead of 5 making their peak childhood different than someone who started on time. Let's use your graduation class as an example.

Most of 1996: Peak childhood is from 5 to 10 (your definition) which will be  K-5

Late 1996: Peak childhood is from 6 to 11 which is K-5 as the person began school late.

And yes, some kids learn at a faster pace while others learn slowly. It varies from everyone. I also agree with that 6 years is enough for peak childhood. It definitely gives people especially those who started late to participate in the kid pop culture.

However, childhood ends at 10/11. Many people I knew weren't doing the same things they were doing in elementary school. By then, they were part of the general pop culture regarding music, fashion, primetime shows, and more. As for adolescence, it starts at the aforementioned age as the individual begins secondary school and ends at 18 as the person transitions from the former to an adult and graduates HS. I have read articles about this topic and some say childhood ends with graduating elementary school.

For coming of age, it varies from religion, cultural heritage, countries and certain beliefs.


It depends on how you define childhood. IMO I usually define it as age 3-11. Age 3-5 being the early years, age 9-11 being the later years, and age 6-8 being the peak. So if I would graph it would probably look like this:

1993's Peak: 1999-2001 - Early 00's Kid

1994's Peak: 2000-2002 - Early 00's Kid

1995's Peak: 2001-2003 - Early 00's Kid

1996's Peak: 2002-2004 - Early 00's Kid

1997's Peak: 2003-2005 - Mid 00's Kid

1998's Peak: 2004-2006 - Mid 00's Kid

1999's Peak: 2005-2007 - Mid 00's Kid

2000's Peak: 2006-2008 - Late 00's Kid

2001's Peak: 2007-2009 - Late 00's Kid

2002's Peak: 2008-2010 - Late 00's Kid

And the process repeats

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 07/27/15 at 6:09 pm


It depends on how you define childhood. IMO I usually define it as age 3-11. Age 3-5 being the early years, age 9-11 being the later years, and age 6-8 being the peak. So if I would graph it would probably look like this:

1993's Peak: 1999-2001 - Early 00's Kid

1994's Peak: 2000-2002 - Early 00's Kid

1995's Peak: 2001-2003 - Early 00's Kid

1996's Peak: 2002-2004 - Early 00's Kid

1997's Peak: 2003-2005 - Mid 00's Kid

1998's Peak: 2004-2006 - Mid 00's Kid

1999's Peak: 2005-2007 - Mid 00's Kid

2000's Peak: 2006-2008 - Late 00's Kid

2001's Peak: 2007-2009 - Late 00's Kid

2002's Peak: 2008-2010 - Late 00's Kid

And the process repeats

Yeah 1993-1996 born are older 00s kids and 1997-1999
born are real 00s kids, 2000-2002 born are young 00s kids!

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/27/15 at 6:41 pm


It depends on how you define childhood. IMO I usually define it as age 3-11. Age 3-5 being the early years, age 9-11 being the later years, and age 6-8 being the peak. So if I would graph it would probably look like this:

1993's Peak: 1999-2001 - Early 00's Kid

1994's Peak: 2000-2002 - Early 00's Kid

1995's Peak: 2001-2003 - Early 00's Kid

1996's Peak: 2002-2004 - Early 00's Kid

1997's Peak: 2003-2005 - Mid 00's Kid

1998's Peak: 2004-2006 - Mid 00's Kid

1999's Peak: 2005-2007 - Mid 00's Kid

2000's Peak: 2006-2008 - Late 00's Kid

2001's Peak: 2007-2009 - Late 00's Kid

2002's Peak: 2008-2010 - Late 00's Kid

And the process repeats


Why is ages 6-8 the peak of everyone's childhoods?

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: mxcrashxm on 07/27/15 at 6:47 pm


It depends on how you define childhood. IMO I usually define it as age 3-11. Age 3-5 being the early years, age 9-11 being the later years, and age 6-8 being the peak. So if I would graph it would probably look like this:

1993's Peak: 1999-2001 - Early 00's Kid

1994's Peak: 2000-2002 - Early 00's Kid

1995's Peak: 2001-2003 - Early 00's Kid

1996's Peak: 2002-2004 - Early 00's Kid

1997's Peak: 2003-2005 - Mid 00's Kid

1998's Peak: 2004-2006 - Mid 00's Kid

1999's Peak: 2005-2007 - Mid 00's Kid

2000's Peak: 2006-2008 - Late 00's Kid

2001's Peak: 2007-2009 - Late 00's Kid

2002's Peak: 2008-2010 - Late 00's Kid

And the process repeats
Well for me, it's 3 to 10 (with 5-8 being the peak). By the time someone is 9/10, they are usually entering puberty which changes them dramatically during late elementary school.

So my peak is early 00s kid, but since I was a kid in 1999, I would also be considered a very late 90s kid as well.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/27/15 at 6:57 pm


Why is ages 6-8 the peak of everyone's childhoods?


Because age 6 for the most part is your early elementary school years (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) its also around when your are 5/6 years old when your memories start to become vivid. Most people have vague memories around 2 years old, constant memories at 3/4 years old, & vivid at 5/6 years old. Also if you subtract age 11 & age 3 you get 8. Divide 8 by 2 and you get 4. Just add the year you turned 3 with 4 and you get age 7, which would be your 'peak' year along with the year after and before. So for myself that would be the years 1999, 2000, & 2001 for my early years. 2002, 2003 (my ultimate year), & 2004 for my peak. My big kid years would be 2005, 2006, & 2007

Since you was born in late 1999 that would be, late 2002-mid 2003, late 2003-mid 2004, & late 2004-mid 2005 would be your early years. Late 2005-mid 2006, late 2006-mid 2007 (ultimate year), & late 2007-mid 2008 would be year peak childhood years. Your big kid years would be late 2008-mid 2009, late 2009-mid 2010, & late 2010-mid 2011

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/27/15 at 7:02 pm


Because age 6 for the most part is your early elementary school years (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) its also around when your are 5/6 years old when your memories start to become vivid. Most people have vague memories around 2 years old, constant memories at 3/4 years old, & vivid at 5/6 years old. Also if you subtract age 11 & age 3 you get 8. Divide 8 by 2 and you get 4. Just add the year you turned 3 with 4 and you get age 7, which would be your 'peak' year along with the year after and before. So for myself that would be the years 1999, 2000, & 2001 for my early years. 2002, 2003 (my ultimate year), & 2004 for my peak. My big kid years would be 2005, 2006, & 2007

Since you was born in late 1999 that would be, late 2002-mid 2003, late 2003-mid 2004, & late 2004-mid 2005 would be your early years. Late 2005-mid 2006, late 2006-mid 2007 (ultimate year), & late 2007-mid 2008 would be year peak childhood years. Your big kid years would be late 2008-mid 2009, late 2009-mid 2010, & late 2010-mid 2011


Well, your childhood years list seems legit. Even though I remember mid-2002 vaguely, I still think it's cool.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/27/15 at 7:41 pm


Well, your childhood years list seems legit. Even though I remember mid-2002 vaguely, I still think it's cool.


Does it seem accurate to you? Like do you feel 2006-2008 was your peak? I would like to hear your opinion

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/27/15 at 8:01 pm


Does it seem accurate to you? Like do you feel 2006-2008 was your peak? I would like to hear your opinion


Well, I feel like 2005-2008 were my favorite years of the 2000s, since I remember them more than 2002-2004. Even though I was a little kid in 2004, it wasn't that big in my childhood. Yes, it was pretty accurate. Considering that after 2008, it wasn't really like that I'm in the 2000s with TV going sheesh nowadays, even though I think that TV went downhill in the early 2010s.

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 07/27/15 at 8:11 pm


Well, I feel like 2005-2008 were my favorite years of the 2000s, since I remember them more than 2002-2004. Even though I was a little kid in 2004, it wasn't that big in my childhood.


Ok thats cool. Yeah for me 1999-2004 were my favorite years from my childhood, although I did like 2005 & especially 2006. Those were awesome years to be a big kid/tween in. 2007 was descent as well for me

Subject: Re: 2000s culture from your point of view

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/27/15 at 8:15 pm


Ok thats cool. Yeah for me 1999-2004 were my favorite years from my childhood, although I did like 2005 & especially 2006. Those were awesome years to be a big kid/tween in. 2007 was descent as well for me


Okay.

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