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Subject: 2000s Enthusiast

Written By: 2000s Nostalgiaist on 11/18/15 at 10:57 am

Hi there guys. I found this board as a result of a lot of Googling about 2000s stuff, from general searches like 2000s culture to more specific things like cell phone and computer designs through the 2000s. I have finally registered after many months or maybe even a couple of years of being aware of it. I was very surprised that there was a forum for the exact subjectI was interested in researching.

I guess I should also say why I am interested in the 2000s, a rather transitional and non descript decade by some standards. Basically, they were my awkward teenage years, I wish I could go back in time and relive the latter part of the decade, my mid to late teens. I was very isolated and alone with no friends to share any memories with or reminisce about how stuff was back then. Now I am in the latter part of my 20s I am finally living life more how I want to but I rue the years passed where I was shy to the point of almost not doing anything and I wish I had more photographs and memories as to how stuff was back then.

I was born in November '89 so in 2006 for instance I was 16, 2007 17, pretty much a quintessential millennial gen Y'er. I am interested in all the 2000s but specifically 2006-2010 (I count 2010 because it still felt 2000s'y to me and I still felt like a teenager even though I was 20). I am from England so there will be slight differences when discussing cultural things but the main things like, pop music, technology, computers, will be roughly the same. Even small details interest me like what logo Coca Cola used in 2006 for instance, like in holiday photographs where there might have been a can on a table, or what Microsoft's logo was, things like that interest me.

In a lot of ways I look at teenagers coming up nowadays (gen Z'ers apparently) and they seem like the version 2.0 of my generation which sometimes feels largely forgotten about. Like there are articles on the "dangers" of sexting for instance which was a controversial subject back when I was a teenager as well.

And the culture is similar, everything feels much more like it has evolved from the 2000s as a base rather than a transformation like the 90s compared to the 2000s. I mean compare 1996 with 2006 for instance, the difference is night and day. Then compare 2006 to 2016, they have more in common which each other, concepts like social networks, ecommerce, wifi, gaming being mainstream, etc. This kind of influences my fascination with the decade as well, it is like a foundation for where we are now.

I often find it annoying when people get things wrong and say "Oh, ten years ago we didn't have such and such" and feel like reminding them that ten years ago was 2005 and still fairly modern. I guess I feel like I am losing touch with my youth.

And when I say about reliving my teenage years I stress to people that I wouldn't just like to be 16 again, I would want the world to be in 2006 again as well, otherwise it wouldn't feel right. And since time travel isn't possible at the moment the closest I can get to going back in time is to remember what things were like back in that decade. It's funny how it seems so recent yet so far away, it is soon becoming actually far away, which is scary. I remember when being 18 meant you were born in 1990 or thereabouts, now all of a sudden people born in 1997 are 18 year olds :o

Well that sounds quite deep and depressing but it is what bought me to these forums, so there ya go :D

Subject: Re: 2000s Enthusiast

Written By: Howard on 11/18/15 at 3:15 pm

Welcome.  :)

Subject: Re: 2000s Enthusiast

Written By: 80sfan on 11/22/15 at 8:45 pm

Hi. I´m an ´88er born. Yes, you´re a pure Millenial/Yer.

Subject: Re: 2000s Enthusiast

Written By: Ripley on 11/24/15 at 1:10 pm


Subject: Re: 2000s Enthusiast

Written By: d90 on 12/07/15 at 11:20 pm

I was born in 1990

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