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Subject: Describe The year 2007

Written By: the2001 on 09/05/15 at 6:17 pm

So the classic 2000s was done by this time, and 2007 stands on its own as this weird
period. What comes to your mind when you think off 2007?, aside from Brittney Spears shaving her head.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/05/15 at 6:21 pm

http://www.wrestling-online.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/timelinechrisbenoit.jpg
This tragedy AUTOMATICALLY comes to mind!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: the2001 on 09/05/15 at 6:30 pm


http://www.wrestling-online.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/timelinechrisbenoit.jpg
This tragedy AUTOMATICALLY comes to mind!


I forgot all about that tbh, I stopped watching WWE after that, took many many many years 2 come back

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/05/15 at 6:43 pm

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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/15 at 7:02 pm

I find to be a good year. It was the year when I first discovered YouTube. And it was really amazing when I started visiting them. I wish YouTube was like that from 2007 to early 2011, before Google+ came.

Also:

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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/05/15 at 7:03 pm

http://www.hitthefloor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/kanye-west-graduation.jpg


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/0/00/2007_MLB_All-Star_Game_Logo.svg/842px-2007_MLB_All-Star_Game_Logo.svg.png


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http://phys.csuchico.edu/baseball/POBActivities/pitchfx/images/ws2007.jpg

Bush ''predicting'' Isis!
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http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2007+MTV+Video+Music+Awards+Show+8ZdwyCTejeBl.jpg

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/15 at 7:03 pm

The Virginia Tech shooting of 2007.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/05/15 at 7:04 pm


The Virginia Tech shooting of 2007.  :-\\

HOLY CRAP, I forgot ALL about that!! :\'( :\'( :\'(

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/15 at 7:35 pm


HOLY CRAP, I forgot ALL about that!! :\'( :\'( :\'(


It's because since 2007, there's been more shootings, so they all seem the same in the end.  :P

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/15 at 7:36 pm

The last year before the recession started in December 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/05/15 at 7:47 pm


The last year before the recession started in December 2007.


But the recession still happened on December of 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: the2001 on 09/05/15 at 8:38 pm


The last year before the recession started in December 2007.


It started in Feb 2007, it impacted US in 2008

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: #Infinity on 09/05/15 at 8:51 pm

2007 was easily the definitive year of the late 2000s.  Even though it was certainly not the 2010s yet, I felt like this was the first year that felt truly modern and removed from my childhood era.  This was the second full year that I used Wikipedia, as well as the first that YouTube seemed to be everywhere.  Web videos in general, actually, were much more common and less laggy than they were earlier in the decade.  Coming from San Diego, the early part of the year was devastating, due to a last-minute playoffs defeat by the Patriots during the one season we should have won the Superbowl.  A lot of notable films came out, like The Simpsons Movie, Superbad, Blades of Glory, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  A lot of people from my high school class already had Facebook coming into ninth grade that August, though I wouldn't get my account until November 2008.  Musically, there was still a lot of crappy snap music on the radio like Walk It Out and Crank That, but it was also one of the better years for indie rock with albums such as Neon Bible, For Emma, Forever Ago; Strawberry Jam, and In Rainbows.  Seventh Generation gaming had also really taken off, with many considering this the best year in gaming ever, though I personally think the early-mid 2000s were far stronger.

Even though I wouldn't consider 2007 my favorite year for media as a whole, it was still a highly memorable and enjoyable time overall, and certainly much more exciting than the 2010s in general.  If there was one time in my life I wish I could return to and relive, knowing what I know now, it would be the fall of 2007.  Looking back, I can't believe most of the year is already as close to the 90s as present day.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: the2001 on 09/05/15 at 9:03 pm


2007 was easily the definitive year of the late 2000s.  Even though it was certainly not the 2010s yet, I felt like this was the first year that felt truly modern and removed from my childhood era.  This was the second full year that I used Wikipedia, as well as the first that YouTube seemed to be everywhere.  Web videos in general, actually, were much more common and less laggy than they were earlier in the decade.  Coming from San Diego, the early part of the year was devastating, due to a last-minute playoffs defeat by the Patriots during the one season we should have won the Superbowl.  A lot of notable films came out, like The Simpsons Movie, Superbad, Blades of Glory, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  A lot of people from my high school class already had Facebook coming into ninth grade that August, though I wouldn't get my account until November 2008.  Musically, there was still a lot of crappy snap music on the radio like Walk It Out and Crank That, but it was also one of the better years for indie rock with albums such as Neon Bible, For Emma, Forever Ago; Strawberry Jam, and In Rainbows.  Seventh Generation gaming had also really taken off, with many considering this the best year in gaming ever, though I personally think the early-mid 2000s were far stronger.

Even though I wouldn't consider 2007 my favorite year for media as a whole, it was still a highly memorable and enjoyable time overall, and certainly much more exciting than the 2010s in general.  If there was one time in my life I wish I could return to and relive, knowing what I know now, it would be the fall of 2007.  Looking back, I can't believe most of the year is already as close to the 90s as present day.


I would say 2008 was the definitive year of the late 2000s

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: the2001 on 09/05/15 at 9:03 pm


2007 was easily the definitive year of the late 2000s.  Even though it was certainly not the 2010s yet, I felt like this was the first year that felt truly modern and removed from my childhood era.  This was the second full year that I used Wikipedia, as well as the first that YouTube seemed to be everywhere.  Web videos in general, actually, were much more common and less laggy than they were earlier in the decade.  Coming from San Diego, the early part of the year was devastating, due to a last-minute playoffs defeat by the Patriots during the one season we should have won the Superbowl.  A lot of notable films came out, like The Simpsons Movie, Superbad, Blades of Glory, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  A lot of people from my high school class already had Facebook coming into ninth grade that August, though I wouldn't get my account until November 2008.  Musically, there was still a lot of crappy snap music on the radio like Walk It Out and Crank That, but it was also one of the better years for indie rock with albums such as Neon Bible, For Emma, Forever Ago; Strawberry Jam, and In Rainbows.  Seventh Generation gaming had also really taken off, with many considering this the best year in gaming ever, though I personally think the early-mid 2000s were far stronger.

Even though I wouldn't consider 2007 my favorite year for media as a whole, it was still a highly memorable and enjoyable time overall, and certainly much more exciting than the 2010s in general.  If there was one time in my life I wish I could return to and relive, knowing what I know now, it would be the fall of 2007.  Looking back, I can't believe most of the year is already as close to the 90s as present day.


No one really knew what youtube was in 2006, why did it take so long for it t catch

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/05/15 at 9:11 pm


Musically, there was still a lot of crappy snap music on the radio like Walk It Out and Crank That, but it was also one of the better years for indie rock with albums such as Neon Bible, For Emma, Forever Ago; Strawberry Jam, and In Rainbows.  Seventh Generation gaming had also really taken off, with many considering this the best year in gaming ever, though I personally think the early-mid 2000s were far stronger.


Crappy lol. It's funny because you usually avoid such casual words. On a second note, I agree that 2007 was an overrated year for video gaming. The 1985-2005 was in my opinion the golden age of video gaming.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/15 at 9:43 pm


But the recession still happened on December of 2007.


But by your logic, the majority of the year was fine.  :D  :D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 80sfan on 09/05/15 at 9:44 pm


It started in Feb 2007, it impacted US in 2008


I was talking about the US.  ::)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: #Infinity on 09/06/15 at 12:04 am


No one really knew what youtube was in 2006, why did it take so long for it t catch


Honestly, it's pretty common for groundbreaking services and technology to truly catch on after at least a few years.  New things take time to establish their reputations, and aren't guaranteed to be a success.  If anything, YouTube became massive a lot more quickly than things like Facebook (introduced 2003, popular by the 2006/2007 school year), iPhones (introduced 2007, not popular until the 2009/2010 school year), Wikipedia (introduced early 2001, popular by 2005), or the World Wide Web (launched 1991, not that popular until several years later).


I would say 2008 was the definitive year of the late 2000s


I disagree, I think 2008 was the twilight of 2000s culture, no pun intended.  For one thing, it was a far less memorable year for music than 2007, as post-grunge and pop punk were declining in significance while urban was starting to grow dry, but Lady Gaga wouldn't become popular until the following year.  Memorable independent releases were also in fairly short supply, despite Vampire Weekend's debut.  The gaming industry also didn't have as many landmark titles as the previous year, nor did cinema have too many definitive films either besides Iron Man and The Dark Knight.  Although the Great Recession and election of Obama occurred during the second half of the year, I see those events more as marking the end of 2000s culture in general, rather than as the late 2000s' defining events, even though 2000s culture wouldn't completely subside until early 2010.  As a whole, I guess I just don't have as many immediate memories of 2008 the way I do of 2007.


Crappy lol. It's funny because you usually avoid such casual words. On a second note, I agree that 2007 was an overrated year for video gaming. The 1985-2005 was in my opinion the golden age of video gaming.


Hehe, well that type of music is so bad it deserves that description.  Though actually, most people who know me in person notice that I use a lot of casual slang; I would have totally fit in with the 80s crowd in that sense, not just because of my taste in music and film!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: bchris02 on 09/06/15 at 5:15 am


No one really knew what youtube was in 2006, why did it take so long for it t catch


In the tech/geek community, YouTube was big in 2006, as was Facebook.

2007 had a slightly different, more evolved feel to it than 2004-06, but overall was still core '00s in my opinion.  In fact I would consider it the quintessential year of the decade. One thing that really stands out about the year is the music.  It was a lot more memorable than 2006 yet a lot more homogeneous. It was probably the peak of commercialized '00s hip-hop, with songs like Soulja Boy Tell 'Em being the epitome of the era.  It was also the year that the financial crisis and coming recession was in the news but it wasn't yet affecting everyday Americans, as unemployment was still low and the stock market still soaring.  TV was awesome that year with shows like Lost, 24, Prison Break, etc.  Fashion was all about emo and scene kids that year.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Arrowstone on 09/06/15 at 10:36 am

2007 was the last happy year in my mind. After that, everything became different.

Very emo.

Would like to be 15 again.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Howard on 09/06/15 at 2:51 pm


http://www.wrestling-online.com/News/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/timelinechrisbenoit.jpg
This tragedy AUTOMATICALLY comes to mind!


Eazy, remember when Vince tried to blow himself up then the next day Chris Benoit died? How weird was that? :o

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 09/06/15 at 3:27 pm


Eazy, remember when Vince tried to blow himself up then the next day Chris Benoit died? How weird was that? :o

YES!! :o  That was the craziest stuff I EVER witnessed in my lifetime. :o  I used to think Owen Hart dying on live tv was the craziest thing I EVER recalled, but the Chris Benoit murders topped that EASILY. :o  And yes, Vince's ''death'' story-line was eerie INDEED!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Howard on 09/06/15 at 3:48 pm


YES!! :o  That was the craziest stuff I EVER witnessed in my lifetime. :o  I used to think Owen Hart dying on live tv was the craziest thing I EVER recalled, but the Chris Benoit murders topped that EASILY. :o  And yes, Vince's ''death'' story-line was eerie INDEED!


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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 09/07/15 at 11:37 am


2007 was easily the definitive year of the late 2000s.  Even though it was certainly not the 2010s yet, I felt like this was the first year that felt truly modern and removed from my childhood era.  This was the second full year that I used Wikipedia, as well as the first that YouTube seemed to be everywhere.  Web videos in general, actually, were much more common and less laggy than they were earlier in the decade.  Coming from San Diego, the early part of the year was devastating, due to a last-minute playoffs defeat by the Patriots during the one season we should have won the Superbowl.  A lot of notable films came out, like The Simpsons Movie, Superbad, Blades of Glory, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.  A lot of people from my high school class already had Facebook coming into ninth grade that August, though I wouldn't get my account until November 2008.  Musically, there was still a lot of crappy snap music on the radio like Walk It Out and Crank That, but it was also one of the better years for indie rock with albums such as Neon Bible, For Emma, Forever Ago; Strawberry Jam, and In Rainbows.  Seventh Generation gaming had also really taken off, with many considering this the best year in gaming ever, though I personally think the early-mid 2000s were far stronger.

Even though I wouldn't consider 2007 my favorite year for media as a whole, it was still a highly memorable and enjoyable time overall, and certainly much more exciting than the 2010s in general.  If there was one time in my life I wish I could return to and relive, knowing what I know now, it would be the fall of 2007.  Looking back, I can't believe most of the year is already as close to the 90s as present day.


Great list, and it reminded me of alot of things I'd forgotten. Here's some other big events from 2007 that I can recall offhand that I don't think have been mentioned yet:

The massive controversy surrounding Don Imus' comments about the Rutgers Women's Basketball team.

Nancy Pelosi becoming the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives.

George W. Bush beginning the troop surge in Iraq.

Kevin Federline being someone people still cared about.

Prince putting on one of the greatest Super Bowl halftime shows ever.

YouTube fully "arriving" in the mainstream when CNN held Democratic and Republican presidential primary debates featuring questions posted on the video site.

The last full year of MySpace as a major cultural entity before it began to be overtaken by Facebook.

The height of the steroid controversy in baseball as Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's home run record and the report by former Senator George Mitchell is released.

LeBron James makes it to his first NBA Finals after an incredible performance in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons, but is swept by Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs.

The "Spygate" controversy surrounds the New England Patriots, who then finish the first undefeated NFL regular season since the 1972 Miami Dolphins.

The late 2000's recession begins in December 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/15 at 11:56 am


Great list, and it reminded me of alot of things I'd forgotten. Here's some other big events from 2007 that I can recall offhand that I don't think have been mentioned yet:

YouTube fully "arriving" in the mainstream when CNN held Democratic and Republican presidential primary debates featuring questions posted on the video site.


For YouTube, I think most people just found it when they just wanted to watch some cool videos. Same goes to me when I started to watch YouTube around the summer of 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: bchris02 on 09/07/15 at 1:04 pm


For YouTube, I think most people just found it when they just wanted to watch some cool videos. Same goes to me when I started to watch YouTube around the summer of 2007.


Most YouTube videos pre-2010 were very amateurish.  It was hardly the money making machine it has become.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Baltimoreian on 09/07/15 at 1:34 pm


Most YouTube videos pre-2010 were very amateurish.  It was hardly the money making machine it has become.


Why? Smosh, Fred, every Numa Numa lyrics video and every Mario plush video were all the rage in late 2000s YouTube and I loved it. I loved of how pre-2010 YouTube videos were awesome and that it wasn't inspired for them to get famous. Even though I would rather go back to when YouTube was cool in 2007 to early 2011, before they had Google+.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ArcticFox on 09/07/15 at 2:26 pm

First year of mainstream YouTube. A boring year for popular media, but certainly one heck of a lot better than 2006. I find 2007 to be overall better than the mid '00s for music, and was an overrated year for video games.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Shemp97 on 09/09/15 at 7:14 pm

2007: Classic '00s 8)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 09/09/15 at 8:03 pm


2007: Classic '00s 8)


More like modern 2000's ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: bchris02 on 09/10/15 at 1:23 pm


First year of mainstream YouTube. A boring year for popular media, but certainly one heck of a lot better than 2006. I find 2007 to be overall better than the mid '00s for music, and was an overrated year for video games.


I agree 2007 was far more interesting than 2006 musically.  It was the year of catchy ringtone rap as well as scene bands like All Time Low.  It was a great year for TV and was a revolutionary year for technology.

As for gaming, I'll remember 2007 as the year that put the final nail in the coffin for classic PC gaming, which had been in decline since peaking in 2004.  After the game Crysis, game developers en masse began developing for consoles first and then adapted their games to PC.  Previously, it was PC first and then the games were ported to console.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 09/10/15 at 2:00 pm


I agree 2007 was far more interesting than 2006 musically.  It was the year of catchy ringtone rap as well as scene bands like All Time Low.  It was a great year for TV and was a revolutionary year for technology.

As for gaming, I'll remember 2007 as the year that put the final nail in the coffin for classic PC gaming, which had been in decline since peaking in 2004.  After the game Crysis, game developers en masse began developing for consoles first and then adapted their games to PC.  Previously, it was PC first and then the games were ported to console.


2007 was like the pre-electropop year when it comes to music. This was probably the first full year in my life I was into the pop culture of music being 11 years old at the time. These were some of my favorites from the time. Probably because I was in middle school listening to these with my friends so you may not have liked what I'm posting here. I believe these were the early influences or predecessors of the great music that was coming in 2009 & 2010.

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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: bchris02 on 09/10/15 at 5:40 pm

Yeah, club songs with cheesy dances like "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em", "Ay Bay Bay", and "Party Like A Rock Star" are the kind of songs that define 2007.  The year really stands out when it comes to that kind of music.  2007 also gave us the Cupid Shuffle which has stood the test of time.  I guess you can say in a way that music was a prerequisite to the great dance music of late 2008-2010.  It definitely wasn't electropop though nor was there much electronic dance music influence period that year.  It was still called techno and you didn't hear it much outside of gay clubs.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: #Infinity on 09/10/15 at 6:26 pm

Yeah, I don't see how songs like Crank That or Low bridged us into the electropop era of 2009-2012.  Those songs had extremely minimalist production, repetitive hooks, and a complete lack of melody.  They fit much better alongside crunk/snap songs from the 2005-2006 period like Laffy Taffy, Stay Fly, and Lean wit It, Rock wit It.  By even early 2009, that type of style had become immediately outdated or had changed noticeably.  Even though Soulja Boy had a top 5 hit that year with Kiss Me Thru the Phone, the track has a pretty sizable electro influence that's absent on the spontaneous steel drum loop of Crank That, plus a melodic, non-repetitive chorus.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 09/10/15 at 6:43 pm


Yeah, club songs with cheesy dances like "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em", "Ay Bay Bay", and "Party Like A Rock Star" are the kind of songs that define 2007.  The year really stands out when it comes to that kind of music.  2007 also gave us the Cupid Shuffle which has stood the test of time.  I guess you can say in a way that music was a prerequisite to the great dance music of late 2008-2010.  It definitely wasn't electropop though nor was there much electronic dance music influence period that year.  It was still called techno and you didn't hear it much outside of gay clubs.


Ok thanks for correcting me there, I think it was the style of dance I was thinking about, my nostalgia blind for those 2007 songs were in the way of my argument, and yes prerequisite to the great dance music of late 2008-2010 sounds much better.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 97er on 09/13/15 at 3:57 am

My brother was in high school in 07 and he was all about emo and scene so when I think of 2007, I think of Paramore, choppy hair with a streak of some crazy color, emo music in general, scene girls and their weird way of speaking, people cutting themselves, Hot Topic, etc.

But apart from that, I remember Shoes (the viral vid), Jonas Brothers, Soulja Boy, VT Shooting, Superbad, crazy B. Spears and the VH1 dating reality shows.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 09/13/15 at 9:38 am

Youtube was already fairly big in 2006.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Howard on 09/13/15 at 2:50 pm


Youtube was already fairly big in 2006.


as well as Dailymotion.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Shemp97 on 09/19/15 at 5:45 pm


It started in Feb 2007, it impacted US in 2008

Started in November 2008.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Shemp97 on 09/19/15 at 6:18 pm


Why? Smosh, Fred, every Numa Numa lyrics video and every Mario plush video were all the rage in late 2000s YouTube and I loved it. I loved of how pre-2010 YouTube videos were awesome and that it wasn't inspired for them to get famous. Even though I would rather go back to when YouTube was cool in 2007 to early 2011, before they had Google+.

All of those were still comparatively low quality and pre-HD. They were only just established early youtube entertainment.



More like modern 2000's ;D

And modern 90s by that logic.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Shemp97 on 09/19/15 at 6:34 pm

I remember Crank dat, Graduation by Kanye, The Cool by Lupe, Rihanna, Don't matter by Akon, Sweet escape and Now that you got it by Gwen, Clumsy, All good things by Nelly Furtado, Cry for you, Avril lavigne and Kardinal offishall.

Filmwise and TV wise, I remember Simpsons movie, Digata, High school musical 2, I am legend, Supernatural and Norbit.

I also remember being introduced to Youtube and myspace, seeing this music video
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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 80sfan on 09/21/15 at 12:28 am

This was the year my bad luck began, in September 2007.  :o

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: the2001 on 11/19/15 at 4:02 pm

s h i  t

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 11/20/15 at 12:23 pm

If I had to choose one year of the 00s to go back to, it would have been 2007. I was 17, an age that I wish I could have stayed at for at least a few years. The teen girls were at their peak, I was old enough to drive, life had potential basically. The fact that I wasn't able to feel like I made the most of it is why I feel so nostalgic for it. I remember a video game I was and am still into, Half-Life 2, the developers released the (what would become) final episode for it, even though they said they would release another.

Also I just wish I could go back and smell that 2007 air again, I wonder if it would smell noticeably different to now? Even small details like the designs major companies used would contribute to the atmosphere of 2007, little things that you forget until you see them again. Anyway, in terms of television, Smallville, Supernatural, Lost, My Name is Earl were all shows I watched back then. And then the silly stuff like Beauty and the Geek, The Simple Life, Ugly Betty, were just guilty pleasures I had when I had nothing else to do.

The rap culture was changing, the likes of 50 cent was going down and these new school kids like Soulja boy who has already been mentioned was coming up, I remember him being new like it was yesterday, I remember thinking what nonsense it was, neither did I like 50 cent, I still consider him new school, I like 90s hardcore rap myself. Also in terms of pop music, which I myself am not into although it is a good way to mark the eras, a lot of the current established stars were coming up like Rihanna, Lady gaga, Neo and about a thousand others.

But yeah, that is a long rambling disjointed and nostalgia driven post, but oh well, guess I had to get it off my chest.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Ripley on 11/20/15 at 1:50 pm

This year some bad things happend. First my father committed suicide. I don't even know why but he told my uncle over the phone. I wasn't as close as I should have been. Looking back I get all scared that my abandoning our relationship was part of it. Later that year something traumatic happend to me. I am sick for life because of this. I mean I feel faint at some point every day for one.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Howard on 11/20/15 at 1:52 pm


This year some bad things happend. First my father committed suicide. I don't even know why but he told my uncle over the phone. I wasn't as close as I should have been. Looking back I get all scared that my abandoning our relationship was part of it. Later that year something traumatic happend to me. I am sick for life because of this. I mean I feel faint at some point every day for one.




I'm sorry those things happened.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Mat1991 on 11/20/15 at 4:42 pm

For me, the feel for 2007, and to a larger extent the mid '00s can be summed up in two words: big and shiny.

Girls decorated their Myspace pages with all kinds of loud, garish fonts, backgrounds, and effects. Fashion also seemed to have a garish feel. I remember a lot of big, shiny accessories being popular, such as high heels, big purses, shiny plastic headbands and gigantic earrings.

Oh, and boys still wore their oversized shirts and hoodies in 2007, too.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: bchris02 on 11/20/15 at 5:44 pm


Oh, and boys still wore their oversized shirts and hoodies in 2007, too.


This is around the time that tighter-fit t-shirts with shorter sleeves became more popular for guys.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Mat1991 on 11/20/15 at 6:02 pm


This is around the time that tighter-fit t-shirts with shorter sleeves became more popular for guys.


Yeah. It was a bit of a transition.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/13/18 at 4:29 pm

The year i turned 3.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/13/18 at 9:01 pm

I was 12 in 2007. One of the best years of my life. Very nice memories from this year. I graduated elementary, started Junior High, went on a summer trip, had my first crush/love in middle school. Not a lot went wrong that year and I am quite nostalgic for it now. Good times.  8)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ofkx on 05/13/18 at 9:57 pm

I like 2007. I was in kindergarten and everything was good. I would hardly consider it the peak of the late 00s though. More like 2008 IMO.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/18 at 5:45 am

2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium, the 7th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/14/18 at 10:04 am

Sh!t 2007 was fun. I even really enjoyed Christmas of then.

I Am Legend, Kanye West Vs. 50 Cent, Myspace, Alvin and the Chipmunks, YouTube, Sparta remix, AMV's

I would lump Soulja Boy more with 08.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: antidote on 05/14/18 at 5:28 pm

Probably my favorite year of the 2000s. All I did was play outside with my neighborhood friends. Every single day.

I also remember a lot of Club Penguin, old YouTube, and George Bush.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/14/18 at 8:49 pm

2007 was a very average year. However, it was unique and unlike any other year in the 2000s. It was the peak of the ringtone, Myspace, and emo eras. It's just a very strange year that gives me weird vibes. Almost grimy in a sense.

Ye v. 50 was the highlight of that year for me though.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: GH1996 on 05/15/18 at 12:01 am

I was in middle school at the time, remember the parka jackets with fur trimmed hoods were big, 50 cent, kanye west, timbaland, rihanna, fall out boy, flip phones & ringtones, harry potter, amy winehouse, myspace etc... personally i really liked 2007 when i look back at it

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Early2002 on 05/15/18 at 11:00 am


2007 was a very average year. However, it was unique and unlike any other year in the 2000s. It was the peak of the ringtone, Myspace, and emo eras. It's just a very strange year that gives me weird vibes. Almost grimy in a sense.

Ye v. 50 was the highlight of that year for me though.


people on here call it Dark and Digital lol
2007 was very dark

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/15/18 at 11:53 am


people on here call it Dark and Digital lol
2007 was very dark


It was exactly that. Dark and digital.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/15/18 at 1:58 pm

The year 2007 has four digits in it. The first number is 2, which comes after 1. The second number is 0 as well as the third, and the last number is 7, which comes before 8. So if you put it together, it’s 2007. 2007 is an odd number.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/18 at 2:07 pm


The year 2007 has four digits in it. The first number is 2, which comes after 1. The second number is 0 as well as the third, and the last number is 7, which comes before 8. So if you put it together, it’s 2007. 2007 is an odd number.
...and it was not a leap year.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/17/18 at 3:52 pm

2007 was a very pivotal year for me since I graduated from elementary school, got the wii as a graduation present and moved to NC in September that year. It was the year I started really getting into internet culture, with youtube, playing flash games and first time hearing about myspace.  I also was playing Pokemon Diamond like hardcore that year so much so that my Diamond cartridge turned black.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/23/18 at 12:54 am

Best year in gaming.
Super Mario Galaxy, Rock Band, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank Tools of Destruction, Bioshock, Assassins Creed, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare all came out that year, plus many more.

Sure, many say 1998 is the best, but a lot of the games from 1998, especially the ones on PS1 and N64, haven't aged well since it was still early 3D.
I'd actually say as far as the '90s goes, the best year in gaming is 1994, most of the games from that year aged perfectly since it was perfected 2D, and it saw the release of Donkey Kong Country, Super Metroid, Earthbound, Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Doom, Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy VI, Warcraft, etc.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 6:59 am

I came across the video from Glink the other day and it evokes nothing but nostalgia. Me and Glink are around the same age, so we were experiencing this new frontier in similar ways. Such an awkward time for your adolescence/youth period to begin, aka in such a transformative time in human history ;D.


IafB6r4hi6g


The technology, the video games, the movies, the music, the politics, I could go on and on. 2007 was just a very transformative year in the 2000s decade (2008 continued on this process), as the iPhone was launched & and changed the way we communicated with our devices. The Wii became an international phenomenon as motion controls took the world by storm and you had great games like Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy accompanying that success. Social media was now inescapable; with MySpace at its peak in popularity and Facebook starting to gain steam. YouTube was still in the 'Wild Wild West' days, but some of YouTube's most important content creators, like Smosh and Philip Defranco, were rising in popularity this year, along with internet memes like 'Charlie Bit My Finger' and "THIS IS SPARTAAAAA" being huge.

GWB's Presidency was in the dumps as the Iraq War raged on and the economy began to collapse due to the Housing Bubble & Oil Crisis, thus you had the rise of 'Change' from Barack Obama whom was running for President, along with other candidates like Ron Paul. Kanye entered his peak in popularity with his junior album Graduation. Hip Hop Inspired Electronic music got big through Timbaland's rebounded success in the late 2000s, JT's SexyBack, and the rise of Akon.

Overall the year 2007 may not be my favorite year culturally, but even I cannot discard the significance the year played in the 2000s decade, and trends would eventually play out in the latter years of the 2000s & into the 2010s.

The differences between 2007 & 2017, while jarring & noticeable, are nowhere near as noticeable from 1997 & 2007. I think that goes to show but, not just how transformative the 2000s decade was, how transformative the year 2007 in itself was. Infinity mentioned this once like 2 years ago, and I agree, but the year 2007 looking back felt like the year that "We Entered into the Future"

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:15 am


I came across the video from Glink the other day and it evokes nothing but nostalgia. Me and Glink are around the same age, so we were experiencing this new frontier in similar ways. Such an awkward time for your adolescence/youth period to begin, aka in such a transformative time in human history ;D.


IafB6r4hi6g


The technology, the video games, the movies, the music, the politics, I could go on and on. 2007 was just a very transformative year in the 2000s decade (2008 continued on this process), as the iPhone was launched & and changed the way we communicated with our devices. The Wii became an international phenomenon as motion controls took the world by storm and you had great games like Twilight Princess and Super Mario Galaxy accompanying that success. Social media was now inescapable; with MySpace at its peak in popularity and Facebook starting to gain steam. YouTube was still in the 'Wild Wild West' days, but some of YouTube's most important content creators, like Smosh and Philip Defranco, were rising in popularity this year, along with internet memes like 'Charlie Bit My Finger' and "THIS IS SPARTAAAAA" being huge.

GWB's Presidency was in the dumps as the Iraq War raged on and the economy began to collapse due to the Housing Bubble & Oil Crisis, thus you had the rise of 'Change' from Barack Obama whom was running for President, along with other candidates like Ron Paul. Kanye entered his peak in popularity with his junior album Graduation. Hip Hop Inspired Electronic music got big through Timbaland's rebounded success in the late 2000s, JT's SexyBack, and the rise of Akon.

Overall the year 2007 may not be my favorite year culturally, but even I cannot discard the significance the year played in the 2000s decade, and trends would eventually play out in the latter years of the 2000s & into the 2010s.

The differences between 2007 & 2017, while jarring & noticeable, are nowhere near as noticeable from 1997 & 2007. I think that goes to show but, not just how transformative the 2000s decade was, how transformative the year 2007 in itself was. Infinity mentioned this once like 2 years ago, and I agree, but the year 2007 looking back felt like the year that "We Entered into the Future"

No, we entered the future on September 1st, 2006 12:00:00 AM because that was when the whole entire world started to suck, and kids stopped playing outside and were glued to their iPhones all day. It changed our lives forever and the world will never ever be the same.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/18 at 7:17 am


No, we entered the future on September 1st, 2006 12:00:00 AM because that was when the whole entire world started to suck, and kids stopped playing outside and were glued to their iPhones all day. It changed our lives forever and the world will never ever be the same.
I still children still playing outside!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/23/18 at 10:44 am


"THIS IS SPARTAAAAA"


Yes! When I hear Sparta, I instantly remember 2007. Haha

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 11:22 am


Yes! When I hear Sparta, I instantly remember 2007. Haha


It was such a badass movie 8)

QkWS9PiXekE

Those memes from back in the day just scream middle school. Me and my friends used to quote this movie to death and reenact scenes of the movie whenever we played with our airsoft guns or were playing manhunt. Classic.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 11:31 am


No, we entered the future on September 1st, 2006 12:00:00 AM because that was when the whole entire world started to suck, and kids stopped playing outside and were glued to their iPhones all day. It changed our lives forever and the world will never ever be the same.


I understand the whole Late 2006 shift has become a bit of a meme on this site, but FWIW there actually was a significant change in pop culture, politics, economics, technology, etc. that occurred throughout Late 2006 and into 2007/2008 that made the Late 2000s much more modern in its aesthetic than the early-mid 2000s. Obviously nothing changed overnight, but one could pinpoint the Autumn/Winter of 2006/2007 as around when things were starting to change. 2007 began much differently than how it ended, and the same could be said (to a much greater extent) with 2008's start and end.

As an example; I'll list you two videos on YouTube that analyze the pop cultural trends of the Late 2000s:

2007
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2009
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You could obviously see a pretty substantial difference in cultural trends in just a short 2 years. Goes to show how transformative the Late 2000s were.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ofkx on 05/23/18 at 11:48 am


I understand the whole Late 2006 shift has become a bit of a meme on this site, but FWIW there actually was a significant change in pop culture, politics, economics, technology, etc. that occurred throughout Late 2006 and into 2007/2008 that made the Late 2000s much more modern in its aesthetic than the early-mid 2000s. Obviously nothing changed overnight, but one could pinpoint the Autumn/Winter of 2006/2007 as around when things were starting to change. 2007 began much differently than how it ended, and the same could be said (to a much greater extent) with 2008's start and end.

As an example; I'll list you two videos on YouTube that analyze the pop cultural trends of the Late 2000s:

2007
MxPuqjrhuFg


2009
yiQ9pqiD-7c


You could obviously see a pretty substantial difference in cultural trends in just a short 2 years. Goes to show how transformative the Late 2000s were.

I know that this is the exact opposite of your point, but I've never realized how similar 2007 and 2009 are until I saw these videos :P.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 12:01 pm


I know that this is the exact opposite of your point, but I've never realized how similar 2007 and 2009 are until I saw these videos :P.

Yeah, 2007 wasn’t even that drastically different from 2009. It’s just that people love to exaggerate cultural shifts so much.  ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 1:00 pm


I know that this is the exact opposite of your point, but I've never realized how similar 2007 and 2009 are until I saw these videos :P.


Yeah, 2007 wasn’t even that drastically different from 2009. It’s just that people love to exaggerate cultural shifts so much.  ;D


Explain to me in what aspects that 2007 & 2009 were more similar in your eyes. 2007 & 2009 aren't that different in the grand scheme of things, but you could tell that the overall difference in the cultural vibe between the two were more pronounced than over other two year intervals, particularly within the 2000s decade. One big aspect in 2009 that was different than 2007 was the heavier emphasis on electronic beats & autotune in pop music than in 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/23/18 at 1:11 pm

I definitely agree Zelda, 2007 and 2009 were very different years culturally, almost like two different worlds even though it's only two years apart, that's how much changes occured. Also the late 2000s was most definitely the most changeful period I can remember.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/23/18 at 1:23 pm


I understand the whole Late 2006 shift has become a bit of a meme on this site, but FWIW there actually was a significant change in pop culture, politics, economics, technology, etc. that occurred throughout Late 2006 and into 2007/2008 that made the Late 2000s much more modern in its aesthetic than the early-mid 2000s. Obviously nothing changed overnight, but one could pinpoint the Autumn/Winter of 2006/2007 as around when things were starting to change. 2007 began much differently than how it ended, and the same could be said (to a much greater extent) with 2008's start and end.

As an example; I'll list you two videos on YouTube that analyze the pop cultural trends of the Late 2000s:

2007
MxPuqjrhuFg


2009
yiQ9pqiD-7c


You could obviously see a pretty substantial difference in cultural trends in just a short 2 years. Goes to show how transformative the Late 2000s were.
  If you ask me, I'd say that pretty much every year of the 00s had something of a political, technological, or pop cultural transition, but the years that seemed to have the biggest transitions in the 00s are 2001, 2004, and 2007. I'll post a full list a little later today ranking each year of the 00s from most to least transitional, can't do it right now since I'm currently on my phone at work, and don't have an ENTER key on the device.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 1:25 pm


I definitely agree Zelda, 2007 and 2009 were very different years culturally, almost like two different worlds even though it's only two years apart, that's how much changes occured. Also the late 2000s was most definitely the most changeful period I can remember.


I agree!



  If you ask me, I'd say that pretty much every year of the 00s had something of a political, technological, or pop cultural transition, but the years that seemed to have the biggest transitions in the 00s are 2001, 2004, and 2007. I'll post a full list a little later today ranking each year of the 00s from most to least transitional, can't do it right now since I'm currently on my phone at work, and don't have an ENTER key on the device.


As I can tell ;D. Can't wait to see it!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/23/18 at 1:39 pm


Explain to me in what aspects that 2007 & 2009 were more similar in your eyes. 2007 & 2009 aren't that different in the grand scheme of things, but you could tell that the overall difference in the cultural vibe between the two were more pronounced than over other two year intervals, particularly within the 2000s decade. One big aspect in 2009 that was different than 2007 was the heavier emphasis on electronic beats & autotune in pop music than in 2007.

Absolutely. The atmospheres of 2007 and 2009 were drastically different. However, 2007 seemed to foreshadow what would
become the autotune era.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 1:58 pm

There you go, everyone. This is excellent proof and evidence that people just love to exaggerate cultural shifts on here.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm not saying that 2007 and 2009 are the same, yes there are obvious differences, like Obama being president, the recession, and electropop, but you guys act like they're worlds and planets apart.  ;D ;D I think I actually used to be one of the people who believed this (and always kind of exaggerated on how big some cultural shifts are), but looking back, they are not that different.

For example, even though Facebook was already taking over in 2009 especially the latter part, it still had relevance, and fashion in 2009 was pretty much similar to fashion in 2007. Both years had the iPhone, but they weren't that common to see. Most people either had flip phones or the blackberry phones. Rock and R&B were still popular, both years had a lot of autotune in songs especially hip-hop.  Also, technically, the recession started in 2007 and was still going on in 2009.

Some people from different countries and locations might have noticed Facebook was already popular in 2007. In my area, it wasn't common until about late 2008/early 2009, but even then Myspace was still popular.

The music alone isn't going to make a two-year difference extremely different. It's a lot more than that.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/23/18 at 2:28 pm


It was such a badass movie 8)

QkWS9PiXekE

Those memes from back in the day just scream middle school. Me and my friends used to quote this movie to death and reenact scenes of the movie whenever we played with our airsoft guns or were playing manhunt. Classic.


I like to think the Spartans were literally active in 2007. You just had to go to Greece to run into them.


There you go, everyone. This is excellent proof and evidence that people just love to exaggerate cultural shifts on here.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D



It'd be boring as hell if we didn't.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 3:38 pm


There you go, everyone. This is excellent proof and evidence that people just love to exaggerate cultural shifts on here.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm not saying that 2007 and 2009 are the same, yes there are obvious differences, like Obama being president, the recession, and electropop, but you guys act like they're worlds and planets apart.  ;D ;D I think I actually used to be one of the people who believed this (and always kind of exaggerated on how big some cultural shifts are), but looking back, they are not that different.

For example, even though Facebook was already taking over in 2009 especially the latter part, it still had relevance, and fashion in 2009 was pretty much similar to fashion in 2007. Both years had the iPhone, but they weren't that common to see. Most people either had flip phones or the blackberry phones. Rock and R&B were still popular, both years had a lot of autotune in songs especially hip-hop.  Also, technically, the recession started in 2007 and was still going on in 2009.

Some people from different countries and locations might have noticed Facebook was already popular in 2007. In my area, it wasn't common until about late 2008/early 2009, but even then Myspace was still popular.

The music alone isn't going to make a two-year difference extremely different. It's a lot more than that.


Perhaps some people are being a bit hyperbolic, and I apologize if I was portraying myself in that manner. However, like you said, 2007 & 2009 still have more similarities with each other than differences, its just that the pace of the overall changes between the two years was more pronounced than other two year intervals. As an example; I find 2005 & 2007 more similar in culture than 2007 & 2009, and the same could be said with 2009 & 2011.

I understand that you and okfx are a little young, so you guys don't really remember much of the core cultural watershed moments that were occurring throughout the Late 2000s and thus prudential in the world we live in today. However, for me and many others who vividly remember the Late 2000s in and out, that era was certainly the most transformative in recent times.

Coming from myself, whom spent my childhood during the early & mid 2000s when; cell phones (while popular) were merely just small bricks with antennas or at best a flip phone with limited texting; the internet was mostly just filled with encyclopedias (pre Wikipedia essentially, the Encyclopedia Britannica days ;D), flash games, little to no social media, no YouTube, chat rooms were king, & "You've Got Mail" and which was only able to be accessed through a 56k dial up connection; America was generally a lot more conservative due to the post 9/11 patriotism and nationalism in the states and much of the West, LGBTQ rights were still seen as immoral (was common back in those days to hear people reference something negative as 'gay'), along with mainstream culture in just general still being entranced in the 'Family Values' mindset of the 80s & 90s (think 'Living Room Culture', a typical middle class family watching a family movie on the VCR in the living room, things were a lot more communal back then); electronic music was big, but nowhere near as futuristic sounding as the late 2000s, along with autotune still a few years away from being huge, Hip Hop/Rap wasn't as overly produced which was prior to the Snap/Crunk Rap takeover, and 90s style Rock like Nu-Metal, Post Grunge, & Pop Punk were big, not to mention that MTV (via TRL) was still seen as a gateway for the young generation to discover new music; television was starting to get entranced with the reality tv phase, but sitcoms like Friends, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Will & Grace, That 70s Show, King of Queens, and Malcolm in The Middle were still killing it in the ratings, not to mention great scripted TV series like The Sopranos, ER, JAG, The West Wing, and The Wire were huge; video game consoles like the PS2 and Xbox may have been the first to have expansive online capabilities but most people just opted for traditional local multiplayer, especially in relation towards the GameCube and Dreamcast, on top of the era still requiring memory cards for saved data, physical chords for controllers, traditional Audio-Visual Cables (the Red, Yellow, White cables) due to a lack in High Definition Televisions being common, DLC being VERY rare and if it was available it actually expanded the game and was worth the upgrade, still being required to buy games physically; I could go on and, the first half of the decade was certainly a lot more meek and quaint in comparison to the late third.

Once again, I understand that it has become a bit of a meme, but I'll still say that the Classic 2000s were from 2000-2006, while the Modern 2000s were from Late 2006/2007-2009. This video I'm linking below is (IMO) a pretty accurate depiction of what life was like in the early 2000s:

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This was already a bit of a far cry into how our daily lives were already like by the time the late 2000s (and thus, as 2010 inched closer & closer) were around.

The first half of the decade was not 'the 1990s', as some people may claim, but it did have much more in common culturally with the 1990s, or just the late 20th century in general for that manner, than the 2010s, whereas the late 2000s was when things were becoming a lot more modern. Musical streaming started to replace physical media like CDs, the internet became a lot more integral to our everyday lives, cell phones were not just devices to merely contact people but rather connect with the entire globe, social issues began to move more heavily to the left due to the rising backlash against the GWB Administration & the rise of the Millennial Generation that led to the election of Barack Obama, amongst other things.

For many of us 1990s babies, whom grew up during the entirety of the 2000s decade, it is why this distinction is so noticeable to us. If you were 5 in 2000 your experiences with the world would've been dramatically different than if you were 5 in 2009. The former would've grew up in a pretty antiquated world by today's standards and see all of these changes unravel before his eyes. The 5 year old in 2009 would've grew up in the modern world after many of these transformative changes in our society had occurred and would've just grew up in this new/modern status quo.

Trust me, you guys will understand us a lot more clearly when you're a little older. By the time you're, as an example, 22 (you're 15, so I'm assuming so you were born in 2003....?, correct me if I'm wrong) it would be 2025 and we would be bound to have another big cultural shift that you guys would certainly remember and be able to differentiate from the world prior. As of now, the biggest cultural shifts in the last 50 years have been:

1963: JFK Assasination

1981: Reagan Revolution

1989-1991: Dissolution of the USSR

1999-2001: Dawn of the New Millennium & 9/11

2007-2009: The Launch of the iPhone, Rise in Social Media, & the Great Recession

(arguably) You could also say more recently with 2016: Brexit & the election of Donald Trump as a return to mainstream conservatism in the West


This isn't me trying to come at you, its just me trying to provide you another perspective and I hope you guys understand where some us "old heads obsessed with cultural changes!!!" are coming from ;D.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 4:00 pm


Perhaps some people are being a bit hyperbolic, and I apologize if I was portraying myself in that manner. However, like you said, 2007 & 2009 still have more similarities with each other than differences, its just that the pace of the overall changes between the two years was more pronounced than other two year intervals. As an example; I find 2005 & 2007 more similar in culture than 2007 & 2009, and the same could be said with 2009 & 2011.

I understand that you and okfx are a little young, so you guys don't really remember much of the core cultural watershed moments that were occurring throughout the Late 2000s and thus prudential in the world we live in today. However, for me and many others who vividly remember the Late 2000s in and out, that era was certainly the most transformative in recent times.

Coming from myself, whom spent my childhood during the early & mid 2000s when; cell phones (while popular) were merely just small bricks with antennas or at best a flip phone with limited texting; the internet was mostly just filled with encyclopedias (pre Wikipedia essentially, the Encyclopedia Britannica days ;D), flash games, little to no social media, no YouTube, chat rooms were king, & "You've Got Mail" and which was only able to be accessed through a 56k dial up connection; America was generally a lot more conservative due to the post 9/11 patriotism and nationalism in the states and much of the West, LGBTQ rights were still seen as immoral (was common back in those days to hear people reference something negative as 'gay'), along with mainstream culture in just general still being entranced in the 'Family Values' mindset of the 80s & 90s (think 'Living Room Culture', a typical middle class family watching a family movie on the VCR in the living room, things were a lot more communal back then); electronic music was big, but nowhere near as futuristic sounding as the late 2000s, along with autotune still a few years away from being huge, Hip Hop/Rap wasn't as overly produced which was prior to the Snap/Crunk Rap takeover, and 90s style Rock like Nu-Metal, Post Grunge, & Pop Punk were big, not to mention that MTV (via TRL) was still seen as a gateway for the young generation to discover new music; television was starting to get entranced with the reality tv phase, but sitcoms like Friends, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Will & Grace, That 70s Show, King of Queens, and Malcolm in The Middle were still killing it in the ratings, not to mention great scripted TV series like The Sopranos, ER, JAG, The West Wing, and The Wire were huge; video game consoles like the PS2 and Xbox may have been the first to have expansive online capabilities but most people just opted for traditional local multiplayer, especially in relation towards the GameCube and Dreamcast, on top of the era still requiring memory cards for saved data, physical chords for controllers, traditional Audio-Visual Cables (the Red, Yellow, White cables) due to a lack in High Definition Televisions being common, DLC being VERY rare and if it was available it actually expanded the game and was worth the upgrade, still being required to buy games physically; I could go on and, the first half of the decade was certainly a lot more meek and quaint in comparison to the late third.

Once again, I understand that it has become a bit of a meme, but I'll still say that the Classic 2000s were from 2000-2006, while the Modern 2000s were from Late 2006/2007-2009. This video I'm linking below is (IMO) a pretty accurate depiction of what life was like in the early 2000s:

wgr4kY_-8pQ

This was already a bit of a far cry into how our daily lives were already like by the time the late 2000s (and thus, as 2010 inched closer & closer) were around.

The first half of the decade was not 'the 1990s', as some people may claim, but it did have much more in common culturally with the 1990s, or just the late 20th century in general for that manner, than the 2010s, whereas the late 2000s was when things were becoming a lot more modern. Musical streaming started to replace physical media like CDs, the internet became a lot more integral to our everyday lives, cell phones were not just devices to merely contact people but rather connect with the entire globe, social issues began to move more heavily to the left due to the rising backlash against the GWB Administration & the rise of the Millennial Generation that led to the election of Barack Obama, amongst other things.

For many of us 1990s babies, whom grew up during the entirety of the 2000s decade, it is why this distinction is so noticeable to us. If you were 5 in 2000 your experiences with the world would've been dramatically different than if you were 5 in 2009. The former would've grew up in a pretty antiquated world by today's standards and see all of these changes unravel before his eyes. The 5 year old in 2009 would've grew up in the modern world after many of these transformative changes in our society had occurred and would've just grew up in this new/modern status quo.

Trust me, you guys will understand us a lot more clearly when you're a little older. By the time you're, as an example, 22 (you're 15, so I'm assuming so you were born in 2003....?, correct me if I'm wrong) it would be 2025 and we would be bound to have another big cultural shift that you guys would certainly remember and be able to differentiate from the world prior. As of now, the biggest cultural shifts in the last 50 years have been:

1963: JFK Assasination

1981: Reagan Revolution

1989-1991: Dissolution of the USSR

1999-2001: Dawn of the New Millennium & 9/11

2007-2009: The Launch of the iPhone, Rise in Social Media, & the Great Recession

(arguably) You could also say more recently with 2016: Brexit & the election of Donald Trump as a return to mainstream conservatism in the West


This isn't me trying to come at you, its just me trying to provide you another perspective and I hope you guys understand where some us "old heads obsessed with cultural changes!!!" are coming from ;D.

Ok, sorry I didn’t read all of that, but I don’t understand the difference between “classic” 2000’s and “core” 2000’s. I mean, there’s obviously a difference because people say the core 2000’s we’re 2003-2007, but say the classic 2000’s were 2000-2006.

Also, you guessed my age wrong, good job  ;D I turn 16 in 11 days. 

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 4:04 pm

Also, here's some more videos of how dated life as a kid in the 1990s or early 2000s were:

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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 4:05 pm


Ok, sorry I didn’t read all of that, but I don’t understand the difference between “classic” 2000’s and “core” 2000’s.


Well maybe you should read my long post and you'll see exactly what I mean.


Also, you guessed my age wrong, good job  ;D I turn 16 in 11 days.

Lol thats my bad!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 4:09 pm


Well maybe you should read my long post and you'll see exactly what I mean.

So, the "classic" 2000's was when there was terrible technology, like before the iPhone, and when "classic" 2000's shows were still running, but I don't get the meaning behind "classic" in this case is what I'm confused about.  ???

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 05/23/18 at 4:23 pm


Perhaps some people are being a bit hyperbolic, and I apologize if I was portraying myself in that manner. However, like you said, 2007 & 2009 still have more similarities with each other than differences, its just that the pace of the overall changes between the two years was more pronounced than other two year intervals. As an example; I find 2005 & 2007 more similar in culture than 2007 & 2009, and the same could be said with 2009 & 2011.

I understand that you and okfx are a little young, so you guys don't really remember much of the core cultural watershed moments that were occurring throughout the Late 2000s and thus prudential in the world we live in today. However, for me and many others who vividly remember the Late 2000s in and out, that era was certainly the most transformative in recent times.

Coming from myself, whom spent my childhood during the early & mid 2000s when; cell phones (while popular) were merely just small bricks with antennas or at best a flip phone with limited texting; the internet was mostly just filled with encyclopedias (pre Wikipedia essentially, the Encyclopedia Britannica days ;D), flash games, little to no social media, no YouTube, chat rooms were king, & "You've Got Mail" and which was only able to be accessed through a 56k dial up connection; America was generally a lot more conservative due to the post 9/11 patriotism and nationalism in the states and much of the West, LGBTQ rights were still seen as immoral (was common back in those days to hear people reference something negative as 'gay'), along with mainstream culture in just general still being entranced in the 'Family Values' mindset of the 80s & 90s (think 'Living Room Culture', a typical middle class family watching a family movie on the VCR in the living room, things were a lot more communal back then); electronic music was big, but nowhere near as futuristic sounding as the late 2000s, along with autotune still a few years away from being huge, Hip Hop/Rap wasn't as overly produced which was prior to the Snap/Crunk Rap takeover, and 90s style Rock like Nu-Metal, Post Grunge, & Pop Punk were big, not to mention that MTV (via TRL) was still seen as a gateway for the young generation to discover new music; television was starting to get entranced with the reality tv phase, but sitcoms like Friends, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Will & Grace, That 70s Show, King of Queens, and Malcolm in The Middle were still killing it in the ratings, not to mention great scripted TV series like The Sopranos, ER, JAG, The West Wing, and The Wire were huge; video game consoles like the PS2 and Xbox may have been the first to have expansive online capabilities but most people just opted for traditional local multiplayer, especially in relation towards the GameCube and Dreamcast, on top of the era still requiring memory cards for saved data, physical chords for controllers, traditional Audio-Visual Cables (the Red, Yellow, White cables) due to a lack in High Definition Televisions being common, DLC being VERY rare and if it was available it actually expanded the game and was worth the upgrade, still being required to buy games physically; I could go on and, the first half of the decade was certainly a lot more meek and quaint in comparison to the late third.

Once again, I understand that it has become a bit of a meme, but I'll still say that the Classic 2000s were from 2000-2006, while the Modern 2000s were from Late 2006/2007-2009. This video I'm linking below is (IMO) a pretty accurate depiction of what life was like in the early 2000s:

wgr4kY_-8pQ

This was already a bit of a far cry into how our daily lives were already like by the time the late 2000s (and thus, as 2010 inched closer & closer) were around.

The first half of the decade was not 'the 1990s', as some people may claim, but it did have much more in common culturally with the 1990s, or just the late 20th century in general for that manner, than the 2010s, whereas the late 2000s was when things were becoming a lot more modern. Musical streaming started to replace physical media like CDs, the internet became a lot more integral to our everyday lives, cell phones were not just devices to merely contact people but rather connect with the entire globe, social issues began to move more heavily to the left due to the rising backlash against the GWB Administration & the rise of the Millennial Generation that led to the election of Barack Obama, amongst other things.

For many of us 1990s babies, whom grew up during the entirety of the 2000s decade, it is why this distinction is so noticeable to us. If you were 5 in 2000 your experiences with the world would've been dramatically different than if you were 5 in 2009. The former would've grew up in a pretty antiquated world by today's standards and see all of these changes unravel before his eyes. The 5 year old in 2009 would've grew up in the modern world after many of these transformative changes in our society had occurred and would've just grew up in this new/modern status quo.

Trust me, you guys will understand us a lot more clearly when you're a little older. By the time you're, as an example, 22 (you're 15, so I'm assuming so you were born in 2003....?, correct me if I'm wrong) it would be 2025 and we would be bound to have another big cultural shift that you guys would certainly remember and be able to differentiate from the world prior. As of now, the biggest cultural shifts in the last 50 years have been:

1963: JFK Assasination

1981: Reagan Revolution

1989-1991: Dissolution of the USSR

1999-2001: Dawn of the New Millennium & 9/11

2007-2009: The Launch of the iPhone, Rise in Social Media, & the Great Recession

(arguably) You could also say more recently with 2016: Brexit & the election of Donald Trump as a return to mainstream conservatism in the West


This isn't me trying to come at you, its just me trying to provide you another perspective and I hope you guys understand where some us "old heads obsessed with cultural changes!!!" are coming from ;D.


1967-1969 was also pretty big.

The Beatles' hippie phase, the Summer of Love, the rise of heavy metal and hard rock, The assassinations of MLK and RFK, The Moon Landing, Charles Manson, Woodstock, etc.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 4:24 pm

The thing I mostly disagree with in this thread is this:the years that seemed to have the biggest transitions in the 00s are 2001, 2004, and 2007 Yeah, those years had a bit of a transition in a way, but the only one I actually agree with is 2001.

If anything, 2009 was definitely the most transitional and pivotal year of the 2000's:

-It was when Obama became president
-It was when the recession was at its worst. Yeah, it started in December 2007, but its effects weren't really significant until about 2008/2009.
-It was when Michael Jackson died
-The tea party movement
-Electropop getting big
-Facebook got popular
-Early 2010's culture was pretty much in full force by the very tail end of 2009
-New artists like Drake and Lady Gaga become really popular

Ok, these are my reasons for why 2009 is a bit different from 2007  ;D ;D



IMO 2001 and 2009 were easily the most memorable, pivotal and important years of the 2000's.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 05/23/18 at 4:35 pm

2007 was the final year of the mid 2000s.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/23/18 at 4:40 pm


Coming from myself, whom spent my childhood during the early & mid 2000s when; cell phones (while popular) were merely just small bricks with antennas or at best a flip phone with limited texting; the internet was mostly just filled with encyclopedias (pre Wikipedia essentially, the Encyclopedia Britannica days ;D), flash games, little to no social media, no YouTube, chat rooms were king, & "You've Got Mail" and which was only able to be accessed through a 56k dial up connection; America was generally a lot more conservative due to the post 9/11 patriotism and nationalism in the states and much of the West, LGBTQ rights were still seen as immoral (was common back in those days to hear people reference something negative as 'gay'), along with mainstream culture in just general still being entranced in the 'Family Values' mindset of the 80s & 90s (think 'Living Room Culture', a typical middle class family watching a family movie on the VCR in the living room, things were a lot more communal back then); electronic music was big, but nowhere near as futuristic sounding as the late 2000s, along with autotune still a few years away from being huge, Hip Hop/Rap wasn't as overly produced which was prior to the Snap/Crunk Rap takeover, and 90s style Rock like Nu-Metal, Post Grunge, & Pop Punk were big, not to mention that MTV (via TRL) was still seen as a gateway for the young generation to discover new music; television was starting to get entranced with the reality tv phase, but sitcoms like Friends, Frasier, Everybody Loves Raymond, Will & Grace, That 70s Show, King of Queens, and Malcolm in The Middle were still killing it in the ratings, not to mention great scripted TV series like The Sopranos, ER, JAG, The West Wing, and The Wire were huge; video game consoles like the PS2 and Xbox may have been the first to have expansive online capabilities but most people just opted for traditional local multiplayer, especially in relation towards the GameCube and Dreamcast, on top of the era still requiring memory cards for saved data, physical chords for controllers, traditional Audio-Visual Cables (the Red, Yellow, White cables) due to a lack in High Definition Televisions being common, DLC being VERY rare and if it was available it actually expanded the game and was worth the upgrade, still being required to buy games physically; I could go on and, the first half of the decade was certainly a lot more meek and quaint in comparison to the late third.

Also, Chain Hang Low came out during the 2006 shift which singlehandedly killed hip-hop. (j/k ;D)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/23/18 at 4:42 pm


I agree!


As I can tell ;D. Can't wait to see it!


1. 2001
- 9/11 (this alone puts it at the top)
- George W. Bush inaugurated
- GameCube, Xbox, iPod, Windows XP released
- Major 6th gen releases such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Grand Theft Auto III come out
- Major movie series such as Fast & the Furious, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Shrek come out
- Y2K Teen Pop starts dying off, mainstream music starts getting edgier
- First year of the 21st Century

2. 2007
- iPhone, Kindle released
- LCD TVs surpass CRTS in unit share
- T-Pain popularizes Auto-Tune
- Major 7th Gen releases such as Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare come out
- Major YouTube sensations such as Chocolate Rain, Rick Roll, Charlie Bit My Finger, Keyboard Cat, Leave Britney Alone, etc. come out
- iCarly debuts, while Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified, Unfabulous, Danny Phantom get cancelled
- Last Harry Potter book comes out
- Obama and Hillary campaign for presidency, Pelosi becomes first female speaker of Congress
- Recession starts in December 2007

3. 2004
- Broadband surpasses dial up in adoption rates
- Motorola Razr, Nintendo DS come out (PSP released in Japan)
- World of Warcraft comes out
- Satellite Radio reaches a million subscribers
- Friends gets cancelled, as well as a bunch of other TV shows
- American Idiot comes out, the goth-emo subculture explodes
- Janet Jackson's nipple slip

4. 2008
- Barack Obama elected president
- Recession goes global, many companies get bailed out
- Electropop becomes popular with Lady Gaga and 3OH!3
- Facebook overtakes MySpace
- Tom Brady's first loss in a Super Bowl

5. 2005
- MySpace bought by News Corporation, really takes off
- PSP released in the US, Xbox 360 comes out
- TV shows like The Office, Boondocks, American Dad premier, Family Guy is revived
- Hurricane Katrina, huge plummet in population in Louisiana
- Twilight book series makes its debut

6. 2006
- PS3, Wii, Blu Ray come out
- Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron become beloved teen idols
- Blackberry Pearl comes out
- Facebook goes public
- Music becomes a bit more pop-sonding with Timbaland

7. 2009
- Barack Obama inaugurated
- Michael Jackson's death
- Nickelodeon and sister-channels change logo
- Electropop Era comes in full swing with "Boom Boom Pow" dominating

8. 2002
- Tom Brady and New England Patriots win first Super Bowl
- Emo breaks out into the mainstream
- Spiderman series debuts in theaters
- DVD purchase sales surpass VHS

9. 2003
- Iraq War begins
- DVD rental sales surpass VHS
- Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California

10. 2000
- Dawn of the New Millennium
- Sims comes out

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/23/18 at 4:43 pm

Overall 2007 was a hugely transformative year, as Zelda and others have said. Everything had this very sleek, dark, digital feel to it like we were thrust into the future. Michael Bay's Transformers is a movie that perfectly encapsulates this sort of "cold, sleek, HD, neo-modern" feel that 2007 had.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/23/18 at 4:56 pm


Everything had this very sleek, dark, digital feel to it like we were thrust into the future. Michael Bay's Transformers is a movie that perfectly encapsulates this sort of "cold, sleek, HD, neo-modern" feel that 2007 had.

That's a great description. Thankfully that dark feeling faded when 2008 & 2009 were in full force.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 05/23/18 at 4:57 pm


1. 2001
- 9/11 (this alone puts it at the top)
- George W. Bush inaugurated
- GameCube, Xbox, iPod, Windows XP released
- Major 6th gen releases such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Grand Theft Auto III come out
- Major movie series such as Fast & the Furious, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Shrek come out
- Y2K Teen Pop starts dying off, mainstream music starts getting edgier
- First year of the 21st Century

2. 2007
- iPhone, Kindle released
- LCD TVs surpass CRTS in unit share
- T-Pain popularizes Auto-Tune
- Major 7th Gen releases such as Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare come out
- Major YouTube sensations such as Chocolate Rain, Rick Roll, Charlie Bit My Finger, Keyboard Cat, Leave Britney Alone, etc. come out
- iCarly debuts, while Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified, Unfabulous, Danny Phantom get cancelled
- Last Harry Potter book comes out
- Obama and Hillary campaign for presidency, Pelosi becomes first female speaker of Congress
- Recession starts in December 2007

3. 2004
- Broadband surpasses dial up in adoption rates
- Motorola Razr, Nintendo DS come out (PSP released in Japan)
- World of Warcraft comes out
- Satellite Radio reaches a million subscribers
- Friends gets cancelled, as well as a bunch of other TV shows
- American Idiot comes out, the goth-emo subculture explodes
- Janet Jackson's nipple slip

4. 2008
- Barack Obama elected president
- Recession goes global, many companies get bailed out
- Electropop becomes popular with Lady Gaga and 3OH!3
- Facebook overtakes MySpace
- Tom Brady's first loss in a Super Bowl

5. 2005
- MySpace bought by News Corporation, really takes off
- PSP released in the US, Xbox 360 comes out
- TV shows like The Office, Boondocks, American Dad premier, Family Guy is revived
- Hurricane Katrina, huge plummet in population in Louisiana
- Twilight book series makes its debut

6. 2006
- PS3, Wii, Blu Ray come out
- Miley Cyrus and Zac Efron become beloved teen idols
- Blackberry Pearl comes out
- Facebook goes public
- Music becomes a bit more pop-sonding with Timbaland

7. 2009
- Barack Obama inaugurated
- Michael Jackson's death
- Nickelodeon and sister-channels change logo
- Electropop Era comes in full swing with "Boom Boom Pow" dominating

8. 2002
- Tom Brady and New England Patriots win first Super Bowl
- Emo breaks out into the mainstream
- Spiderman series debuts in theaters
- DVD purchase sales surpass VHS

9. 2003
- Iraq War begins
- DVD rental sales surpass VHS
- Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor of California

10. 2000
- Dawn of the New Millennium
- Sims comes out


2000 was also when the Reality TV Boom started (when Reality TV started to become a significant part in American television).

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/23/18 at 5:11 pm

If 2008 or 2009 aren’t on your top 5 biggest transitional years then you’re wrong ;) ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/23/18 at 5:53 pm


So, the "classic" 2000's was when there was terrible technology, like before the iPhone, and when "classic" 2000's shows were still running, but I don't get the meaning behind "classic" in this case is what I'm confused about.  ???


You have to have been old enough by then to get it. Like, if you were by our age now, it'd hit you. The *Classic 2000s" term is real.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 6:06 pm


You have to have been old enough by then to get it. Like, if you were by our age now, it'd hit you. The *Classic 2000s" term is real.

But that doesn't really answer my question.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 6:16 pm


If 2008 or 2009 aren’t on your top 5 biggest transitional years then you’re wrong ;) ;D

I wouldn't say they're "wrong" but I fail to understand how little something like LCD TVs surpasses CRT in unit share and the last Harry Potter book coming out makes a year more transitional than a year that elected the first black president and had the worst recession.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Sorry if I sound rude, I'm just really curious. I just think 2001 and 2009 were the most transitional. Now that I think about it, I could see why one would say late 2006 was somewhat transitional (yes, I'm being legit serious  ;D ;D). The problem is when people exaggerate the shift like "Late 2006 was when everything started to suck and the whole entire world changed forever etc etc etc." The "shift" wasn't that big and serious.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

At the end of the day, it's all subjective and people are allowed to have their own opinions.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/23/18 at 6:52 pm

Rainbow I feel bad you didn't get to experience the classic 2000s. It was great. But you weren't born yet when the decade started, and some of us here like myself started going to school when the decade started in 2000.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/23/18 at 6:59 pm


You have to have been old enough by then to get it. Like, if you were by our age now, it'd hit you. The *Classic 2000s" term is real.


Here's how I'd split the '00s;

2000-mid 2001 = Y2K '00s

late 2001-mid 2004 = Classic '00s

late 2004-early 2007 = Nuclear '00s

mid 2007-2009 = Modern '00s

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/23/18 at 7:00 pm


Rainbow I feel bad you didn't get to experience the classic 2000s. It was great. But you weren't born yet when the decade started, and some of us here like myself started going to school when the decade started in 2000.

oH i'M sO SaD tHat yOu dInd'T gEt tO eXpIrIeNcE tHe cLaSsiC 2000S uh durr.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:02 pm


Rainbow I feel bad you didn't get to experience the classic 2000s. It was great. But you weren't born yet when the decade started, and some of us here like myself started going to school when the decade started in 2000.

What is there to feel about not properly experiencing the classic 2000's?  ;D ;D I'm enjoying my time here in the 2010's. I'm not one of the "born in the wrong generation" kids. I love the 2010's. I don't care if I didn't fully experience the 2000's or early 2000's or whatever is considered the so-called "classic 2000's" you're just blinded by your own nostalgia. The 2010's have been a great time to be a teen IMO. There's been good technology, TV shows, music, etc.

You have absolutely nothing to feel bad about.  ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:06 pm


Here's how I'd split the '00s;

2000-mid 2001 = Y2K '00s

late 2001-mid 2004 = Classic '00s

late 2004-early 2007 = Nuclear '00s

mid 2007-2009 = Modern '00s

Here's how I'd split it:

January 1st, 2000 12:00:00 AM  - April 30, 2003 11:59:59 PM: Early 2000's.

May 1st, 2003 12:00:00 AM - August 31, 2006 11:59:59 PM: Mid 2000's

September 1st, 2006 12:00:00 AM - December 31, 2009 11:59:59 PM: Late 2000's.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 7:15 pm

Pretty good list  @SeaCaptain97! If it were up to me, I'd rearrange it to something like this:



1. 2001
- 9/11 (this alone puts it at the top)
- George W. Bush inaugurated
- GameCube, Xbox, iPod, Windows XP released
- Major 6th gen releases such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, Halo: Combat Evolved, and Grand Theft Auto III come out
- Major movie series such as Fast & the Furious, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Shrek come out
- Y2K Teen Pop starts dying off, mainstream music starts getting edgier
- First year of the 21st Century

2. 2009
- Barack Obama inaugurated
- Midst of the Great Recession
- Michael Jackson's death
- Nickelodeon and sister-channels change logo
- Electropop Era comes in full swing with "Boom Boom Pow" dominating and Lady Gaga Rising in Popularity
- Rise in popularity for '2010s era Rappers' like Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Kid Cudi
- Analog Television Signals are completely phased out
- Nail in the coffin of Myspace relevancy, Facebook undisputed king, and Twitter rises in popularity

3. 2007
- iPhone, Kindle released
- LCD TVs surpass CRTS in unit share
- T-Pain popularizes Auto-Tune
- Major 7th Gen releases such as Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare come out
- The peak of the Nintendo Renaissance of the Mid-Late 2000s with the Nintendo D.S and Wiimania in full swing!
- Major YouTube sensations such as Chocolate Rain, Rick Roll, Charlie Bit My Finger, Keyboard Cat, Leave Britney Alone, etc. come out
- iCarly debuts, while Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified, Unfabulous, Danny Phantom get cancelled
- Last Harry Potter book comes out
- Obama and Hillary campaign for presidency, Pelosi becomes first female speaker of Congress
- Recession starts in December 2007

4. 2004
- Broadband surpasses dial up in adoption rates
- Motorola Razr, Nintendo DS come out (PSP released in Japan)
- World of Warcraft comes out
- Satellite Radio reaches a million subscribers
- Friends gets cancelled, as well as a bunch of other iconic TV shows from the 1990s & or the 'Millennium Era' like Frasier, Angel, and Sex & The City to name a few
- The end of Silver Age Nickelodeon (aka the Klasky Csupo Era) and Powerhouse Era Cartoon Network; along with the last year of Spongebob's Golden Age
- American Idiot comes out, the goth-emo subculture explodes
- Janet Jackson's nipple slip

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ofkx on 05/23/18 at 7:15 pm

The 2000s (except for the very early 2000s) were very modern overall. They had internet, computers, cellphones, smartphones, etc...
I don't get why some of you consider it to be this primitive decade until 2007 when everything became "modern". It was pretty technologically advanced from the start to the end.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:17 pm


The 2000s (except for the very early 2000s) were very modern overall. They had internet, computers, cellphones, smartphones, etc...
I don't get why some of you consider it to be this primitive decade until 2007 when everything became "modern". It was pretty technologically advanced from the start to the end.

Exactly what do people mean by "modern" 2000's? Because by today's standards, the 2000's are dated as hell.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ofkx on 05/23/18 at 7:23 pm


Exactly what do people mean by "modern" 2000's? Because by today's standards, the 2000's are dated as hell.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

For real. The first iPhone that apparently started the "modern" 2000s is literally a potato compared to any phone since at least 2012 lol.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/23/18 at 7:25 pm

I've already posted these on Popedia, but I may as well share them here too.

About a week ago, I watched a home video which contained a few recordings from 2006. One thing that really stood out for me was how outdated 2006 genuinely is now. It almost feels like another world. Here are a few snapshots which emphasize how outdated 2006 is:

https://thumb.ibb.co/du1mwJ/2006old.jpg

Check out how old the TV immediately behind my teacher looks. It may as well be from the 1950s. :P In contrast, kids in primary/elementary school classes now use iPads and interactive whiteboards.

https://thumb.ibb.co/cYFz0d/2006old2.jpg https://thumb.ibb.co/irpCmJ/2006old3.jpg

The cars look noticeably older. There were a lot more '90s-model cars still on the road at the time.

Anyway, the point of these images is to show how the 2000s are genuinely starting to not only feel, but look outdated in many aspects.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:26 pm


For real. The first iPhone that apparently started the "modern" 2000s is literally a potato compared to any phone since at least 2012 lol.

Yeah, an iPhone that doesn't even have an app store, no front camera, and can't send pictures in text sure is very very modern today.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/23/18 at 7:32 pm

2007 was the Year of our Lord ✝

✛ ✝ Every year since then we have strayed further from God's light ✠ †

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/23/18 at 7:36 pm

I don't like saying this but maybe you really did have to be a certain age to understand what people mean by "modern 2000s." And that's sort of exemplified by the fact that you keep measuring the 2000s by today's standards. The technological advances that took place in the late 2000s, especially starting in 2007, were advanced for that time. It's been explained quite a few times already I believe, but we are simply comparing the earlier half of the 2000s to the later half. 2007 is the year things began feeling futuristic. That is a central characteristic of that year.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/23/18 at 7:42 pm


I don't like saying this but maybe you really did have to be a certain age to understand what people mean by "modern 2000s." And that's sort of exemplified by the fact that you keep measuring the 2000s by today's standards. The technological advances that took place in the late 2000s, especially starting in 2007, were advanced for that time. It's been explained quite a few times already I believe, but we are simply comparing the earlier half of the 2000s to the later half. 2007 is the year things began feeling futuristic. That is a central characteristic of that year.


I was 8 years old in 2007 and I never thought of it as being "futuristic" by any means, despite the fact that I was old enough to understand what was going on around me. Honestly, I think some people just like to exaggerate transformative parts of the 2000s were. Yes, 2007 was different from 2006, but 2006 was different from 2005, and 2005 was different from 2004...

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:42 pm

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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ofkx on 05/23/18 at 7:46 pm


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I agree. I think we all unfortunately contributed to decadeology one way or another :\.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/23/18 at 7:55 pm


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No offense, but I do think this rant was a bit unnecessary.
Catwoman did state in a previous thread (and yes I know it was aimed a lot at me, but I did get the message) that it's best to leave a thread alone if you think it's contributing to the decadeology issue. If you disagree with the points that are brought up, do so in a respectable manner and try to be as rational as possible, but also don't doubt people who are older and remember the time period a lot better than you do.
If inthe00s tanks because of decadeology, so what, there's always Popedia, or even Personality Cafe outside the generation forums.
Plus, with a website name like "inthe00s", how can you expect there NOT to be a lot of decadeology?

Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to give constructive criticism.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 7:59 pm


I agree. I think we all unfortunately contributed to decadeology one way or another :\.

Yeah. I didn't even know what decadeology was until I started posting on here a lot more.  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 8:06 pm


No offense, but I do think this rant was a bit unnecessary.
Catwoman did state in a previous thread (and yes I know it was aimed a lot at me, but I did get the message) that it's best to leave a thread alone if you think it's contributing to the decadeology issue. If you disagree with the points that are brought up, do so in a respectable manner and try to be as rational as possible, but also don't doubt people who are older and remember the time period a lot better than you do.
If inthe00s tanks because of decadeology, so what, there's always Popedia, or even Personality Cafe outside the generation forums.
Plus, with a website name like "inthe00s", how can you expect there NOT to be a lot of decadeology?

Not trying to start a flame war, just trying to give constructive criticism.

I wasn't trying to doubt people who are older and remember a time period better. Just because they are older doesn't always mean they're always going to be right (technically, nobody is "right" here because this is all subjective) So they can doubt me because I'm younger than them but I can't do the same. That's pretty ageist if you ask me. You had Slim who said he felt bad because I didn't experience the "classic 2000's", as if I really would care if I experienced it.

Also, inthe00s is originally supposed to be a website about pop culture, not if "this year was more 2000's or early 2010's." Yes, I made threads like that. I'm not denying it. You barely hear the word "decadeology" outside of forums like this. So not a lot of people are going to expect "decadeology" unless they heard it before (which is probably very unlikely)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/23/18 at 8:23 pm

Also, simply ignoring decadeology threads won't always help because there are always going to be people who will want to contribute. I know I kind of contributed to decadeology in this thread and I'm sorry, but something seriously needs to be done to prevent things like this from happening. The moderators need to start becoming more active and locking decadeology threads and deleting decadeology posts and actually enforce their rules. I've tried reporting a decadeology thread in the past and it never got locked. From what it looks like on this website, a lot of people on this website don't ignore the decadeology threads.

Again, I'm not going to try and hide the fact that I've definitely done decadeology threads and posts like this not very long ago. Yeah, my rant sounded a little rude, but my point still stands. Posts like "2007 had a dark digital vibe" and "late 2006 shift" are decadeology and need to be banned.

I'm going to start putting this thread on my ignore list and this will be my official last post on this thread. I might as well just ignore it because decadeology is barely taken seriously on this website anyway.

The only thing I'm going to apologize for is contributing to decadeology and making my rant sound rude, but that's it.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/23/18 at 8:37 pm


Here's how I'd split the '00s;

2000-mid 2001 = Y2K '00s

late 2001-mid 2004 = Classic '00s

late 2004-early 2007 = Nuclear '00s

mid 2007-2009 = Modern '00s


Its a fair length as far as the classic 2000s but you gotta have 2005 also if not 2006.


The 2000s (except for the very early 2000s) were very modern overall. They had internet, computers, cellphones, smartphones, etc...
I don't get why some of you consider it to be this primitive decade until 2007 when everything became "modern". It was pretty technologically advanced from the start to the end.


I said this. The 2000s are the perfect old school timeless decade. It has a lot going with its unique sound.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/23/18 at 9:02 pm


I said this. The 2000s are the perfect old school timeless decade. It has a lot going with its unique sound.


I agree with this sentiment. Overall, the decade was very transformative in launching us into the modern era of today, but was equally old school in its aesthetic. Its a reason why 2007, while over 11 years ago now, is dated but not dramatically different from today. In any other 10 year interval; be it 1997 & 2007 or 1987 & 1997, the differences are much more noticeable. However, 2007 is rather dated today but still has enough in relation to today that it doesn't seem as other worldly as the early 2000s does. Hence why the 2000s I think are going to age like fine wine in the long run, in contrast to a decade like say the 1980s which was already mercilessly mocked even by the mid 90s.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/23/18 at 9:13 pm


I agree with this sentiment. Overall, the decade was very transformative in launching us into the modern era of today, but was equally old school in its aesthetic. Its a reason why 2007, while over 11 years ago now, is dated but not dramatically different from today. In any other 10 year interval; be it 1997 & 2007 or 1987 & 1997, the differences are much more noticeable. However, 2007 is rather dated today but still has enough in relation to today that it doesn't seem as other worldly as the early 2000s does. Hence why the 2000s I think are going to age like fine wine in the long run, in contrast to a decade like say the 1980s which was already mercilessly mocked even by the mid 90s.


I agree.
By the way, since you're interested in transitions within decades, there's a thread you should check out;  :)
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=57606.0

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/23/18 at 9:24 pm

I just find it crazy how huge the difference is between 2000 and 2008 compared to 2010 and 2018. Like the 2010s were a decade of zero change (except politically) and the 2000s zoomed like 30 years into the future from start to finish (obvious exaggeration on both points, but still).

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/24/18 at 3:24 am


What is there to feel about not properly experiencing the classic 2000's?  ;D ;D I'm enjoying my time here in the 2010's. I'm not one of the "born in the wrong generation" kids. I love the 2010's. I don't care if I didn't fully experience the 2000's or early 2000's or whatever is considered the so-called "classic 2000's" you're just blinded by your own nostalgia. The 2010's have been a great time to be a teen IMO. There's been good technology, TV shows, music, etc.

You have absolutely nothing to feel bad about.  ;D
Well said

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Subject: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dude111 on 05/24/18 at 3:58 am

What comes to your mind when you think off 2007?

Crap just like now....... And getting worse everyday

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/24/18 at 4:16 am

Tbh, I feel some people on this board tend to overly exagerate the transformativeness of the 2000s and the inertia of the 2010s.
I always saw 2007 as more close to 1997 than 2017 for multiple reasons. The internet was still very primitive in '97 but definitely already was in discussion back then, while the internet was a lot more advanced in 2007 but still in its early stages (commonly known as the wild west era). Nothing compared to 2017 where the internet became the major media platform instead of an alternative one like in both 1997 and 2007.

Modern day R&B and Pop punk were already starting to become big commercial forces in 1997 while still being very relevant in 2007 and definitely gone by 2017 (with Alternative R&B scene eating up the R&B niche). Trap kind of can be seen as a natural successor to 2007 Crunk which was a natural succesor to 1997 Glam Rap, but Kanye West 2008 album "808s and heartbreaks" still had a major influence on the subsequent Hip Hop, with a more reverby and introspective outlook introduced which is prefectly exemplified by the huge 2017 hit "XO Tour Llif3".
In 2007, edm was already big in Europe, just like it was in 1997 with Trance being the major genre in both years, while by 2017 it got replaced by Progressive/Deep House and Trap. And yeah, in the US it was popularized only by 2009.

Fashion-wise, baggy clothing was big in both 97 and 07 (even though it was already a dying trend by trend), while 2017 opted for the complete opposite in skinny clothing. Stuff like vhs were on the dying in 2007 but still existant nonetheless, as well as CRT tvs and the SD format which were on their last legs, as well as other very dead and outdated technologies in 2017 being the norm in 2007 like mp3-players (the spiritual successor of the 97 cd-player), non-smart cellphones and pda's.
I will also like to remind how the advent of streaming in 2013 reshaped the way we consume things in many unprecented ways.

That doesn't mean 2007 was the exact same as 1997, 9/11 happened in between which would reshape world relations and have a massive
2007 also saw the advent of the iphone (which would later reshape the whole mobile phone market) as well as the boom of online gaming and social media (with Myspace out of the way, and Facebook gaining momentum and Twitter seeing the light of day).

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:34 am


Tbh, I feel some people on this board tend to overly exagerate the transformativeness of the 2000s and the inertia of the 2010s.
I always saw 2007 as more close to 1997 than 2017 for multiple reasons. The internet was still very primitive in '97 but definitely already was in discussion back then, while the internet was a lot more advanced in 2007 but still in its early stages (commonly known as the wild west era). Nothing compared to 2017 where the internet became the major media platform instead of an alternative one like in both 1997 and 2007.

Modern day R&B and Pop punk were already starting to become big commercial forces in 1997 while still being very relevant in 2007 and definitely gone by 2017 (with Alternative R&B scene eating up the R&B niche). Trap kind of can be seen as a natural successor to 2007 Crunk which was a natural succesor to 1997 Glam Rap, but Kanye West 2008 album "808s and heartbreaks" still had a major influence on the subsequent Hip Hop, with a more reverby and introspective outlook introduced which is prefectly exemplified by the huge 2017 hit "XO Tour Llif3".
In 2007, edm was already big in Europe, just like it was in 1997 with Trance being the major genre in both years, while by 2017 it got replaced by Progressive/Deep House and Trap. And yeah, in the US it was popularized only by 2009.

Fashion-wise, baggy clothing was big in both 97 and 07 (even though it was already a dying trend by trend), while 2017 opted for the complete opposite in skinny clothing. Stuff like vhs were on the dying in 2007 but still existant nonetheless, as well as CRT tvs and the SD format which were on their last legs, as well as other very dead and outdated technologies in 2017 being the norm in 2007 like mp3-players (the spiritual successor of the 97 cd-player), non-smart cellphones and pda's.
I will also like to remind how the advent of streaming in 2013 reshaped the way we consume things in many unprecented ways.

That doesn't mean 2007 was the exact same as 1997, 9/11 happened in between which would reshape world relations and have a massive
2007 also saw the advent of the iphone (which would later reshape the whole mobile phone market) as well as the boom of online gaming and social media (with Myspace out of the way, and Facebook gaining momentum and Twitter seeing the light of day).


Honestly Dr. Shruggie, I feel feel like 2000-2004 are closer to 10 years earlier than 10 years later, while 2005 & 2006 are about dead even. Then 2007-2008 (as of now) are closer to 10 years later than 10 years earlier. 2007 was the rise of the social media era that had already been occurring since 2006 (even if it was early social media, it was still social media) and with Blu-Ray getting popular at the time, 7th generation being in full effect, the first iPhone coming out, core 00's television ending for shows that would define the 10's eventually, and Blockbuster dying, all of those factors make 2007 and 2008 closer to 10 years afterwards.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 6:41 am


Honestly Dr. Shruggie, I feel feel like 2000-2004 are closer to 10 years earlier than 10 years later, while 2005 & 2006 are about dead even. Then 2007-2008 (as of now) are closer to 10 years later than 10 years earlier. 2007 was the rise of the social media era that had already been occurring since 2006 (even if it was early social media, it was still social media) and with Blu-Ray getting popular at the time, 7th generation being in full effect, the first iPhone coming out, core 00's television ending for shows that would define the 10's eventually, and Blockbuster dying, all of those factors make 2007 and 2008 closer to 10 years afterwards.


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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/24/18 at 7:02 am


Honestly Dr. Shruggie, I feel feel like 2000-2004 are closer to 10 years earlier than 10 years later, while 2005 & 2006 are about dead even. Then 2007-2008 (as of now) are closer to 10 years later than 10 years earlier. 2007 was the rise of the social media era that had already been occurring since 2006 (even if it was early social media, it was still social media) and with Blu-Ray getting popular at the time, 7th generation being in full effect, the first iPhone coming out, core 00's television ending for shows that would define the 10's eventually, and Blockbuster dying, all of those factors make 2007 and 2008 closer to 10 years afterwards.

I agree but I would say 2006 is closer to 10 years later

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 7:06 am

I said it before, and I'll say it again, but you young guys kind of had to have 'been there', when all of these changes were going on to fully understand where we're coming from. While the 2000s as a whole was (if not counting the 2010s) the most technologically advanced decade within the last 100 years, it was the rapid pace of technological change that separates it from the 2010s, in which technological advances in this decade have been pretty consistent. This is essentially the philosophical concept of Diminishing Returns, as technology advances the perceptions regarding technological advances subside as people become accustomed with the relatively new technology. It is why sales for smartphones have actually been down in the last couple of years because the jumps between generations of smartphones aren't socially as jaw dropping or amazing as they used to be. This well known ad from Samsung is a perfect example of this technological paradox:

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It shows a young teenager in 2007 (presumably you're average Millennial) gazing at the long line for the original iPhone. At the time, there literally was nothing like it on the mass market. Sure it didn't have an app store, a front facing camera, advanced finger gestures, a fingerprint scanner, widgets, etc. but it was a "Phone, Music Player, & an Internet Connective Device" all in one. Not to mention the device used a touch screen, a relatively new form of technology that was cutting edge in the mid-late 2000s between self checkouts becoming common at grocery stores, kiosks at the bank now having touch screens and other popular devices at the time like Palm Pilots and the ever popular Nintendo D.S in which both used styluses.

Looking through our current lenses, obviously the technology is dated, but you could tell that the key components of much of our technology today was first being implemented and presented to the masses around that point as well.

Thus, you'd have to have been either in your late childhood phase (ages 10-12) and our your adolescence/youth phase & older to understand what we mean by "Classic 2000s" and "Modern 2000s". It isn't to say that the first two thirds of the decade were not modern, but rather in a relative sense in comparison to the rapidly changing Late 2000s, they seemed a lot more dated in comparison (surprisingly, even at the time) hence the 'classic' label. Like imagine going from the PS1 with its blocky & blurry 3-D polygons as the most popular console of its heyday in 2000 to the immense and visually stunning HD Graphics of the PS3 in 2009. Going from a game in graphical and mechanical style like Spyro: Year of the Dragon to something stunning like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

A lot of you younger guys were just entering you childhoods in the Late 2000s when these changes were going on, so I doubt you even remember a lot of the important watershed moments that occurred (launch of the iPhone, Obama's election, MJ's death, etc.), or at best may remember these events but didn't fully understand the context of these events when they were occurring.

Once again, we're bound for another rapid cultural change sometime within the foreseeable future, so by that point maybe you guys will have a better feeling and understanding of what we're talking about. Its not decadology, but rather an analysis on many of the cultural changes that were occurring during that time period. You could disagree on how impactful those changes really were, but FWIW since most of the older members on the forums (those who are fans of decadology or not, I'm certainly on the fence with that) seem to agree on a general consensus that the Late 2000s was the premiere, of sorts, for many 2010s trends you just have to be more respectful in your dissent.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/24/18 at 7:27 am


I said it before, and I'll say it again, but you young guys kind of had to have 'been there', when all of these changes were going on to fully understand where we're coming from.


While I won't deny the fact that pop culture and technology changed quite significantly over the course of the decade, I would have to agree with Rainbowz and Mr Shruggie in that the 2000s weren't as transformative as what they are often made out to be on inthe00s. I find the notion that the 2000s can be divided into a "classic" and "modern" 2000s, ridiculous. It's just a complete over-exaggeration.

As someone born in 1999, I "was there" when the changes were going on. However, with that said, I still don't agree with a lot that has been suggested in this thread.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 05/24/18 at 7:53 am


I agree but I would say 2006 is closer to 10 years later


I would probably say this:

2000-2004 are closer to 10 years earlier.
2005-2007 are split even between 10 years earlier and 10 years later.
2008-2009 are closer to 10 years later.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 9:15 am


I agree but I would say 2006 is closer to 10 years later


That's fair.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 9:17 am


I would probably say this:

2000-2004 are closer to 10 years earlier.
2005-2007 are split even between 10 years earlier and 10 years later.
2008-2009 are closer to 10 years later.


Nah 2007 is clearly closer to 10 years later than 10 years earlier. Think about the culture and the technology that was still relevant in 1997 that was still common throughout the early 00's and even when the mid 00's first started that were no longer relevant by 2007 or just dying. 2007 is closer to 2017 without a question.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 9:20 am


I said it before, and I'll say it again......

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It shows a young teenager in 2007 (presumably you're average Millennial) gazing at the long line for the original iPhone. At the time, there literally was nothing like it on the mass market. Sure it didn't have.......


I agree 100%. Couldn't have said it any better than me.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/24/18 at 9:39 am


Nah 2007 is clearly closer to 10 years later than 10 years earlier. Think about the culture and the technology that was still relevant in 1997 that was still common throughout the early 00's and even when the mid 00's first started that were no longer relevant by 2007 or just dying. 2007 is closer to 2017 without a question.


I agree with T-Rex on early 2007, but I'll agree that mid-late 2007 is definitely closer to 2017.

I'd say;
2000-mid 2004 = closer to 10 years earlier
late 2004-early 2007 = equally split
mid 2007-2009 = closer to 10 years later

The big tech shift started in late 2004 early 2005, when broadband adoption rates surpasses dial up's and when devices such as the Razr, DS, and PSP were coming out. This shift continued throughout, in mid 2005 social media started taking off with MySpace being bought by News Corp, then with the release of 7th Gen home consoles in 2005 and 2006. However, mid-late 2007 is definitely when the shift had brought us much closer to the future, that's when the iPhone and Kindle came out, when viral sensations such as Rick Roll, Chocolate Rain, and Charlie Bit My Finger started out, and when LCD TVs surpasses CRT TVs in sales.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 05/24/18 at 10:09 am



Thus, you'd have to have been either in your late childhood phase (ages 10-12)


You mean that age at any point in the late '00s, or just 2007? I was 9 throughout 2007 minus in December, and I was definitely old enough to remember that year being very transitional. I remember finding the iPhone commercials astonishing, being mind blown about the notion of going on websites through a phone, it was that year when me and most of my peers discovered YouTube (due to sensations such as Rick Roll, Charlie Bit My Finger, Chocolate Rain, etc.), and everyone being excited for games such as Halo 3, Mario Galaxy, etc.
I'd say if you were in the second half of childhood (8-12) in 2007 you could definitely grasp it.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/24/18 at 10:13 am


Nah 2007 is clearly closer to 10 years later than 10 years earlier. Think about the culture and the technology that was still relevant in 1997 that was still common throughout the early 00's and even when the mid 00's first started that were no longer relevant by 2007 or just dying. 2007 is closer to 2017 without a question.

Yeah 2007 as a whole is a lot closer to 2017. 2006 is the first modern 2000s year imo. Twitter released, Facebook got popular, PS3 came out.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/24/18 at 10:17 am

This entire discussion is annoying.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/24/18 at 10:23 am


This entire discussion is annoying.
PREACH BROTHER

Let's enjoy 2007 stuff instead of this decadeology crap Actually

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Omfg what a banger 8)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 10:26 am


You mean that age at any point in the late '00s, or just 2007? I was 9 throughout 2007 minus in December, and I was definitely old enough to remember that year being very transitional. I remember finding the iPhone commercials astonishing, being mind blown about the notion of going on websites through a phone, it was that year when me and most of my peers discovered YouTube (due to sensations such as Rick Roll, Charlie Bit My Finger, Chocolate Rain, etc.), and everyone being excited for games such as Halo 3, Mario Galaxy, etc.
I'd say if you were in the second half of childhood (8-12) in 2007 you could definitely grasp it.


I’d say Late 2000s in general, so really anybody born in the 1990s should be able to vividly remember a pre iPhone world, or at the very least, a world in which smartphones weren’t super popular (including the iPhone) prior to like 2009-2010. In other words, if you’re code childhood just started in the Late 2000s, so like 2007, and you have little to no memories of the mid 2000s and before, you essentially grew up in a post iPhone world, let alone an Web 2.0 world.

Even very late 90s babies like Late 98ers/99ers and some early 00s babies (mainly 2000 & 2001 borns) who grew up mainly in the Web 2.0 world should have some vivid memories of a world prior to social media, smartphones, and fast internet being standardized. However, for most 2000s babies (especially Mid-Late 00s babies) that is simply not the case.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/24/18 at 10:27 am


PREACH BROTHER

Let's enjoy 2007 stuff instead of this decadeology crap Actually

yd8jh9QYfEs

Omfg what a banger 8)

Facts! 8)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 10:30 am


PREACH BROTHER

Let's enjoy 2007 stuff instead of this decadeology crap Actually

yd8jh9QYfEs

Omfg what a banger 8)


Once again, please enlighten me on how exactly this is decadeology?

From the time this thread was created back in 2015 till now, we were just talking about how transformative of a year 2007 was, THATS IT. Even if you may disagree with that notion, which is fine, me and others have been trying to respectful to other people’s viewpoints. I’m not going to mention names, but some people have been taking this convo a little to heart and have been acting pretty rude in the process.

But regardless, I agree overall. I’m done talking about the cultural changes of 2007, let’s just talk about how good of a year it was!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/24/18 at 10:33 am


PREACH BROTHER

Let's enjoy 2007 stuff instead of this decadeology crap Actually

yd8jh9QYfEs

Omfg what a banger 8)

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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/24/18 at 10:35 am


I’d say Late 2000s in general, so really anybody born in the 1990s should be able to vividly remember a pre iPhone world, or at the very least, a world in which smartphones weren’t super popular (including the iPhone) prior to like 2009-2010. In other words, if you’re code childhood just started in the Late 2000s, so like 2007, and you have little to no memories of the mid 2000s and before, you essentially grew up in a post iPhone world, let alone an Web 2.0 world.

Even very late 90s babies like Late 98ers/99ers and some early 00s babies (mainly 2000 & 2001 borns) who grew up mainly in the Web 2.0 world should have some vivid memories of a world prior to social media, smartphones, and fast internet being standardized. However, for most 2000s babies (especially Mid-Late 00s babies) that is simply not the case.

I don’t have any memory pre social media and I was born in 2001 ???

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 10:37 am


PREACH BROTHER

Let's enjoy 2007 stuff instead of this decadeology crap Actually

yd8jh9QYfEs

Omfg what a banger 8)
I can top you even better ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=glwhxRFhulo

I say this was probably the best song of 2007

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/24/18 at 10:42 am


Once again, please enlighten me on how exactly this is decadeology?

From the time this thread was created back in 2015 till now, we were just talking about how transformative of a year 2007 was, THATS IT. Even if you may disagree with that notion, which is fine, me and others have been trying to respectful to other people’s viewpoints. I’m not going to mention names, but some people have been taking this convo a little to heart and have been acting pretty rude in the process.

But regardless, I agree overall. I’m done talking about the cultural changes of 2007, let’s just talk about how good of a year it was!


Don't mind the haters, man. This was still a educational read. Any person who tries to diss you are just in it to be cool. There was really nothing annoying about this discussion. Your a very civil dude.


Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 10:46 am


I can top you even better ;)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=glwhxRFhulo

I say this was probably the best song of 2007
Yes, Lupe was at his peak in 2007, but that was from his 06 album, but still dope nonetheless. You might remember this song vPiKKfcjI-4. This is what he made in 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/24/18 at 10:46 am

Here’s a banger from 2007 that has dating advice for ladies  8)
iqHiHMxZNUI
😭😇🙏

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 10:51 am


Yes, Lupe was at his peak in 2007, but that was from his 06 album, but still dope nonetheless. You might remember this song vPiKKfcjI-4. This is what he made in 2007.
I think I do, but I don't remember listening to that song much compared to Superstar. I will say that track is tight though. :)

How about this one? This was another great song of 2007.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hLgueAdOj_4


Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ofkx on 05/24/18 at 11:42 am


Here’s a banger from 2007 that has dating advice for ladies  8)
iqHiHMxZNUI
😭😇🙏

This reminds me a LOT of Big Shaq lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M_5oYU-IsU

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/24/18 at 11:51 am

Flashing Lights by Kanye West is so definitive. It truly make me miss 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/24/18 at 12:21 pm

The classic 2000s was before 2006 and the modern 2000s was after. 2006 is the key year that seperated the vibe of the decade because so much technological enhancements happened that year.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 12:27 pm


I think I do, but I don't remember listening to that song much compared to Superstar. I will say that track is tight though. :)

How about this one? This was another great song of 2007.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hLgueAdOj_4
Yes that song was dope, my favorite Kayne track also came out in 07 RujZAzxjFQ4. I remember when I first heard this I just felt so empowered.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 12:39 pm

You can't get anymore 2007 than this classic gem:

O0lf_fE3HwA

Gwen Stefani dominated the 2000s, and this song, IMO, encapsulates so much of her popular appeal in that era. Its also a very catchy and fun song all around. I remember it being blasted on the radio for weeks back in the Summer of 07'!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 12:50 pm


You can't get anymore 2007 than this classic gem:

O0lf_fE3HwA

Gwen Stefani dominated the 2000s, and this song, IMO, encapsulates so much of her popular appeal in that era. Its also a very catchy and fun song all around. I remember it being blasted on the radio for weeks back in the Summer of 07'!
Brings me back to summer of 07. I remember hearing this song a lot back in mid 07.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 1:06 pm


PREACH BROTHER

Let's enjoy 2007 stuff instead of this decadeology crap Actually

yd8jh9QYfEs

Omfg what a banger 8)


Yeah I'm about to blow up this thread with some golden 2007 memories, and it was definitely my favorite year of the late 00's pop culturally. Dr. Shruggie shrugging his shoulders like a f**king BOSS homie!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 1:09 pm


Brings me back to summer of 07. I remember hearing this song a lot back in mid 07.


Between 2004-2008, 2007 was the best year for music of the 00's, and to be specific the greatest year of music out of the whole core 00's years. This was another song that was VERY LIT throughout 2007 as well. This one could never escape my head. This song represents me leaving elementary school and SUMMER 2007. All the vacations trips I went on throughout Spring and Summer 2007 due to my dad's job. Me being in Karate at the time in the advanced belt class. Me being addicted to my Nintendo DS Lite playing all of the most popular games at the time.

D9g2szHsoz0

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/24/18 at 1:15 pm

awMIbA34MT8

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: unicornic on 05/24/18 at 1:35 pm


Between 2004-2008, 2007 was the best year for music of the 00's, and to be specific the greatest year of music out of the whole core 00's years. This was another song that was VERY LIT throughout 2007 as well. This one could never escape my head. This song represents me leaving elementary school and SUMMER 2007. All the vacations trips I went on throughout Spring and Summer 2007 due to my dad's job. Me being in Karate at the time in the advanced belt class. Me being addicted to my Nintendo DS Lite playing all of the most popular games at the time.

D9g2szHsoz0


YESS!! 2007 was an amazing year for music, a lot better than 2006 in my opinion. 2006 was terrible

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 1:50 pm


Between 2004-2008, 2007 was the best year for music of the 00's, and to be specific the greatest year of music out of the whole core 00's years. This was another song that was VERY LIT throughout 2007 as well. This one could never escape my head. This song represents me leaving elementary school and SUMMER 2007. All the vacations trips I went on throughout Spring and Summer 2007 due to my dad's job. Me being in Karate at the time in the advanced belt class. Me being addicted to my Nintendo DS Lite playing all of the most popular games at the time.

D9g2szHsoz0
Oh yes I remember hearing that song in may of 07 weeks before graduating elementary school. Man my 5th gra de year had some bangers.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/24/18 at 2:21 pm


How about this one? This was another great song of 2007.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hLgueAdOj_4

Flashing Lights is one of Kanye West's most awesome songs i just found about the song in January of this year when my older brother (who is a 90s baby) was listening to it.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/24/18 at 2:29 pm


Flashing Lights is one of Kanye West's most awesome songs i just found about the song in January of this year when my older brother (who is a 90s baby) was listening to it.

And Graduation's his most successful album and basically ended 50 Cents career lol

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 3:29 pm


Between 2004-2008, 2007 was the best year for music of the 00's, and to be specific the greatest year of music out of the whole core 00's years. This was another song that was VERY LIT throughout 2007 as well. This one could never escape my head. This song represents me leaving elementary school and SUMMER 2007. All the vacations trips I went on throughout Spring and Summer 2007 due to my dad's job. Me being in Karate at the time in the advanced belt class. Me being addicted to my Nintendo DS Lite playing all of the most popular games at the time.

D9g2szHsoz0


Brings me back to summer of 07. I remember hearing this song a lot back in mid 07.


I agree with both of you! Summer of 2007 was hands down the best summer of the 2000s :D. The summer was especially great for my personal life as I graduated from elementary school that year and went to North Carolina for the first time for my cousin's high school graduation. I also went to Louisiana and Tennessee for the first time seeing distant relatives. I started a day new camp (which was profoundly more fun then the one I was at before!!!). I saw Spiderman 3 (crappy movie.... but the experience was fun nonetheless), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Ratatouille all in theaters. I went to see a NY Mets v. Philadelphia Phillies Game at the Citizens Bank Park in Philly with my step dad. I also went to Coney Island and rode The Cyclone for the first time (a NY staple), but I remember feeling nauteous right after.

I was obsessed with my Wii that summer (which I had just gotten for my birthday in March) and I remember playing a lot of Super Paper Mario, Wii Sports, Sonic & The Secret Rings (regrettably) and Twilight Princess that summer. In fact these particular webpages evokes nothing but nostalgia:

https://web.archive.org/web/20070629131314/http://www.zelda.com:80/universe/

https://web.archive.org/web/20070702231301/http://www.zelda.com:80/universe/game/twilightprincess/

The first screenshot is from the old Zelda Universe website, practically the main hub for everything Zelda. The second was the tab that led to Twilight Princess's homepage, which was specialized as it being the most recent game in the franchise at that point. This was my lifeline when I was playing Twilight Princess for the first time, those walkthroughs helped out a lot ;D. Also, you cant anymore 2007 than these iconic Wii ads from back in the day:

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And of course I remember going onto the SmashDojo website religiously in the anticipation of Super Smash Bros Brawl, and being excited for Super Mario Galaxy :D.

2007 was also the year I got my sister's handydown Discman and I started to listen to popular music more often on the radio and or on CDs/Mp3 Files (a friend of mines was able to torrent music online, we were sneaky bastards ;D). Hence why I have a bit of a softspot for a lot of the music from 2007, here are a few other iconic tracks from that year:

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3CXlDLiRxjU

8UFIYGkROII

CvBfHwUxHIk

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I also remember going utpo Connecticut with relatives at a seafood restaurant. I remember my step-dad taking a picture of the beautiful New England sunset in front, right outside, of the restaurant. Overall 2007 was just a badass year for my life! One of my favorite years of my childhood and the 2000s decade as a whole.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/24/18 at 3:57 pm

I wish i was a 2000s kid  :\'(





























































































































Psych! Nibba

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Lyndialy on 05/24/18 at 4:01 pm

I was only 2. I have no recollection of that year.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/24/18 at 4:04 pm


I was only 2. I have no recollection of that year.

Same i think i have some memories of preschool in 2007 but other than that i don't think so.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/24/18 at 4:11 pm


And Graduation's his most successful album and basically ended 50 Cents career lol


At first I misread Graduation for Grandma ending 50 Cent's career, which would have been brilliant.
I wish i was a 2000s kid  :\'(



Don't lose the spirit in being proud to be a 2010s kid, dude. Every decade has something to offer.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/24/18 at 4:15 pm


Don't lose the spirit in being proud to be a 2010s kid, dude. Every decade has something to offer.

I was joking lol, and i'm proud of being a 2010s kid!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/24/18 at 4:32 pm


I was joking lol, and i'm proud of being a 2010s kid!

You right. Each generation has something interesting to offer.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/24/18 at 5:14 pm


Once again, please enlighten me on how exactly this is decadeology?

From the time this thread was created back in 2015 till now, we were just talking about how transformative of a year 2007 was, THATS IT. Even if you may disagree with that notion, which is fine, me and others have been trying to respectful to other people’s viewpoints. I’m not going to mention names, but some people have been taking this convo a little to heart and have been acting pretty rude in the process.

But regardless, I agree overall. I’m done talking about the cultural changes of 2007, let’s just talk about how good of a year it was!
Because the thread was derailing into another mid-late 2000s technological shift which has been discussed to death at this point and which is basically the same as decadeology (if not even more annoying). Regardless of the fact it was a civil discussion or whatever, it's still a very hackneyed subject. I'm definitely guilty of contributing to it, and I really regret writing that post now (can't even look at it). Not to mention, the discussion was gearing towards "you had to be there" smug type of arguments which I absolutely can't stand.


But regardless, I agree overall. I’m done talking about the cultural changes of 2007, let’s just talk about how good of a year it was!

Definitely agree with this tho 8)

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Definitely one of her greatest singles of all time. It's quite amazing she managed to put out agreeably her best album (Black Out) during a very rough period for her. Very ahead of its time record, She went full-on electropop, 2 years before Lady Gaga eventually reshaped the whole musical landscape towards it.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 5:44 pm

2007, was a great year for sure. The fact there are people who either too young to remember it or just flat out wasn't born yet really shows how fast time goes by. I make sure to make everyday count (even if it sucked) because it's those lil moments that we'll look back on years from now. I know I sound too preachy but 2007 was an imporant year for me.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/24/18 at 5:53 pm


Because the thread was derailing into another mid-late 2000s technological shift which has been discussed to death at this point and which is basically the same as decadeology (if not even more annoying). Regardless of the fact it was a civil discussion or whatever, it's still a very hackneyed subject. I'm definitely guilty of contributing to it, and I really regret writing that post now (can't even look at it). Not to mention, the discussion was gearing towards "you had to be there" smug type of arguments which I absolutely can't stand.


Would you rather I simply leave it at "You had to be there" Or just added fuel and wrote a wall of text attempting to explain it?

I'm confident I can decide the least hectic post to read for you, man.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:06 pm


2007, was a great year for sure. The fact there are people who either too young to remember it or just flat out wasn't born yet really shows how fast time goes by. I make sure to make everyday count (even if it sucked) because it's those lil moments that we'll look back on years from now. I know I sound too preachy but 2007 was an imporant year for me.


For my personal life 2006 was a lot better, but pop culturally 2007 was definitely the better year. 2007 for my personal life was weird and bittersweet. I was so ready to leave elementary school and I was happy, but once I hit middle school later that year everything changed and I really hated it, making me miss elementary school so badly, but most of 2007 was still really solid, including that summer too. The most vacations my family ever went on happened throughout 2007 as well. 2007 had the premiere of a lot of late 00's TV series and early 10's TV series while many core 00's shows ended at the same time. Online gaming was big in the gaming industry for the first time ever so it was very exciting at the time. 2007 was the first late 00's year and final core 00's year. I consider 2007 the final year of my core childhood before middle school began (in other words Spring & Summer 2007 were still important to my childhood). A lot of balance pop culturally. 2008 is when our pop culture really started changing rapidly and the 00's began to die out, despite the year still being quintessential to the late 00's.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/24/18 at 6:09 pm

Amy Winehouse guys

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: batfan2005 on 05/24/18 at 6:15 pm

2007 was an uphill year for me, better than 2006. The first half was pretty much the same as 2006, but the later half was when things started to improve, and continued to get better into 2008.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/24/18 at 6:15 pm

2007 was definitely a fun year for me. I turned 5 that year, started Kindergarten, and had a great 5th birthday. I was a really misbehaved kid back then though. I used to purposely block the kid's view when the teacher would read a book and show the pictures. I remember when I purposely gave my teacher a dirty look, and she gave me a dirty look right back.  ;D ;D I also remember not properly knowing how to use scissors back then and ended up cutting myself on accident. The teacher rushed to me and got a band-aid.

Despite all of that, 2007 was still mostly fun though. I remember getting a dollhouse playset for my 5th birthday and it was the year where I still had my cat. He used to climb up the poles in my movie theater in the basement. We got rid of him in 2009 though. I'm not sure why.

Also, I still vividly remember my sister's 10th birthday in October 2006. We went to see this show and she brought over her friends. Her one friend had like a pink razor pocket mod electric scooter and I remember really wanting one back then.  ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 6:19 pm


For my personal life 2006 was a lot better, but pop culturally 2007 was definitely the better year. 2007 for my personal life was weird and bittersweet. I was so ready to leave elementary school and I was happy, but once I hit middle school later that year everything changed and I really hated it, making me miss elementary school so badly, but most of 2007 was still really solid, including that summer too. The most vacations my family ever went on happened throughout 2007 as well. 2007 had the premiere of a lot of late 00's TV series and early 10's TV series while many core 00's shows ended at the same time. Online gaming was big in the gaming industry for the first time ever so it was very exciting at the time. 2007 was the first late 00's year and final core 00's year. I consider 2007 the final year of my core childhood before middle school began (in other words Spring & Summer 2007 were still important to my childhood). A lot of balance pop culturally. 2008 is when our pop culture really started changing rapidly and the 00's began to die out, despite the year still being quintessential to the late 00's.
Same here to dude, we should do a Google hangout sometime, we can talk all day about our childhood memories.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:21 pm


Amy Winehouse guys


Honestly I was never into Amy Windhouse, but she had that old school tattooed woman w/black hair look. She looked like a woman who would have been popular in the 70's or 80's who got trapped 20-30 years in the future.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:21 pm


Same here to dude, we should do a Google hangout sometime, we can talk all day about our childhood memories.


If we do a Google hangout, I would also like to invite ZeldaFan20 and NerdyGamer as well. That would be special. I've known them online for 3 years.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/24/18 at 6:22 pm


If we do a Google hangout, I would also like to invite ZeldaFan20 and NerdyGamer as well. That would be special. I've known them online for 3 years.

I'll be in the Google hangout as well.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 6:25 pm


Flashing Lights is one of Kanye West's most awesome songs I just found the song in January of this year when my older brother (who is a 90s baby) was listening to it.
Did you like the song?


Yes, that song was great, my favorite Kanye track also came out in 07 RujZAzxjFQ4. I remember when I first heard this I just felt so empowered.
Hell yeah! It was empowering. Kanye was a boss on that track.


You can't get any more 2007 than this classic gem:

O0lf_fE3HwA

Gwen Stefani dominated the 2000s, and this song, IMO, encapsulates so much of her popular appeal in that era. It's also a very catchy and fun song all around. I remember it being blasted on the radio for weeks back in the Summer of 07'!
Same here! That song was everywhere.


Between 2004-2008, 2007 was the best year for music of the 00's, and to be specific the greatest year of music out of the whole core 00's years. This song was another that was VERY LIT throughout 2007 as well. This one could never escape my head. This song represents me leaving elementary school and SUMMER 2007. All the vacations trips I went on throughout Spring and Summer 2007 due to my dad's job. Me being in Karate at the time in the advanced belt class. I was addicted to my Nintendo DS Lite playing all of the most popular games at the time.

D9g2szHsoz0
With this song, it seems like you took over the summer back in 2007. ;D. OTT, yeah this track was beast!

Do you all remember these songs too?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7ec0VI4Yl0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4EiBFUpFXg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTWDpFc7gsU

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 05/24/18 at 6:33 pm


Because the thread was derailing into another mid-late 2000s technological shift which has been discussed to death at this point and which is basically the same as decadeology (if not even more annoying). Regardless of the fact it was a civil discussion or whatever, it's still a very hackneyed subject. I'm definitely guilty of contributing to it, and I really regret writing that post now (can't even look at it). Not to mention, the discussion was gearing towards "you had to be there" smug type of arguments which I absolutely can't stand.
Definitely agree with this tho 8)


No offense, and please hear me out, but I think it overall is because of the generational shift on the inthe00s boards. Back in 2015, the boards were dominated mainly by 80s & 90s borns (heck I don't think there was anybody born after 1999 on the boards at all). So the opinions of many of the users were that the Late 2000s was the death of many core 2000s trends and the premiere of many 2010s trends. This is to add the fact that practically all of us remembered that era vividly and could not only use objective reasons for those claims but also their subjective/personal perceptions on how the world changed in their eyes (like how some people noted the increased popularity of Blackberrys in 2008-2009 in their High School, as a n example). Now in 2018, it almost seems like these boards are now dominated with 2000s babies now. That's a big change in demographics in just a short few years, which can thus lead to a subtantially different attitude regarding a lot of these older topics (another reason why I hate when some users revive these old topics because obviously the perceptions and overall attitudes pertaining to these topics have substantially changed, and thats definitely the case with the much younger crowd we have today).

A lot of the younger members on the forums now were born in the 2000s and they either only remember the era through the perspective of a child, or flat out don't remember it at all, which is fine. I have nothing against the younger users, and I actually find their contributions interesting because of their different life experiences. But in relation to topics like this things were definitely a lot more civil back then because people generally agreed with each other, or at the very least were more respectful amongst each other. So yeah, its not to sound smug, its just that different generations generally have different perceptions on time.

For instance, theres a notorious user on these forums (not gonna mention his name) who is known to claiming that 80s culture technically started in the Late 1970s and that the actual Late 1980s were really a prelude to the 1990s. Most people on the forums, born in the 80s & 90s, disagreed (sometimes vehemently) with his assertions, but one thing that was always interesting was that he was born in the 1970s, so logically if there was ONE person who could've been of some sort of authority in explaining the cultural changes of the 80s it was that guy, because he actually lived it. Of course, that never meant that our opinions were insignificant or wrong (I to this day definitely think his opinions on decades/cultural changes is a bit.... out there, but I digress), but that his overall perception regarding the cultural changes had mainly to due the generational differences regarding the cultural changes.

That's how things are generally speaking. All I'm saying is regardless if you think 2007 was a changeful year or not, that is besides the point, if you're going to come out with a strong opinion on something you must: support your case as to why in a reasonable and logical matter; and be respectful to other users' opinions. Once again, I'm not gonna name drop, but there were a few people in this thread that stated an opinion and chose not to back it up and they later acted very immature & called the discussion decadeology without ever providing their own case as to why their own opinion was right. Sometimes these discussions devolve into decadeology by the same people whom are very strict/peculiar about the topic at hand in the first place, which may lead to name calling and such. This wasn't the inthe00s I signed up for 3 years ago, and it was arguably the reason I joined this site from other forum sites because of that ever pressing issue of 'internet beef' because of just mere differences in opinion and of course massive trolling.

All I'm asking for is RESPECT, that's it.



For my personal life 2006 was a lot better, but pop culturally 2007 was definitely the better year. 2007 for my personal life was weird and bittersweet. I was so ready to leave elementary school and I was happy, but once I hit middle school later that year everything changed and I really hated it, making me miss elementary school so badly, but most of 2007 was still really solid, including that summer too. The most vacations my family ever went on happened throughout 2007 as well. 2007 had the premiere of a lot of late 00's TV series and early 10's TV series while many core 00's shows ended at the same time. Online gaming was big in the gaming industry for the first time ever so it was very exciting at the time. 2007 was the first late 00's year and final core 00's year. I consider 2007 the final year of my core childhood before middle school began (in other words Spring & Summer 2007 were still important to my childhood). A lot of balance pop culturally. 2008 is when our pop culture really started changing rapidly and the 00's began to die out, despite the year still being quintessential to the late 00's.


Both years were great for my personal life, but I'm personally not the biggest fans of 2006 & 2007 culturally. I'm more of a fan of the years 2004 & 2005 in relation to the core 2000s. Anywho, the years 2003-2007 for my personal life are some of my most cherished memories :).



If we do a Google hangout, I would also like to invite ZeldaFan20 and NerdyGamer as well. That would be special. I've known them online for 3 years.


That'd be dope! Yeah maybe even Eric & Jacqueline could hop in as well, I barely see them around anymore.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 6:33 pm


Did you like the song?
Hell yeah! It was empowering. Kanye was a boss on that track.
Same here! That song was everywhere.
With this song, it seems like you took over the summer back in 2007. ;D. OTT, yeah this track was beast!

Do you all remember these songs too?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7ec0VI4Yl0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4EiBFUpFXg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTWDpFc7gsU
And we have crap from that summer like this RgbrlTAHh8I

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:36 pm


And we have crap from that summer like this


RgbrlTAHh8I

FIXED

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:39 pm



That'd be dope! Yeah maybe even Eric & Jacqueline could hop in as well, I barely see them around anymore.


Jacqueline was actually on last week's stream, and she was really awesome and hit on a lot of good points. Their conversation was fun but I couldn't make it to the stream because I was busy. Rainbowz is not who you'd expect!  ;D

Eric on the other hand, yeah, he's barely been on this site lately cause he's been EXTREMELY BUSY, but he'll visit once in awhile.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/24/18 at 6:42 pm


Jacqueline was actually on last week's stream, and she was really awesome and hit on a lot of good points. Their conversation was fun but I couldn't make it to the stream because I was busy. Rainbowz is not who you'd expect!  ;D

Eric on the other hand, yeah, he's barely been on this site lately cause he's been EXTREMELY BUSY, but he'll visit once in awhile.

I will admit, the stream was a little boring because most of it just felt like Infinity and Mario talking, and I wasn't really interested in what they were talking about.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:44 pm


No offense, and please hear me out, but I think it overall is because of the generational shift on the inthe00s boards. Back in 2015, the boards were dominated mainly by 80s & 90s borns (heck I don't think there was anybody born after 1999 on the boards at all). So the opinions of many of the users were that the Late 2000s was the death of many core 2000s trends and the premiere of many 2010s trends. This is to add the fact that practically all of us remembered that era vividly and could not only use objective reasons for those claims but also their subjective/personal perceptions on how the world changed in their eyes (like how some people noted the increased popularity of Blackberrys in 2008-2009 in their High School, as a n example). Now in 2018, it almost seems like these boards are now dominated with 2000s babies now. That's a big change in demographics in just a short few years, which can thus lead to a subtantially different attitude regarding a lot of these older topics (another reason why I hate when some users revive these old topics because obviously the perceptions and overall attitudes pertaining to these topics have substantially changed, and thats definitely the case with the much younger crowd we have today).


Remember a few years ago on these forums when EVERYBODY was saying 2012 was the worst year for music like crazy, now it's shifted to 2014 with the new members on these boards. 2014 wasn't even that bad IMO, the 1st half of the year was about the same as 2013 IMO. Especially being a senior in high school at the time. 2012 and 2016 are my least favorite years for music of this decade so far, but I don't know which one is worse. I wish I had appreciated 2015 a lot more, the 2nd half of that year especially was epic for music.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 6:45 pm

I'm doing a hangout tommrow at 7pm est with Rainbow, Wobo, Sharksfan99 and Jaquline.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:46 pm


I will admit, the stream was a little boring because most of it just felt like Infinity and Mario talking, and I wasn't really interested in what they were talking about.


I was really into the California and North Carolina comparisons (where they're from), and I liked how they went all over different genres of music from many decades.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/24/18 at 6:47 pm


I'm doing a hangout tommrow at 7pm est with Rainbow, Wobo, Sharksfan99 and Jaquline.


Friday or Saturday nights would be a good time.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/24/18 at 6:58 pm


I'm doing a hangout tommrow at 7pm est with Rainbow, Wobo, Sharksfan99 and Jaquline.


Man I wish I was as good at discussion contributing since I would join you dudes. I just throw in small bits to the discussion because that's all I know. I'm a complex dude.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 7:03 pm


Remember a few years ago on these forums when EVERYBODY was saying 2012 was the worst year for music like crazy, now it's shifted to 2014 with the new members on these boards. 2014 wasn't even that bad IMO, the 1st half of the year was about the same as 2013 IMO. Especially being a senior in high school at the time. 2012 and 2016 are my least favorite years for music of this decade so far, but I don't know which one is worse. I wish I had appreciated 2015 a lot more, the 2nd half of that year especially was epic for music.
Yeah rainbow felt it was kinda boring because of my infinity had so much fun talking about topics about 2000s pop culture which is why I wanted to bring you guys along so it won't feel like just me and Jaquline. I can understand why rainbow didn't enjoy it as much as I did because a lot of discussion were stuff we experience as kids and teens in the 00s so Rainbow wouldn't have understood all the references being that she's an 02 born, but I don't really get to talk to 90s borns that much as I do 00s borns.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 7:56 pm

Here are more songs of 2007 :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rywUS-ohqeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF_JBlSh_G8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmjdaBaZe8Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82t_UOMHPJY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FADxR_aFPa4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSM3w1v-A_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axq1jQTk84w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPr4F8dplFg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsO6ZnUZI0g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgoiSJ23cSc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5rLz5AZBIA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyz1oAHY-_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMOOr7GEkj8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atz_aZA3rf0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOe2h9RtWI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcMXZjYqIog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWA5hJl4Dv0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPvwDcrT6rU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elueA2rofoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKXEbSpmpDw



If we do a Google hangout, I would also like to invite ZeldaFan20 and NerdyGamer as well. That would be special. I've known them online for three years.
Yeah, that would be fun!

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/24/18 at 8:18 pm


Did you like the song?

I just said it was awesome.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/24/18 at 8:29 pm


No offense, and please hear me out, but I think it overall is because of the generational shift on the inthe00s boards. Back in 2015, the boards were dominated mainly by 80s & 90s borns (heck I don't think there was anybody born after 1999 on the boards at all). So the opinions of many of the users were that the Late 2000s was the death of many core 2000s trends and the premiere of many 2010s trends. This is to add the fact that practically all of us remembered that era vividly and could not only use objective reasons for those claims but also their subjective/personal perceptions on how the world changed in their eyes (like how some people noted the increased popularity of Blackberrys in 2008-2009 in their High School, as a n example). Now in 2018, it almost seems like these boards are now dominated with 2000s babies now. That's a big change in demographics in just a short few years, which can thus lead to a subtantially different attitude regarding a lot of these older topics (another reason why I hate when some users revive these old topics because obviously the perceptions and overall attitudes pertaining to these topics have substantially changed, and thats definitely the case with the much younger crowd we have today).

A lot of the younger members on the forums now were born in the 2000s and they either only remember the era through the perspective of a child, or flat out don't remember it at all, which is fine. I have nothing against the younger users, and I actually find their contributions interesting because of their different life experiences. But in relation to topics like this things were definitely a lot more civil back then because people generally agreed with each other, or at the very least were more respectful amongst each other. So yeah, its not to sound smug, its just that different generations generally have different perceptions on time.

For instance, theres a notorious user on these forums (not gonna mention his name) who is known to claiming that 80s culture technically started in the Late 1970s and that the actual Late 1980s were really a prelude to the 1990s. Most people on the forums, born in the 80s & 90s, disagreed (sometimes vehemently) with his assertions, but one thing that was always interesting was that he was born in the 1970s, so logically if there was ONE person who could've been of some sort of authority in explaining the cultural changes of the 80s it was that guy, because he actually lived it. Of course, that never meant that our opinions were insignificant or wrong (I to this day definitely think his opinions on decades/cultural changes is a bit.... out there, but I digress), but that his overall perception regarding the cultural changes had mainly to due the generational differences regarding the cultural changes.

That's how things are generally speaking. All I'm saying is regardless if you think 2007 was a changeful year or not, that is besides the point, if you're going to come out with a strong opinion on something you must: support your case as to why in a reasonable and logical matter; and be respectful to other users' opinions. Once again, I'm not gonna name drop, but there were a few people in this thread that stated an opinion and chose not to back it up and they later acted very immature & called the discussion decadeology without ever providing their own case as to why their own opinion was right. Sometimes these discussions devolve into decadeology by the same people whom are very strict/peculiar about the topic at hand in the first place, which may lead to name calling and such. This wasn't the inthe00s I signed up for 3 years ago, and it was arguably the reason I joined this site from other forum sites because of that ever pressing issue of 'internet beef' because of just mere differences in opinion and of course massive trolling.

All I'm asking for is RESPECT, that's it.


Both years were great for my personal life, but I'm personally not the biggest fans of 2006 & 2007 culturally. I'm more of a fan of the years 2004 & 2005 in relation to the core 2000s. Anywho, the years 2003-2007 for my personal life are some of my most cherished memories :).


That'd be dope! Yeah maybe even Eric & Jacqueline could hop in as well, I barely see them around anymore.
While you raise many good points I agree on, I still have to adress a few ones. I don't per se have zero problems with people using their personal experience of older periods during discussions, I do agree however that it doesn't make their opinions immediately more worthwhile than someone who get to barely or even not experience them. I feel like an opinion from a completely unbiased person relying solely on facts can be as much if not a little more preferable than from someone whose perception might have been distorted by personal circumstances (ok maybe not when that said person who never experienced the period is blatantly blinded by lewronggenerationesque romantizations). Like I feel like the hate for the 2010s on this board for certain members is partially due to unfortunate, rough times they have to go through. It's hard to appreciate the pop culture when life is so shįtty with you.

But what really bothers is usually the wording that some boarders adopt in those kind of arguments, not specifically on this thread (like you I won't name drop) but in general. The smugness truly comes in when it's purposefuly written to be read as «Bįtch, I know better than you so back off», which is hardly engaging to continue a discussion on with and is, like you seem to love to say, NOT RESPECT. A general attitude actually I noticed, not only on this board but on the internet as a whole, is this constant desire to put younger people than you down by bragging how you got certain times and not them so they need to start crying and kiss your feet or something. That's one attitude I personally abhor, especially when it's young adults to teenagers, like how embarassing is that. Do not mistake, I also do brag as well with shįt I grew up with (being proud with you got is an attitude I'm actually completely behind), but it's a big anxiety thing with to not write it down like I want to put younger peeps down because they soooo missed out or whatever.

I went a little off the point but it's to better illustrate what I was trying to explain. Well, I'm hoping at least.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/24/18 at 8:52 pm

I discovered YouTube in 2007, in middle school. It seemed like such a novel idea at the time, an expansion on previous video sites I loved like Stupidvideos and Jibjab.

Here's some youtube videos I watched back then.

(Warning: Some have NSFW language)
EwTZ2xpQwpA
sy9e-2Wcpi8OSXgbb84mNM
dMH0bHeiRNg

The first SpongeBush video was how I got introduced to the epic anthem that is "We Built This City". 8)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 05/24/18 at 8:59 pm


No offense, and please hear me out, but I think it overall is because of the generational shift on the inthe00s boards. Back in 2015, the boards were dominated mainly by 80s & 90s borns (heck I don't think there was anybody born after 1999 on the boards at all). So the opinions of many of the users were that the Late 2000s was the death of many core 2000s trends and the premiere of many 2010s trends. This is to add the fact that practically all of us remembered that era vividly and could not only use objective reasons for those claims but also their subjective/personal perceptions on how the world changed in their eyes (like how some people noted the increased popularity of Blackberrys in 2008-2009 in their High School, as a n example). Now in 2018, it almost seems like these boards are now dominated with 2000s babies now. That's a big change in demographics in just a short few years, which can thus lead to a subtantially different attitude regarding a lot of these older topics (another reason why I hate when some users revive these old topics because obviously the perceptions and overall attitudes pertaining to these topics have substantially changed, and thats definitely the case with the much younger crowd we have today).

A lot of the younger members on the forums now were born in the 2000s and they either only remember the era through the perspective of a child, or flat out don't remember it at all, which is fine. I have nothing against the younger users, and I actually find their contributions interesting because of their different life experiences. But in relation to topics like this things were definitely a lot more civil back then because people generally agreed with each other, or at the very least were more respectful amongst each other. So yeah, its not to sound smug, its just that different generations generally have different perceptions on time.

For instance, theres a notorious user on these forums (not gonna mention his name) who is known to claiming that 80s culture technically started in the Late 1970s and that the actual Late 1980s were really a prelude to the 1990s.Most people on the forums, born in the 80s & 90s, disagreed (sometimes vehemently) with his assertions, but one thing that was always interesting was that he was born in the 1970s, so logically if there was ONE person who could've been of some sort of authority in explaining the cultural changes of the 80s it was that guy, because he actually lived it. Of course, that never meant that our opinions were insignificant or wrong (I to this day definitely think his opinions on decades/cultural changes is a bit.... out there, but I digress), but that his overall perception regarding the cultural changes had mainly to due the generational differences regarding the cultural changes.

That's how things are generally speaking. All I'm saying is regardless if you think 2007 was a changeful year or not, that is besides the point, if you're going to come out with a strong opinion on something you must: support your case as to why in a reasonable and logical matter; and be respectful to other users' opinions. Once again, I'm not gonna name drop, but there were a few people in this thread that stated an opinion and chose not to back it up and they later acted very immature & called the discussion decadeology without ever providing their own case as to why their own opinion was right. Sometimes these discussions devolve into decadeology by the same people whom are very strict/peculiar about the topic at hand in the first place, which may lead to name calling and such. This wasn't the inthe00s I signed up for 3 years ago, and it was arguably the reason I joined this site from other forum sites because of that ever pressing issue of 'internet beef' because of just mere differences in opinion and of course massive trolling.

All I'm asking for is RESPECT, that's it.


Both years were great for my personal life, but I'm personally not the biggest fans of 2006 & 2007 culturally. I'm more of a fan of the years 2004 & 2005 in relation to the core 2000s. Anywho, the years 2003-2007 for my personal life are some of my most cherished memories :).


That'd be dope! Yeah maybe even Eric & Jacqueline could hop in as well, I barely see them around anymore.


I believe that he had a 12-9-12-9 pattern when it came to decades, right?

12 years for even-numbered decades (60's, 80's, 00's) and 9 years for odd-numbered decades (70's, 90's, 10's)

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/24/18 at 9:04 pm


Here are more songs of 2007 :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rywUS-ohqeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF_JBlSh_G8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmjdaBaZe8Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82t_UOMHPJY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FADxR_aFPa4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSM3w1v-A_Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axq1jQTk84w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPr4F8dplFg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsO6ZnUZI0g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgoiSJ23cSc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5rLz5AZBIA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyz1oAHY-_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMOOr7GEkj8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atz_aZA3rf0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrOe2h9RtWI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcMXZjYqIog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWA5hJl4Dv0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPvwDcrT6rU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elueA2rofoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKXEbSpmpDw

Yeah, that would be fun!
Ah, nice do remember girl tonight by Trey songz and Twista from 2005.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/24/18 at 9:18 pm


I discovered YouTube in 2007, in middle school. It seemed like such a novel idea at the time, an expansion on previous video sites I loved like Stupidvideos and Jibjab.


Even though I have no experience, I miss the sh!t out of Myspace. I was definitely aware of its presence and it was a nice What?! to hear of site everyone was active in by then.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 9:23 pm


I just said it was awesome.
Oh, my bad. I must not have seen that part in your previous post.


While you raise many good points I agree on; I still have to address a few ones. I don't per se have zero problems with people using their personal experience of earlier periods during discussions; I do agree however that it doesn't make their opinions immediately more worthwhile than someone who got to barely or even not experience them. I feel like an opinion from a completely unbiased person relying solely on facts can be as much if not a little more preferable than from someone whose perception might have been distorted by personal circumstances (ok maybe not when that said person who never experienced the period is blatantly blinded by le wrong generation romanticizations). Like I feel like the hate for the 2010s on this board for certain members is partially due to unfortunate, rough times they have to go through. It's hard to appreciate the pop culture when life is so shįtty with you.

But what really bothers is usually the wording that some users adopt in those kinds of arguments, not specifically on this thread (like you I won't name drop) but in general. The smugness truly comes in when it's purposefully written to read as «Bįtch, I know better than you so back off», which is hardly engaging to continue a discussion on with and is, like you seem to love to say, NOT RESPECT. A general attitude actually I noticed, not only on this board but on the internet as a whole, is this constant desire to put younger people than you down by bragging how you got certain times and not them so they need to start crying and kiss your feet or something. That's one attitude I abhor, especially when it's young adults to teenagers, like how embarrassing is that? Do not mistake, I also do brag as well with shįt I grew up with (being proud of you got is an attitude I'm completely behind). however, it's a big anxiety thing with not to write it down like I want to put younger peeps down because they so missed out or whatever.

I went a little off the point, but it's to illustrate better what I was trying to explain. Well, I'm hoping at least.
Everything I bolded is what caused the 90s nostalgia to rapidly decline a few years ago because the "90s kids" repeatedly pulled that BS towards people who weren't part of that group as if it was an exclusive club. That ordeal was obnoxious that it caused some users to make videos about the "90s kids" telling them to f*ck off and that they stole fads from other kids' time periods which made them look lame. I don't blame them for doing that since those "90s Kids" deserved that after cruelly putting down others all because they had the "best" childhood ever and the others had a "horrible" one.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 9:28 pm


Ah, nice do remember girl tonight by Trey Songz and Twista from 2005?
I don't think so. I didn't hear Trey Songz until 2007.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/24/18 at 9:37 pm


I don't think so. I didn't hear Trey Songz until 2007.

Where were you from 2004 - 2006?! You didn't hear Lil Wayne or Trey Songz until 2007.  ;D I'm poking fun at you.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/24/18 at 9:39 pm


Where were you from 2004 - 2006?! You didn't hear Lil Wayne or Trey Songz until 2007.  ;D I'm poking fun at you.

Not sure, but I'm pretty sure he was on planet earth unless he decided to move to the moon for a few years or something.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/24/18 at 10:04 pm


Where were you from 2004 - 2006?! You didn't hear Lil Wayne or Trey Songz until 2007.  ;D I'm poking fun at you.
I think it's where I live. The only southern rappers that played here were Ludacris, Lil Jon, and the Crunk/snap rappers. As for Trey Songz, I have no clue as I listened to Pretty Ricky, Bobby Valentino, Akon and T-Pain at that time.


Not sure, but I'm pretty sure he was on planet earth unless he decided to move to the moon for a few years or something.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/25/18 at 8:40 am


I think it's where I live. The only southern rappers that played here were Ludacris, Lil Jon, and the Crunk/snap rappers. As for Trey Songz, I have no clue as I listened to Pretty Ricky, Bobby Valentino, Akon and T-Pain at that time.
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Oh nice, I didn't hear of Trey Songz till 2009, but I went back and heard some of his older stuff. Trey Songz definitely peaked in the early 10s.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/25/18 at 2:29 pm


Oh nice, I didn't hear of Trey Songz till 2009, but I went back and heard some of his older stuff. Trey Songz peaked in the early 10s.
He sure did. I honestly haven't heard anything from him in the last few years except for when he's a featured singer on other songs.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Rainbowz on 05/25/18 at 4:38 pm


Oh, my bad. I must not have seen that part in your previous post.
Everything I bolded is what caused the 90s nostalgia to rapidly decline a few years ago because the "90s kids" repeatedly pulled that BS towards people who weren't part of that group as if it was an exclusive club. That ordeal was obnoxious that it caused some users to make videos about the "90s kids" telling them to f*ck off and that they stole fads from other kids' time periods which made them look lame. I don't blame them for doing that since those "90s Kids" deserved that after cruelly putting down others all because they had the "best" childhood ever and the others had a "horrible" one.

Just out of curiosity, what would you say were the peak years for 90's nostalgia? By this I mean like when 90's kids would bash on those who weren't 90's kids.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/25/18 at 5:03 pm


Jacqueline was actually on last week's stream, and she was really awesome and hit on a lot of good points. Their conversation was fun but I couldn't make it to the stream because I was busy. Rainbowz is not who you'd expect!  ;D

Eric on the other hand, yeah, he's barely been on this site lately cause he's been EXTREMELY BUSY, but he'll visit once in awhile.


Yeah, I suppose I could join your guys chats at some point, but I could get kind of awkward since I'd be the old guy making references to shows that went off the air before anybody was born.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/25/18 at 5:17 pm


Yeah, I suppose I could join your guys chats at some point, but I could get kind of awkward since I'd be the old guy making references to shows that went off the air before anybody was born.


We could talk about anything that relates to us. Since both of us are from Georgia, we could relate A LOT and discuss a bunch about the Atlanta area.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Zelek3 on 05/25/18 at 5:39 pm


Just out of curiosity, what would you say were the peak years for 90's nostalgia? By this I mean like when 90's kids would bash on those who weren't 90's kids.

2010-2013

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/25/18 at 5:46 pm


Just out of curiosity, what would you say were the peak years for 90's nostalgia? By this I mean like when 90's kids would bash on those who weren't 90's kids.
2008-11. After that is when the "90s kids" started bashing others out of nowhere. I have read posts from 2008-11, and there weren't many attacks compared to later on the nostalgia reminisce.


Yeah, I suppose I could join your guys' chats at some point, but I could get kind of awkward since I'd be the old guy making references to shows that went off the air before anybody was born.
No,  I don't think you will feel out of place. There's a most likely lot of things you could mention that everyone on the chat should remember.


2010-2013
No, 2012-13 can't include the normal nostalgia. I saw tons of "90s kids" putting down others by that time.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/25/18 at 5:49 pm


2008-11. After that is when the "90s kids" started bashing others out of nowhere. I have read posts from 2008-11, and there weren't many attacks compared to later on the nostalgia reminisce.

Yeah there were some 90s nostalgia videos in 2008 and 2009. I wonder if 2000s kids will act like this but hopefully not.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/25/18 at 6:12 pm


2010-2013

^^

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/25/18 at 7:09 pm


Yeah there were some 90s nostalgia videos in 2008 and 2009. I wonder if 2000s kids will act like this but hopefully not.

Early 2000s kids like myself won't, the younger folks I'm not so sure about though.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/26/18 at 2:04 pm


Yeah, there were some 90s nostalgia videos in 2008 and 2009. I wonder if 2000s kids will act like this but hopefully not.
Most likely they won't. I certainly didn't see any 00s kid bash others as the 90s kids did.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/26/18 at 2:45 pm

Yeah 00s kids are probably gonna be nicer because we remember the abuse we'll get from 90s kids.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/26/18 at 3:36 pm


Most likely they won't. I certainly didn't see any 00s kid bash others as the 90s kids did.

I saw it happening a couple years ago on YT. However, they had never gone to the same extent 90s kids did.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/27/18 at 11:14 am


Yeah 00s kids are probably gonna be nicer because we remember the abuse we'll get from 90s kids.

Eh actually most 00s kids actually just want to seperate themselves from the kids of today (2010s kids) and then feel bad for the kids of today for not having a childhood in the 00s.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Slim95 on 05/27/18 at 12:30 pm


Eh actually most 00s kids actually just want to seperate themselves from the kids of today (2010s kids) and then feel bad for the kids of today for not having a childhood in the 00s.

That's because most '00s kids are in their 20s now and there is no need to think or be around 2010s kids who are still children. Still, they aren't hating on 2010s kids. Just realize we grew up in different eras and that's just the way it is. '90s kids on the other hand were downright absusve lol.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Wobo on 05/27/18 at 12:54 pm


That's because most '00s kids are in their 20s now and there is no need to think or be around 2010s kids who are still children. Still, they aren't hating on 2010s kids. Just realize we grew up in different eras and that's just the way it is. '90s kids on the other hand were downright absusve lol.

Yeah i know but don't feel bad for a 5 year old for not having the same childhood as you and it's fine with me that they want to seperate themselves still stupid how mid-late 2000s babies try to fit themselves as 2000s kids.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/27/18 at 12:58 pm


That's because most '00s kids are in their 20s now and there is no need to think or be around 2010s kids who are still children. Still, they aren't hating on 2010s kids. Just realize we grew up in different eras and that's just the way it is. '90s kids on the other hand were downright absusve lol.
Facts, the reason why we separate ourselves from today's kids is because 90s kids used to compare us to 10s kids. I remember a few years back it was 90s kids vs today kids when people forgot that technology in the 00s was still very primitive compared to the 10s.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Henf89 on 05/27/18 at 4:07 pm

I'd describe it as gritty, dark, digital, cyberpunk, and noir. Definitely a contrast from the more neon 2006 era. On a personal scale I was aged 11/12 and experienced my sexual awakening and first real overwhelming rush of pubertal hormones. It very vividly felt like the first year that I was no longer a child.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: batfan2005 on 05/28/18 at 1:14 pm


I'd describe it as gritty, dark, digital, cyberpunk, and noir. Definitely a contrast from the more neon 2006 era. On a personal scale I was aged 11/12 and experienced my sexual awakening and first real overwhelming rush of pubertal hormones. It very vividly felt like the first year that I was no longer a child.


So it's like "Blade Runner"?

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/31/18 at 1:26 pm

^Didn't know it was possible to be nostalgic for Windows Vista  ;D

Windows 7 was such a blessing, I still cherish it to this day :D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 05/31/18 at 2:38 pm


I'd describe it as gritty, dark, digital, cyberpunk, and noir. Definitely a contrast from the more neon 2006 era. On a personal scale I was aged 11/12 and experienced my sexual awakening and first real overwhelming rush of pubertal hormones. It very vividly felt like the first year that I was no longer a child.


2006 was kind of dark, but it was a time before the neo-tech boom.

2007 was also dark, but it was the start of the neo-tech boom with the iPhone release.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Dundee on 05/31/18 at 6:53 pm

2007 was just a normal year, quite poppy and upbeat at that

Please, quit this neo-noir tech bullshįt for a sec, this ain't the Matrix lmao
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Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mqg96 on 05/31/18 at 7:03 pm


2007 was just a normal year, quite poppy and upbeat at that

Please, quit this neo-noir tech bullshįt for a sec, this ain't the Matrix lmao
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2007 >>>>>>>>> 2006, 2008, and 2009

No contest, now 2006 was great for my personal life and that summer in my family but otherwise...

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/31/18 at 7:05 pm

2007 definitely set the tone for 2008 and 2009 with the release of the iphone, the recssion began, Drake made his first single that year called Designer Girl and the blackberry pearl.  The reason why it's not viewed as a late 00s year is that it was still a Bush year, Myspace was still the king of social media while Facebook was only for College students and ringtone rap was still in full-effect.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/31/18 at 8:30 pm


2007 >>>>>>>>> 2006, 2008, and 2009

No contest, now 2006 was great for my personal life and that summer in my family but otherwise...

nahhhhhh lol

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: SpyroKev on 05/31/18 at 9:06 pm



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I didn't see the Chipmunks 2007 movie. Its missing.

That movie had hype around it.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: piecesof93 on 05/31/18 at 9:47 pm

Wait did anyone mention T.I. yet?
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I literally used to wait this video on Music Choice On Demand over and over again. Almost daily. I also got to see him in concert that year.

Also, Bone Thugs n Harmony.

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I got to see them in concert that year (or 2008) too.

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: mwalker1996 on 05/31/18 at 9:56 pm


Wait did anyone mention T.I. yet?
uVMYFfBo3g8
I literally used to wait this video on Music Choice On Demand over and over again. Almost daily. I also got to see him in concert that year.

Also, Bone Thugs n Harmony.

q4EiBFUpFXg
I got to see them in concert that year (or 2008) too.
Oh yes I remember that TI song,

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/01/18 at 5:28 am


Wait did anyone mention T.I. yet?
uVMYFfBo3g8
I literally used to wait this video on Music Choice On Demand over and over again. Almost daily. I also got to see him in concert that year.


I read the title as "Big Things Poopin' (Do It).  ;D

Subject: Re: Describe The year 2007

Written By: Early2002 on 06/18/18 at 11:19 am

2006 and 2008 are more related than 2007 is lol

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