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I’m a 90s freak. Meaning, I was born in 1990, and feel that every fashion trend, TV show, movie, and musician(s) from the 90s are THE BEST! If you don’t think so, that’s fine. But Rashida Jones agrees with me, so your argument is invalid.
All my love for the 90s, before social media, when cell phones were more durable than a concrete wall, has got me thinking though. Without Facebook pages like https://www.facebook.com/90skidsbustle/, or Buzzfeed coming out with a new “45 pictures that remind you of…..” article daily would I really appreciate the old times as much?
Think about it! We have access to SO many platforms and websites that remind us of our past. Luckily for us, some of our life was documented on Polaroids or 35mm (getting ancient here) camera film, or giant video cameras that our parents lugged around on the holidays. But if we didn’t have social media today to remind us through a trending hashtag, would we really be voluntarily sharing an image of ourselves dressed in the homemade Halloween costumes our moms put us in?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t periodically go through old pictures just for fun. I look through them for the purpose of posting them to Instagram or Facebook on a special Thursday.
Also, because of everyone’s obsession with the 90s and beyond, we are totally getting remakes of our favorite movies and TV shows! Boy Meets World turned into Girl Meets World, Jurassic Park got supercharged into Jurassic World with Chris Pratt, and The O.J. Simpson case got turned into an award winning show! It’s clear that I’m not the only one obsessed with this totally awesome decade!
So while we may only “celebrate” the good old days with a hashtag on a Thursday (or Friday if you’re a little crazy), I think it’s important for us to always reminisce about the old days. Follow a 90s Kids fan page or two, read a few silly articles from Buzzfeed, or watch all the remakes from your childhood that you can. Just never, ever, forget the originals.
This post was written by Ginger Marks. Ginger is a Social Media Community Specialist Lead with Media Connect Partners.