Life

10 Agonizing Struggles We All Went Through That Kids Today Just Won't Understand

When we were kids, there were a lot of situations that frustrated us. We were young, our hormones were going up, down, and all over the place, and we just couldn't keep our angst in line. However there were certain things that seemed to set it off more than others. Whether it was a minor inconvenience or a major struggle, there were just some things that were absolutely painful to us. Looking back, they seem trivial and minute, but you know what, we were entitled to feel what we felt... Right? 1. The agony of realizing there is no tape

90s

7 Times 90s Shows Tried To Warn Us About The Internet With Hilarious Results

Remember when you were young and just starting to learn how to use the internet? It can be a real creepy place, but at the time we didn't know that. We thought it was all Neopets and friends chatting, but sitcoms had to find a way to work these real world computer issues into their shows, and the way they did it ends up looking pretty ridiculous now. These shows had to make things entertaining, while simultaneously trying to warn us about computers because people were honestly still a bit afraid of them at the time. I guess because we

Fads

Everyone Just Found Out That Neopets Was Run By Scientologists And They Are Not Happy About It

When the internet started being used by kids all around the country, there was one site that we all needed to visit. Neopets was the most important website on the internet if you were between the ages of 10-13. It was every middle school kids most important obsession, other than their beanie babies, but somehow these virtual pets felt more real than our tangible toys. You would pick a creature, name it, feed it, play with it, and take it on adventures every single day. You would spin a wheel, helping you collect neopoints, and you could use those points

00s

20 Statements You Haven't Heard Since You Were A Kid That'll Flood Your Brain With Memories

Growing up, there are always phrases that are pretty specific to the time period. It's the same for every generation. There's always those statements that seem so relevant at the time, but looking back it feels ridiculous. Think about it, our parents didn't have flat screen TVs, a Nintendo, or the internet, those only became popular when we were kids. We are really lucky to have grown up in the time that we did, because we have gotten to experience the insanely fast technological advances that have been going on. Remember your first internet experience? You can probably still hear

TV

Watch: TV Hosts Are Baffled By The Internet In This Throwback Clip

Way back in the olden days of 1994, if you were already surfing the web you were probably using Netscape Navigator on your family's AOL subscription. Which is a nice way of saying you were a big nerd.I don't know what the "internet" is, but it looks painful.TimeThe worldwide web was gaining popularity fast, but judging by these reactions from The Today Show, it wasn't exactly mainstream just yet. After the hosts try their best to work out how exactly you pronounce "@," Bryant Gumbel vents his frustration over the newfangled technology."What is the

00s

11 Viral Songs We Knew All The Words To Long Before YouTube Was A Thing (And Probably Still Know Now)

Growing up when the internet was just starting to get good was definitely an interesting time. Things were a heck of a lot different then they are now. We didn't have YouTube or Facebook to share these things, so you had to either forward it in an email or send it on MSN messenger. Even though the methods of sharing weren't that plentiful, there still managed to be a bunch of viral songs that we all knew whether we wanted to or not. No matter how many times we saw them, they seemed to become embedded in our memories and

Life

Remember Your First Friend, Myspace Tom? Here's What He's Up To These Days

Before we wasted every free second of our lives on Facebook (kind of like you're doing right now) we were obsessively tinkering with our Myspace profile page.If you made it into Princess Kimberly's Top 8, you earned a guest spot on her reality show.MyspaceSay what you will about Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, or any other social media platform. They just don't measure up to the hours we spent answering surveys and watching Dane Cook videos on Myspace. And of course, Myspace had a secret weapon that made it much friendlier than any other site: Tom Anderson.

90s

How The Hampsterdance Took Over The Internet, And Then The World

When historians sit down to write the strange tale of the 21st century, the internet will probably give them a lot of trouble.The original Hampsterdance website featured just four gifs repeated in rows.Take "The Hampsterdance" for instance: almost 20 years after this strange internet phenomenon got its start we all know the song by heart. And if you're old enough to remember the website, those dancing hamsters are burned into your brain. But why did we become obsessed with these adorable rodents? The answer is pretty surprising.It all started with Deirdre Lacarte, an art student who was

00s

21 Memories We All Share From Spending Hours Playing Neopets

There are a lot of sights and sounds of the internet from the early 2000s that bring back a flood of memories, but just hearing the word "Neopets" can cause intense flashbacks. We spent hours raising our virtual pets and catering to their every need. If you grew up playing Neopets, these memories are burned into your brain, probably forever.1. First, you had to pick your petsNeopets IncAgh! This is already too much pressure!2. Don't forget to pick up your daily ration of omeletteNeopets Inc.The easiest way to provide for your growing Neo-family.3. And stop by