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Subject: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/25/14 at 10:39 am

I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.

Even though the iPhones/Androids were already popular, most people were using iPods for music and their cellphones for calling and texting.

The Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP were still popular.

There was still the 2000s atmosphere in that year

School shootings had already happened for a long time. However, there wasn't one always happening almost everyday.

YouTube was actually still a video site for almost everything and not just a business.

Music actually still had variety despite most songs being electro-pop.

Iraq war was still continuing.

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

What do you all think?



Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/25/14 at 10:41 am

It does! I don't know if it is also because the years are going by so slow. It seems like it to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 11/25/14 at 12:01 pm

YouTube is still very much a video website and is largely free.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/25/14 at 1:31 pm


YouTube is still very much a video website and is largely free.


and now YouTube has become more of a social media video site.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/25/14 at 1:33 pm

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

I'm sure people were looking down at their phones in 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/25/14 at 2:09 pm


YouTube is still very much a video website and is largely free.
It is, but what I meant was that it used to have every category ranging from home videos, anime, funny videos, game plays etc which some don't exist anymore and that it's now more of a business. 


I'm sure people were looking down at their phones in 2010.
What I meant was since people still had simple cellphones, they weren't checking Facebook, text messages, or even listen to music which made them focus on other things than just their phone.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/25/14 at 2:12 pm

It is, but what I meant was that it used to have every category ranging from home videos, anime, funny videos, game plays etc which some don't exist anymore and that it's now more of a business. 

and now Google owns part of YouTube.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/25/14 at 2:19 pm


and now Google owns part of YouTube.
Yeah and it feels like they are pushing some people away.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Sita0 on 11/25/14 at 10:43 pm

2010 feels like yesterday, I can barely believe it's almost 2015

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/26/14 at 2:58 pm


Yeah and it feels like they are pushing some people away.


YouTube used to be one company.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/26/14 at 7:45 pm

Well it was 5 years ago, so it is a while ago depending how you look at it. For me it feels a long time ago too because I just started high school and now I'm in university. Google took over YouTube in 2006, but yeah even in 2010 YouTube was still better than it is today. It's been going even more downhill since Google integrated Google+ into YouTube 2 years ago. Music in 2010 was still pretty bland like today dominated by Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, etc. You forgot to mention tablets were virtually non existent in 2010 as that's the year the first IPad came out, that's probably the biggest change from 2010 to today in regards to technology as so many people are using tablets these days. I agree smartphones were not as common in 2010 as they are today, majority of phones in 2010 were simple slide phones and blackberries. So yeah I agree quite a few changes happened but at the same time, the time flew lol. I bet 2010 will feel even more distant in 2016. Before you know it it will be 10 years ago.  :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: LyricBoy on 11/27/14 at 6:49 am


YouTube used to be one company.


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/27/14 at 2:38 pm


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.

I miss those days when I thought YouTube was just a website like FunnyJunk.com

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/27/14 at 6:20 pm


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.


Their motto is "One site for everything Google". ::)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/27/14 at 6:21 pm


I miss those days when I thought YouTube was just a website like FunnyJunk.com


YouTube wants to become more of a social media site.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: the2001 on 11/29/14 at 8:42 pm


I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.

Even though the iPhones/Androids were already popular, most people were using iPods for music and their cellphones for calling and texting.

The Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP were still popular.

There was still the 2000s atmosphere in that year

School shootings had already happened for a long time. However, there wasn't one always happening almost everyday.

YouTube was actually still a video site for almost everything and not just a business.

Music actually still had variety despite most songs being electro-pop.

Iraq war was still continuing.

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

What do you all think?


DEF

2010 felt like 2000s  89%
it had the feeling of it

I know it is a stretch but it did indeed still have that 2000s feel to it.

More like like a  2006-2008 feel

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 11/30/14 at 4:53 am


I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.

Even though the iPhones/Androids were already popular, most people were using iPods for music and their cellphones for calling and texting.

The Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP were still popular.

There was still the 2000s atmosphere in that year

School shootings had already happened for a long time. However, there wasn't one always happening almost everyday.

YouTube was actually still a video site for almost everything and not just a business.

Music actually still had variety despite most songs being electro-pop.

Iraq war was still continuing.

People were still able to have conversations with each other without checking their phones all the time.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

What do you all think?

I don't agree with most of it. 2010 was very much a 10's atmosphere. Facebook was big that year, the migration from Myspace to that was in the late 2000's. '08 and '09. Twitter did too exist, it began late last decade. It might not have been a haven for celebrities to update all the time yet, but by 2010 it sure was. Instagram began in 2010, just not everyone had smart phones yet. Tumblr was created in 2007, but it's popularity is this decade. YouTube was always a social media site, but Google shouldn't have ruined it. As for gaming systems, it was all about the Xbox360 and PS3. Wii had a short lived popularity. People still use hand helds like DS now.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/30/14 at 12:31 pm


DEF

2010 felt like 2000s  89%
it had the feeling of it

I know it is a stretch but it did indeed still have that 2000s feel to it.

More like like a  2006-2008 feel

I can't put a number on it until we finish this decade, but for now 2010 seems a lot more like the 2010s than the 2000s.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 11/30/14 at 2:23 pm

YouTube was always a social media site, but Google shouldn't have ruined it.

I know, I agree that Google ruined YouTube. One password for everything Google, like they used to say.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: XYkid on 11/30/14 at 2:37 pm


I'm not sure if anyone else gets this feeling, but it feels like to me that 2010 was a long time ago despite it being almost 5 years ago. Here are the reasons why:

It was the last year people were using MySpace before switching to Facebook.

Instagram/Twitter/Tumblr didn't exist as it wasn't popular and that it barely began as a social networking site.


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009. I remember Tumblr being around in 2010, but not many people using it until 2011. 2008-10 was the last hurrah for Myspace as more and more people were switching to facebook, but they were of about equal popularity.

Working out/going to the gym wasnt a trend

Not entirely, people are always going to want to be fit. In the 2000s, I think fitness was more of a "look at how beautiful I am", whereas now it seems to be more of a "look at how healthy I am" thing, as being a health nut seems to be very trendy lately.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 11/30/14 at 2:54 pm

Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/30/14 at 3:08 pm


Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.

I remember there were still a few people using MySpace in 2010. But no doubt Facebook was still way more popular and most people fled to FB by then. MySpace was more of a music exclusive site for bands and stuff at that time. I'd say the year where it truly became embaressing to have a MySpace was 2011.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Mat1991 on 11/30/14 at 5:34 pm

From my perspective, the great Myspace Exodus occurred during the 2008-2009 school year, my junior year. I remember a lot of my classmates still using Myspace in 2008 and even in early 2009. By the summer of 2009, though, most of them were on Facebook.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 11/30/14 at 7:10 pm


From my perspective, the great Myspace Exodus occurred during the 2008-2009 school year, my junior year. I remember a lot of my classmates still using Myspace in 2008 and even in early 2009. By the summer of 2009, though, most of them were on Facebook.

The fall of MySpace also ties in nicely with the big year of change 2008.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 11/30/14 at 7:49 pm


Well it was 5 years ago, so it is a while ago depending how you look at it. For me it feels a long time ago too because I just started high school and now I'm in university. Google took over YouTube in 2006, but yeah even in 2010 YouTube was still better than it is today. It's been going even more downhill since Google integrated Google+ into YouTube 2 years ago.Music in 2010 was still pretty bland like today dominated by Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, etc. You forgot to mention tablets were virtually non existent in 2010 as that's the year the first IPad came out, that's probably the biggest change from 2010 to today in regards to technology as so many people are using tablets these days. I agree smartphones were not as common in 2010 as they are today, majority of phones in 2010 were simple slide phones and blackberries. So yeah I agree quite a few changes happened but at the same time, the time flew lol. I bet 2010 will feel even more distant in 2016. Before you know it it will be 10 years ago.  :P
I know that feeling. 2010 will be 10 years old in about another 5 years from now. Its gonna be crazy. Not all music of 2010 was bland. And yeah, I definitely remember the ipads being released. That's what began the mobile computer device. You're right, I almost forgot about BlackBerry phones as I saw people with them. These days, you don't see anyone with BlackBerries anymore.


In the early days of YouTube it was popular because you could see videos of people doing stupid things like lighting farts.

Now it is 2010 and anybody who wants to see a burning fart already has.  So now it's gotten boring.
you also don't see much home videos anymore either.


I don't agree with most of it. 2010 was very much a 10's atmosphere. Facebook was big that year, the migration from Myspace to that was in the late 2000's. '08 and '09. Twitter did too exist, it began late last decade. It might not have been a haven for celebrities to update all the time yet, but by 2010 it sure was. Instagram began in 2010, just not everyone had smart phones yet. Tumblr was created in 2007, but it's popularity is this decade. YouTube was always a social media site, but Google shouldn't have ruined it. As for gaming systems, it was all about the Xbox360 and PS3. Wii had a short lived popularity. People still use hand helds like DS now.


I mean nonexistent for the social media sites like they weren't popular. I know they were already created, but the thing is that in 2010, most people used Facebook or MySpace even though Facebook was more popular. I agree with you about YouTube. I wish Google didn't destroy much of YouTube. It was actually doing well. Yes, most people had 360 or PS3, but keep in mind that some also had Wiis, DSes, and PSPs. Another thing, the span of the Wii was 6 years as I remember some games being released for the console in 2012 before its successor Wii U was released in late 2012.


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009. I remember Tumblr being around in 2010, but not many people using it until 2011. 2008-10 was the last hurrah for Myspace as more and more people were switching to facebook, but they were of about equal popularity.

Not entirely, people are always going to want to be fit. In the 2000s, I think fitness was more of a "look at how beautiful I am", whereas now it seems to be more of a "look at how healthy I am" thing, as being a health nut seems to be very trendy lately.
your second statement summed it up. Thats exactly what I was talking about.


Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.
I agree with Silm95, I also knew people who still had MySpace in 2010 And that it was embarrassing to still have MySpace in 2011. Yes, most people switched to Facebook in 2009; however, MySpace's popularity spanned from 2005 to 2010. After that, the popularity died off.


Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/01/14 at 2:38 am


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009. I remember Tumblr being around in 2010, but not many people using it until 2011. 2008-10 was the last hurrah for Myspace as more and more people were switching to facebook, but they were of about equal popularity.

Not entirely, people are always going to want to be fit. In the 2000s, I think fitness was more of a "look at how beautiful I am", whereas now it seems to be more of a "look at how healthy I am" thing, as being a health nut seems to be very trendy lately.

Gyms have become more welcoming for everyone now instead of just the usual gym rats and people previously associated with going there. Cheaper membership maybe even? I don't know what they cost then vs. now because I never went!  :-
I remember there were still a few people using MySpace in 2010. But no doubt Facebook was still way more popular and most people fled to FB by then. MySpace was more of a music exclusive site for bands and stuff at that time. I'd say the year where it truly became embaressing to have a MySpace was 2011.


I lost interest in MySpace in '09 for sure. No revolutionary changes were made to it to compete with FB and now it's just for musicians. Back then there were bands with profiles trying to get noticed, but that was mixed in among personal profiles and you couldn't do a whole lot with anything except make it look "pretty."


I know that feeling. 2010 will be 10 years old in about another 5 years from now. Its gonna be crazy. Not all music of 2010 was bland. And yeah, I definitely remember the ipads being released. That's what began the mobile computer device. You're right, I almost forgot about BlackBerry phones as I saw people with them. These days, you don't see anyone with BlackBerries anymore.
you also don't see much home videos anymore either.
I mean nonexistent for the social media sites like they weren't popular. I know they were already created, but the thing is that in 2010, most people used Facebook or MySpace even though Facebook was more popular. I agree with you about YouTube. I wish Google didn't destroy much of YouTube. It was actually doing well. Yes, most people had 360 or PS3, but keep in mind that some also had Wiis, DSes, and PSPs. Another thing, the span of the Wii was 6 years as I remember some games being released for the console in 2012 before its successor Wii U was released in late 2012.
your second statement summed it up. Thats exactly what I was talking about.

Pop music all sounded the same to me by then and it still does now with too much of that electronic sound. Rock however hasn't changed a great deal, except nu metal isn't the dominant style. Alternative and hard rock seems to be. Blackberry phones were still a big deal in 2010 because they were a status symbol. Most people still had slider phones and didn't go online with them. iPhones and other smart phones became more abundant in 2011 and not just contract services but pre paid too. Facebook was big in 2010, I never heard anyone talk about their MySpace anymore. I miss when YouTube had customizable profiles and comment sections, even though I was just a commenter not an uploader. Gaming systems don't go 10 years before the next release, but 10 years seems to be the popularity of use for most systems. Wii just wasn't equal competition for the big 2.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/01/14 at 2:24 pm


The fall of MySpace also ties in nicely with the big year of change 2008.


Why was 2008 a changing year?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/01/14 at 2:28 pm

I miss when YouTube had customizable profiles and comment sections, even though I was just a commenter not an uploader.

I miss those times.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 12/01/14 at 2:43 pm


Why was 2008 a changing year?

I don't want to go off topic as this is about 2010 but the most apparent reasons are first black president, change in music, change in culture, change in tech, change in TV (TRL ending in 2008 being on example), a little change in fashion and social media.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 12/04/14 at 6:13 am

2010 was the "light" version of 2014. In 2010 you could pretty much guess what the next few years had to offer (smartphones getting more and more relevant, tablet pcs gain popularity, TV is dying... etc.). 2010 didn't have to much to do with the 2000s in general. I also think that the "technological gap" between 2000 and 2004 was bigger than between 2010-2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 12/04/14 at 8:49 am

The fashion has changed though;
and the Bieber hair has been replaced by the undercut (though not for everyone).

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/05/14 at 3:43 am


2010 was the "light" version of 2014. In 2010 you could pretty much guess what the next few years had to offer (smartphones getting more and more relevant, tablet pcs gain popularity, TV is dying... etc.). 2010 didn't have to much to do with the 2000s in general. I also think that the "technological gap" between 2000 and 2004 was bigger than between 2010-2014.


That's true, actually 2009 seems a bit dated to me now because things like emo and snap music were still somewhat relevant then. Buttrock too you had bands like Hinder and Shinedown which was typical 00s fare. By 2010 that was replaced by stuff like Cage the Elephant. Also in 2009 iPhones still cost a small fortune while now they're very affordable. Ebooks too weren't a big thing in the late 00s but from 2010 onward really picked up.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/07/14 at 5:47 pm

Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.


The fashion has changed though;
and the Bieber hair has been replaced by the undercut (though not for everyone).
This is so true.


That's true, actually 2009 seems a bit dated to me now because things like emo and snap music were still somewhat relevant then. Buttrock too you had bands like Hinder and Shinedown which was typical 00s fare. By 2010 that was replaced by stuff like Cage the Elephant. Also in 2009 iPhones still cost a small fortune while now they're very affordable. Ebooks too weren't a big thing in the late 00s but from 2010 onward really picked up.
I agree with this statement.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/08/14 at 2:42 pm

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

I liked The PS2, it was a good console but it was so skinny that a few times I tripped over it.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 12/08/14 at 5:43 pm


Myspace definitely wasn't popular anymore in 2010. I was in college by then and I didn't know a soul who still used it. In fact most people had gone as far as deleting their account because it was seen as embarrassing to still be on Myspace. I'd say 2008 was the last year Myspace had any relevance...maybe even 2007. I was a junior in high school for the '07-'08 school year and I remember Facebook had gained a lot of traction by second semester.


Yeah, that was my experience as well. I was in college at the time (which is, of course, a place that takes "trendiness" to the extreme), and I remember people dropping their MySpace's for Facebook accounts in droves during 2008. I finally abandoned my account permanently in 2009 after I got tired of it getting constantly spammed. It weird in a way because, those of us in high school around 2005 that really made MySpace what it was by joining it in such large numbers, are the same people that also helped kill it when we left in equally large numbers for Facebook a few years later.


Twitter actually began in 2006 and was definitely gaining popularity by 2009.


I think the first time I personally recall hearing about Twitter was during the 2008 election. But, yeah, 2009 seemed like the year that it started getting alot of mainstream attention. Didn't Twitter actually crash due to overuse for a short period of time after Michael Jackson died that summer?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/09/14 at 2:31 pm

Didn't Twitter actually crash due to overuse for a short period of time after Michael Jackson died that summer?

yes and don't forget YouTube crashed as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/09/14 at 8:29 pm


Yeah, that was my experience as well. I was in college at the time (which is, of course, a place that takes "trendiness" to the extreme), and I remember people dropping their MySpace's for Facebook accounts in droves during 2008. I finally abandoned my account permanently in 2009 after I got tired of it getting constantly spammed. It weird in a way because, those of us in high school around 2005 that really made MySpace what it was by joining it in such large numbers, are the same people that also helped kill it when we left in equally large numbers for Facebook a few years later.

I think the first time I personally recall hearing about Twitter was during the 2008 election. But, yeah, 2009 seemed like the year that it started getting alot of mainstream attention. Didn't Twitter actually crash due to overuse for a short period of time after Michael Jackson died that summer?


Yeah the MySpace generation was incredibly small, basically people born within a few years of 1990!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/10/14 at 8:53 am


Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.
This is so true.
I agree with this statement.

Skinny jeans and jeggings are still worn, though the flared and bootcut jeans are in more in favor over them now. I beg to differ on Starbucks not being popular back then, there were quite a few in several stores. Bookstores, grocery stores, etc. Biggby is everywhere too, it's similar competition. Phones you could get online with existed, and people texted quite often on their sliders that also had touchscreens like the Epic and Evo. Blackberries were still relevant and people were glued to those too. First Person Shooter games were very much popular back then and still are. Halo for example and Call of Duty.


Yeah the MySpace generation was incredibly small, basically people born within a few years of 1990!

It was short lived and the age group was mostly teens and early 20's users.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/10/14 at 11:11 pm


Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.
This is so true.
I agree with this statement.
Weed/Marijuana has been used for decades!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 12/11/14 at 3:46 pm

I really do miss 2010.  I was 24 then and pretty much having the time of my life.

I will say I disagree with the first point on the OP's list.  MySpace was already well into its fade by 2010.  In fact nobody past high school age was still using it by that point.

The year as a whole have very little to do with the '00s.  While 2009 still had plenty of lingering snap rap and ringtone rap, 2010 didn't as much.  The Lady Gaga/Ke$ha/Katy Perry sound that dominants pop to this day really established its dominance that year.  The iPad came out and was an instance success, beginning the tablet revolution.  It was the year that smartphones went from being an expensive luxury to being the standard.  The dominant male hairstyle, "Bieber hair", which nearly every guy between 13 and 25 had in 2008 and 2009, started to rapidly disappear in 2010 (though there are still a few wearing it today). Obama was President and is still President.

While there are some subtle changes looking back, I think today really isn't that far from 2010 culturally in most aspects.  Culture changed a lot more from 2008-2010 than from 2010-2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 12/11/14 at 6:51 pm


Skinny jeans and jeggings are still worn, though the flared and bootcut jeans are in more in favor over them now. I beg to differ on Starbucks not being popular back then, there were quite a few in several stores. Bookstores, grocery stores, etc. Biggby is everywhere too, it's similar competition. Phones you could get online with existed, and people texted quite often on their sliders that also had touchscreens like the Epic and Evo. Blackberries were still relevant and people were glued to those too. First Person Shooter games were very much popular back then and still are. Halo for example and Call of Duty.
For some reason, I didnt see starbucks until sometime in 2011. It's weird because none of my friends talked about it. I didnt see any commercials. And I think it was too expensive and that people already had local coffee shops. Yes, FPSes were popular back then too, but what I mean is that there were still a variety of genres for games. These days, there's not many racing, RPG, fighting, or even puzzle games. As for the phone part, I meant that people were able to still to have conversations with each other even though they had phones on them.


Weed/Marijuana has been used for decades!
I know that; however, I mean people werent speaking about it often like they do today. For example, in 2010 people were smoking cigarettes. Today, it's blunts, hookahs, and even E-cigs.


I really do miss 2010.  I was 24 then and pretty much having the time of my life.

I will say I disagree with the first point on the OP's list.  MySpace was already well into its fade by 2010.  In fact nobody past high school age was still using it by that point.

The year as a whole have very little to do with the '00s.  While 2009 still had plenty of lingering snap rap and ringtone rap, 2010 didn't as much.  The Lady Gaga/Ke$ha/Katy Perry sound that dominants pop to this day really established its dominance that year.  The iPad came out and was an instance success, beginning the tablet revolution.  It was the year that smartphones went from being an expensive luxury to being the standard.  The dominant male hairstyle, "Bieber hair", which nearly every guy between 13 and 25 had in 2008 and 2009, started to rapidly disappear in 2010 (though there are still a few wearing it today). Obama was President and is still President.

While there are some subtle changes looking back, I think today really isn't that far from 2010 culturally in most aspects.  Culture changed a lot more from 2008-2010 than from 2010-2014.
Yeah I agree, 2014 isn't far from 2010; however, there are certain things today that were irrelevant in 2010 making it seem like it was a long time ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: meesa on 12/11/14 at 8:59 pm


Weed/Marijuana has been used for decades!



Very much so Phillip, an excellent point. It is not a recent discovery or just a recently ok-to-be- discussed pastime:

Really old history:
http://www.advancedholistichealth.org/history.html

Not so old history, but still older by some standards:
http://www.gallup.com/poll/6331/decades-drug-use-data-from-60s-70s.aspx

And not history but:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hEbIMAZnvhc/TAGlcQoOsXI/AAAAAAAAAU4/esMf3CjuOtw/s400/Up-Smoke-Cheech-Chong_l.jpg

I could post links to pot discussion in 2010 to CNN, Time, Reuters, hell webmd or the daily beast even, but you get my point by now.
Or hopefully you do.

Not trying to pick on anyone, but my point is do we really need to have this lengthy of a discussion about nostalgia just four years from the point that we are standing at now? Sorry but I see a lot of threads like this popping up that could probably be summed up into one thread, and just a few sentences.


Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/12/14 at 8:08 am

Today, it's blunts, hookahs, and even E-cigs.

Yes the kids are making it easier for themselves.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/12/14 at 8:10 am

Maybe the fact that marijuana is now legal in Alaska, Washington state, and Colorado. That HAS changed since 2010. It's becoming less taboo and more accepted.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Catherine91UK on 12/13/14 at 5:28 am

The only major difference I can think of between 2010 and 2014 is that our economy in the UK is growing quite quickly. 2014 feels pretty much the same as 2010 to me, but it feels different from 2009!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/13/14 at 7:07 am

In a way it does seem like a long time ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/14/14 at 7:19 pm

Hackers stealing information seems to have changed since 2010! Multiple retail stores, cloud accounts, and Sony to name a few were all victims of hackers.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/14 at 10:07 pm


In a way it does seem like a long time ago.
I believe in yesterday.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 12/17/14 at 9:24 am

I do notice music from the late 00s and 2010 is a little different from today. It's still the same electro pop but it's a different style. Back then it was more upbeat and dance/club style now it's more slower and more teen pop like.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 12/19/14 at 8:36 am


Yeah the MySpace generation was incredibly small, basically people born within a few years of 1990!
I'd say the prime myspace generation were people born from 1990 to around 1993.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/19/14 at 8:41 am


I'd say the prime myspace generation were people born from 1990 to around 1993.


Probably yeah, that's like the typical emo kid generation too. I might throw 1988 and '89 in there as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: XYkid on 12/20/14 at 11:50 am


Probably yeah, that's like the typical emo kid generation too. I might throw 1988 and '89 in there as well.
I indulged myself a bit in the emo fad, but by then it was starting to fade out of popularity (late 2000s). I think 2009 was the last year for emo and myspace to be more relevant than irrelevant.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 12/20/14 at 5:07 pm

I am that generation, though did not enter the emo thing. I miss pop punk though,
or at least the sound of palm muted guitars on the radio..

google searches for myspace:

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=myspace

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: sonikuu on 12/22/14 at 10:22 am


Probably yeah, that's like the typical emo kid generation too. I might throw 1988 and '89 in there as well.


1989 born here.  1989 and 1988 definitely deserve to be lumped into the emo and myspace generation.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 12/22/14 at 2:48 pm


I am that generation, though did not enter the emo thing. I miss pop punk though,
or at least the sound of palm muted guitars on the radio..

google searches for myspace:

http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=myspace


Great graph.  That really coincides with the rise and peak of emo culture and the scene swoop haircut on guys.  At the beginning of 2009 it was still everywhere but by the end of that year there had been a very noticeable dropoff.  I consider 2008 to be the peak of that culture.

2010 still had some lingering late '00s fads but it definitely fits this decade.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 12/22/14 at 2:50 pm


1989 born here.  1989 and 1988 definitely deserve to be lumped into the emo and myspace generation.


I knew people born in 1986 who took part.  I would say the graduating class of 2005 were the oldest cohort to be heavily influenced by Emo and Myspace.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 12/27/14 at 10:06 am


I knew people born in 1986 who took part.  I would say the graduating class of 2005 were the oldest cohort to be heavily influenced by Emo and Myspace.
So we can say that the Emo Myspace generation could range from people born in late 86' to 1993/early 94, with people born in 87' and '94 only getting a small taste of that and people born from about 1988/1989-1991 being the prime emo cohort? Anybody born outside that timeframe was too old or too young to have been apart of that generation.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 12/27/14 at 1:48 pm

2010 wasn't as long ago as my beloved 1991.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 12/28/14 at 4:45 pm


1989 born here.  1989 and 1988 definitely deserve to be lumped into the emo and myspace generation.


Yeah there were plenty of 16 17 year olds around 2005-06 who were into that kind of stuff.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/28/14 at 4:56 pm

Actually when I signed up for MySpace in 2005 you had to be at least 16, so I had to register with a false 1988 birth date. So yeah, people born in the '80s were definitely part of the MySpace generation. Especially when it was new.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 12/29/14 at 1:10 am


Actually when I signed up for MySpace in 2005 you had to be at least 16, so I had to register with a false 1988 birth date. So yeah, people born in the '80s were definitely part of the MySpace generation. Especially when it was new.
really? Because when I was 14 in 2005 I made a profile with no problems.  I'd say class of 2006 through class of 2011 were the main users of MySpace during its peak. So late 1987 - mid 1993. This is what I noticed being born in December of 1990 and having a MySpace profile during its peak.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/29/14 at 5:14 am


So we can say that the Emo Myspace generation could range from people born in late 86' to 1993/early 94, with people born in 87' and '94 only getting a small taste of that and people born from about 1988/1989-1991 being the prime emo cohort? Anybody born outside that timeframe was too old or too young to have been apart of that generation.

MySpace was big 2006-2008, that's when I still had it. I was in my early 20's. The emo thing I never did, but I was still an alternative type back then. 1985 was not too young for those days, as early 20's isn't too old for that scene.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/29/14 at 2:49 pm


MySpace was big 2006-2008, that's when I still had it. I was in my early 20's. The emo thing I never did, but I was still an alternative type back then. 1985 was not too young for those days, as early 20's isn't too old for that scene.


and don't forget YouTube too as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 12/29/14 at 6:16 pm


really? Because when I was 14 in 2005 I made a profile with no problems.  I'd say class of 2006 through class of 2011 were the main users of MySpace during its peak. So late 1987 - mid 1993. This is what I noticed being born in December of 1990 and having a MySpace profile during its peak.


What month did you make your account? I think I did around May of '05 and I'm positive you had to be 16. When I tried registering with my 10-28-90 birth date it would not let me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 12/30/14 at 12:25 am


MySpace was big 2006-2008, that's when I still had it. I was in my early 20's. The emo thing I never did, but I was still an alternative type back then. 1985 was not too young for those days, as early 20's isn't too old for that scene.
I agree with you that 2006-2008 was the peak of MySpace, although for the overall relevancy of MySpace was from late 2005 to the first half of 2009 from what I remember, because I heard people talking about the whole MySpace thing as early as 2005 and people I knew still used MySpace in the first half of 2009. It was around later in 2009 when I noticed people started leaving MySpace or deleting their profiles all together and moved to facebook and then in January 2010 I made the switch to facebook because of that. That's how I remember this whole thing.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 12/30/14 at 12:31 am


I agree with you that 2006-2008 was the peak of MySpace, although for the overall relevancy of MySpace was from late 2005 to the first half of 2009 from what I remember, because I heard people talking about the whole MySpace thing as early as 2005 and people I knew still used MySpace in the first half of 2009. It was around later in 2009 when I noticed people started leaving MySpace or deleting their profiles all together and moved to facebook and then in January 2010 I made the switch to facebook because of that. That's how I remember this whole thing.

MySpace was really popular in 2004..

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 12/30/14 at 3:02 am


I agree with you that 2006-2008 was the peak of MySpace, although for the overall relevancy of MySpace was from late 2005 to the first half of 2009 from what I remember, because I heard people talking about the whole MySpace thing as early as 2005 and people I knew still used MySpace in the first half of 2009. It was around later in 2009 when I noticed people started leaving MySpace or deleting their profiles all together and moved to facebook and then in January 2010 I made the switch to facebook because of that. That's how I remember this whole thing.

I first heard of MySpace in 2003, but didn't care for it back then. It was a very mid 2000's phenomenon, dying out quickly in the late years.


MySpace was really popular in 2004..

Not in my book it wasn't. Kids from my school still used Xanga and blogs more than they had MySpace pages. I didn't even know anyone who had one that year.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 12/30/14 at 2:36 pm


MySpace was really popular in 2004..


and YouTube was to start a year later.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Shemp97 on 12/30/14 at 4:00 pm

This is actually how I realized that the 2000s are older than I'd previously perceived. I was in middle school when the 2010s began, now I'm headed to post-secondary.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 01/01/15 at 12:46 am

2010 was one dark year for me, second most darkest year after 2009.

I hate 2010, good riddance 2010!  ::)  ::)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/15 at 2:52 am


2010 was one dark year for me, second most darkest year after 2009.

I hate 2010, good riddance 2010!  ::)  ::)
Not as dark as in the Dark Ages?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 01/01/15 at 8:13 am


This is actually how I realized that the 2000s are older than I thought. I was in middle school when the 2010s began, now I'm headed to post-secondary.
you're super young. I was already done with high school by the middle of 2009.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/01/15 at 6:13 pm


Actually when I signed up for MySpace in 2005 you had to be at least 16, so I had to register with a false 1988 birth date. So yeah, people born in the '80s were definitely part of the MySpace generation. Especially when it was new.


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.


Not in my book it wasn't. Kids from my school still used Xanga and blogs more than they had MySpace pages. I didn't even know anyone who had one that year.


I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 01/01/15 at 6:40 pm


What month did you make your account? I think I did around May of '05 and I'm positive you had to be 16. When I tried registering with my 10-28-90 birth date it would not let me.
I was still in 8th grade when I made my profile on MySpace so Spring of 2005. I don't remember having to lie about my age but I had an account and so did people in the grade below me (class of 2010)at the time I signed up. Then in the fall of 2005 people from two grades below me (class of 2011) had MySpace profiles.  So obviously people went around the age requirement. I think I set it back to my regular birthday after signing up because my correct age always showed up on my profile.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/01/15 at 7:19 pm


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.

I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.

But 2004 MySpace was still popular wasn't it? Like it surpassed friendster and slowly replaced MSN as the place to go online in 2004. At least that's what I read.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nostalgicguy on 01/01/15 at 7:39 pm

Does anyone remember Bebo? The popularity of that site was very short lived at the end of 2005 into 2006.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: mxcrashxm on 01/02/15 at 12:18 am


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings
Actually, i would extend that to those born after 1995 were the the Facebook natives because there were some people who were born in 1994 and 1995 who had myspace in 2006 along with the rest. I knew some people who had myspaces at that time and they were around 13.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 01/02/15 at 3:57 am


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.

I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.


Yup, I was born in early 1990 and I first got on Facebook in 2007, but I mostly used Myspace until '09 or so. I'd say I'm probably the tail end of the Myspace generation and people up to 2-3 years younger than me are in between!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:46 am


But 2004 MySpace was still popular wasn't it? Like it surpassed friendster and slowly replaced MSN as the place to go online in 2004. At least that's what I read.


I also remember YouTube was about to be debuted a year later.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/02/15 at 7:47 am


Does anyone remember Bebo? The popularity of that site was very short lived at the end of 2005 into 2006.


what was Bebo?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/02/15 at 7:59 pm


I was still in 8th grade when I made my profile on MySpace so Spring of 2005. I don't remember having to lie about my age but I had an account and so did people in the grade below me (class of 2010)at the time I signed up. Then in the fall of 2005 people from two grades below me (class of 2011) had MySpace profiles.  So obviously people went around the age requirement. I think I set it back to my regular birthday after signing up because my correct age always showed up on my profile.

I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/02/15 at 8:26 pm


I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.

No you don't... I went online at age 7. In fact most kids in their single digits these days are online especially in school.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 7:42 am


I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.


They wanted to be sure you were old enough to join and not underage.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

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

I never had MySpace. I think it wasn't that popular in Europe, though I often received mails like, "Don't you have a MySpace account yet?"
I had msn all the time. After 2008 that waned, and we had a specific Dutch social network, "Hyves", which was succesfull a very long time, before really collapsing in 2010 when everyone moved to facebook.
I find facebook today less used than in 2010, and a few friends already left, because they are paranoid because of the new privacy settings, but well.. I'm more afraid of Google.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/03/15 at 8:22 am


I never had MySpace. I think it wasn't that popular in Europe, though I often received mails like, "Don't you have a MySpace account yet?"
I had msn all the time. After 2008 that waned, and we had a specific Dutch social network, "Hyves", which was succesfull a very long time, before really collapsing in 2010 when everyone moved to facebook.
I find facebook today less used than in 2010, and a few friends already left, because they are paranoid because of the new privacy settings, but well.. I'm more afraid of Google.

Facebook's peak was 2010-2011 I would say. I don't think YouTube even reached its peak yet and I can see it staying for a while but Facebook is slowly dying off as more and more social media apps get made. (Snapchat, Whats App, Instagram, etc.)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/03/15 at 8:28 am

I'd say the main difference between 2010 and today in terms of the Internet is how social media is used, specifically the platform it is used on. In 2010, social media was built to be used on a classic computer environment first. These days it is getting built into apps first and aren't even available on classic computer environments. So the internet is much more mobile and smartphone oriented today than it was in 2010. In 2010 people were considered lucky to have a Facebook smartphone app, if you even had a smartphone at all. These days social media on mobile devices is commonplace and people are using it much more than on classic PC's.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/03/15 at 12:40 pm

But these new social networks are too diffuse to my taste. On facebook, I have the people I know in real life, but on things like instagram, though nice, people from all over the world see your pics, and often not people directly around me in real life. Also, you can't perform a lot of actions on the new ones.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/03/15 at 1:03 pm


I don't remember having to be 16 to join MySpace, why on Earth did they have it that way? You have to be 13 to be online and MySpace was just a social network.


I'm not sure why, but I just remember it was a rule. I had to enter my birth date as 10-28-88 instead of 10-28-90 and I remember it displaying my age as 16 years old when in fact I was only 14. I think they eventually got rid of that rule though.

It's possible they were simply trying to target a specific demographic (older teens?), sort of like how a college email used to be required for Facebook.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: shadowcookie on 01/03/15 at 2:03 pm


I never had MySpace. I think it wasn't that popular in Europe, though I often received mails like, "Don't you have a MySpace account yet?"
I had msn all the time. After 2008 that waned, and we had a specific Dutch social network, "Hyves", which was succesfull a very long time, before really collapsing in 2010 when everyone moved to facebook.
I find facebook today less used than in 2010, and a few friends already left, because they are paranoid because of the new privacy settings, but well.. I'm more afraid of Google.

I remember MySpace being fairly popular in the UK - but we seem to be more in tune with American trends due to shared language. My older sister used it, and I had an account in 2008, and remember people using it at that time, but it quickly waned in 2009. In the UK, we had Bebo as well.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 5:41 pm

I don't think YouTube even reached its peak yet and I can see it staying for a while but Facebook is slowly dying off as more and more social media apps get made.

I think around 2010-11, YouTube had underwent some changes on the website.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/03/15 at 5:53 pm


I think around 2010-11, YouTube had underwent some changes on the website.

They seemed to update the layout every year but recently they haven't really made many changes, still looking the same as it did 2 years ago. Probably because people complained about the whole Google+ integration change and all.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/03/15 at 6:03 pm


They seemed to update the layout every year but recently they haven't really made many changes, still looking the same as it did 2 years ago. Probably because people complained about the whole Google+ integration change and all.


and plus they were trying to make it more of a social media place.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 01/04/15 at 9:41 am


Yeah, I would actually go as far as to say that kids born in the '80s (particularly the second half of the decade) are basically the "heart" of the MySpace Generation, as it was really the 16 through 22-year-old age group that almost single-handedly popularized the site during that 2004-2006 time period. I guess you could say that kids born after 1993 or so were true Facebook "natives" that had little connection to MySpace, where those born in the early '90s transitioned from MySpace to Facebook in the late '00s like their older '80s born siblings.

I agree that it seems like 2005 was the first really big year for MySpace, at least in terms of it's rapid growth. I don't even remember hearing about the site at all until sometime that spring, but by the time I started college in the fall of '05, pretty much everyone I knew had an account.

Yeah I would figure that 93ers are the last group of people to take part in MySpace while in high school, whereas those born afterwards would be more of the facebook high school generation although they could of created accounts earlier while they were in middle school like mrx said. This I again supports my theory from an earlier thread that I started that as a 91er I am demographically closer to an 87er than a 95er despite the equal age gap from both directions. Let me ask you this. Do you notice any cultural differences with those born from 1994 onward compared to those born in the late 80s and early 90s(1990-1992)?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/06/15 at 8:02 pm


I'm not sure why, but I just remember it was a rule.


The 13 restriction was from COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).  If people are going to buy stuff online, do you really want to be on the hook for all the in-apppurchases your kids make when you thought the game was free to play?  Do you really want a kid to google "math" and get told that TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU to learn math SO BUY KELLOGG'S FROSTED FLAKES? THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!?  Do parents want to deal with a million telemarketing calls and spam emails because their kid signed up for MOM I WANT FROSTED FLAKES NOW?  The fact that BONZI BUDDY IS REMINDING YOU TO BUY FROSTED FLAKES FOR YOUR KIDS because some kid installed it without knowing it's basically malware?

It's a silly and ineffective law, but it's expensive for online service providers to ignore it, and that's why every online service, or even television commercials for childrens' games, either says "Ask your parents if it's OK to play!" or auto rejects signups from any kid too dumb to lie on a web form.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/07/15 at 7:09 pm


The 13 restriction was from COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act).  If people are going to buy stuff online, do you really want to be on the hook for all the in-apppurchases your kids make when you thought the game was free to play?  Do you really want a kid to google "math" and get told that TONY THE TIGER WANTS YOU to learn math SO BUY KELLOGG'S FROSTED FLAKES? THEY'RE GRRRRREAT!?  Do parents want to deal with a million telemarketing calls and spam emails because their kid signed up for MOM I WANT FROSTED FLAKES NOW?  The fact that BONZI BUDDY IS REMINDING YOU TO BUY FROSTED FLAKES FOR YOUR KIDS because some kid installed it without knowing it's basically malware?

It's a silly and ineffective law, but it's expensive for online service providers to ignore it, and that's why every online service, or even television commercials for childrens' games, either says "Ask your parents if it's OK to play!" or auto rejects signups from any kid too dumb to lie on a web form.


I was talking about MySpace's 16+ age restriction

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Shemp97 on 01/09/15 at 2:09 pm


Hey everyone. Over the last few weeks, I have noticed more things that were not relevant in 2010. Here are more reasons why it seems like a long time ago:


There was none of today's slang (YOLO, th*t, bae, ratchet, swag etc.)

Amanda Bynes, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus were not crazy

Skinny jeans were worn as pants. Today, it's levis.

TV apps such as Netflix and Hulu Plus were not used often for TV programming; instead, most people still used TV (Cable boxes, satellite) for their programming.

Weed/Marijuana did exist; however, it wasn't spoke about often as it is today. 

There were still Saturday morning cartoons on more channels than just CN, Nick, and Disney.

Nickelodeon still had variety of shows (Spongebob wasn't on every 5 minutes)

PS2 was still relevant (Games were still being made)

Xbox 360 and PS3 didn't have the motion sensor device.

People weren't consumed by their phones.

Although Starbucks had existed for a long time, it wasn't popular.

Broadband was still used despite WiFi already being more popular.

Games weren't always FPSes

People weren't obsessed with getting tattoos.
This is so true.
I agree with this statement.

10% of Americans were apparently still on dial-up, lol.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/10/15 at 7:13 am

10% of Americans were apparently still on dial-up, lol.

What about the 90%? ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/15 at 7:14 am


What about the 90%? ???
They use broadband, or the Internet at work.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/10/15 at 8:12 am


They use broadband, or the Internet at work.


or smartphones.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/10/15 at 11:46 pm

Yeah, 2010 does feel like a long time ago. 2010 and even 2011 look dated by today's standards, and 2015 hasn't really kicked off yet on a pop cultural basis. The year just started. We're in an extension of 2014.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 01/11/15 at 4:24 pm


Yeah, 2010 does feel like a long time ago. 2010 and even 2011 look dated by today's standards, and 2015 hasn't really kicked off yet on a pop cultural basis. The year just started. We're in an extension of 2014.


I am not sure I would say 2010 and 2011 are dated by today's standards.  2008 does seem dated, but I don't think things today are all that different from how they were in 2010.  By 2010, most of the transition away from '00s culture had already taken place.  2010 was the age of Obama, smartphones, Web 2.0 social media (Facebook, Twitter), and electropop.  All of that still applies to today.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/11/15 at 5:52 pm


I am not sure I would say 2010 and 2011 are dated by today's standards.  2008 does seem dated, but I don't think things today are all that different from how they were in 2010.  By 2010, most of the transition away from '00s culture had already taken place.  2010 was the age of Obama, smartphones, Web 2.0 social media (Facebook, Twitter), and electropop.  All of that still applies to today.


The way in which we live our lives hasn't changed too much since 2010, but pop culture has. The clothing and hairstyles are outdated, and the electropop is gone. There are still electronic influences in music, but it sounds different and the trends are different. I think we are undergoing a change, and it will take some time to build up. At the beginning of 2012, I didn't expect dub step to become popular or for people to like a foreign song, but it happened.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/11/15 at 5:56 pm


I am not sure I would say 2010 and 2011 are dated by today's standards.  2008 does seem dated, but I don't think things today are all that different from how they were in 2010.  By 2010, most of the transition away from '00s culture had already taken place.  2010 was the age of Obama, smartphones, Web 2.0 social media (Facebook, Twitter), and electropop.  All of that still applies to today.

Actually 2010 most people had slide phones still, not smartphones. And social media was a lot different back then. No Instagram, Snap chat, whats app, etc. These social media sites are very popular today on mobile platforms, while 2010 social networking was mostly done on traditional PCs. Music was different, we still have electropop but it was different with different artists popular then (Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, etc.) So lots of things have changed. Smartphones were not the norm back then and tablets barely existed. The only thing that stayed the same is Obama, but that will change this year as well. So in a way it does seem dated.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/15 at 10:18 pm

Date difference from Dec 31, 2010 to Jan 12, 2015

The total number of days between Friday, December 31st, 2010 and Monday, January 12th, 2015 is 1,473 days.

This is equal to 4 years and 12 days.

This does not include the end date, so it's accurate if you're measuring your age in days, or the total days between the start and end date. But if you want the duration of an event that includes both the starting date and the ending date, then it would actually be 1,474 days.

If you're counting workdays or weekends, there are 1,051 weekdays and 422 weekend days.

If you include the end date of Jan 12, 2015 which is a Monday, then there would be 1,052 weekdays and 422 weekend days including both the starting Friday and the ending Monday.

1,473 days is equal to 210 weeks and 3 days.

The total time span from 2010-12-31 to 2015-01-12 is 35,352 hours.

This is equivalent to 2,121,120 minutes.

You can also convert 1,473 days to 127,267,200 seconds.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/12/15 at 6:16 pm

I don't get why everyone takes a tattoo these days.
I won't stop them, but I find them really unattractive.
They say they want "something for themselves" but what is unique
of another Sanskrit or Hebrew word or some cheesy proverb carved into you?
I just prefer people pure-skinned, because that is who they really are,
but as said, I won't stop them.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/13/15 at 2:33 pm


I don't get why everyone takes a tattoo these days.
I won't stop them, but I find them really unattractive.
They say they want "something for themselves" but what is unique
of another Sanskrit or Hebrew word or some cheesy proverb carved into you?
I just prefer people pure-skinned, because that is who they really are,
but as said, I won't stop them.


I see a lot of people wearing tattoos.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 01/15/15 at 12:34 pm


Actually 2010 most people had slide phones still, not smartphones. And social media was a lot different back then. No Instagram, Snap chat, whats app, etc. These social media sites are very popular today on mobile platforms, while 2010 social networking was mostly done on traditional PCs. Music was different, we still have electropop but it was different with different artists popular then (Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, etc.) So lots of things have changed. Smartphones were not the norm back then and tablets barely existed. The only thing that stayed the same is Obama, but that will change this year as well. So in a way it does seem dated.


I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.

Many of the trends both in culture and tech that are mainstream today started in 2010 however.  Most people didn't have a tablet, but the iPad was released that year starting the tablet revolution.  Android was released that year kicking off the smartphone revolution (a large number of people objected to the iPhone at that time).  If it wasn't for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, you wouldn't have Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, or any of the other female electro-bubblegum pop stars that dominate '10s music.  You have to credit Justin Bieber and his negative stigma for killing that hairstyle on dudes (which was extremely popular prior to 2010).  So yes trends are more evolved now but overall culture is more similar than dissimilar compared to 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 1:05 pm


I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.


Oh sorry I flipped Canadas and U.S. election around cause Canadas elections are this year.  :P Yeah U.S. elections is in 2017.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 01/15/15 at 3:24 pm

I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.

So who will be running after he leaves?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 3:38 pm


So who will be running after he leaves?

Hilary Clinton I think.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/15/15 at 4:12 pm


Hilary Clinton I think.


I hope so. Otherwise, will Romney try again?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 4:22 pm


I hope so. Otherwise, will Romney try again?

Well that's irrelevant considering Mitt Romney is in the republican party and Clinton is Democrat. Hilary Clinton and Mitt Romney may both run for the election.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 01/15/15 at 4:57 pm


Well that's irrelevant considering Mitt Romney is in the republican party and Clinton is Democrat. Hilary Clinton and Mitt Romney may both run for the election.


I know, I know. For Democrats it'll probably be Hillary. For Republicans, it might be Romney or someone else.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/15/15 at 8:47 pm


Hilary Clinton I think.


Oh gosh, I hope not. I'm not voting for her if she does run.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/15 at 8:54 pm


Oh gosh, I hope not. I'm not voting for her if she does run.
At least I do not have to vote.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 01/15/15 at 8:55 pm


I don't disagree, with the exception of Obama. He will be out of office in January 2017 so he has two years left.

Many of the trends both in culture and tech that are mainstream today started in 2010 however.  Most people didn't have a tablet, but the iPad was released that year starting the tablet revolution.  Android was released that year kicking off the smartphone revolution (a large number of people objected to the iPhone at that time).  If it wasn't for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, you wouldn't have Ariana Grande, Carly Rae Jepsen, or any of the other female electro-bubblegum pop stars that dominate '10s music.  You have to credit Justin Bieber and his negative stigma for killing that hairstyle on dudes (which was extremely popular prior to 2010).  So yes trends are more evolved now but overall culture is more similar than dissimilar compared to 2010.


Take note, however, that the year just started. Now that this decade is now half over, I expect the end of 2015 to be very different from the beginning. It was the same with 2014: It started off with the terrible music of 2013, and redeemed itself as the year went on. 2015 will be the same. I feel music is gradually starting to get better. I'm optimistic.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 01/15/15 at 9:34 pm


Take note, however, that the year just started. Now that this decade is now half over, I expect the end of 2015 to be very different from the beginning. It was the same with 2014: It started off with the terrible music of 2013, and redeemed itself as the year went on. 2015 will be the same. I feel music is gradually starting to get better. I'm optimistic.

Personally I found 2013 music to be better than 2014 music including late 2014 but that's just me. :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/19/15 at 8:21 am

I think it's pretty natural that the early part of a year has more in common with the previous year than with the following.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheMusicdewd on 02/11/15 at 5:26 pm

Seriously?  2010 is like yesterday to me.

It's been five years, and we are already half through the decade, yet I still feel like never left the year 2010.  Not much things have changed since then except technology-related.

Completely different from the 1990's or 2000's where I could tell a big difference from 1990 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/11/15 at 5:56 pm


Seriously?  2010 is like yesterday to me.

It's been five years, and we are already half through the decade, yet I still feel like never left the year 2010.  Not much things have changed since then except technology-related.

Completely different from the 1990's or 2000's where I could tell a big difference from 1990 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005.

We're only 1 month through 2015. Wait until the end of the year and then we will see hiw much things changed.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nintieskid999 on 02/11/15 at 6:57 pm

Anything past summer 2008 seems very recent to me.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nally on 02/11/15 at 7:07 pm


Anything past summer 2008 seems very recent to me.

I feel the same way, most times.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/11/15 at 9:39 pm


I think it's pretty natural that the early part of a year has more in common with the previous year than with the following.


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/11/15 at 10:01 pm


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.

Where did you get April? We hit the middle of the decade on January 1st. We are already in the second half.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/12/15 at 12:39 am


Where did you get April? We hit the middle of the decade on January 1st. We are already in the second half.


Middle of the year, not middle of the decade. Did you even read my words properly? This is how the layout of a year goes.

First Quarter (January through March): Early part of the year "The year just started"
Second and Third Quarters (April through September): Middle part of the year "The heart and soul of the year"
Fourth Quarter (October through December): Late part of the year "The year is almost over"

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/12/15 at 2:39 am


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.


Yes, that's true. Depends highly on the personal circumstances though. If your life changes drastically in the very early part of the year, you will not associate this year with the previous one.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/12/15 at 8:36 am


Not just the following, but the present one too. We are in early 2015 right now. Once we reach April, we will officially be in the middle of the year. Early 2015 is going to be more like 2014 than the year that it's actually apart of.

Oh well even the middle of the year is officially in June. 12/2=6, 6 months after January=June.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Arrowstone on 02/12/15 at 9:20 am


Oh well even the middle of the year is officially in June. 12/2=6, 6 months after January=June.

Technically July 2nd is in the middle of a normal year, being preceded by 182 days and followwd by 182 days, totalling 365 days. In leap years, the middle of the year falls inbetween 2 and 3 July.  :P

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/15 at 2:28 pm


We're only 1 month through 2015. Wait until the end of the year and then we will see how much things changed.


Right now, it's too early to tell.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/12/15 at 2:30 pm


Where did you get April? We hit the middle of the decade on January 1st. We are already in the second half.


When is the third half? ???

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/13/15 at 8:35 pm


Seriously?  2010 is like yesterday to me.

It's been five years, and we are already half through the decade, yet I still feel like never left the year 2010.  Not much things have changed since then except technology-related.

Completely different from the 1990's or 2000's where I could tell a big difference from 1990 and 1995 or 2000 and 2005.


How much has your life changed? How old are you anyway? 2010 feels like a long time ago to me. I'm 19.

Plenty has changed since 2010. The fashion of 2010 is dated today. We've completely moved on from the early 2010s. As a matter of fact, I was watching music videos from then (which is usually a good way to determine the fashion trends of that time) and the clothes look so ridiculous. It's gotten much better. Also the music has changed too. The non electronic stuff sounds very current and I doubt they wouldn't have been hits five years ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: 80sfan on 02/13/15 at 9:27 pm


When is the third half? ???


There can only be two halves, Howard.  8)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/14/15 at 1:55 am


6 months after January=June.


No, 6 months after January is July. June is only the 6th month and starts after 5 months have past.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/15 at 2:46 am


When is the third half? ???
That is mathematically impossible.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/14/15 at 7:25 am


No, 6 months after January is July. June is only the 6th month and starts after 5 months have past.


That is correct.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/14/15 at 10:04 am


That is mathematically impossible.


The third half of the '10s ends in 2024 ;)

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/14/15 at 3:55 pm

2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/14/15 at 4:16 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either


that was 10 years ago.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/14/15 at 5:08 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either

2005 was a different lifetime to me. 2010 feels pretty distant to me now also.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/14/15 at 10:48 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either
It is amazing what 5 years can do!

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: winteriscoming on 02/15/15 at 9:42 pm

It seems like a while ago indeed that movies like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Inception were in theaters.  I'd never call 2010 "old school" but it does seem slightly dated. That whole emo vibe was still somewhat strong, albeit not as much as 2008 or even '09.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/16/15 at 1:19 am

Started high school in 2010 and can still remember the first day & just graduated last year.. Time flies but it sure needs to slow down abit

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 02/16/15 at 4:39 am

2005 felt more distant in 2010 to me than 2010 does now. This is often due to personal curcumstances. In 2010 I was a student at university and I am still a student at university today. In 2005, I was still in high school.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 02/16/15 at 7:03 am


Started high school in 2010 and can still remember the first day & just graduated last year.. Time flies but it sure needs to slow down abit


time can go as fast or as slow as it wants.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Slim95 on 02/16/15 at 12:06 pm


2005 felt more distant in 2010 to me than 2010 does now. This is often due to personal curcumstances. In 2010 I was a student at university and I am still a student at university today. In 2005, I was still in high school.

I agree

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 02/16/15 at 1:36 pm


2005 felt more distant in 2010 to me than 2010 does now. This is often due to personal curcumstances. In 2010 I was a student at university and I am still a student at university today. In 2005, I was still in high school.


The last big cultural shift being in 2008-09 as well as the recession has a lot to do with that.  I really don't think the world has changed all that much since 2010.  It changed a lot between 2005 and 2010.  In 2005 the closest thing to a smartphone was a Palm PDA and tablets were still clunky, heavy, slow laptops running Windows XP that you had to interface with a pen.  Bush was in office and the Iraq war was the biggest political controversy.

Compare 2010 to today and there really isn't that big of a difference.  One of the only things I would be surprised about if I went to sleep in 2010 and woke up in 2015 was that Lady Gaga was NOT the next Madonna.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: SiderealDreams on 02/16/15 at 3:48 pm

I don't see a huge change. Very little if any fashion from 2010 would look outdated today. Electropop is still dominant on the radio. The main differences I see are that the economy is getting better and technology trends that were in their infancy then (such as smartphones) have become the norm.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: nally on 02/16/15 at 4:06 pm


2010 does feel like just yesterday.. And 2005 doesn't feel that far behind either

It is amazing what 5 years can do!

So true! I remember it as if it's just a short time ago...

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 02/16/15 at 4:59 pm


Very little if any fashion from 2010 would look outdated today.


Really? A lot of fashion has changed. First if all, extreme side-parted hair is out of style now. Which leads me to my second statement, scene kid fashion is nowhere to be seen. It was still around in 2010, and now it's dead. In 2015, it's pulled back hair, slight side-partings, or center partings. Which leads to statements #3 & 4.

Neon colors are out style. Stores don't sell them anymore, and people don't wear them anymore. It all monochrome now. The fourth one is that guys don't wear makeup anymore like they did in 2010. This was limited to "alternative guys", but I swear, those kinds of guys have moved on.

#5, High-top sneakers are almost out. Not completely, but almost. The low-top sneaker is now the dominant tennis shoe. People don't wear athletic shoes as much as they used to anyway. I'm seeing more dress shoes for guys and girls. #6, skinny jeans are declining. Jeans itself are declining, but people are finally starting to let go of their skinny jeans.

#7, the wings haircut is gone. Remember the "Justin Bieber hairstyle"? It got it's name in 2010, but the trend started as early as 2006, and lasted as far as 2013. That's eight years altogether, it had to go out of style at some point, and it finally left. #8, skirts have gotten shorter. In 2014, they graze the knee cap, whereas before, they were well below it (short skirts were not "in" in the early 2010s). Also, hosiery is coming back.

This only applies to girls but #9, Low heel shoes are officially back. This was a mid-late '90s trend that got it's revival last year. Now 2-3 inch heels are the norm now. The ubiquitous five inch stiletto shoe is almost dead. The guido look just isn't in anymore. Jersey Shore is dead. The most important one is that #10, it's not abou the '80s anymore, it's about the '90s. I'm going into a fairly deep analysis here so now that I've pointed out the differences hopefully I've convinced you that it's not the same. I can mention so much more, but I'm not going to. This term paper of a post is getting too long.  ::)

Here are some pictures from the early 2010s. All of these clothes are now out of style.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c9/Matt_mizery_and_friends.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Ed_Hardy_Children_models.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/Banda_Restart_e_Amigo.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Chullo_exportaciones.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/PILARVIDAL-autumn.winter-2009-2010.jpg
(Pea coats are always in, but now they're not so skinny, they're more bulky now...)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Flesh_tunnel_20mm.jpg

Electropop is still dominant on the radio.
It's not called Electropop anymore. Electropop was a kind of synthpop that took it's inspiration from 1980s video game music (think the NES and Super Mario Bros). Now it's just a bland EDM style. Also R&B is slowly making a comeback and Jazz has been having a little burst of success lately (Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith anyone?). The old school '90s sound has been coming back in the Underground Hip-Hop scene (J. Cole, Joey Badass, Skizzy Mars, etc.), it's better than the mainstream one.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 02/16/15 at 7:23 pm

^^^ With fashion, you could still get away with stuff that was fresh in the early '10s today.  It really hasn't changed that much.  What IS out of style is the holdovers from the late '00s that lingered into the early part of this decade.  Things like the Bieber cut, giant logo t-shirts, and scene fashion.  Those were never '10s fads but did linger until about 2013.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/17/15 at 6:46 pm

^^ also retro is coming back aswell from the 80's and 90's, not sure if anyone remembers starter jackets from back then but I sure have seen a lot of people wearing them.. (I do have a couple also :P )

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 02/17/15 at 10:27 pm


^^ also retro is coming back aswell from the 80's and 90's, not sure if anyone remembers starter jackets from back then but I sure have seen a lot of people wearing them.. (I do have a couple also :P )


Would you be referring to the chalk line Starter jackets (adorn by gang members at my middle school) or the Starter jacket parkas (remember the line, "Your Starter jacket or your life")?

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: GH1996 on 02/17/15 at 11:11 pm


Would you be referring to the chalk line Starter jackets (adorn by gang members at my middle school) or the Starter jacket parkas (remember the line, "Your Starter jacket or your life")?


Yes those jackets (mostly the satin ones or parkas).. Kind of started to collect them after they lost their popularity.

Don't think they cause the havoc they used to cause, you can usually pick them up in thrift stores or on eBay for pretty cheap

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: af2010 on 02/19/15 at 7:55 pm

It's hard to have perspective on a 5-year span of time when you're in the moment. Everything runs together so it's easy to notice the similarities. You don't really start to notice the difference until you can look back at both years from a distance. I would say 2005/2010 is a bigger gap than 2010/2015, but a lot more changed in those years, 07/08 especially.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/10/15 at 1:42 pm


It really hasn't changed that much.


Well, back in 2010, you said you lived 1,000 miles away from home. Now you say you live in a small town again. I'm guessing you lived in a place where things were more "current" in 2010, whereas now you live in a place that is behind on pop culture and does not keep up with the times. That isn't a very good example..

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Howard on 03/10/15 at 2:27 pm

even current events changed in 5 years.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/10/15 at 2:31 pm


whereas now you live in a place that is behind on pop culture and does not keep up with the times.


I also think that I live at a place which is behind on pop culture, but through internet and TV you are pretty much able to notice what's going on in the world. You also have access to every kind of technolgy, wherever you are.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bchris02 on 04/25/15 at 12:23 pm


I also think that I live at a place which is behind on pop culture, but through internet and TV you are pretty much able to notice what's going on in the world. You also have access to every kind of technolgy, wherever you are.


I agree with this.

Though rural areas tend to still be behind on pop culture, the urban/rural disparity isn't as big as it once was thanks to the Internet and TV.  The real difference is in rural areas there just isn't as many people who are interested in staying current.  Where my area is really most noticeably behind is the music that is being played on the radio.  Radio stations here take an absurd amount of time to start playing music that is popular in the rest of the country and also take forever to drop older songs.  For instance, my local hit music station still plays "Like a G6" regularly.  You probably don't still hear that in more populated areas.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: bigdsketch on 05/12/15 at 1:21 am

2010 definitely feels like a long time ago to me. I graduated High School that year. Now i'm a 5th year senior in College (i took the rest of 2010 off). As a matter of fact 2 days ago made 5 years since I graduated.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/12/15 at 10:31 am


Where my area is really most noticeably behind is the music that is being played on the radio.  Radio stations here take an absurd amount of time to start playing music that is popular in the rest of the country and also take forever to drop older songs.  For instance, my local hit music station still plays "Like a G6" regularly.  You probably don't still hear that in more populated areas.


Wow, I haven't heard that song on the radio since 2011!

Subject: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: the2001 on 08/24/15 at 3:24 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prmmCg5bKxA

Remember this song? Looking at old pics makes it seem so old,
2010 was like 6 years ago wow

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/15 at 3:25 pm

What is tbh please?

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: the2001 on 08/24/15 at 3:27 pm


What is tbh please?


to be honest

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 3:52 pm

That 2010 music tho 8)

I know some of those Black Eyed Pea songs from that time sound a little bit dated at this point too.

However, anything from this decade and the late 2000's still feels really modern to me though, like it was yesterday.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mxcrashxm on 08/24/15 at 3:58 pm

I actually made one about that same year almost a year ago. It sure does feel like another world.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=50887.0

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Fearsword on 08/24/15 at 6:18 pm

I agree. Even 2011 is starting to feel a little dated in my opinion. Infact I would say 2013 would be the first year to have any major connections with 2015 with Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat really taking off that year and Blackberries becoming totally obsolete.

2010-12(A.K.A the early 2010s do seem slightly dated to me)

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/24/15 at 7:54 pm


I agree. Even 2011 is starting to feel a little dated in my opinion. Infact I would say 2013 would be the first year to have any major connections with 2015 with Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat really taking off that year and Blackberries becoming totally obsolete.

2010-12(A.K.A the early 2010s do seem slightly dated to me)


2011 was dated in 2014. I disagree with you about 2012. That year was when the world of today started to emerge. Almost everything that is cool today got its start in 2012. Only some minor trends (as of right now) have been introduced post-2012/13.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: #Infinity on 08/24/15 at 8:03 pm

2010 still feels pretty connected to today, imo.  At least with things like HD YouTube, Facebook being ubiquitous, iPhones being common, electropop dominating music, guitar rock disappearing from the mainstream for good, and civil rights-oriented social discussions, 2015 isn't that different from 2010, except that the year 2010 was a hundred times better.  I actually think it's shocking that 2010 is as close in time to 2005 and even 2004 in-part as it is to now.  Although we're definitely now in the mid-2010s and not the early 2010s, which 2010 represented, the gap in change still isn't that significant.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 8:13 pm


That 2010 music tho 8)

I know some of those Black Eyed Pea songs from that time sound a little bit dated at this point too.

However, anything from this decade and the late 2000's still feels really modern to me though, like it was yesterday.

Word. 2010 has been the ONLY year I liked for music so far!

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 8:23 pm


Word. 2010 has been the ONLY year I liked for music so far!


You know we remembered those songs from our 8th grade, Summer 2010, and freshman high school year phases lol.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/15 at 8:29 pm

Even though 2010 was kinda like the first full year where 2010s culture rised up, I don't really think that 2010 felt like a different world to me. Hell, 2010 to March 2011 still felt like the late 2000s to me, since some aspects from that era survived before it became modern in my perspective.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: #Infinity on 08/24/15 at 8:38 pm


Even though 2010 was kinda like the first full year where 2010s culture rised up, I don't really think that 2010 felt like a different world to me. Hell, 2010 to March 2011 still felt like the late 2000s to me, since some aspects from that era survived before it became modern in my perspective.


You don't think 2009 and late 2008 had any significant traces of 2010s culture?  Even by 2009, crunk rap was dead, post-grunge and pop punk were significantly less popular, electropop songs were the most successful on the Billboard Hot 100, more people used Facebook than MySpace, Obama was president, the economy was miserable, the gay marriage movement was picking up steam, and people were just starting to buy iPhones.  If anything, almost nothing at all about 2010 still feels distinctly 2000s, in my opinion.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: 80sfan on 08/24/15 at 8:43 pm

2010 does seem different, but it is by no means so different that 2,000 years from now that I stare at pictures from 2010 and 2015, will I think that it's from two different eras.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/24/15 at 8:47 pm


You don't think 2009 and late 2008 had any significant traces of 2010s culture?  Even by 2009, crunk rap was dead, post-grunge and pop punk were significantly less popular, electropop songs were the most successful on the Billboard Hot 100, more people used Facebook than Twitter, Obama was president, the economy was miserable, the gay marriage movement was picking up steam, and people were just starting to buy iPhones.  If anything, almost nothing at all about 2010 still feels distinctly 2000s, in my opinion.


I agree with everything you said, to me, the 2000's really started dying off by late 2008 with the election of Barack Obama, the stock market crash, electropop era being in full effect, and Facebook hitting its peak. 2009 really felt like the first full year of the 2010's decade to me, even though it's still in the late 2000's. I still consider late 2008-mid 2012 to be the full early 2010's cultural era with still some late 2000's influences left. Since late 2012 or early 2013 it's felt like we've been in the mid 2010's and late 2000's influences have been totally dead like a rock ever since.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/15 at 8:52 pm


You don't think 2009 and late 2008 had any significant traces of 2010s culture?  Even by 2009, crunk rap was dead, post-grunge and pop punk were significantly less popular, electropop songs were the most successful on the Billboard Hot 100, more people used Facebook than Twitter, Obama was president, the economy was miserable, the gay marriage movement was picking up steam, and people were just starting to buy iPhones.  If anything, almost nothing at all about 2010 still feels distinctly 2000s, in my opinion.


Well, in my opinion, 2008 and 2009 still felt like the 2000s to me. Cartoon Network still had Chowder, Flapjack and the earlier seasons of TDI, Nickelodeon still had their original logo from 1984 (even though it was changed in September of 2009), The Hub was still Discovery Kids (along with not having My Little Pony until late 2010), George W. Bush was still president in 2008 (keep in mind, Obama's first term started in January of 2009, even though people were still complaining about the bad economy at the time) and YouTube was still at its golden age. Hell, the iPhone wasn't that popular until the iPad was released.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 8:55 pm


Well, in my opinion, 2008 and 2009 still felt like the 2000s to me. Cartoon Network still had Chowder, Flapjack and the earlier seasons of TDI, Nickelodeon still had their original logo from 1984 (even though it was changed in September of 2009), The Hub was still Discovery Kids (along with not having My Little Pony until late 2010), George W. Bush was still president in 2008 (keep in mind, Obama's first term started in January of 2009, even though people were still complaining about the bad economy at the time) and YouTube was still at its golden age. Hell, the iPhone wasn't that popular until the iPad was released.

2008 I'll say was a transitional year. I do KINDA feel that early 09 still felt 00s ish. But summer- fall of 09 DEFINETLY felt like the 10s had came!

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/24/15 at 9:01 pm


2008 I'll say was a transitional year. I do KINDA feel that early 09 still felt 00s ish. But summer- fall of 09 DEFINETLY felt like the 10s had came!


Through the 2008-2009 school year, I can agree with you on that. Though, some things from the 2000s did survive after that school year.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 08/24/15 at 9:14 pm


Through the 2008-2009 school year, I can agree with you on that. Though, some things from the 2000s did survive after that school year.

Yeah, the 2009-10 school year, SOME things made it, for example; Contemporary R&B, SOME post grunge rock, reality tv still kinda being the rage, and CN still felt late 2000s ish. Me and my friends were MAKING FUN of the network from late 2006-2009, it's Bronze age phase of Chowder and Flapjack, and lame reality shows; but honestly me and my friends felt like we had outgrown the product by the time we got to the 06-07 school year.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Slim95 on 08/24/15 at 9:22 pm

Kinda dated and there are a few differences but not "another world".

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Catherine91UK on 08/26/15 at 4:01 pm

I think 2010 does feel different from today, but not 'another world'. iPads/tablets were a novelty in 2010; by 2013 they were an everyday item. The economy (at least where I live) is also better now than it was in 2010.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: bchris02 on 08/26/15 at 6:28 pm

I liked pop culture in 2010 better than 2015.  That period was also a little better in my personal life than 2015 is, especially late that year.

I don't really feel like 2015 feels like another world though.  More evolved, definitely, but there are still a lot of similarities between 2010 and today.  2008 feels like another world.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/27/15 at 4:59 pm

Looking at pictures of myself and of my friends from back then, 2010 and 2011 look quite dated by today's standards. The music doesn't sound the same either. It's clear things have changed in the past four years.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Slim95 on 08/27/15 at 5:12 pm


Looking at pictures of myself and of my friends from back then, 2010 and 2011 look quite dated by today's standards. The music doesn't sound the same either. It's clear things have changed in the past four years.

A lot of things have changed but the music does sound the same to me. Except some artists are less popular like Lady Gaga was still huge in 2010, now not so much.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/27/15 at 6:53 pm


A lot of things have changed but the music does sound the same to me. Except some artists are less popular like Lady Gaga was still huge in 2010, now not so much.


*sigh* I've said so many times before this, we live in different countries! Of course our viewpoints are going to be different!

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ocarinafan96 on 08/27/15 at 7:18 pm


*sigh* I've said so many times before this, we live in different countries! Of course our viewpoints are going to be different!


What country are you from?

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: mqg96 on 08/27/15 at 7:25 pm


*sigh* I've said so many times before this, we live in different countries! Of course our viewpoints are going to be different!


Woah I thought you were from the U.S. all this time. Maybe this is why your viewpoints are so different, but I do agree with your opinion on how the music and fashion has been different compared to 2010 though.

Subject: Re: 2010 seems like a long time ago

Written By: snozberries on 08/29/15 at 1:14 pm


I actually made one about that same year almost a year ago. It sure does feel like another world.

http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=50887.0



because of the similar subject matter the two topics have been merged into one.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Slim95 on 08/29/15 at 2:17 pm


Woah I thought you were from the U.S. all this time. Maybe this is why your viewpoints are so different, but I do agree with your opinion on how the music and fashion has been different compared to 2010 though.

I think they mean that I'm from Canada. But still, we live right beside each other. Pop culture is not a different planet.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/29/15 at 2:18 pm


I think they mean that I'm from Canada. But still, we live right beside each other. Pop culture is not a different planet.


I think mqg96 was talking about ArcticFox talking about how he was from a different country, not you.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: ArcticFox on 08/29/15 at 4:52 pm


What country are you from?


I'm American. Slim95 is Canadian.

Subject: Re: 2010 feels like another world tbh

Written By: Baltimoreian on 08/29/15 at 6:30 pm


I'm American. Slim95 is Canadian.


Oh. I thought you were simply from a different country, but now that I look at your post that started all this, I think you were saying that people have different view points over every decade.

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